The Legend of Telaga Warna. The following story is about the legend or the origin of telaga warna or colourful lake. The location of the lake is in Puncak, West Java. Below is the story.
Long, long time ago in West Java, there was a kingdom. The kingdom was ruled by a wise king. People in the kingdom called their king “Majesty Prabu”. Majesty Prabu was not only a wise king, but also a kind king. The kingdom was prosperous. There was no hunger in this kingdom. It was a very peace condition. But it was a pity because Majesty Prabu and his queen did not have any children. It made the royal couple very sad. The king was so restless He was thinking who would replace him as a king if he did not have any children. Some old men and women who was respected by Majesty Prabu suggested the king to adopt a child. But the king and the queen didn’t agree.
“No, thank you. But for us, our own daughter or son is better than adopt children.”
The queen was very sad. She often cried. That was why Prabu decided to go. He went to the cave in the jungle. There he prayed to God. Every day he begged to Got for a child. Finally, a miracle happened His dream came true. The queen got pregnant. The king and the queen were extremely happy. All people in the kingdom also felt happy. They sent many presents to the palace to express their happiness. Nine months later, the time that the people had been waiting for finally arrived. The baby was born. It was a beautiful baby girl. People sent their presents again as a gift to a little princess. This baby grew as a beautiful teenager then.