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Barack Obama pray for world peace at Bali's Hindu Temple

Barack Obama USA president to 44th vacation in Bali since June 23, 2017. Obama visited Bali accompanied by his wife Michelle, their two daughters, sister-in-law, half sister and several family members. They have visited a Balinese art museum in Ubud, enjoying typical Balinese snacks such as Jaja Lak Lak, young coconut ice, watching traditional Balinese dance, painting, also visiting Jatiluwih Tourist Village area. 
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Obama arrives at Tirta Empul. Image: tempo.co
This village is very beautiful because of the beauty of terraced rice fields, and has received recognition as a UNESCO world cultural heritage. While visiting the ARMA Museum, Obama also visited a Hindu temple, named Pura Dalem Peliatan. At this temple Obama worshiped in accordance with the Hindu Balinese ordinances.
 
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Michelle Obama at Tirta Empul. Image: nasional.tempo.co
Agung Rai, the owner of the ARMA Museum, sees a look of happiness on Obama's face while driving Obama and his family on foot from the museum to the temple area. As reported posbali.id, before praying, Obama gets an explanation of how to pray from Agung Rai. Obama is also wearing Balinese traditional dress on praying.
 
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Holly Spring (fountain shower) at Tirta Empul. Image: cnnindonesia.com
Regional.kompas.com also reported, Obama took a sitting position with both hands cupped. Then he was given flowers as usual Hindus praying in temples. Prayer is then recited in a quiet mood and everyone is praying in their hearts.

To the reporters Agung Rai explained that "Here does not talk about religion (Hinduism) but how to relate to nature, that's our way in the East. Pray still according to each other's beliefs, "Obama and family pray according to the US president's confidence. Agung also tells us that Obama is praying for world peace.

Obama also admired the concept of Tri Hita Karana is believed Balinese Hindu society, which is about the harmonious relationship between man and nature, God and fellow human beings.

Obama meets fans at Pura Tirta Empul

After enjoying the thrilling rafting on Ayung River, Obama and family also visit Pura Tirta Empul and Gunung Kawi Temple, Tampaksiring, Gianyar Regency. Pura Tirta Empul is one of the oldest temples in Bali. In this temple, Obama did not enter the main area of this temple, but Obama's wife and two daughters looked around at the temple which has 21 water showers. If you bathe under one of these showers, you will be sanctified and enlightened to step into a brighter future.
 
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Obama & Michelle. Image: antaranews.com
Obama also admired the concept of Tri Hita Karana is believed Balinese Hindu society, which is about the harmonious relationship between man and nature, God and fellow human beings.

After enjoying the thrilling rafting on Ayung River, Obama and family also visit Pura Tirta Empul and Gunung Kawi Temple, Tampaksiring, Gianyar Regency. Pura Tirta Empul is one of the oldest temples in Bali. In this temple, Obama did not enter the main area of this temple, but Obama's wife and two daughters looked around at the temple which has 21 water showers. If you bathe under one of these showers, you will be sanctified and enlightened to step into a brighter future.
 
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Main Entrance of Pura Tirta Empul. Image: wisatabaliutara.com
In this sacred area Michelle and family wears a kamen cloth. This is indeed required for tourists and pilgrims if entering any sacred area like a Hindu temple in Bali.

Pura Tirta Empul includes the cultural heritage area, the historical site of Bali, and becomes part of the subak and temple landscape landscape of the Pakerisan River Basin, which UNESCO has designated as World Cultural Heritage.

After 20 minutes at Tirta Empul, Obama and family continue to Gunung Kawi Temple, located not far from Tirta Empul, which is also adjacent to the Presidential Palace. 

There are interesting things happen when Obama and family enter the Pura Tirta Empul area, there are many tourists who are mostly true fans of Obama. As reported by the Indonesian national daily, Kompas, Ramesh Soruppu, an Indian tourist from Karnataka, is very happy to meet Obama at Tirta Empul and watch Obama's wife wearing Balinese kamas or sarongs when looking at the temple area. Ramesh said enthusiastically, "It's fantastic. We can see Obama in Bali, "
 
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Candi Gunung Kawi. Image: kompasiana.com
Similarly Ita, a tourist from Jakarta, is very happy because his desire to see Obama directly into reality in Bali. Ita said happily, "I deliberately went to Bali because I wanted to see Obama. Obama is my idol ". 

