Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ngaben, Bali Funeral Ceremony

Ngaben, Cultural communities that exist only in bali as funerals. After that, people will try to define Ngaben in general, as a ceremony of death by burning the corpse.  If you want to watch this ceremony, you can rent a villa in bali for a week. because the ceremony have a lot of progress and take a long time.
Cremation ashes is said, "Nga-abu"(ashes). Ngabon, refined into Ngaben. Cremation is the Panca Yadnya Yadnya Pitra, as the embodiment of the first purification ceremony Atma, as the duty of Hindus to their ancestors by performing ceremonial funeral pyre with meaning is to return to their place of ancestral spirits. Do the family left behind with the help of the community "Krama Banjar". "Krama Banjar" is small group unit of society in a region.
After Ngaben be reincarnated spirits are very dependent human actions during his lifetime, based on the concept of Karmaphala. If good karma, will reincarnated into a human, a high degree. If the bad karma, atman be reincarnated into a human low degree, even an animal.
Next, family economic strata also affect the shape Ngaben ceremony that will be implemented. Later, there will be a major ceremony type (massive), the ceremony middle (medium) and blasphemous ceremony (small scale).
If the family among the better, Ngaben be implemented quickly, and just waiting for better days that have been determined by Rauh. When the family was classified as less capable, the corpse can be interred first. If the fund has been possible to carry out Ngaben, then performed the ceremony Asti district officer, by the way mengupacarai bones. If possible, can be performed the ceremony of his spirit, by way ngulapin or ngangkid. 
Some big ngaben ceremony is for king at old bali kingdom at gianyar, kuta and sanur, legian and denpasar.
Ngaben also distinguish a person's social status based on caste system, levels, and position in society. The higher caste person, Ngaben will run more "good" and will certainly take time and cost is not small.
Depth of caste, usually can be observed through the use of tools pallbearers to the grave (Setra), which form the container based on the stratified caste system. Besides container, the other can be either bearer or bale-balean padma, ox, dragon banda, leopards and others.
Pelebon Day is the culmination of the event. In the morning, the corpse is washed by the family, guided by traditional leaders. This is called "Nyiramin". Then the body will be subject to traditional Balinese clothing. Then the family will pay their respects. Prior was taken to Bade, respect is usually done by way of kissing the foot of the corpse or mecakup hands in front of the forehead, and say your prayers. Once everything is ready, manners rollicking banjo bade carry to the grave (Setra), accompanied by gamelan or angklung, or bhajans.
Arriving at the cemetery, the bodies derived from Bade. Then placed on banana stems that have been formed in such a way, for the fuel. Previously, spells and prayers will be offered by Rauh. When the bones had been burned to ashes, ashes and bone fragments left over, then will be packed inside a young coconut ivory, to be washed away into the sea.
Along with the changing times, the last few years a few places in Bali implement Ngaben mass, commonly referred to Ngaben Ngiring. It is intended to suppress the amount of resources that sucked in the implementation of a ceremony Ngaben.
Actually, this Ngiring Ngaben been around since the days of Empire. If the first Ngaben Ngiring initiated by the royal family (Puri), sebagaik invitation for people to be willing to participate, now Ngaben Ngiring be initiated by certain traditional village.
Previously the corpse must be buried first, while waiting for the day prescribed together to implement Ngaben Ngiring. Usually done every five or three years. This method is considered efficient in terms of cost, because it is borne jointly by the family of the deceased. As well as a momentum to foster unity among traditional village manners.
Both bulk and Ngaben Ngaben individuals, they both put forward the concept of Tri Hita Karana. Bridge between the human relationship with nature (Palemahan), the human relationship with a man (Pawongan), and man's relationship with the Creator.