Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Nothing But the Truth
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Nothing But the Truth

Accusations of Corruption at Bali’s Hindu University Revive Ancient Tradition of ‘Sumpah Cor’ – Sacred Oaths Sworn at Balinese Temples


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, IHDN, Hindu University, corruption, karmapala, Pura Besakih, Sumpah Cor, sacred oaths, Dr. Praptini, Made Redana, Made Titib
Click Image to Enlarge

(1/27/2013)

A profoundly Balinese religious and cultural tradition - “Sumpah Cor” was abruptly cancelled for Saturday, January 26, 2013, after being scheduled at the request of an official of Hindu University (IHDN).

A “Sumpah Cor” is a sacred oath sworn by a Hindu before priest at a sacred place of worship. Never taken lightly by a devout Balinese Hindu, the oath dictates that anyone making such a pledge and consciously lying will bring generations of natural calamity upon his family. Included in the sanctions awaiting anyone who abuses a “Sumpah Cor” are seven generations of ill omen, including the inability to produce a male heir in the form of a threat that any male child will die before reaching his majority.

According to the religious doctrine, daughters, born to those who lie while making their oath, are destined to become insane, wandering the streets of Bali while tearing their clothing to pieces.

The “Sumpah Cor” is used to affirm an individual’s righteousness before God and his fellow man when confronted with false accusations.

Conversely, a “Sumpah Cor” is believed to also boomerang on he making the false accusations, bringing the same misfortunes on the accuser and his or her family as would befal anyone making a false oath.

Planning to swear such a sacred oath at Bali’s sacred temple of Pura Besakih was Dr. Praptini, the head of the Hindu University (IHDN) administrative department, who claims to have been slandered by an assistant rector, I Made Redana, in being accused of misusing Rp. 2.5 billion (US$250,000) of the university’s funds.

At the eleventh hour, the rector of IHDN, Professor Dr. I Made Titib, has intervened and insisted that a “Sumpah Cor” is not needed and that the matter should be settled according to law and via internal discussion within the campus community.

Explained the rector: “As the rector I take responsibility to settle this problem. The problem that has emerged in the media (the corruption of Rp. 2.5 billion) is only gossip without clear proof. Let’s not have it develop; let’s not allow a ‘Sumpah Cor’ to be sworn at Pura Besakih; let’s just discuss this on the campus. As religious people, we believe in the philosophy of final retribution (karmapala). “

The rector insists that matters of slander are best settled before the courts, not in religious temples. For this reason, he asked that plans for the oath at Pura Besakih be abandoned.

Made Titib has also called a meeting of all concerned at the campus of IHDN for Tuesday, January 29, 2013.

Meanwhile the head of the University’s administrative section, Dr. Praptini, has accepted the rectors call, insisting that the oath remains an option if the matter cannot be satisfactorily clarified.

Meanwhile, Praptini pledges to seek legal satisfaction against Made Redana for the false accusation made in the case.
 


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Plaga Wine
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
... And the Law Won
Amokrane Sabet (49) French Expat Wanted for Questioning Shot Dead in Altercation with Bali Police
(5/2/2016)
End of an Era in Bali-Australia Tourism
Garuda Orient Holiday Australia Closing
(5/2/2016)
Plays Latin, Our Satin Doll
Jazz Legend Nits Aartsen to Perform at Casa Luna Restaurant in Ubud, Bali Sunday, May 22, 2016
(5/2/2016)
Slapping a Roaming Wrist
Noa Pardue Gets Off with Rp. 250,000 Fine for Stealing a Pair of Underwear from an Ubud Shop
(5/2/2016)
Taking Out the Garbage
PT NOEI Fired From its Management Role at TPA Suwung Rubbish Dump
(5/2/2016)
A Northern Approach to Bali
Governor to Issue Recommendation for Dwijendra International Airport in North Bali
(5/2/2016)
Solemen Fun Day at Waterbom Park
Solemen Dispenses Smiles and Fun Memories to Some of Bali’s Most Downtrodden
(5/2/2016)
Saving the World, One Island at a Time
Lembongan Island Says No to Plastic on Earth Day 2016
(5/2/2016)
An Epitaph Written at Stones
Australian Teen Dies in Bali While Illegally Operating a Motorcycle
(5/2/2016)
Carmen Miranda: Hey, That’s my Hat!
Balinese Village Build 2.5-Meter High Tower of Fruit as Offering to Monkeys at Alas Kedaton
(5/2/2016)
Be an Idol!
Open Mike Amateur Night for Aspiring Singers with the Bali Community Choir at The Onion, Sanur, Bali on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
(5/2/2016)
Sink and Win!
Emirates Airlines Sponsors Hole in One Extravaganza at Bali National Golf Resort
(5/2/2016)
All [News]!