A series of West Javanese traditional ceremonies, from religion to birth
West Java is an area that stores indigenous wealth. One of them is the West Javanese traditional ceremony. The traditional ceremonies owned by the province are very diverse. Starting from religion, agriculture, birth and others. Cultural heritage continues to be preserved by society until now.
As a resident of West Java, it is an obligation to participate in the preservation of traditional ceremonies. But for the people of other provinces, the study of the cultural heritage of West Java is a form of love for the motherland. Cultural heritage can also be used as an educational tourist destination.
Cultural tourism can not only educate the Indonesian people, but alsoattract foreign tourists. Through tourism, culture can be introduced to everyone in the world. The traditional ceremony is expected to be known by the wider community so that its preservation is maintained.
West Java Traditional Ceremony Bertema Religi
The main traditional ceremony containing religious elements is shura porridge. This activity has no relation at all to Ahura Day which is popularly known as the day of death of one of the Islamic figures, Hussein. The grandson of the Prophet Muhammad SAW died in a case in Karbala.
The inhabitants who held the West Javanese traditional ceremony with religious nuances were the Cilacap community . The slam tradition is often associated with one of the prophets, namely Noah. In addition, it is also linked to Nyai Pohaci Sanghyang Sri who is the fertility goddess of Javanese faith.
The tradition is kept outside the home of one of the members of the community considered capable of m enyelakannewa. Pelaksanaannya can also be located on the edge of a river, field or certain place desired by residents. These activities includemany completeness such as offerings, art, sacred objects of porridge making tools.
The next Javanese traditional ceremony with a religious theme is ngalungsur pusaka. The religious ceremony led by juru kunci is more often called kuncen. In that tradition, objects of the sacred Sunan Rohmat heritage were also introduced . The object continues to be preserved by locals.
In the series of ceremonial processes, participants can see the process of bathing heirlooms. Participants can recognize what and what the legacy of the Sunan Rohmat Suci heritage looks like in their area. These heritage objects are a symbol of Sunan Rohmat Kudu’s struggle as he spreads Islam.
Pilgrimage within the framework of West Java traditional ceremonies
The first traditional pilgrim-shaped ceremony is rebo wekasan. The pilgrimage was generally organized by residents around the Drajat River, Cirebon. The form of activity is to visit the tomb of Sunan Kalijaga. The implementation time is Wednesday, exactly the last week of the month of Shafar according to the hiviri calendar.
Wednesday’s election in the last week of the month of Shafar has some significance. The selection was based on the idea that it was the best day to eliminate bad luck. The power thatalso comes with the rebo wekasan is a rowing competition. In general, the competition is held after the traditional ceremony is over.
The nextJavanese traditional pilgrim-themed ceremony is ngunjung or munjung. The name of this tradition is the origin of the word kunjung, which is to make a pilgrimage and pray in the place of worship of ancestors. This tradition symbolizes the gratitude of residents for the services received so far .
Residents of Indramayu, Cirebon and its surroundings generally keepthese traditions in the tombs of ancestors and religious figures respected or considered sacred. The purpose of tradition, of course, is to pray for the salvation of life. The tradition of thanksgiving is generally kept after the rice harvest.
In this tradition, it is accompanied by wayang kulit performances and skits as regional art. In addition, the community also presents a variety of special culinary ones such as thumb money rice and other types of traditional culinary that are recommended.
A Form of Gratitude for God’s Grace through Traditional Ceremonies in West Java
In addition to religious themes, there are also various traditional ceremonies that are held as a form of gratitude for the abundance of grace in making a living from nature. There are different types of community enterprises in making a living in nature, from farming to going to sea. The community then carried out a tradition of thanking nature.
The first traditional ceremony of the theme was the sea feast. The site of the tradition is in Pangandaran Ciamis and Pelabuhan Ratu, Sukabumi. In addition, it is also carried out in various coastal areas of West Java. In moppeaksanaannya, fishermen carrying sacrifices in perah uthey had previously dippedrcantik with various decorations.
One of the offerings of tradition is a buffalo head wrapped in a white cloth. This offer was sunk into the sea as a symbol to offer to the guardians of the sea and to reject the hosts. The tradition is held every year as a form of gratitude and hope for salvation when seeking nourishment at sea.
The West Javanese traditional ceremony as a form of gratitude for the creator’s next ministry is ngalaksa. Unlike the sea feasts often held by fishermen, ngalaksa are organized by farmers. This tradition is usually carried out by residents of the Ranca Kalong area, Sumedang.
The process of implementing ngalaksa is to transport rice to the granary with rengkong (long bamboo with holes commonly used to carry rice). The event is in June. An interesting point in the tradition is the sound of reng kong music rocking when walking.
Ngalaksa has the meaning of the expression syukur inhabitants for the success of the harvest in agriculture. Society never forgets God’s role in life’s success. After receiving services during the harvest, the community always performs ngalaksa as a form of gratitude to the creator.
A dat Ceremony West Java Wedding Tradition Until Pregnancy
West Java has many traditional ceremonies. The fact is that at weddings there is not only 1 ceremony. Among the ceremonies of the wedding there is neundeun talk. The tradition is a visit by male parents to female parents in the context of friendship and conveys the intention to apply.
After that, ngalamar was conducted, which is a tradition in the form of visits by male parents to ask for the female. In tradition, wedding plans were drawn up for the bride and groom. Then a ceremony was also conducted, namely the processof sending the groom-to-be to the woman’s parents for marriage.
After a wife experiences a period of gestation, a tingkepan is performed. The tradition is carried out after the wife is pregnant with her child for 7 months. Tingkepan from the word tingkep has a closed meaning. The point is that the future mother is forbidden to mix with her husband within 40 days after birth.
The traditional West Javanese tingkepan ceremony is often filled with recitation and bathing of the mother who is pregnant. In this tradition, the rujak canister is also presented, which is a rojak consisting of 7 types or types . The mother will be bathed by 7 immediate family members by pouring seven flower water.
At the 7th flush, an eel is inserted until it touches the mother’s stomach. The tradition aims to hope for the safety of the baby inthe womb. In addition, it is also to maintain the health of the mother by reducing the part of the work because the gestation period is large.
West Java has a variety of traditions that continue to be upheld and preserved by the local community. Almost all aspects of life are celebrated with traditions, from marriage, pregnancy, attempts to make a living to making pilgrimages in honor of ancestors. Shura porridge, rebo wekasan and sea parties are some examples of West Javanese traditional upacara.
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