The Hindu-majority people of Bali are known to be deeply attached to their religious rituals and culture. And while they are welcoming of foreign tourists visiting the “Island of the Gods”, Balinese Hindus will not easily let off the hook those who disrespect their religious sites.
That is why many Balinese were angered when a video of two foreigners made the rounds in social media over the weekend showing a man sprinkling a woman’s bottom with holy water flowing from a pelinggih (altar) in a sacred Hindu temple.
The man and woman in the footage were later identified as Czech nationals Zdenek Slouka and Sabina Dolezalova, and they were at Pura Beji, also known as the “Holy Bathing Temple”, which is located within the Monkey Forest in Ubud.
In the footage, which was first upl...
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