sculpture of a bull (sarcophagus) burning in cremation ceremonies in village Petulu, north of Ubud, Bali, archipelago Indonesia

sculpture of a bull (sarcophagus) burning in cremation ceremonies in village Petulu, north of Ubud,  Bali, archipelago Indonesia. In Balinese Hinduism, the soul of the deceased family member is released by cremation ceremonies from underworld existence and guided to divine realms of spiritual powers in nature and divine ancestors, later to be reborn in the family in a circle of life, more close to local animistic traditions  than a Indian-style cast system and Karma concept.
sculpture of a bull (sarcophagus) burning in cremation ceremonies in village Petulu, north of Ubud, Bali, archipelago Indonesia. In Balinese Hinduism, the soul of the deceased family member is released by cremation ceremonies from underworld existence and guided to divine realms of spiritual powers in nature and divine ancestors, later to be reborn in the family in a circle of life, more close to local animistic traditions than a Indian-style cast system and Karma concept.