The Pelebon procession for the late Desak Gede Raka I Nadha was held on Sunday, December 16, 2012 in Lumajang Cemetery, Samsam Village, Tabanan. The procession was started with Apel Persada in Pesraman Lumajang led by the Head of Indonesian Veteran Legion (LVRI) Bali, Sarja Udaya Several important people were also present in the ceremony, they were the Head of Press Council Bagir Manan, the Head of Indonesian Army branch Bali Wisnu Bawa Tenaya, the member of Press Council Bambang Hari Murti, Bekti Nugroho and Ridlo Aisy, There were also the Head of WHDI Bali Bintang Puspayoga, member of Keraton Yogyakarta Gusti Bendoro Pangeran Haryo Prabu Kusumo, The Secretary of Denpasar AA Rai Iswara, and the son of I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Gusti Ngurah AlitYudha.
The procession started exactly at 9 am local time. The family represented by Satria Naradha gave their best gratitude to all people who help and take part in the ceremony. He also apologized for the mistakes done by Desak Raka during her life. “We would like to apologize for all the mistakes done by our mother especially in carry out the function of press.
This is only because she was doing her job as the press warrior," he said. Satria Naradha said that the spirit of his mother must live on forever. He through Bali Post Media Group will keep on committed to Hght for Bali. The body then carried out and placed to the "Bade Tumpang Sembilan" to be carried to the cemetery. The weight of the Bade was 800 kg and it needed hundred of men to carry it. Wisnu Bawa Tenaya also had the opportunity to go to the top ofthe Bade during the procession. The parade of Bade and the cow attracted the attention of the people who passed on the road.
The ceremony was led by Ida Pedanda Gde Ketut Keniten and Ida Pedanda Istri Anom
Keniten from Gria Gde Jumpung anyar, Dawan Klod, Klungkung, After the body was burnt in the cemetery, the procession was ended by throwing the ashes into the sea which was done in Sanur. Desak Gede Raka Nadha was passed away in Siloam Hospital on November 24, 2012 at the age of 86. Her children are Dr. AA Sri Saraswati, lr. AA Puji Astuti, Drs. ABG Satria Naradha and dr. AA Sri Wahyuni, SpKj.
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