On 15 July 2008, one of Bali's largest ever cremation ceremonies in the last three decades took place in the culturally vibrant “village” of Ubud. Three royal figures and 68 commoners were cremated. This photoblog is a record of that wonderful day.

The coffin is lifted up

The coffin is lifted and placed inside the bull sarcophagus, its final stop on its earthly journey. A second, smaller bull stood by its side holding the body of another royal relative, Gede Raka.