During an odalan (temple anniversary ceremony), different acitivities take place for a rame (boisterous, busy) mood. The candi bentar (split gateway) is flanked by dressed demon statues to prevent evil from entering the temple. Penjor (decorated bamboo effering poles), lamak (long palm leaf banners), and a shrine outside the gate with offerings welcome the visiting deities. Slender umbul-umbul (banners) arch up from inside the temple. In the meantime, high banten (offerings)are carried by woman on their heads, the holiest part of the body. Men squat around gambling games or buy snacks and drinks from vendors.