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My Grandpa’s Funeral in Toraja

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My Grandpa’s Funeral in Toraja

My Grandpa’s Funeral in Toraja

My Grandpa’s Funeral in Toraja

 

Last month my family

Last month my family and I went to Toraja to attend Grandpa’s funeral. It was my first time to go to such a ceremony. We gathered there with our kin in the ceremony.

Bulan kemarin saya dan keluarga saya pergi ke Toraja untuk mengunjung penguburan nenek. Itu adalah pengalaman pertama saya pergi ke uparaca sejenis. Kami berkumpul dengan teman teman di upacara.

Overall, the ceremony was quite elaborate

Overall, the ceremony was quite elaborate. It took about a week. Several days before the ceremony was done, grandpa’s body was kept in a series of houses arranged in a circular row around an open field called tongkonan. His corpse was dressed in a fi ne wearing.

Upacara tersebut cukup ribet. Upacara tersebut membutuhkan waktu sekitar seminggu. Beberapa hari sebelum upacara dilakukan, tubuh nenek dijaga di rumah yang berbentuk bulat yang disebut dengan Tongkonan. Penjaga tersebut berpakaian yang baik.

The funeral was performed in two phases

The funeral was performed in two phases. First, we slaughtered the pigs and buffaloes, and then moved the corpse to face north. In this ceremony we wore black clothes. After that, the corpse was placed in a sandal wood coffin. Then, it was brought out of the house and placed on an open platform beneath the granary. Meanwhile, my uncle, my brother, and I prepared the wooden puppet and a funeral tower called lakian. The next phase of the ceremony was held in this place. The coffin is borne from the house and placed in the lakian. During the day, there were also buffalo matches. They were great matches. In the night, we were feasting, chanting, and dancing.

Penguburna ditunjukkan dengan dua langkah, pertama, kami menyembelih babi dan kerbau, kemudian memindahkan jenasah agar menghadap utara. Saat ini kami memakai pakaian hitam. Setelah Jenazah tersebut ditempatkan dalam sebuah peti dari kayu. Sementara itu, paman dan kakaku dan aku menyiapkan patung dari kayu dan sebuah menara kuburan yang disebut Lakian. Fase selanjutnya dalam upacara bertempat tinggal di sebuah ruangan. Peti tersebut diletakkan di dalam rumah dan ditempatkan ke dalam Lakian dan diletakkan di tempat ini. Selama siang hari, ada juga pertandingan kerbau. Pertandungan tersebut sangat menarik. Di malam hari, kami berpesta, bernyanyi dan menari.

On the last day, the grandpa’s coffin were lowered

On the last day, the grandpa’s coffin were lowered from the funeral tower and brought up to the mountain side family graveyard. It was followed by great shouting and excitement from the relatives and the guests. Finally, we installed the wooden puppet on a high balcony where other puppets representing the members of a whole family were already there. The funeral ceremonies made my family and me tired. However, we were grateful because it ran smoothly.

Di hari terakhir, peti dari nenek di turunkan dari menara dan dibawa ke pegunungan di kuburan keluarga. Dan diikuti oleh teriakan dar para keluarga dan tamu. Akhirnya, kami memasang patung kayu d balkoni dimana patung yang lain yang mengambarkan anggota dari keluarga berada. Upacara penguburan ni membuat keluarga dan saya lelah, akan tetapi kami berterima kasih karena upacara tersebut berlangsung dengan lancar.

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