They carried the tower and burned it, wearing special clothing, to denote their function in burning and safety. 
Remarkably, several men were smoking cigarettes while pouring gasoline into the ignition torches. 
     Another "Murkur" ceremony occurs forty-two days after the cremation and is designed to help the travelling soul to attain its highest goal. It is complicated and similar to cremation, with a tall slender tower decorated in white and gold, orchestras, actors, banquets of turtle and roast pig, and offerings. Another trip is made to the ocean carrying the burned effigies of the deceased in highly decorated urns made of coconut shell, carried on silver platters placed on gold and white biers.
      Some of the text for these pages were taken from The Islands of Bali by Miquel Covarrubias.
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