Dead Woman Out of Her Grave And Walks after Three Years of Deceased
Every society in this world have their own customs and rituals while dealing with someone dead. There are number of beliefs associated with the death and reincarnation. Everyone believes different stuff.
But out of all these societies, only Toraja society is the one famous for it's tradition after death. The Toraja are an ethnic group of people indigenous to the mountains of South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
#5 The Weird Practices
The people in Troaja society are very famous
for their wood carvings and their peculiar traditional, ancestral houses with huge, peaked roofs that sweep up like a boat, which are known as tongkonan, but they are even more well known for their elaborate and bizarre funeral rites and burial sites.
No society in this world practices what Troaja's Practice. They definitely have a thing for deaths.
Keep reading ahead to learn more.
#4 The Fascination With Death
So the fascination with death can be seen everywhere in Toraja villages, from the elaborate burial sites carved directly into craggy cliffs to the traditional tongokonan houses that are immaculately decorated with the horns of buffalos, a symbol of wealth, and used almost exclusively as resting places for the corpses of recently deceased relatives.
These people very strongly believe in the life after death. Burial after death is just not an immediate process.
#3 The Ceremony
In poorer families, the body may simply be kept in another room of their own home. Generally, the Toraja funeral ceremony is an extravagant affair requiring all relatives to be present no matter how far away they may be, and bodies are usually entombed within coffins placed within burial caves painstakingly carved into limestone cliffs, weeks or even months can pass between death and burial.
In the meantime, all the preparations for the burial is done. The relatives are called and the money is saved for the ritual.
#2 After The ceremony...
Depending on the level of wealth the deceased had enjoyed in life, these can be incredibly extravagant, including massive feasts and lasting for days. The richer the one who died was, the lavish his burial ceremony is.
After the ceremony, the body is ready for burial. Typically the corpse will be placed within a wooden box, after which it will be interred not in the ground but rather in either a specially carved burial cave just for this purpose, a naturally formed cave that fits the requirements, or in the case of babies or small children it will be hung from a cliff with thick ropes until the ropes rot and the coffin falls to the ground, after which it will be reattached.
#1 The Video
However, this is not the last anyone will see of the bodies, for it is after the actual burial that the Toraja enact perhaps their most unusual ritual concerning the dead. Once a year, in August, villagers return to the burial caves in order to remove the bodies and change their clothes, groom them, and bathe them, as well as repair as much as possible any damage the coffins may have incurred.
Now this may sound like a crazy thing to do but it actually happens. After the corpses are freshened up, villagers will hold the them upright and "walk" them from the village to their place of death and back again, after which the body is placed back in its coffin and returned to its cave until the following year, when the whole morbid process will be repeated. Checkout the video below to know about this ritual more.
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