Parisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia

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Parisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia
Abbreviation PHDI
Formation 1959
Type Religious and Social
Legal status Active
Headquarters Jakarta, Indonesia
Website Official Website PHDI

Parisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia (Indonesia Hinduism Society) is a major reform movement and organization that assisted in the revival of Hinduism in Indonesia. It was started in 1959 by Ida Bagus Mantra and led by Gedong Bagus Oka.

Creation[edit]

It lobbied for the rights of Hindus in Bali after Hinduism became a state sponsored religion (along with Buddhism, Islam, Protestantism, and Catholicism) in 1959. From 1960–64 it was known as Parisada Hindu Dharma Bali. In 1964 however it began to stress a religious rather than regional character and changed its name to Parisada Hindu Dharma Indonesia[1]

Religious Efforts[edit]

It sent out many Balinese missionaries to outlying areas like Medan.[2] In 1992, the Parisada hosted the Vishva Hindu Parishad conference in Bali, indicating a building of bridges with the worldwide Hindu community.[3]

In Politics[edit]

It is the highest religious body in Bali and is given an official sanction by the government to look into matters of Hindu law. The PHDI in this manner has become a rallying organization for the preservation of Hindu customs.[4]

The PHD has contested Indonesia's demographic counts, saying that the 6,501,680 count (given by the government of Indonesia) grossly undercounts the Hindu population,[5] stating that it is closer to 18 million.[6]

On Law[edit]

The Parisada has lobbied for building restrictions near temples and places of worship in Bali.[7]

Major Figures[edit]

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