North Toraja Ma'nene Tradition: The Corpse Is Removed From The Grave And Changed Into New Clothes

North Toraja Ma’nene Tradition: The Corpse Is Removed From The Grave And Changed Into New Clothes

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North Toraja Ma’nene Tradition: The corpse is removed from the grave and changed into new clothes. This tradition is a ritual in the Barupu community in North Toraja. Where corpses that are tens or even hundreds of years old are removed from the grave, to be cleaned and changed their clothes.

The Mak’nene ritual will be a ceremony called the Rambu Solok death ceremony. This ritual is a tradition that is still maintained today. Ma’nene is understood as a way of paying attention to and honoring deceased ancestors. If people do not respect their ancestral spirits, then their ancestral spirits will ignore their families.

Apart from that, it is also believed that if relatives respect deceased ancestors, their ancestors will provide positive feedback to the living community. So there is a feeling of familiarity and protection from deceased ancestors. This is a traditional procession from Indonesia which is rich in culture and art.

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