Cremation in Bali, on the Beach of Sanur

(Pictures shot in 2006)
One of the most spectacular ceremonies in Bali is probably the cremation ceremony. In Balinese this ceremony is called Ngaben. Ofcourse, like any ceremony in Bali, the cremation ceremony's size and spectacle depends on the importance of the deceased, and the money spend. While the poorest of the Balinese are buried, and finally cremated in group cremations, the people with some more money to spend are cremated right away. One thing is for sure, the body needs to be burned to set the soul free from worldly ties, and to start a new life in a world that is supposed to be as beautiful as Bali itself.

When the body of the deceased is carried to the place where the cremation is to take place, the often very beautiful and colorful temple-like structure called Wadah with the body is shaken and turned by the people carrying it, to make sure the soul doesn't find its way back home.

I panographed this, relative simple, cremation on Sanur Beach. During the cremation I heard people say, that the deceased was 61 years old, and died because of stress.

Turut Berduka Cita untuk yang punya stress.

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Arrival at Cremation

Arrival at Cremation

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Rites before Cremation

Rites before Cremation

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Carrying the Casket

Carrying the Casket

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The Bali Cremation

The Bali Cremation

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Watching the Bali Cremation

Watching the Bali Cremation

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Relaxing After Cremation

Relaxing After Cremation

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