Ngaben/Cremation is the Balinese form of devotion to the ancestors. A Hindu’s believe that body is consists of five elements. And after death, the body must be dissolved and returned to its original elements of air, earth, fire, water, and space to the cosmos. Sawa (the dead body) laid in a special place called “Wadah”.
Ngaben procession is very interesting moment to watch. You can see “Ngaben ceremony” today, 8 September 2009 at Banjar Laplapan few meters from Natura Villa.