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Ma’nene ritual in Tana Toraja, an Aluk To Dolo funerals for cleaning ancestral mummies who died decades

Tinuku Travel ~ The Ma’nene ritual is Tana Toraja traditional ceremony to cleanse the mummies in Toraja after August or after harvest. One of the exotic tribes live in mountainous areas Latimojong, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi, presenting the cultural death ritual in the cemetery to clean up the ancestors bodies.

Toraja in South Sulawesi in the northern part of the height of 1500 meters above sea level have cool mountain air is animistic culture based on the teachings espoused ancestors for thousands of years called Aluk To Dolo and still held firm and preserved in the life of contemporary society.

The bodies inside the coffin is placed in the hole of the rock by some communities in the region Baruppu, North Toraja, who believed the corpse becomes an integral part of family relatives who are still alive. The relatives of intense care for the bodies and cleaned every year.

Tinuku Travel Ma’nene ritual in Tana Toraja, an Aluk To Dolo funerals for cleaning ancestral mummies who died decades

Tinuku.com Travel Ma’nene ritual in Tana Toraja, an Aluk To Dolo funerals for cleaning ancestral mummies who died decades

Travel.Tinuku.com Ma’nene ritual in Tana Toraja, an Aluk To Dolo funerals for cleaning ancestral mummies who died decades

Ma’nene ritual is mummified corpse of a crate to be cleaned. Old clothes that used the bodies replaced with new clothes. This ritual inspired by the story of the ancestors hundreds of years ago is a man named Pong Romasek who always took care of the bodies of anyone. Caring for people who have died is a noble deed.

Toraja ethnic communities have followed the teachings of Christianity, but the tradition of Aluk To Dolo that glorifies the relatives of the deceased will be retained and preserved until now. Feast death is called Rambu Solok for the family far more lively than the wedding.

Death to the Toraja ethnic communities is the core and the crowning achievement of the greatest life to eternity in the Puya or heaven. Before heading to the Puya, burial became the most sacred moment in life's journey in the world.

Toraja hold firm understanding that "human life is to die" is toward natural immortality. The bodies should be cleaned as penance for peace in the Puya. Each of the bodies to be buried by the provision as much as possible the family's ability.

Supplies are spirits by the number of animals sacrificed during the Rambu Solok funeral feast. Spirit plenty of animals are expected to accompany the corpse to the Puya. The greater the number of animals sacrificed more perfect way to immortality.

The higher level of the caste bodies, the higher the sacrificed animals. Feast death Toraja people often spend billions of rupiah. Families who do not have a cost, then the relatives of the deceased mummified temporarily in the house until the money is available.



Rambu Solok funerals was festive for days, day and night. A party with songs of mourning Ma'badong, the prayers of lamentation, music and variety of traditional dances to entertain relatives grieving family. Communities and relatives continue to come from within the country and from abroad to convey his condolences.

Burial in time will be based on a family agreement. Body buried mummies are mostly a few months or many years cared for at home. Purification process using the traditional ingredients typical of Toraja that the bodies remain intact as during life.

Mummies shrouded in completely new clothes from head to toe. Placed in a coffin of wood type selected. Mummy in a coffin carried by the entire family to the hole in the rock that had been prepared. Coffin containing the corpse is placed on the mound in a rut.

Cemetery burrow in rock mountains scattered along the Tana Toraja and North Toraja regency. At the burial sites can be watched crates containing the mummy or human skull. Tana Toraja Mountains, traditional houses and unique community life presents a beautiful panorama and magical.

Tinuku Travel Ma’nene ritual in Tana Toraja, an Aluk To Dolo funerals for cleaning ancestral mummies who died decades

Tinuku.com Travel Ma’nene ritual in Tana Toraja, an Aluk To Dolo funerals for cleaning ancestral mummies who died decades

Travel.Tinuku.com Ma’nene ritual in Tana Toraja, an Aluk To Dolo funerals for cleaning ancestral mummies who died decades

Location: Tana Toraja and North Toraja regency, South Sulawesi.

Activity: Explore ethnography, archeology, architecture, culture and culinary. Hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Car parking, restrooms, Restaurants hotels and resorts.

Reach Access: 0 km from Makale city in Tana Toraja district.

Routes and public transport: All flights to Makale city in Tana Toraja district.

Advice: Ma’nene ritual generally held after August or after harvest. Rituals performed at various locations and different schedules. Contact your travel agent to know the schedules and locations.

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