Geringsing appears in the rituals as well, it attests to the wearer’s entitlement in the Tenganan community and eligibility to take part in communal rituals. When Geringsing is worn, it becomes like a mantra to keep the balance of life as how it resembles in the motifs. There are 5 essential shapes found in the motifs of Geringsing. “Tapak Dara”or pigeon’s feet coming in + shape symbolizes balance, Swastika, flower, fortress, and Scorpion (that symbolizes Pura/temple).
All of these shapes combined creating the balance of life that is Jaga Satru and Tri Hita Karana. Tri Hita Karana is the philosophy of life held tightly not just by Bali Aga, but also by other Balinese. It is the balance between the Gods and Goddesses who live in the sky, humans who live in the earth, and in between them, Mandala Madya or Pawongan, the relation amongst humans.