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Mandapa, the luxury Ritz-Carlton Reserve hotel in Indonesia. Twitter
  • On August 23, a pompous ‘Odalan’ celebration is scheduled to commence on this Pengason Temple
  • The Ritz-Carlton might also organize a ‘water blessing ritual’ involving a Hindu priestess, which will observe a plethora of Hindu rituals and meditation
  • The Mandapa Spa in the resort complex, apparently houses an idol of the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha

Nevada USA, June 15, 2017: The luxury Ritz-Carlton reserve hotel, Mandapa, in Indonesia, in which the tariff for one night can be about $5040; houses a Hindu temple in the compound- the Punjab News Express has reported. The temple is century old and the guests of the hotel are invited and welcome to join the ceremonies.

On 23rd August, a pompous ‘Odalan’ celebration is scheduled to commence on this Pengason Temple. In this celebration Hindus pray and thank their Gods through offerings, multiple religious rituals and services.


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According to reports, the luxury resort is surrounded by the Ayung River at Ubud in Bali. The website overview of this resort details about spiritual richness. It offers the guests, various kinds of meditation including Jagadhita and Chakra meditation, Yoga Nidra, and Trataka. It also offers myriads of yoga services, such as- advanced yoga, restorative yoga, Pranawayu yoga, Pranayama, Sun salutation, sunrise and sunset yoga; apart from proving the guests with the services of a private yogi. Yoga classes take place in the yoga pavilion overlooking the Ayung River and adjacent to the sacred temple.

The Ritz-Carlton might also organize a ‘water blessing ritual’ involving a Hindu priestess, which will observe a plethora of Hindu rituals and meditation. The guests are welcome to place a their daily offering at the resort-temple which is also gearing up to observe fire blessing ritual- ‘Homa Yajna’, and it offers astrology of the Vedas.

There is another popular ritual called the ‘Garhastha’ ritual, considered to be ideal for couples, and it includes a ‘purification ceremony’ that aims at cleansing the mind, body, and the soul.

It is reported that the Mandapa Spa in the resort complex, apparently houses an idol of the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha. This place provides the guests with a secluded temple for deep relaxation and meditation, and an escape to an ethereal world- a sanctuary where one can indulge in the rejuvenation of the soul through divine energy.

Hindu activist Rajan Zed has applauded the Ritz-Carlton for providing its guests with a Hindu temple and arranging various religious and spiritual ceremonies in the complex.

Established in 1983, the Ritz-Carlton runs 91 hotels worldwide at present, and is the luxury brand of Marriott International, Inc. which is the largest and leading lodging company in the world with about 6000 or more properties around the globe. The headquarter is in Bethesda (Maryland) and J.W. Marriott Jr. is the executive chairman of the company while Herve Humler is the President of Ritz-Carlton.

– prepared by Antara Kumar of NewsGram. Twitter: @ElaanaC

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