Friday, 29 January 2010


12 comments:

Pooch Morning Glory said...

JM
i have never seen anything like that before. it is interesting how every culture has unique rituals for death.

thanks for your comments and visit. we did have a fun weekend
~laura

Jacob said...

Good grief! These are amazing photographs. I've heard of this, but never have seen it...

The smell must be something else! Wow!

(By the way, thanks so much for your funny and insightful comments on my blogs today!)

Ángel said...

Uff! , slight entrance! , it impresses the news article and the force of the images.
Thanks to happen and to comment in fotosqueimportan.com

A hug

Pedro Ferreira said...

Great photo report...

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

This is very very interesting JM! Very traditional. I have never heard or seen such public cremation. Thanks for sharing this!

Steven^^

Nadege said...

This is very touching!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

So sad Jose but I guess these rituals serve many purposes.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Oh my God.. That's sad.. That's the worst any dad can go through...

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Tinsie said...

That's an interesting set of photos, but really sad too :-(

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

quite a series of photos. i remember the pyres on the Ganges River in Varanasi, India where we watched many of these scenes and they were so compelling. The reason they need men to prepare the body for the release of the spirit would be very difficult to do. and for a son, it would be very hard to do.

Dina said...

Oi, I could never do this.

I guess it is not by chance that it is next to the "cornea excision center"?

Cezar and Léia said...

What an emotive post! No words...
God bless you!
Cezar