Royal Hindu Cremation Held In Bali

A black bull sarcophagus stands at Puri Ubud during the Hindu Royal cremation – also know as the Pengabenan – for the late Anak Agung Niang Rai, mother of Gianyar Regent, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati, at Puri Ubud in Gianyar Bali on August 17, 2011 in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Niang Rai died in a Denpasar hospital in May; her actual cremation will take place on August 18 and will involve a nine level, 24m high 'bade' or body carring tower, made by upto 100 volunteers from 14 local villages. It will be carried to the cremation by 4500 Ubud residents. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
19 Aug 2011 09:30:00