Miss World 2013
Miss World 2013 contestants do Namaste, Indonesian style of greet, as they prepare for visiting Mother Temple of Besakih in eastern Bali. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)

Miss World 2013 contestants visited the Mother Temple of Besakih, also known as Pura Besakih, in Bali, Indonesia on Wednesday.

The Mother Temple of Besakih is situated in the east of Bali on the slopes of Mount Agung, the highest volcano on the Bali Island. The temple with pyramidal structure is the largest and holiest Hindu temple in Bali.  

The contestants took part in the rituals at the temple and explored the place before visiting Rudana Gallery, a museum of fine art situated near the temple.

"The visit to the temple was wonderful, and I had a great sensation of peace and tranquility," contestant Elena Ibarbia of Spain said, according to the official website of the Miss World Organisation.

"The temple is a wonderful piece of architecture, and to see it was a once in a lifetime experience," contestant from El Salvador, Paola Vanessa, who is an architecture student, said.

Visiting and exploring the largest Hindu temple on the island was a great experience for the contestants, especially for Navneet Kaur Dhillon from India.

"There are many differences between Hinduism in Bali and India, like in the way we perform worship, and in terms of culture. But I believe God is everywhere," Dhillon said, according to Jakarta Post.  

Dhillon, who is the winner of Pond's Femina Miss World India 2013, expressed her excitement on visiting the temple.

"This is my first time to visit this temple. It's very beautiful. I pray for the best for everyone," she said.

Scroll down to have a look at the pictures of contestants exploring the religious place in Bali:

Miss World 2013 contestants do Namaste, Indonesian style of greet, as they prepare for visiting Mother Temple of Besakih in eastern Bali. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)
Miss World 2013 contestants do Namaste, Indonesian style of greet, as they prepare for visiting Mother Temple of Besakih in eastern Bali. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)
(L to R) Miss World Haiti, Miss World India and Miss World Chinese Taipei
(L to R) Miss World Haiti, Miss World India and Miss World Chinese Taipei
The Mother Temple of Besakih, situated in eastern Bali on the slopes of Mount Agung, the highest volcano on Bali Island. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)
The Mother Temple of Besakih, situated in eastern Bali on the slopes of Mount Agung, the highest volcano on Bali Island. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)
(L) Miss World Hong Kong China and (R) Miss World Denmark (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)
(L) Miss World Hong Kong China and (R) Miss World Denmark (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)
A priestess at the temple puts holy water on Miss World Gibraltar (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)
A priestess at the temple puts holy water on Miss World Gibraltar (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)
Miss World India (in green stole) listen to temple's proceedings along with other contestants. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)
Miss World India (in green stole) listen to temple's proceedings along with other contestants. (Photo: Miss World/Facebook)