The Legend of Lutung Kasarung

The Legend of Lutung Kasarung

The Legend of Lutung Kasarung

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. (Also read : DAMAR WULAN AND ANJASMORO)

      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. read more

The Legend of Nyi Roro Kidul

The Legend of Nyi Roro Kidul

The Legend of Nyi Roro Kidul

The Legend of Nyi Roro Kidul

       Nyi Roro Kidul or the Queen of the South Ocean (Indonesian = Ratu Pantai Selatan) is very famous legend in Indonesia, especially for Javanese people. This legend is about legendary Indonesian female spirit or deity. For the complete legend, let’s go to the following story. (Also read : The Legend of Banyuwangi)

     Long time ago in West Java, There was a kingdom named Padjajaran Kingdom, the kingdom was ruled by Prabu Munding Wangi. He had a beautiful daughter named Dewi Lara Kaditha. She was very beautiful girl and friendly, all of the people in the kingdom were really like her, especially the king. However, although he had a beautiful daughter he was still unhappy because he expected to have a son. The King then decided to merry Dewi Mutiara, and he had a son from her. He was very happy. His son’s name was Dammar.

       Dewi Mutiara really wanted her son could be the next king in the kingdom, if her husband, Prabu Munding Wangi retired, he did not want Dewi Lara Kaditha became the Queen to replace her father. (Also read other article at : Togetherness More than family) read more