Cremation is the use of
high-temperature burning, vaporization, and oxidation to reduce dead animal or
human bodies to basic chemical
compounds, such as gases and mineral fragments retaining the
appearance of dry bone. Cremation may serve as a funeral or post-funeral rite
that is an alternative to the interment of an intact dead body in a coffin or casket. Cremated
remains, which do not constitute a health risk, may be burie... Read more
Ngaben, or Cremation Ceremony, is
a funeral ritual performed in Bali
to send the deceased to the next life. The body of the deceased will be placed
as if sleeping, and the family will continue to treat the deceased as sleeping.
No tears are shed, because the deceased is only temporarily absent and will reincarnate or find final
rest in Moksha (fr...