The Legend of Rawa Pening

The Legend of Rawa Pening

       The Legend of Rawa Pening. Long time ago in Java island there was a village. The name of the village was Pening. Pening village was a prosperous village.  The land was fertile and the weather was always good around all year.  It was on the slope of Mount Merbabu so the climate was cool.  People made their living by cultivating rice, vegetables and fruits.  The harvest was always satisfying.  So all of them were in happy life.  That’s why once a year they held a ceremony called ‘Bersih desa’.  It was a kind of thanks giving day.  It was a day when they expressed their thankfulness to God for a successful harvest.  They would clean their village and then they would pray together.  At night they would have a dinner together and held theater performances.

       One day after a successful harvest they would celebrate it.  That time they wanted something special for celebrating it.  They wanted more meat for dinner.  So they went to the jungle for hunting. Just outside of the village there was a jungle where there were many animals like deer, buffalos, mouse deer, lambs and many other.  But that day there was no animal at all.  Animals were nowhere to be seen.  They had searched every inch of the wood but still their effort was in vain.  When it was almost dark, they were very tired so they took a rest.  They sat on something that look like a rock and a big root.  Everybody was silent because they were exhausted and disappointed. read more

The Legend of Mount Kelud

The Legend of Mount Kelud       

The Legend of Mount KeludThe Legend of Mount Kelud

       Jenggala Manik was the king of Kediri Kingdom. He had a daughter, her name was Dewi Kilisuci. She was very beautiful. Many young men fell in love with her. However, she always refused their marriage proposals. King Jenggala Manik was sad. He really wanted to see his daughter to get married. (Also read : DAMAR WULAN VERSUS MINAK JINGGO)

      “I hope you have to get married soon, my daughter,” said King Jenggala Manik. He continued, “I’m getting older, I know you are looking for a great husband. I have an idea, I’m going to hold a competition. If a man can stretch Kyai Garudayaksa’s bow and lift Kyai Sekardelima’s gong, he will be your husband.”

      Princess Dewi Kilisuci was speechless. She knew her father really wanted her to get married. She just hoped that she would marry a great man. She knew the bow and the gong had supernatural power. So the winner must had supernatural power too.

       The time of competition hold. One by one men tried to stretch the bow and lifted the gong but no one succeeded. They were injured, their hands and backs were broken. King Jenggala Manik planned to stop the competition. He thought no one could win the competition. read more

The Legend of Mount Arjuna

The Legend of Mount Arjuna

The Legend of Mount Arjuna

The Legend of Mount Arjuna

       In the Mahabharata, Pandawa are the five acknowledged sons of Pandu. Their names are Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. Compared to his brothers, Arjuna had the most supernatural power.

     However, he still wanted to have more power by meditating. So He planned to meditate on the top of a mountain to ask the gods to give him supernatural power. He then climbed one big mountain and started meditating on the top of the mountain. (Also read : THE LEGEND OF WATU ULO BEACH)

      Arjuna concentrated meditating very hard days and nights. He was not disturbed by anything around him. While he was meditating, suddenly the mountain was slowly getting bigger and higher. The mountain was so high that it finally touched the heaven. It was the home of the gods. The touching of the mountain made the heaven shaking. The gods and the goddesses were restless. They talked to Batara Guru, the god of all gods.

    Finally Batara Guru ordered Batara Narada to investigate what actually happened in the earth. Then he went to investigate to find out what causes the severe shaking heaven. Batara Narada found Arjuna on the mountain. read more

The Scenery of Mount Semeru

The Scenery of Mount Semeru

      The Scenery of Mount Semeru. There many destination place for recreation. They can be beaches, forests, mountains or others. For this occasion, we want to share about a place in one part of mountain.

      As we know there are many mountains in Indonesia as our destination for recreation, and some are still active mountains. One of them is Mount Semeru. It is the highest mountain on the island of Java. The stratovolcano is also known as Mahameru (meaning “The Great Mountain”). The name derived from the Hindu-Buddhist mythical mountain of Meru or Sumeru, the abode of gods. Since 1818, at least 55 eruptions have been recorded (10 of which resulted in fatalities). The volcano belches out a huge cloud of steam and smoke every 20 minutes or so and sometimes interspersed with ash and stones.

      Mount Semeru is located between the regencies of Malang and Lumajang with geographical position of 8 06′ South Latitude and 12 55′ East Longitude. Mount Semeru is the highest mountain in java. The peak of Mount Semeru is 3,676 m above sea level. There are craters on top of Mount Semeru called “jonggring saloko”. Mahameru is a tourist attraction that is quite challenging for the hikers. Not only challenging, Mount Semeru has beautiful scenery and amazing scenery. read more

The Beautiful of Mount Bromo

The Beautiful of Mount Bromo

Mount Bromo

The Beautiful of Mount Bromo

Have a nice day. Here we want to share one beautiful place in East Java. It is Mount Bromo.

       When we are travelling to East Java, don’t miss to go to Mount Bromo. It will not be complete if you haven’t visited The Beautiful of Mount Bromo because this place is very good for destination of travelling besides other places in East Java. (Also read : Amazing of Coban Rondo Waterfall)

       The Mount Bromo Mountain is a beautiful mountain located in East Java, exactly it located in the center of Malang, Probolinggo, and Lumajang triangle, and it is included Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park which is the only conservation area in Indonesia, which has a unique form of sand sea covering an area of ​​5,250 hectares, is located at an altitude of ± 2100 meters above sea level.

       In the sea of sand found seven eruptive centers in the two paths that crisscross the east-west and northeast-southwest. Of northeast-southwest of Mount Bromo is emerging that includes the active volcano which at times may issue an eruption of smoke and threaten human life in the vicinity (± 3500 inhabitants). read more