The Philosophy of Negen Dadua Marriage as a Form of Gender Equality in Perspective the Value of Hinduism in Bali

Putu Ayu Sriasih Wesna


Noting the journey of human life, a human as social beings experience three important stages, that is, birth, marriage, and death that will cause a certain legal effect. With birth one is referred to as the subject of law, or even before birth if the law requires it. Marriage can result in two people being bound to be husband and wife and aiming to form a happy family and childbirth. While in the third stage, death will arise due to the law of opening of inheritance. When viewed from its form, the kinship system existing in indigenous and adat society in Indonesia are three namely patrilineal (fatherhood), matrilineal (motherhood) and parental (parenthood). The Balinese customary law community is synonymous with Hinduism because most of the people are Hindus, embracing the patrilineal family system, or fatherhood, or better known in Balinese indigenous people as kepurusa or purusa. The existing form of marriage in Bali in general there are two, namely ordinary marriage form and marriage nyentana (nyeburin)form. In the implementation of patrilineal kinship system is precisely the emergence of patriarchal culture (male domination) in everyday life. To erode the gender inequality, there was a positive cultural shift that is the form of marriage of negen dadua expected to be able to equate Balinese men and women as the successor and an heir of their family.

Keywords: Negen Dadua Marriage, Gender Equality, Balinese Hindu Values

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