Today, July 15th, thousand of tourist have opportunity to witness royal cremation. Two members of the royal family, Tjokorda Agung Gede Suyasa and Tjokorda Gede Raka, cremated as well as up to eighty Ubud residents. Within the Ubud Palace walls there has been a huge amount of activity. Streams of women, dressed in kebaya (traditional blouse) and sarong, have been pouring into the inner grounds to help with the activities. The center of town has, in fact, become a bustling eco-friendly bamboo jungle of sorts, a rustic-style atmosphere bathed in a soft filtered light.
Tjokorda Agung Gede Suyasa coffin pageant to cremation location
Culturally and spiritually inspirational, Balinese cremations are a colourful and, depending on the caste level, an extravaganza to rival any funeral in the world. Respect for and worship of God and ancestors is the basis of the Balinese religion. The combination of Hindu elements makes the whole process a moving experience and one that is not to be missed.
some source that this royal cremation expense almost USD 300.000
To some, a Balinese-style cremation might seem an unnecessary expense (read also : toraja elaborate funeral tradition) but what a lovely way to depart the world.