KOMUNIKASI SIMBOLIK DALAM UPACARA AGNIHOTRA DI ASHRAM VEDA POSHANA DESA PAKRAMAN SADING KECAMATAN MENGWI KABUPATEN BADUNG

Ni Gusti Made Sulastri

Abstract


Bhakti yoga is one of ways to realize the power of God. Bhakti yoga implementation can be done through Yajna, with intention on moksa and creat jagadhita based on dharma. Yajna is a form of Veda implamantatiion. One of the form of Yajna is Agnihotra ritual as Yajna for the god of fire (Agni Dev) in kunda. This ritual is a legacy as the highest Yajna and has done by Rshi. Based on those background, the problems of this research were: (1) How is the form of symbolic communication used in Agnihotra ritual at Ashram Veda Poshana?, (2) What are the functions of symbolic communication in Agnihotra ritual at Ashram Veda Poshana?, (3) What are the meaning of symbolic communication in Agnihotra ritual at Ashram Veda Poshana in Sading villange, Mengwi subdistrict, Badung Regency?

Specifically, the purposes of this research were: (1) To describe the symbolic communication in Agnihotra ritual, (2) to describe the function of symbolic communication in Agnihotra ritual, (3) and to explore the symbolic communication meaning in Agnihotra ritual. This research used theory of structural functional and symbolic interactionism. The data were collected through literature review, documentation, observation, and interview. And the data were analyzed by qualitative descriptive technique, and presented narratively.

Based on the data analysis of this research entitled Symbolic Communication in Agnihotra Ritual at Ashram Veda Poshana, the verbal and non-verbal communication includes the ritual means preparation, Agnihotra ritual execution, praying etiquette, and time and place of the Agnihotra ritual execution. The function of symbolic communication in Agnihotra ritual involves purification function, as Yajna essence, as communication means between prayers and God, as energy source, as homatheraphy. The meaning of symbolic communication in Agnihotra ritual at Ashram Veda Poshana is: Philosophical meaning gives understanding about symbols in the Agnihotra ritual means, Spiritual meaning improves concentration and jnana, and Harmony meaning builds harmonious relationship between people and God, between people, and between people and environment.


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