On March 14th, 2007 a legend was born. A village girl of 21 years old was ordained as –
not just the only, but the youngest – female High Priestess of Hindu Dharma, the
traditional religion on the deeply spiritual island of Bali, Indonesia. On the day of her
rebirth, this village girl became known as Ida Panditha Mpu Budha Maharesi Alit
Parama Daksa, or simply “Ida Resi Alit”.
Historically, she was born on March 13th, 1986 to a modest Balinese family. Comprised
of farming families surrounded by pastoral rice fields, their remote village is situated in
the middle of the island. Her given name at that time was: ” I Komang Wediantari.”
Like many other village girls just graduating from high school, she left her home near
Gianyar in 2006 to seek a job in economics, her major in school. She landed on exotic
Bintan Island off the coast of Singapore, known for its commerce, in hopes of finding a
job that paid well; well enough to help support her family back home.
But she would soon discover that The Divine had a different plan for her. In her honest
search for employment, all doors closed to her and she could not find work – not a
single interview. After several months of disappointment she was forced to return
home to Bali in November of 2006.
Upon arrival in her village, I Komang Wediantari fell into a depression she could not
overcome. Her kindly grandfather, the village priest Mangku Bawe, saw her distress and
grew increasingly concerned about her health and wellbeing. He began to gently
instruct her in chakra meditation and yoga. These disciplines struck a deep chord
within her and became her springboard to a spiritual awakening.
With this awakening, The Divine reached out to her and a direct connection was opened
wide, welcoming her into The Divine Fellowship Circle. She was summoned to become
a conduit to The Divine in order to spread an important message to the world, and she
heeded the call.
Thus this young girl, who had neither an interest in spiritual matters nor previous
religious training, began to have frequent out-of-body and near death experiences,
understandably shocking those around her. It was during an encounter with one of
these near death states that she received her Divine Instruction and was told of her
From that time, she displayed exceptional skill in pewedaan (speaking the mantras in
Sanskrit and other ancient languages), mudras (the sacred hand movements), and
further complex religious rites, including tantric dancing and chanting. She was
suddenly so accomplished in these ancient spiritual arts that the High Priests were
called to see for themselves her many gifts.
Eventually in February 2007, near Ubud, Bali, she found a Nabe, a High Priest
designated as a Master Teacher, who was willing to recommend her to be ordained as a
High Priestess. After a painstaking process of spiritual examination and rigorous
physical tests by The National Board of Ordination of The Hindu Dharma Association,
her ordination was finally approved and she was awarded the title of High Priestess of
So, truly a legend was born. At the age of 21, without formal study or training, I Komang
Wediantari was directly instructed by The Divine, she needed only 21 days practicing
intense meditations and the noetic process (self knowing or interior knowledge) to
master the stringent requirements for her ordination. The arduous procedure to
become a High Hindu Priest or Priestess generally takes up to three years or more and
requires extreme training under the guidance of a Master Teacher.
The position of High Priest or Priestess is traditionally bestowed upon those more
mature in age and with greater empirical experience and demonstrated wisdom.
Additionally, this high place in the religious hierarchy is dominated by men and few
women are able to achieve equal standing. Passing through these fires of spiritual
commitment and exactitude, Ida Resi Alit was born.
In a monumental decision of historic significance, the board of The Hindu Dharma
Association took only 20 minutes to ordain Ida Resi Alit. Now they fully realized who
had been sent to them.
Maharesi Alit is fulfilling her destiny of spiritual healing and cleansing. She currently
presides over many of the profound religious ceremonies throughout the beloved island
of Bali and is revered for her sacred wisdom, knowledge and blessings.