Creepy rite of passage toraji
We already had a post about this tradition - DEAD AMONG THE LIVING, but there is more information on this. Who is not too impressionable, that is allowed under the cat.
So, what we already know. The people of Toraja living on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi have a rather strange tradition. Every three years, local residents remove the bodies of their deceased relatives from their graves to conduct the manene ceremony or “cleansing”.
the dead man's body exhumed and dress up in beautiful clothes. This ritual emphasizes the close link between the world of the living and the dead.
The dressed body of the deceased Nek Tosay before the traditional manene ceremony (left). Ari Titus holds the body of his brother Geoffrey, who died in childhood.
The funeral is one of the most important and expensive events in the life of the community. Representatives of the nationality of Toraja all their life save money for a decent funeral. Sometimes the burial occurs a few years after death, when the family of the deceased finally accumulates enough funds to prepare a magnificent funeral.
Following the rules of the ancient ritual, the Toraja dry the bodies of the three deceased relatives, and then clean them and put them on new clothes.
At the beginning of the funeral, the Toraja slaughter a buffalo or a bull and place horns near their relative's house. The more horns decorate the family house, the higher the social status of the deceased.
The Tyrande family members wear sunglasses to their late relative during the manene ritual, which is held every three years in the village of Pangala.
Locals bury the departed in special grooves with a rock, where the coffins with the dead are placed.
The dead are called "sick" or "asleep," since the toraj consider them alive until the funeral.
Toraja bury their relatives where they lived most of their lives, or died. Deviation from this tradition causes disagreements in families. For example, there are cases when spouses want to be buried nearby and thus put their partner above their blood kinship.
Torajian men perform the sesémba ritual on the island of Sulawesi.
Torajian men cook boar in the traditional way on bamboo sticks before the solemn ceremony manen.
Locals told the story of how a Torajian man named Pong Rumasek found the body of a deceased man under a tree while he was hunting in the mountains. Rumasek dressed him in his clothes and buried him with all the honors. The hunter believes that this will bring him well-being.
Recall that there are Smoked dead or here for example, for example: Hanging coffins and Heavenly burial in Tibet. It was also about why there is no rest for the dead in Guatemala and when the dead are evicted, but still grave safes.This is a copy of the article located at http://masterokblog.ru/?p=13276.