Ngaben Cremation Ceremony

Ngaben Cremation Ceremony

bumping into the Hindu funeral ritual that happens only every 5 years

Location: 

Jalan Muntig, Desa Rangdu, Mayong, Rangdu, Seririt, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81111, Indonesia

Duration: 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Ngaben: extraordinary funeral ritual only practiced on Bali in Indonesia
  2. Ritual: relatives carry a symbolic coffin of the deceased on their head and burn it
  3. Individual: celebrating a timely Ngaben ritual for a deceased is usually too costly
  4. Community: the Ngaben ritual happens only every 5 years with the entire village
  5. Journey: driving overland across Bali and accidentally stumbling into the ceremony

Image sources

  1. Selling fancy balloons and toys
  2. Hindu Temple for the Ceremony
  3. Carrying the deceased on the head (symbolic)
  4. Women carrying traditional religious offerings
  5. Crowded audience watching the ceremony

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