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Indonesian Province’s Bizarre Annual Ritual Of Digging Up Its Dead To Give Them A Wash, Groom And Dress Them In New Clothes






Indonesian Province’s Bizarre Annual Ritual Of Digging Up Its Dead To Give Them A Wash, Groom And Dress Them In New Clothes. According to the ancient Torajan belief system, the spirit of a dead person must return to his village of origin. So if a person died on a journey, the family would go to the place of death and accompany the deceased back home by walking them back to the village. In the past, people were frightened to journey far, in case they died while they were away and were unable to return to their village.
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