Bali temple mulls 'no sex' signs

2013-03-08 10:00
Balinese people queue in a pool to get holy water during the "Melukat" ceremony at Tirta Empul Temple in Gianyar on Indonesian's island of Bali. (File, AFP)

Balinese people queue in a pool to get holy water during the "Melukat" ceremony at Tirta Empul Temple in Gianyar on Indonesian's island of Bali. (File, AFP)

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Denpasar - Officials on the Indonesian island of Bali are considering putting up "no sex" signs at Hindu temples after a lusty Estonian couple were caught in the act.

Police took the pair in for questioning after they were found by youth leaders who had gone to check up on repairs at the temple in the village of Saraseda.

"They said they really did not know that sex at temples was prohibited in Bali, so we just let them go and left it up to the village heads to decide how to handle the case," Gianyar district police chief Hadi Purnomo said on Friday.

"In the end, the village decided they wanted to hold a cleansing ceremony and ordered the couple to pay 20 million rupiah [$2 000] to fund the ritual."

The couple admitted they had also used the temple's outdoor shower before having sex, Purnomo said, and apologised.

District officials are now discussing whether to add "no sex" signs to the temples besides the usual "no eating" and "no smoking" warnings.

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