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.

Holy water (toya tirta)

Holy water (toya tirta) is used in Bali for purification, that is ritual washing, and to serve to purify ritual objects, religious sites, and individuals involved in religious rites. It is this holy water that has led the Hindu religion on Bali to become known as Agama Tirta, or the Holy Water Religion.

Toya tirta (holy water)