is a purification ceremony atma (soul) as the first phase of the
Balinese Hindu holy duty of his ancestors with burial procession. As I wrote in the article about yadnya Pitra, the human body consists of a rough body, subtle bodies and karma. Coarse
human body is formed of five elements which are called Panca Maha Bhuta
the Earth (solid), apah (liquid), Teja (hot substance) wind (air) and
akasa (space). The five elements are fused to form human physical and driven by the atma (soul). When a man dies who dies is just a rough body, not his atma. So
cremation is a purification process atma / soul leaving the body
kasar.Ada some opinions about the origin of the word cremation. Some say cremation of Beya word which means lunch, there is also a reply saying the word ngabu (ashes), etc..
In Hinduism it is believed that Lord Brahma the creator god as well as also is the god of fire. So
cremation is a process of purification of the spirit by using the means
of fire so they can go back to the creator of Brahma. The
fire is the fire which is used to burn the bodies of concrete and
abstract form of the fire spells to her pastor pralina of burning
impurities inherent in atma / soul.
ceremony or ritual Pelebon often referred to those who died, are
considered very important, busy and vibrant, because the family was able
to liberate pengabenan spirit of the deceased from earthly ties to
heaven, or transformed back into the world through rienkarnasi. Because of this ceremony requires effort, cost and length of time and large, this is often done so long after death.
To bear the burden of costs, labor and others, now people often do pengabenan mass / together. The
bodies of the dead are buried before fees sufficient, but for some
families that can afford cremation ceremony can be performed as soon as
possible to keep the bodies of people who have died at home, while
waiting for a good time. During the period of storage in the house, the spirits of the dead became restless and always want freedom.
Good day is usually given by the priests after consultation and existing calendar. Preparation is usually taken away before the day of well-defined. At
the time of preparing this family "and bade bulls" made of bamboo,
wood, paper of various colors in accordance with the class or
socioeconomic status families concerned.
procession ceremonies performed with a variety of processes and means
of sajen upakara and completeness as symbols as well as other
well-performed ritual Balinese Hindus. Ngaben
done to a human who died and still no body, and of men who died there
was no dead body was swept away like the sea and the bodies were found
ill, plane crash his body was burned, or the Bali bombing case, as he
was one in which some bodies beyond recognition because it was cut into pieces or so of ash from the explosion.
Ngaben procession carried his body was not there to make the symbol and
take the fistful of death and then burned the ground location. Who performed in many stages of cremation. Starting from bathing the corpse, ngajum, burning and nyekah. Each stage uses means of offerings (offerings) that is different. When some died, his family will be facing the priest to ask when there is a good day to carry out the cremation. Normally be given time not more than 7 days from the day she died.
Having obtained the day H (funeral pyre), then the family will spend the first ritual is Nyiramin layon (bathing the corpse). The body will be bathed by the Brahmins who as a group because of their social status have an obligation to it. Finished bathing, the body will be subject to a complete Balinese traditional clothes. Next
is a procession ngajum, the procession of releasing the spirit by
making pictorial cloth unsur2 simbol2 purification of the spirit.
On the day of his, made a procession of local village cemetery cremation. The body will be taken using a container, where the bodies that will be carried to the grave. Lotus-shaped container is usually a symbol of God's house. Until
dikuburan, the corpse was removed from the container to pemalungan,
where the burned corpse which is made from banana tree trunks stacked
again performed the ceremony of purification of the spirit pralina by
priests or people who are considered capable of it (usually from the
Brahmin clan). Pralinaadalah burning with fire spells smelting abstract form atma inherent impurities in your body. Then it made use of fire burning with concrete. Today are not using firewood again, but taking fire from a kerosene stove which uses the wind.
Generally, the combustion process of the whole body into ashes which takes 1 hour. Ash is then collected in ivory coconuts to be assembled into sekah. This Sekah who floated out to sea, because the sea is a symbol of the universe and at the same door to the house of God. Similarly, a brief series of cremation procession in Bali. There is another note which is for babies under 42 days old and has not dated or teeth, his remains should be buried. Ngabennya carried out following Ngaben would have if there are family died.