The Legend of Lutung Kasarung. Once upon a time there was a kingdom in West Java. The kingdom was led by a king named Prabu Tapa Agung. He was getting old and therefore wanted to retire as a king. But unfortunately, he had no son to replace him as a king. He only had two daughters named Purbararang and Purbasari. He thought of choosing one of his daughters, Purbararang and Purbasari. But it wasn’t an easy choice. They were both very pretty and smart. The only difference was their temperament. Purbararang was rude and dishonest, while Purbasari was kind and caring. With those considerations, Prabu Tapa Agung finally wanted Purbasari to replace him.
Purbararang didn’t agree with her father’s decision. “You cannot appoint her to be the queen, Father. I’m older than she is. It’s supposed to be me as the queen, not her!” said Purbararang. Prabu Tapa Agung smiled. “Purbararang, to be a queen takes more than age. There are many other qualities that one must possess,” explained Prabu Tapa Agung wisely. “What does Purbasari have that I don’t?” Purbararang pouted. “You’ll find out when Purbasari has replaced me,” Prabu Tapa Agung answered. And the king still chose Purbasari to be the next queen.