indonesia ex president sukarno daughter sukmawati converted from islam to hinduism

Sukmawati Sukarnoputri Hindu: In an unexpected incident in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country, Sukmavati, daughter of former President Sukarnoputri, has left Islam and converted to Hinduism.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kuldeep Singh | Updated on: 27 Oct 2021, 07:06:59 AM

Sukmavati adopted Hinduism (Photo Credit: Video Grab)


  • Sukmavati is the daughter of former Indonesian President Sukarno
  • A traditional event organized in Bali
  • There are many temples associated with Hinduism in the island of Bali.


Sukmavati Sukarnoputri, daughter of former Indonesian President Sukarno, has left Islam and converted to Hinduism. Sukmavati converted to Hinduism at the Sudhi Vadani ceremony held at Sukarno Sukmavati Sukarnoputri Center Bali. Many videos are being shared on social media in which she was seen following religious rituals. In the video, the priest can be seen reciting mantras and sprinkling holy water on Sukmavati. Aarti was also performed in their traditional way and other beliefs were also followed. When this event was over, he also held a press conference.

Sukmavati’s grandmother Ida Ayu Nayoman Rai Shrimben has been the reason for this decision to become a Hindu to a large extent. Sukmavati’s lawyer informed the media about this decision and said that she has a lot of knowledge of Hinduism. Not only this, Sukmavati is fully aware of all the principles and traditions of Hinduism. A special feature of his conversion is that his move has also been supported by his brothers, Guntur Soekarnoputra and Guruh Soekarnoputra, and sister Megavati Soekarnoputri. Not only this, his step has also been welcomed by his children i.e. Muhammad son Parveera Utama, Prince Haryo Paundrajarna Sumautra Jeevenegara and Gusti Raden Age daughter Sinivati.

Blasphemy case against Sukmavati
Sukmavati is now 70 years old and is Sukarno’s third daughter. Younger than him is former President Megavati Sukarnoputri. She is also the founder of the Indonesia National Party. He was married to Kanjeng Gusti Paangeran Adipati Arya but they got divorced in the year 1984. In the year 2018, Sukmavati was accused of saying a poem that insulted Islam.

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First Published : 27 Oct 2021, 07:06:59 AM

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