Senin, Desember 05, 2011

Balinesse Simple Funeral Ceremony (Pitra Yadnya)

Picture 1
The Young Balinesse Participating in Funeral Ceremony

Balinesse simple funeral ceremony, or we called it PITRA Yadnya. It is a way of Balinesse to respect their family who passed away.
I Just want to show you, the SIMPLE BALINESSE FUNERAL CEREMONY, on these picture. Sometimes people who doesn't understand what is the main point of PITRA YADNYA, think that doing this ceremony is wasting money.
Those opinion is not wrong, because normaly it spends about Rp.25.000.000 up to Rp. 45.000.000,-. It is of course too expensive for Balinesse People who life in village that their occupation only a farmer who earns not more than Rp. 1.000.000,- in a month.

Picture 2
The Family is praying

But, Balinesse culture is really flexible. If the money is not enough for normal/midle of Pitra Yadnya ceremony, it can put ceremony into "Nista" or lower class of ceremony which is more simple and less in spending money.

Picture 3
Preparation for Ngreka

Picture 4
Preparation Before Bringing the cofin to the SETRA (Grave)

Picture 5
The Family Burying Bodies

Picture 6
The Family Look So Sad

Picture 7
A Part of Ceremony

Picture 8
Hole for burying bodies

Picture 9
The bodies already in graveyard

Picture 10
Symbol of bodies is burned

Picture 11
Preparation to bring bodies to graveyard (SETRA)

Picture 12
The family is Playing Cards, small gambling only for fun!

Picture 13
Singing for Spirit

Picture 14
Playing "Angklung"

Picture 15
The Bodies ready to be bring into graveyard

May be it is wise to consider about economic view in running Yadnya (Sacrifice). Balinese people should realize, that the yadnya is done it should bring happiness, not the debt that suffering came.