The village of Tunyan is located on the fringe of Batur Lake, Kintamani. Attending to Lake Batur takes round two hours drive to the northeast of Denpasar along the primary street to Buleleng and through Bangli Regency. This location can only be accessed by boat, and it takes round half an hour throughout the calm waters.
Trunyan is well-known for his or her custom of treating their dead. While most Balinese would maintain a tradition of Ngaben, a term referring to a cremation of the lifeless, in Trunyan, that’s not how they deal with their dead. Trunyan has an area of cemetery in its sub-village, Kuban, the place they lay their dead, not cremate it like what most Balinese do. The physique will simply be laid out in bamboo cages to decompose. Subsequently, you can see many skulls and skeletons lies in the platform stone and anyplace around.
The Village of Trunyan has its own rule about where to put their dead. There are three tombs which ready for 3 different kind of death. For those who died naturally, the body shall be lined with white material, have some ceremony and at last put, not buried, beneath a big tree identify Taru Menyan in a location named Sema Wayah. But when the reason for demise is just not natural like being killed, accident, suicide etc, the body will be put in a location named Sema Bantas. Youngsters, baby, and single individual shall be put in a location named Sema Muda.
There’s also a customized that prohibit the ladies of Trunyan from going to the cemetery when a lifeless physique is carried there. They believe that if a girl involves the cemetery whereas corpse is being carried there, there can be disaster within the village.
Regardless that people right here don’t bury their lifeless and simply depart them in a pure means, the dead bodies don’t produce dangerous smells. Many individuals believe that it’s as a result of perfumed scents from an enormous Taru Menyan tree rising nearby. Taru means ‘tree’ and Menyan means ‘good smell’. The title of Trunyan as the identify of the Village was additionally derived from these two words.
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