Full Moon Setting Behind Holy Mountain Agung

The very active volcano, Mount Agung, is still considered holy by the Balinese people. In their earth-based version of Hinduism, the full moon is also celebrated in the temples and ashrams. This photo, looking west over the village of Jemeluk on November 7, captures these two spiritual symbols in a hazy sky before dawn. The tall mountain on the left is the Agung volcano. [Click picture for larger version]

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2 thoughts on “Full Moon Setting Behind Holy Mountain Agung”

    1. It’s true that Indonesia is predominantly Muslim. However, the Bali island is mostly Hindu. Further east, there is an island that is mostly Christian but I don’t remember what it is. Away from the tourist cities, the Balinese are truly friendly, honest, helpful and safe.

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