As part of the Hindu diaspora that Siva Ashram will celebrate, at the entrance of our gardens, our very own gamelan (a traditional instrumental ensemble of Bali, Indonesia) will welcome our visitors. The kecer consists of a pair of small cymbals set inside a rancak. This rancak is similar in design to that of a saron, except less wide. The bottom cymbals are permanently fixed in the rack, while the top is attached by a cord to the bottom ones. They are used in the accompaniment of wayang. The statue, based on a traditional Balinese design, has been carved in Bali exclusively for Siva Ashram and is awaiting shipment to Costa Rica to be installed on the grounds of our gardens. It is one of nine statues of musicians gracing the entrance to our gardens in celebration of life and the spiritual path. Line drawing courtesy of Manish Prajapati, @artbymanish.