Monday, March 15, 2010
Toraja name originally given by the Bugis and the Luwu Sidenreng. Sidenreng people call this local resident called to Riaja which means "He who dwells in the land above or mountains", was called to the Luwu Riajang which means "one who dwells in the west". There is also another version that says the origin Toraya To = Tau (people), Raya = from the word Maraya (large), meaning the great men, noble. Gradually it became Toraja mention. Tana word meaning 'country', so that the settlement Toraja tribe known then by the name of Tana Toraja.
Coffins used in funerals were carved to resemble animals (Erong). Adat Toraja society is to store the bodies in the cliff / cave hole, or made a home (Pa'tane). Some areas currently cemetery has become a tourist attraction, as in:
Lemo is one of the Toraja ancestor's grave, which is a grave nature that carved in the sixteenth century or the local called Liang Paa '. Number of holes there are 75 ancient stone fruit and tau-tau an upright standing some 40 fruit as symbols of prestige, status, role and position of the nobles in the village of Lemo. Lemo named because of this rock pit model that resembles a round orange spots.
Looks Allo, which is a natural cave graves located in Kelurahan Sangalla 'and contains dozens of Erong, tens of Tau-tau, and hundreds of skulls and human bones. In the sixteenth century by the rulers Sangalla 'in this case the Puang Manturino with his wife chose Bualaan Rangga Allo cave looking for burial place later if they died, as the realization of the promise and oath of husband and wife "as lively as dead one buried us both". Goa looks Alllo is 19 km from Kruger National Park and 12 km from Makale.