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Jakarta Post

Blitar youths visit different houses of worship

  • Asip Hasani

    The Jakarta Post

Blitar   /   Thu, November 21 2019   /  01:00 am

A group of men and women in traditional Javanese attire greeted on Sunday a group of youths from the Gusdurian interfaith community in front of the gate of their temple at the foot of Mount Kelud in Blitar, East Java.The men and women are caretakers of Pura Sapto Argo Sido Langgeng, a Hindu temple located in Tulungrejo, Gandusari district, some 35 kilometers northeast of Blitar.The visit of 24 youths from Gusdurian — most of whom were Muslims — was part of the community’s trip to a number of houses of worship of different faiths and religions in Blitar regency, conducted to commemorate the International Day for Tolerance on Nov. 16.The temple’s caretakers took the youths on a tour around and inside the temple, explaining sections of the temple along with their respective functions and philosophy.“We are worshippers of Javanese Hindu,” religious leader Bagus Sapto of Sido Lang...