Happy Portrait Of Sukmawati Soekarnoputri Celebrating Galungan For The First Time After Converting To Hinduism
Sukmawati (Photo: IG @sukmawatisukarnoputri)

JAKARTA - Sukmawati also celebrated Galungan Day which is commemorated on November 10, 2021 this year. Galungan Day is held once every 210 days, determined based on wuku, to be precise on Wednesday (Buddhist) Kliwon Wuku Dungulan.

The Hindu community usually starts praying from home in the morning. Places of worship at home are also decorated with colored cloth. Hindus usually also go to temples to pray.

Sukmawati was no exception, who had just officially embraced Hinduism. Through Instagram, Sukmawati shared her photo after praying at the temple. "After praying with Satya at Pura Agung Taman Sari, Halim," he wrote, quoted Wednesday, November 10.

This upload was received positively by Arya Wedakarna, President of The Sukarno Center Tampaksiring who is also President of The Hindu Center of Indonesia. He re-uploaded Sukmawati's photo.

"@sukmawatisukarnoputri INCREDIBLE Mrs. Sukmawati Sukarno Putri after being at Sudi Wadani immediately celebrated Galungan Day for the first time in Jakarta by praying at the Halim Perdana Kusuma Hindu Temple. Stay healthy, Tuniang Sukmawati," he wrote.

The pros and cons after Sukmawati embraced Hinduism are still being discussed. VOI also interviewed Arya Wedakarna who represented Sukmawati Soekarnoputri some time ago.

To VOI, Arya Wedakarna told a lot about several things that happened after Sukmawati Soekarnoputri embraced Hinduism. "A Sukmawati Soekarno changed her old religion to Hinduism, for me this is not a problem between Hinduism and other religions. Even within the same religion there are still enemies. We only pay attention to positive religious figures. Everything else is part of the consequences for us as a nation," he said.

The existence of negative comments from citizens, he continued, was not immediately legalized. "If, for example, it has entered the realm of blaspheming religion, for example, it is not Sumatawi who was slandered, entering the realm of his religion, of course 8 million Hindus in Indonesia will not remain silent. Without the command of Mrs. Sukmawati, they will definitely move," he said.

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