Rituals have always been an inseparable part of human life, irrespective to the caste, age and sex. People belonging to any caste and faith need to perform the rituals especially in the case of death. Get acquainted with some of the more ‘out there’ death rituals in the world.
All the relatives gather together and relish the dead body by adding some spices, so that the body is edible.
To make this boring ritual an exciting one, people hire professional and beautiful strippers who are believed to pull the crowd.
Here the body of the deceased is chopped into pieces, mixed with some flour and then left in the open so that the scavengers eat it.
For example, if you liked playing guitar or eating ice cream, you would be buried in that shape of coffin.
However, this ritual is banned nowadays.
After the mourning, the dead body is kept at some height where the cloths are removed with the help of sharp tools, so that the scavengers eat away the body quickly.
Famadihana says a dead person, once buried, meets his ancestors and hence it is a time to enjoy and celebrate the death.
They believed a coffin should be close to the sky as it guidehelps the soul to reach heaven.
These people believe that dead bodies do not belong to their city.
It involves killing of near ones of the deceased, so that he/she is not left alone in other world.
Sati is an ancient practice from India, which is rarely found these days.
Next 1000 days are spent drinking poisonous teas and eating barks to make their body poisoned so that it would not be infested after death. Then, he gets into a sealed tomb and rings a bell which proves he is alive. If the bell stops ringing the tomb is sealed for next 1000 days and then displayed on the monastery.