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RITUAL: Mah Meri Tribe (Sprit of the sea )

A thanksgiving ‘Puja Pantai’ ritual prayer in Malaysia

Mah Meri tribe wearing a traditional cloth performs prayers on the beach as they offer a prayer to the sea at Pulau Carey, Straits of Malacca beach on January 29, 2020 in Pulau Carey, Malaysia. The indigenous people of Mah Meri village, perform the ‘Puja Pantai’ ritual prayer and ‘Main Jo-oh’ dance to appease the spirits of the seas and celebrate the New Year. The annual Ari Muyang or Ancestor’s Day is celebrated by Malaysia’s Mah Meri tribe people by offering prayers and blessings in honour of their ancestors on February 23. (Footage by Samsul Said)

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