In more modern times and places outside of India, the domestic traditions of decorating the body, , and offering rice balls occurs at the family home or funeral home instead of at the cremation site.
Below them is a cortege of animals and deities playing musical instruments.
Coolies laborers are hired and divided into two groups; the rokushaku group carries the and coffin and the hirabito group carries the paper and fresh flowers and lanterns.
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This is seen as a sign of respect, and allows other cars the opportunity to join or catch up to the procession.
Un piquet d'honneur faisait partie du cortège.