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What People In Indonesia Do With Their Dead Is So Shocking & Bizarre

‘The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses’ is practiced in South Sulawesi, Indonesia every few years. During the ceremony, the dead bodies of ancestors are washed, groomed and dressed in new clothes.

In Indonesia, the dead bodies are not buried in the ground. Rather they are kept in the caves to access them at the time of the ceremony. Read the story to know more about the rituals performed by the Indonesians with the corpses. 

What People In Indonesia Do With Their Dead Is So Shocking & Bizarre

What People In Indonesia Do With Their Dead Is So Shocking & Bizarre

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1) Ritual is called Ma'nene or The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses.

1) Ritual is called Ma’nene or The Ceremony of Cleaning Corpses.

Bodies are taken to the place where they died and drew back to the village in straight lines.

2) The bodies resembling like zombies while getting dressed by the boy for the ceremony.

2) The bodies resembling like zombies while getting dressed by the boy for the ceremony.

In Toraja society, death rituals are considered very significant just like births and marriages.

3) A man combing the hair of a female corpse just like any alive person.

3) A man combing the hair of a female corpse just like any alive person.

The bodies of dead relatives are dressed in fancy new clothes on the ceremony.

4) Indonesians believe that the dead live in their hearts and minds.

4) Indonesians believe that the dead live in their hearts and minds.

In a territory of Indonesia, the dead turned into a zombie and started walking in an insane manner.

5) Even the dead bodies of children are cleaned and mended during the ceremony.

5) Even the dead bodies of children are cleaned and mended during the ceremony.

6) Image shows the skeleton of a baby wrapped in a printed frock with a boy carrying a doll sitting next to the corpse.

6) Image shows the skeleton of a baby wrapped in a printed frock with a boy carrying a doll sitting next to the corpse.

7) The people of Indonesia believe that the soul of their ancestors must return to the villages.

7) The people of Indonesia believe that the soul of their ancestors must return to the villages.

In the past people were frightened to go on a long journey because in case if they die, then the relatives of the deceased need to bring him back to the village.

8) A dead couple brought back to life on the ceremony.

8) A dead couple brought back to life on the ceremony.

9) A boy keeping the dead body of his relative back into the coffin.

9) A boy keeping the dead body of his relative back into the coffin.

The only good thing about the ceremony is that the coffins are also cleaned during the ceremony.

10) Image of the stonewall called 'tau-tau' which is meant for the corpses belonging to high class.

10) Image of the stonewall called ‘tau-tau’ which is meant for the corpses belonging to high class.

11) Watch the video showing the rituals practiced by Indonesians on the corpses

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