Legend Of Sendang Sani
Legend Of Sendang Sani
One day, Sunan Kalijaga planned to visit Sunan Muria in Pati, Central java province. He asked his friend, Ki Rangga, to go with him. Several servants also joined them to carry their luggage. After every things prepared, they began walking to Sunan Muria’s house. (also read : The Legend of Shut Eye Island)
Several hours their travel, Ki Rangga felt tired. He was embarrassed to walk together with Sunan Kalijaga because Sunan kalijaga did not look tired when Ki Rangga was very tired and thirsty. Knowing the condition of Ki Rangga, Finally, Sunan Kalijaga asked Ki Rangga to take a rest under a big tree. It was time for the Zuhur prayer. But there was no water around to clean up or “wudhu”. Ki rangga was confused. He told Sunan Kalijaga about it.
On smiling, Sunan Kalijaga then said, “We should pray for Allah for water. Now you must guard this big tree, Ki Rangga, it might bring water to us. But remember! Everything happens because of Allah SWT. Don’t act alone. You have to inform me when water comes out. I will be behind that hill,” (Also read other article at : Feeling Alone in Quiet Night)
Ki Rangga promised Sunan Kalijaga to inform him when the water came out. So, Sunan Kalijaga went behind the hill. Ki Rangga with his servants sat under the big tree. They quickly fell asleep. Suddenly water came out of the big tree, Ki Rangga and his servants became wet. They woke up. They drank and played in the water. Ki Rangga forgot Sunan Kalijaga’s message to inform him when the water came out.
Meanwhile Sunan Kalijaga who was behind the hill, was worried. So he went back to the big tree. However, he was surprised to see Ki Rangga and his servants were playing in the water.
“You forget my message to inform me when the water comes out. Instead, you are playing in the water like a turtle,” said Sunan Kalijaga softly. (Also read other article at : Soal Pilihan Ganda Materi Seni Suara)
Suddenly a miracle happened. Ki Rangga and his servants turned into turtles. Ki rangga was sad. He had changed into turtles because he did not keep his promise. The water formed a pond (java = Sendang). This pond is now called Sendang Sani, it is in Pati, Central java.
That’s all the story about the Legend Of Sendang Sani. (also read other story in Indonesian version at : Murid Mengendarai Sepeda dan Guru)