Friday, November 1, 2013

Pelebon in Puri Agung Ubud, Royal Cremation Ceremony of Tjokorda Istri Candrawati

Pelebon (ngaben/cremation) conducted by Puri Agung Ubud of Tjokorda Istri Candrawati, conducted today, Saturday 1 November 2013. Very large pelebon, which is only done by the royal family, in Gianyar Bali. Means cremation called bade, 26 meters tall and weighing about six tons, also a cow sculpture, called Bali residents with lembu, coloring royal cremation at Puri Agung Ubud.

Cremation in Ubud, Bali attended by thousands of citizens, as well as the foreign tourists who had come to witness the activities pelebon very rare in Bali. Bade was carried about 4000 people. Because it is very heavy and high, then the road to the cremation site (setra) should be sterilized from obstructions.

Tjokorda Istri Candrawati is the wife of Panglingsir Puri Agung Ubud Tjokorda Gde Putra Sukawati. She died on Monday, October 14, 2013, around 10:00 pm. She died at the age of 59 years old at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore. She had thickening of the stomach internist since a year ago. Since April 14, he was underwent treatment in Singapore, and settled there to receive intensive treatment.

Pelebon ceremonies in Ubud, beginning with melaspas, or purification ritual of all elements that are used for the cremation. After that bade be brought from Puri Agung Ubud head to the cremation (setra) in the Desa Pekraman Peliatan. Bade was taken and borne by the citizens as much as 4,000 people to the place of cremation as far as 800 meters.

Before bade be brought by citizens, all electricity and telephone lines that stretched through the streets, which were on the road to setra, temporarily released, and the electricity turned off. Because of the very high bade, about 26 meters, electrical wires must cross in the middle of the road would disturb bade.

In bringing Bade and oxen were very high and heavy, that carries people divided into three stages. Residents who bade bear it is the people who were around the Puri Agung Ubud. Each stage carried by 400 people in turn.