Indonesia’s authorities have deported a Russian woman who posed for photos in front of a sacred tree in Bali.Luiza Kosykh, a 40-year-old tourist, uploaded photos on her Instagram of her posing next to the Kayu Putih (weeping paperbark) sacred tree at Bali’s Tabanan temple. The Hindus and the Buddhists in Bali, Indonesia consider the 700-year-old [...]
An ‘Insta-famous’ couple from the Czech Republic has apologized after sharing footage of themselves inappropriately splashing holy water at a sacred temple in Bali, Indonesia.
Sabina Dolezalova posted a video on her Instagram page of her boyfriend Zdenek Slouka splashing the water, from a fountain at the Baji Temple in Ubud, on her backside. [...]
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 [...]
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