There are always many strange customs all over the world. There are many different ways of burying people after their death. Cremation, burial, water burial, celestial burial, etc. Now there is a way of burial in the countryside of Indonesia. Maybe you Never heard of it.
According to the British “Daily Mail” report, Tana Toraja, a remote mountainous region in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi Province, has a burial customs. In order to let the premature infants return to nature, their bodies will be buried in large trees.
Indonesia’s tree burial has special rules. Their tree burial is only suitable for infants. They look for big trees in the jungle and cut open the trunk, just enough to stuff a small coffin into it.
After the baby died, the local residents immediately found a suitable tree that could accommodate the bodies of a dozen babies. Then the family will take care of the baby’s final outfit and go to the funeral.
The family will dress the baby who has died and has not yet begun to tusks, and then put his body in the tree hole and seal the tree hole with the palm roots. As time passes, tree holes will gradually heal.
When the tree hole has healed, nutrients from the baby’s corpse are also absorbed by the tree as fertilizer. At this point, the local villagers will believe that the wind has taken away the baby’s soul, allowing them to return to nature and get calm.
The ancient tradition of the area has caused many corpses to be buried on many large trees and become an alternative cemetery. As long as it is a big tree, many bodies of babies must be buried.
However, it is not the case that every baby can apply this ancient tradition after his death. Only the baby who did not begins to grow teeth can die in this way. Only such infants, the soul is pure enough, can be dedicated to the sacred trees, nature is willing to accept them, let the wind take their souls, make their souls to rest.
Can you accept this way of burial?