Island of the Gods

Bali is often called the Island of the Gods. While Bintang is omnipresent so are temples. Family temples, clan temples, village temples, district temples, island temples and rice paddy temples.

The majority of Balinese are Hindu and the temple is the cornerstone of most Balinese peoples’ lives. They set their personal calendar to temple events and it governs almost their whole daily life.

I believe this lends them the happy and welcoming disposition they all seem to display despite most living as subsistence farmers in what can only be described as crippling poverty.

Pictured here is a Bintang with my personal pool god.