Hinduism in Bali


With approximately 88% of Indonesia being Muslim, the small country of 205 million boasts the world’s largest Muslim population. There is one exception to the blanket of Islamic preference, and that is Bali. The vast majority of the Balinese are Hindu.

As a peaceful Nation, the rest of Indonesia doesn’t seem hell bent on converting the little island through any forms of force. It appears that a live and live atmosphere prevails among the two very diverse religious systems. On one of my visits to Bali, I sat next to a local fellow on the airport shuttle service bus who was returning from a business trip. He had grown up in Java, and as a child, he was raised Muslim.