A Royal Farewell in Bali

2008-07-19 @ 11:44#

excellent stuff. check out the audio/slideshow link, too!

Last Tuesday, on the island of Bali, the head of the royal family of Ubud named Agung Suyasa was laid to rest in a rare, spectacular Royal Funeral - the largest in decades. Suyasa, two other members the royal family, and 68 commoners were cremated in a large Hindu ceremony - their bodies having been previously preserved, awaiting cremation, which is traditionally believed to free their souls for future reincarnation.

audio slideshow

At Royal Balinese Funeral, Bodies Burn and Souls Fly