Bali - cremation ceremonies (43 images)

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A cremation is guiding the soul of the deceased family member from hell and underworld to divine realms, later to be reborn in the next generation of the same family. Long preparations proceed cremation ceremonies.
Each family uses a certain type of sarcophagus, sculptures formed as mythical animals, according to their cast. A black or white bull is used for a Brahman cast, together with a tower-shaped sarcophage called bade, with roofs like a pagode.
A red winged lion (looking...
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