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More Bali: Mass Cremation Ceremony Celebrated

on 2013/8/19 4:22:06 ( 1536 reads )


BALI, INDONESIA, August 18, 2013 (The Daily Mail): A mass cremation was held today in the Balinese town of Ubud in which more than 60 bodies were burned. The ceremony, well known as Ngaben, was shared by mourners who could not afford to perform the ritual by themselves. Ngaben, which means "turn to ash," is considered to be the last and most important rite in the cycle of a Balinese Hindu life. The Balinese tradition is believed to release spirits from the burning bodies so they may reincarnate. In Balinese culture, cremation is believed to free spirits from the burning bodies so they may reincarnate or return to heaven.

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