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"Pura Besakih (Mother Temple) Bali", ©1994 photo Elroy Christenson
The "Pura Besakih" temple is on the side of Mt Agung volcano. Although Indonesia is dominately a Moslem country Hindu worshipers come here from all over Indonesia. Many will make the pilgrimage by walking the some 23 kilometers to make an offering on a very auspecious day of the year. The approach to the main temple is bordered by private family temples. Hinduism here is a combination of ancestral worship and traditional Hinduism. Offerings are made with food and money.