Main street corner : Ngaben in Bali
one of many passing ngaben procession I've seen in Bali
Baliness is well-known to their obedience when it comes to religion and cultures. In almost every aspect of their lives, it's hard to distinguish which one is religion guidance and which one is cultural heritage. Their culture has been passed to from their ancestors to their predecessors, applied to their religion procession. And when it comes to those point, they're all out. The service for gods comes first than everything else. It is also known that Hindu believes in cremation.
In Bali, the ceremony and whole procession of cremation known as ngaben. The corpse will
be put in a hand barrow, where some people would bring it to the cemetary, followed by the mass that escort the body to its resting place, before the cremation begun. When this ceremonial entourage pass the street, all the passers-by and vehicles will be stopped. We should wait until the last one pass, before we can continue our ride. If the ceremony is held on the main street, then the traffic will be diverted to other direction as the street is closed for the ceremony. This rule is applied to any kind exertion of cultural/religion procession.