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Jokowi & Obama, White House. Image: thepresidentpost.com
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Candi Prambanan, a beautiful Hindu Temple, Central Java. Image: azzamsakha.blogspot.co.id

Obama and his family will then continue their journey to Central Java and Yogyakarta. When they vacation in Yogyakarta, Obama is planned to visit Borobudur Temple, a largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. Obama will also visit Prambanan Temple, a very old Hindu Temple on Java Island, Indonesia. 

  The series of trips Obama and family in the Central Java region will end with a lunch with the President of Indonesia, Jokowi in Bogor Palace, West Java. Perhaps Obama will describe "a wonderful spiritual journey" while enjoying the beauty of nature, art and culture in Bali.

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Obama enjoy a thrilling rafting in Ayung River, Bali

The beauty of the Hindu tradition in Indonesia

The beauty of the Hindu tradition in Indonesia

History has shown that the teachings of Hinduism is the oldest in the world. This religion has evolved from India to the rest of the world by peaceful means. We can find a way to pray and culture or tradition, culture and art based on the Hindu in various continents and countries. Which makes proud because Hindu traditions outside India is very unique in that it blends beautifully with art, tradition and local culture.

If you travel to countries that have a Hindu, then you will find a Hindu who did not seem the same with Hindu rituals and traditions in India, then we should be grateful for the Hindu has proved as a doctrine and a universal religion.
 
Pura Besakih, a Hindu temple in Bali. Image: klikhotel.com
The beauty of Hinduism outside India has unique characteristics, such as the architecture of the Hindu temple. You will also find the uniqueness in ceremony, ritual, tradition, even in dance, music, and a variety of branches of art and world culture. If you are an Indian, someday you need to travel from India to Nepal, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and make sure you visit the island of Bali. Island of the Gods you will discover the beauty of Hindu temple or Pura (Balinese to mention Hindu Temple). The same thing you also find on the island of Java, neighboring Bali. The Javanese call Hindu temple as a Candi, for example Prambanan, Yogyakarta near the Central Java.

The beauty of Hinduism outside India has unique characteristics, such as the architecture of the Hindu temple. You will also find the uniqueness in ceremony, ritual, tradition, even in dance, music, and a variety of branches of art and world culture. If you are an Indian, someday you need to travel from India to Nepal, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and make sure you visit the island of Bali. 
Candi Prambanan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Image: twisata.com
In the Island of the Gods you will discover the beauty of Hindu temple or Pura (Balinese to mention Hindu Temple). The same thing you also find on the island of Java, neighboring Bali. The Javanese call Hindu temple as a Candi, for example Prambanan, Yogyakarta near the Central Java. If you did not get to Java, from Bali continue your trip to the island of Lombok, just 15 minutes by plane from Bali. You will also find a beautiful Hindu tradition.

Hindu people in Indonesia not only exist in Bali, but also in other areas such as Jakarta (capital of Indonesia), Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Papua and other regions. Hindu tradition and culture in Indonesia was initially grown on the island of Java, and developing very great in Bali, and now the community that comes from Bali definitely brings a Hindu tradition and culture to various regions in Indonesia.

On this beautiful occasion, I want to share a video about the beauty of the Balinese Hindu tradition held in Amarta Pura Jati, a Hindu temple in Cinere, South Jakarta. Let's watch this video, so as Hindus all over the world will always be proud and grateful to God Almighty, that the Hindu respect for local culture. It also proves that the teachings of Hinduism is very universal and timeless of all time.


                                 A Hindu ritual in Pura Amarta Jati, a beautiful Hindu temple in Jakarta.

In addition to video Hindu rites and rituals of the above, I also wanted to share a video of a sacred dance of Bali.


Tari Baris Gede, a beautiful Balinese Hindu sacred dance.