Indonesia is the country with largest Muslim population but majority of people in Bali islands are Hindus. I want to know whether there are any cultural and religious differences or similarities between Bali and Indian Hinduism? Do Bali Hindus worship Trimurti i.e. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva?

2 Answers 2


Indonesian/Balinese Culture

Yes Balinese Hinduism is similar to Indian Hinduism both revere same set of Scriptures with Supremacy of Vedas. The supreme Bramhan is known by the name Achintya, you can read more about Hindu Rulers of Bali.

Temples Dedicated to Trimurti

Shriman Naryana :

  • Shri Balaji Venkateshwara Kovil, Jln.Bunga Wijaya Kesuma/Pasar IV,Padang Bulan, Medan
  • Parambanan Temple

Shiva :

Bramha :

So its clear that Bali people worship Trimuriti.

  • 1
    The main difference is there is no scheduled caste(Untouchables) in Bali Hinduism. Interesting thing is that island was never ruled by Buddhist and Islamist.
    – user9554
    May 20, 2017 at 18:29
  • @Ajay Do you have any proof for that?
    – Yogi
    May 20, 2017 at 18:38
  • just search online and learn about their culture.
    – user9554
    May 21, 2017 at 5:10

During the time of Cholas, Hinduism spread across Indonesia. Hence they have connection to Hindus here as their culture can be traced to India. Example : Their national epic is Ramayana(tale is a bit different compared to Indian Ramayana). Yes they do worship trimurti's

  • It was predominantly Hindu.
    – user9554
    May 20, 2017 at 18:28

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .