The Eyes and Scale of White Dragon. Once upon a time, there was a kingdom in Bali. The kingdom was ruled by a king named Prabu Maha Sila. The king had a very beautiful daughter. Her name was Putri Luh Cendrasari. Because of her beauty, she was famous throughout the kingdom and out of it. It made the kings, the crown prince, or the prince fought to get the princess.
The king was very confused when there were many young boys or men came to his palace. They consisted of king, princes, crown prince, adipati, even people who had supernatural power arrived wanted to propose his daughter to determine his prospective son-in-law, Prabu Maha Sila was very careful about it. This considering when his choice was unfair, for who was not chosen will be disappointed and made the disorder situation. Moreover, possibly the war and bloodshed could happen.
“My daughter, I won’t let it happen,” Prabu Maha said to his daughter. “Ask to Hyang Maha Agung so that you choose the right man,” said Prabu Maha Sila.
Strengthened the heart of princes Putri Luh Cendrasari.
“Father, don’t worry about that. I will choose whoever, as long as he provides my requirement,” said princess luh Cendrasari.
“What is your requirement?” urged Prabu Maha Sila.
“Whoever can bring the white dragon eyes and its scales, he will become my husband. Whoever his person, whatever he was and wherever his origin,” answered Princess Luh Cendrasari. The princess Luh Cendrasari immediately told the requirement to the applicants.
“It’s really wise!” said the applicants.
Then, they immediately competed to look for the eyes and the scale of the white dragon. They spread to every corners of the country. They entered the jungles. The mountain, the valley or the cave were passed through by them. But, not a single applicant was successful. Moreover, some applicants were lost and could not return to his home.
In the meantime, apart from the Prabu Maha Sila’s royal territory, there was a young boy from the common people. His name was Manik Angkeran. He heard that in the royal palace, the daughter of the king held the contest.
“Anyone who succeeded in getting the eyes and the scale of the white dragon will be accepted as his husband.”
Manik Angkeran dreamt about meeting the princess Luh Cendrasari. In his dream, Manik Angkeran fell in love with Luh Cendrasari, so did Luh Cendrasari. Seeing the reality, Manik Angkeran immediately appeared before his master in the white dragon cave. Manik Angkeran asked for a help to his master to look for the eyes and the scale of the white dragon.
“Manik Angkeran, you have to prepare to sacrifice anything for the sake of your sweetheart, will you?” asked Manik Angkeran’s master who wore white coat. Manik Angkeran promised to sacrifice all he had, the spirit and the body.
“Well, now see the real of me,” said Manik Angkeran’s master. Suddenly, the master’s body changed into a white dragon. Manik Angkeran was really shocked to see this.
“Actually this is my original shape. A white dragon. Because of my serious prayer, I am allowed by God to change my body into humankind. And I must be willing to give the help to whoever need help. Moreover, with you as the pupil that I really love,” said Manik Angkeran’s master that has changed the shape became a white dragon.
The white dragon immediately pried up his two eyes by himself and shook his body hard, so as the scales on his body fell into the ground.
“Now, please receive my two eyes and ten slivers of the scale of my body. And give those immediately to your sweetheart luh Cendrasari,” said white dragon.
“And remember my words, if in the future you will have the male child, give him a name “Naga Rangsang. Whereas, if it is a daughter, it is up to you to give her name. and now it’s time for me to see Hyang Maha Agung.”
After saying this, the white dragon was disappeared. With the sad feeling, Manik Angkeran immediately took two eyes and ten scales of the white dragon. Then, he hurried to appear before Princess Luh Cendrasari.
After arriving in the palace, Manik Angkeran handed over two eyeballs and the scale of the white dragon. Of course, Princess Luh Cendrasari was happy. She had seen the person who filled the requirement that was determined. Then, not so long afterwards princess Luh Cendrasari married Manik Angkeran. Prabu Maha Sila was really relieving.
But, Manik Angkeran was sad. He often felt hopeless.
“My beloved husband, why do you look sad? Is there anything you are thinking of?” urged Princess Luh Cendrasari.
At the time, Luh Cendrasari saw his husband’s soul was lifted by god; the soul of Luh Cendrasari immediately pursued him.
“It is not the time for you to die?! You will die if you gave birth a son,” the God said.
“No! I want to follow my husband! “Answered the soul of Luh Cendrasari.
“I am not possible to give birth to a son, if my husband dies now. Then please give my husband back, let him to return to the world. I do not want to be apart from my husband,” said the soul of Luh Cendrasari. Hearing the request of Luh Cendrasari’s soul, God immediately granted her request.
In fact, God only tested Luh Cendrasari’s loyalty against Manik Angkeran that came from the common people. God immediately wiped off the forehead of the two souls. A miracle happened. Manik Angkeran and Luh Cendrasari’s body moved and rose slowly. They lived again. The husband and wife lived happily ever after.
That’s all about the story of The Eyes and Scale of White Dragon.