The Digital Journalist
©Steve Raymer
With sandalwood and "ghee," a form of clarified butter, mourners prepare the body of a Trinidadian at one of the island's two outdoor cremation centers. In this most public of Hindu purification ceremonies, the feet of the body are positioned to point south in the direction of the realm of Yama, the Hindu god of death, while the head must point north toward the realm of Kubera, the god who guards the treasures of other Hindu gods.