Balinese Cremation
Unlike India, Hindu cremations on Bali resemble a
community carnival, with marching gamelan bands
and high spirits.  They are also tourist attractions.
The deceased is a high caste Brahman,
so his body is carried in a large tower.
The base of the tower depicts the flames to come.
At the cremation ground, the body is transferred
to a sarcophagus, a bull for a Brahman.
Light My Fire
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Gamelan, Garuda and Ganesh