10 extreme traditions in Indonesia, which do you think is the scariest?

Indonesia’s 10 extreme traditions will give you goose bumps. Everything from chipping teeth to amputations has been preserved. Indonesia is known as a country with ethnic and cultural diversity. Each Indonesian tribe has its own tradition.

The following are Indonesian extreme traditions summarized by iNews.id from various sources.

Indonesian 10 Extreme Traditions

1. Fingercut tradition

The finger-cutting tradition or Iki Palek is a Dani tradition in Papua. Although extreme, this tradition of Iki Parek has profound implications. In the case of the Dani, cutting is done to show deep sorrow when the family dies.

The tick finger is a symbol of descent, unity, and strength in both humans and families. The number of finger cuts indicates the number of families who have died. This tradition is mainly carried out by tick women.

2. Sown tradition

The Macarecare tradition is derived from the village of Tenganan in Karangasem, Bali. In this tradition, villagers use thorny pandan leaves as weapons and wicker shields to perform war shows to prevent enemy attacks.

This Pandanas War tradition, quoted from Dapobas Kemdikbud, is part of the ritual of worshiping the Tenganan community to Dewa Indra. After completing this ritual, all wounds experienced by participants are treated with traditional herbs made from turmeric, which are believed to be effective in healing wounds quickly.

3. Pasora

The next extreme tradition in Indonesia is Pasora from West Sumba and East Nusa Tenggara. Quoted from the West Sumba Regency website, Pasora comes from Sora or Hora, which means javelin throw tree. Pasora is a tradition of war, where two groups of jockeys face each other and attack with a wooden javelin throw. It is believed by the community that the blood flowing into the Pasora Arena can fertilize the soil for abundant harvests.

According to Sumba folklore, Pasora was born of a beautiful widow named Lovekaba in Waiwan village. [2] On Wednesday, the hippo has her husband, Umbu Amaf, one of the leaders of Waiwan Village. [2] In addition to Umbu Amahu, there are two leaders named Ngongo Tau Masusu and Bayang Amahu. [2] One day, these three leaders told the residents of Waiwan that they would go to the sea. [2] However, they went to the south coast of West Sumba to collect rice. [2] Residents have long waited for three leaders, but they have not yet returned to their village. [2] Residents held a memorial service because they thought the three leaders had died. [2] In that sadness, the late Umb Dura’s beautiful widow, Love Hippo, was caught up in the romance with Tedah Guyparona from the village of Kodi. [2] However, the families of Love Hippo and Tedah Guyparona did not approve their marriage, so they eloped. [2] Tedah Guyparona took her widow to her hometown. [2] After a while, three leaders of the formerly thought dead Waiwan residents (Ngongotaumassu, Bayan Amaf, and Umbu Amuff) reappeared in their hometown. [2] Umbu Amahu is looking for his wife brought in by Teda Gaiparono. [2] Despite the discovery of Waiwan’s inhabitants, Love Hippo, who had a romantic relationship with Tedah Guyparona, did not want to return. [2] Then on Wednesday, the hippo asked Tedah Guyparona to take responsibility for replacing the beli received from the Umb Dara family. [2] Belis is the amount of gratitude given to future wives by the party that takes her wife, such as giving horses, cows, buffaloes, and other valuables. [2] Teda Guyparona then agreed and paid for Belis on his behalf. [2] After all beliefs were rewarded, the wedding of the Hippo couple and Tedah Guyparona was held on Wednesday. [2] At the end of the wedding reception, the Umbu Dara family advises the residents of Waiwan to hold a Niere party in the form of Pasora to forget her sadness of losing her beautiful widow, Love Hippo. Did. [2]

4. Debs

This tradition is already well known to Indonesian people, especially Banten people. Yeah, Debs is often a show event for the people of Banten. At the Debs Show, each member performs some extreme scenes. For example, you can pierce your stomach with a spear, tear a part of your body with a machette, eat fire, or insert a wire needle until it penetrates into parts of your body such as the skin of your tongue or cheeks without bleeding. increase.

The Sundanese Debs means translucent, and in Arabic it means the weapon of a pointed iron rod with a rounded tip. For some ordinary people, Debs art is certainly very extreme. Today, Devas as an art b Eradiri, often seen in cultural events and traditional ceremonies.

5. Datong

Hakka Datong is a person possessed by the spirits of God and his ancestors. When a person’s body or body is used as a means of communication or mediation between ancestral spirits or gods. By using specific mantras and mudras, the spirit of God is called to the altar and enters the human body.

The spirits of the gods and ancestors are usually summoned with a particular interest. For example, to carry out medical activities or to seek advice that may be necessary. Most of the sacred spirits are summoned for activities related to Taoist beliefs, such as medicine, demon extermination, and the creation of hu. After the activity takes place, the mind leaves the human body.

In China, the Datong tradition has become extinct, but the areas of Indonesia where this tradition still remains are West Kalimantan and Bankabilitung.

The tradition of Datong comes from Singkawang in West Kalimantan. The term Datong itself applies to those whose bodies are used as a medium into the spirit of their ancestors. This tradition is similar to Debas performing dangerous scenes such as Datong stabbing his body with a sharp object. The Datong Parade is usually held in Singkawang to celebrate Cap Gome.

6. Tradition

The Ngayau Dayak people do not have such a terrible tradition. That is, Ngayau or Kayau, which means enemy in the Land Dayak language. Therefore, Ngayau can be interpreted as the tradition of the Kalimantan Dayaks hunting the heads of their enemies. According to their belief, decapitation of the enemy’s head can prevent the enemy’s spirit from being disturbed. These successful headhunters had the right to wear leopard teeth, hornbill feathers and specially designed tattoos on their ears.

7. Kerick tooth tradition

Mentawai women have unique customs. That is, she brushes her teeth until sharp. This tradition has been passed down from generation to generation, and it is the Mentawai belief that if a girl wants to grow and be beautiful, it is wise to have sharp teeth. Their teeth are sharpened or sharpened with a tip made of sharpened iron or wood until it is sharpened. This process was performed on all (23) teeth. This tradition actually makes sense to control yourself from six long-established bad human traits, or what is known as SadRipu. These six vices are desire (Kama), greed (Lobha), anger (Krodha), drunkenness (Mada), jealousy (Matsarya), and confusion (Moha).

8. Mime Jr. tradition

The Mime Jr. tradition is an annual tradition of the Torajan people. Mime Jr., reported by sulsel.inews.id, is a ritual to change the body of a deceased ancestor or relative. It is believed that the Mime Jr. tradition has existed for thousands of years.

9. Tiwa tradition

Tiwa is a death ritual performed by the Dayak, who are also Hindus in Central Kalimantan. This tradition aims to bring the spirit to the Creator to Ru (below) and bring bad luck to the left-behind family. In this ritual, the skeleton of the corpse is removed from the burrow, cleaned and placed in Sandung, a small house made of logs measuring approximately 9×12 square meters.

10. Tradition of Sigajang Laleng Lipa

The tradition of Sigajang Laleng Lipa is the tradition of piercing each other using a buddy or a long knife in one pod. This tradition is a Bugis tradition for solving problems. This tradition is a last resort if deliberations from both parties do not reach an agreement. The tradition of Sigajang Laleng Lipa is classified as an extreme tradition in Indonesia because all implementations are life-threatening. Still, as time went on, this tradition began to be abandoned by the Bugis people. These are the 10 extreme traditions of Indonesia that we must know. Whatever it is, we must respect the ethnic and cultural diversity that exists in Indonesia.