The Revealed Value and Meaning of Accountability: The Dayaknese Ceremony of Hindu Kaharingan Religion

Astrid Patricia Amiani


This study aims to understand the value of the cost sacrifice and the meaning of accountability of the traditional ceremony of death, it’s named Tiwah ceremony for the Dayak people who adhere to the Hindu Kaharingan religion. The cost of carrying out the Tiwah religious ritual is very expensive because of the large number of animals sacrificed, houses for laying bones for the deceased, and other equipment. This study uses an interpretive approach with ethnographic methods.The results of the study found the religious value of divinity, the value of solidarity, socio-economic values and the value of trust as the cost of sacrifice entrusted by the Dayak people who are Hindu Kaharingan. Apart from this, the Tiwah traditional ceremony found affection accountability,social accountability and physical accountability. This means that the Tiwah ceremony's accountability is not only to the community and the deceased but also to Rannying Hatalla Langit

Keywords: value of cost sacrifice, accountability, Tiwah ceremony, the Dayaknese

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