Bali ~ Funeral Ceremony ~Posted on Oct 12 in Bali, Bali Miscby ShelynPrint
Can you spot the coffin? We couldn’t tell at all where their coffin was.
After coming back to Malaysia, I did some research about funeral in Bali and found this information from BaliBlog:
“The Balinese cremation is always one of happiness and because their religion is based upon respect for and worship of God and ancestors, the Balinese believe that death itself is not the end of all matters but instead a new beginning. They celebrate in death and it’s a joyous time. With a cremation ritual the body is dissolved and returned to its original elements. The Balinese believe they must free the soul for its journey into the next life, or existence. It’s an amazing series of events and one as an outsider should witness at least once on their visits to Bali. It is believed that failure to free the soul (roh) will result in the soul becoming a ghost causing havoc amongst the village and that the Balinese fear. It is believed that the soul cannot be freed as long as there is a body thus the destroying of the corpse by the elements of water, fire and earth is essential.”