Image: Tower containing human remains

Tower containing human remains

The tower containing the remains is taken to the cremation ground. Bali, Indonesia.

Photographer:
Bagus Utara
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© Bagus Utara

Notes

Depending on the size of the ceremony, either the eldest son or a priest stands on the tower holding a 'paradise bird' which will guide the spirit to heaven. At the cremation ground the corpse is placed in the carved figure of a cow (a sacred animal).

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