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Jinping County Culture

 Funeral custom of Dai people傣族的丧葬文化

 

Dai village, where people died, according to the ages of the deceased and different identities and different causes of death and different funeral rites.Funeral Cremation, burial and water burial four. Cremation is an early burial customs of Jinping. Temple of Buddha, Lord, monks and revered after death, cremation; burial is a major funeral of Dai people in Jinping,Jinping people living in rivers in the past, there have been water burial practices, whether it died, and died by violence, death and water burial, has been gradually abandoned. Celestial burial is very few people living orders,burial rituals, soul to ascend to heaven. According to Dai custom, after death, to carry the dead to the central housing,by the parents or the child's corpse with warm water, and then put on the new clothes. When washing, from bottom to top, blouse to wear, namely buttons bucklesin the back, and the difference between the living. Dressed in white cloth shrouds later and parked in the House. At this time, the family began to cry. The people in the village after hearing cries, came to hang for help. Meanwhile,near to inform friends and relatives arrived at   the scene. Owner of the family of the deceased usually to kill pigs and chicken. In accordance with the customs of the past, no matter who kills a person in the village, the whole village willstop production and labor day, not entirely, grow, cut back by Zhai outsidefirewood, are not allowed back into the village. During the new morgue, pleasecomment to the Scriptures, one can drink, dance music, historical records as"entertainment".

Burial casket. Coffin was in the morgue by the village for help during preparation, making relatively simple, some Board, some with bamboo. The funeral procession from AX-wave (that is, religious activities who chaired) in lead,followed by immediate family members of a man holding a long knife and cloth pockets, funeral family and friends run forward from time to time, so that the men had the leaf boarding prick, means eating food to relatives and friends of the deceased. Then follows a soul recorded in the immediate family of the deceased to the other world to follow coffin behind a funeral procession of friends and relatives. Along the way to throw out some of the deceased, as after the death of necessity.  Selection methods have several main forms of burial grounds: first, the divisions with all an egg in front of the body, and then throwing the eggs on the ground, eggs broken there, and is there buried. Second, with a lighted waxtouch. Fire out there, and is there buried. Thirdly, with a porcelain thrown on the floor, ceramic bowls where broken, is where are willing to live with thedead, they buried him here. Every opening day, closing Festival and Chinese new year, relatives of the deceased will go to the Buddhist temple drop, for the souls of the deceased.



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