statues of any kind are forbidden in Saudi Arabia, which follows the strictest form of Islam – Wahhabism.
This is why when the Saudi king landed in Bogor, a city in the Indonesia’s main island of Java, whatever statues were along the way of his entourage were covered by sheets or obstructed by trees.
Despite this [...]
A Christian woman residing in the Hindu-majority island of Bali was sentenced to 14-months in prison for calling Hindu offerings “dirty and disgusting,” the Supreme Court recently announced. “The defendant Rusgiani, who is also known as Yohana, has been proven validly and convincingly guilty of purposefully and publicly expressing herself in a way to ignite [...]
DENPASAR: Hindu leaders on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali Tuesday lashed out at a government plan to attract more tourists to their most sacred temple as “degrading” to Hinduism. The row highlighted concerns that Bali’s booming tourism industry is a double-edged sword, as it threatens to erode the Hindu culture which is part of [...]
Bangkok: Archaeologists believe they have discovered the largest ancient Hindu temple ever found in the Indonesian island of Bali. Construction workers were digging a new drainage basinnear a Hindu learning center on Jalan Trengguli, in East Denpasar, when their tools struck a large stone structure one metre underground, the Jakarta Globe reported.The crew then excavated [...]
Hinduism is generally associated with India, but around the world there are several ancient Hindu communities which do not have their origins in the Indian subcontinent. Foremost amongst these are the Hindus of Bali. Bali is a famous island of Indonesia. It is renowned for its beauty and is regularly referred to as “paradise on [...]
September 26, 2012