8 This unique funeral ritual only exists in Indonesia, you know?

Indonesia is unique from a variety of ethnicities and cultures. because of the large number of tribes in Indonesia, many unique rituals in everyday life are scattered in various regions. These unique rituals seem to spread in every inch of community activity.
Even burying people who have died also does not escape the various rituals. Uniquely each region has different ways of taking care of someone who is gone.

1. Rambu Solo, Tana Toraja
8 This unique funeral ritual only exists in Indonesia, you know?

Solo signs are the traditional ceremony of the death of the Toraja community which aims to deliver the spirits of people who have died back to eternity with their ancestors in a resting place. This ritual costs a lot.
this ceremony is often also called the death perfection ceremony. Because the person who died was only considered truly dead after the entire procession of the ceremony was fulfilled. If not, then the person who died is only considered a sick or weak person. so that he is still treated like a living person, which is laid on a bed and given food and drink and always invited to talk.
In this funeral ceremony there are various cultural attractions on display. such as buffalo fighting, buffalo slaughter, and some typical Toraja dances.

2. Saur Matua, North Sumatra
8 This unique funeral ritual only exists in Indonesia, you know?

Not arbitrarily people can do the Saur Matua ritual that comes from this Batak tribe. Saur Matua is usually done by people who die at a very old age. In addition this ritual is carried out by children of deceased people who are married and have offspring. from the children who have been married, they also have to do marriage customs.
Uniquely, in the celebration of Saur Matua symbolizes joy rather than grief. This is done because people who have died at a very high age and their children already have children. it means that the person who has died has managed to educate his children to get married and only has to wait for his death with joy.

3. Ngaben, Bali
8 This unique funeral ritual only exists in Indonesia, you know?

the area known as 1001 Island temple is also not inferior to a variety of unique rituals. Talking about funeral rituals, Balinese people have a special ritual called Ngaben. The Ngaben ceremony is carried out by burning the body inside a statue, usually in the form of an ox.
Balinese people believe by burning the body of a deceased person, the soul can be liberated and lead to a new life after death. The Ngaben ceremony also costs a lot. So that arguably Ngaben is the most magnificent funeral ceremony in the world.

4.Brobosan, Java
8 This unique funeral ritual only exists in Indonesia, you know?

Brobosan is a funeral ritual originating from Java. This ritual has become an inherent tradition since ancient times. in this ritual the whole family is required to walk in sequence past the coffin above them.
This unique ritual is carried out as a form of final respect for the deceased who has contributed a lot in their lives.

5. Trunyan, Bali
8 This unique funeral ritual only exists in Indonesia, you know?

Besides Ngaben, Balinese people also have another unique burial method called Trunyan. This cemetery is precisely in Trunyan Village, Kintamani. the body of a deceased person is not buried, but simply placed under taru and incense trees and lined with woven bamboo.

Uniquely, the bodies that have been left for so long have not produced a strong odor. it is said, the taru and incense trees that made the body not smell because of the fragrant it produced.

6. Marapu, Sumba
8 This unique funeral ritual only exists in Indonesia, you know?

The Marapu funeral ceremony was carried out by the Sumba community. this funeral ceremony takes place inside the home of the deceased and there are two stages. First the bodies are wrapped in cloth until they are layered and then placed in wooden crates. second, the body is placed in a squatting position similar to a baby in the womb which means new birth.
Then the female mourners took turns into the house and sat in a circle. Women are welcome to cry over as much as they have died. the second stage is to prepare graves made of megalithic stone. The stone was pulled together out of the village with a special ceremony.

7. Minahasa tribe cemetery, North Sulawesi
8 This unique funeral ritual only exists in Indonesia, you know?

Minahasa tribes also have unique funeral rituals. The Minahasa people positioned their bodies sitting while hugging their legs. According to the beliefs of the Minahasa tribe, this position symbolizes a holy state and brings goodness.
other than that, the direction of the position of the corpse must face north which is said to be the story of the ancestors of the Minahasa people from the north. Uniquely, the corpse buried in this stone grave will be crushed to ashes without the slightest bone left. Believe guys?

8. Mummification of the Asmat Tribe
8 This unique funeral ritual only exists in Indonesia, you know?

Mummies are preserved bodies, due to protection from decomposition by natural or artificial means, so that the initial shape is maintained. You can't only find mummies in Egypt.
In Indonesia this practice also turns out to be applied in the culture and history of Papua. the practice of mummification on the Asmat tribe is usually only done to tribal chiefs or war commanders who are mummified with traditional materials to glorify their historical and religious interests.