(Quechua) "Ujllatamin wañunchij kay kawsaypiqa
“We only die once in this life. Only once, we have the right to the best care”.
Ecuador is a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural nation, a fascinating country that cherishes impressive archeological sites and footprints of great civilizations of which the most important teachings about life, nature and the leap to eternity we have extracted.
Funeral services in the Incan communities have a more festive character without leaving the grief aside, and offer a farewell with everything needed to whom is taking a long trip; emphasizing the way to ready the surroundings, the courtesies, the farewells, the forgiveness, the prayers, the food, the attire, the moments of dialogue between the relatives and the traveler to propitiate the opportune moment to harmonize their past relationships and primarily his new home.
In our most Andean ancestral beliefs, death is a fundamental part of life; is the continuity of the being and nature.
The Incan culture teaches us that death is a significant state of evolution which we have to prepare with spirituality and understanding and that it is a transcendental step because from this point, life returns to its beginning.
“Dust to dust, ashes to ashes”
It should be noted that orienting the head of the casket towards the sunrise was very important for the Inca. This orientation responds to the sense of hope of returning to life in a better and different way to the one lived. (Pachakuti)