Mukur Bali ceremony is the final process of the cremation ceremony . Its my responsibility as a son of the family . Finally today the ritual process will done . After few preparation before the main days , yes finally today we done the first day of the ritual .
My father died 2 years ago and we cremate him already . But we can’t do a whole process due to our budget . This is common to all Balinese Hindu to be done some part of cremation ceremony in the same time with other participant . This is due to the cost of the Mukur Bali ceremony is quite high and some families can’t afford it . Therefore a village system allow us to do it together in order to reduce the cost .
Oke let’s back to our first day ritual . Its call ” Ngulapin ” , ngulapin is a Balinese word which is mean to call in order to bring back the spirit . My father spirit as he wish would love to stay in the ocean after cremate his body . This is one of our tradition and believes as Hindu Balinese . He wish to be there in order to purify himself while waiting his son which is me able to do the final cremation ceremony .
The shrine of lord of the sea . Here lead by the monk we ask permit to the lord of the sea ( God on his manifestation as a lord of the sea ) to bring back my father spirit .
Of course he didn’t tell us that . Who can the person who already died can tell us such thing . How we know that ? . In our tradition before we cremate the body we will ask help someone who able to talk to the spirit . To ask what he wish and also ask him where he would like to be before we able to do the final process of the cremation ceremony . My father wish to be in the ocean as I explained above , as Symbolic by help the village monk and rituals , we ask permit of the lord of the sea to take back my father spirits . We will bring him to the place where will do the ritual .
In Symbolic we come to the sea water touch them in order to raise and fetch my father spirits .
In our tradition or believes we have to do barter . We throw the chicken and duck to the ocean . As you can see there are few kids , they are not from our family but from the family who live near the beach . They are get ready to run after the chicken and duck that we throw . The will happily catch them and bring to their home .
That was all the first day of Mukur Bali Ceremony process . We will be ready for the next process in the next days .
Other pictures on the place where we do the mass ”Mukur Bali Ceremony . On the left side we place the symbol of spirit close each other to other participant and its our duty to stay for 24 hours until the ritual done .