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Poeple Who Remove The Dead From Coffins After Every 3 Years, Here Is Why (Photos)

Numerous rituals and festivals practiced all around the world frequently leave us in awe.

And now for a custom that the inhabitants of Toraja, Indonesia, follow that you probably never would have thought of.

A hilly area in South Sulawesi, Indonesia is home to the Torajan ethnic group.

There are about 1,100,000 people there, of whom 450,000 are in Tana Toraja regency. The majority of people are Christians, while some also practice Islam or the native aluk animist religion.

In contrast to how Western culture normally views death, the Toraja people of Indonesia view it with great joy.For them, respecting the deceased with the utmost care will help them transition into the afterlife rather than viewing death as something to fear and avoid.

From a very young age, Torajans are taught to cope with and accept death as a natural part of life. When a loved one passes away, Torajans treat the deceased as if they were ill.

Every day, a Toma Kula is given food, water, and even cigarettes because people believe that the animal's spirit clings to the body and longs for constant attention.

They clean and dress their deceased loved ones in new clothing once every three years to honor their lives. They then remove them from their coffins.

What's the reason for this?

One of the most moving ceremonies for the Torajans to stay connected to their loved ones for a long time, even after they pass away, is a tradition called as Ma'nene.

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