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Ceremony and Ritual are integral to the cycle of growing and harvesting rice. Ceremonies and offerings to Dewi Sri (the goddess of rice and fertility) are performed throughout the year. Many ceremonies are performed on the farm, others at water temples, (temples specifically dedicated to performing rituals honoring Dewi Sri so that she can bless their rice harvest). The upstream corner of every rice field is sacred. All of the offerings to Dewi Sri done on the farm are performed here. Before planting, the first stems of rice ceremonially carried and planted in the part of the field that is closest to Mount Agung—considered sacred by the Balinese. All of the rice produced from this corner of the field is also used as offerings to the goddess. When it is harvest time, the farmers create an image of the goddess out of some of this rice, and give it as an offering to Dewi Sri .