A wantilan is a Balinese pavilion (bale) used for activities involving large crowd. A wantilan is the largest type of bale in Balinese architecture. A wantilan is basically a large wall-less hall placed under a large multi-tiered roof. A wantilan as a public building is usually use as an open hall to hold large community activities such as meeting halls or a public gamelan performance. A wantilan is also a religious building, an integral part of Balinese temples used to hold the Balinese cockfighting ceremony (Balinese tajen). Blood spilled during the fight is thought to placate the ambivalent spirits: Bhuta and Kala.
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