[Trending Now] A CENTURY OF PRACTICE: Indonesian Tribe Digs Up Dead Bodies of Relatives And Displays Them for Respect. WATCH HERE!
This ritual in Indonesia would definitely shock you as they display their dead relatives in the open for everyone to see! This peculiar r...
This ritual in Indonesia would definitely shock you as they display their dead relatives in the open for everyone to see! This peculiar ritual is done by Torajan people residing in Indonesia. They particularly live in the mountains Sulawesi island which is very remote. They have been a secret community since 1970 until Dutch missionarie discovered them.
Every three years, they dig up the dead remains of their relatives as a sign of respect to their souls. They dressed them up with new clothes and celebrate them in a festival called: Ma'nene or The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses. They have been practicing this for more than a century now.
This ethnic group indigenous to the mountainous region of Taha Toraja perceives funerals as a significant event. As the practice goes, they wrap them up in several layers of clothes to slow down the decay. They dug them up every 3 years for admiration. They also replace and repair coffins to also slow down the decomposition.
Aside from this, villagers are encouraged to marry among themselves but only up to fourth cousin. In their belief, death is never final as it is just one step for an eternal spiritual life.
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