The Burning of the Bulls

We were so caught up in the activities taking place before us that we hadn't noticed what was going on behind us. We turned around to see that the bull up on the highest platform was already burning.

Firewood underneath the bull had been set on fire, and the flames were already devouring the underside of the bull. From time to time an attendant would poke the flames to make sure everything was burning properly.

We watched in silence as the flames consumed the bull.

On the other side of the cremation grounds, the tower was also burning.

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