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Spiritual Holiday

19 Nov

            Vacationing is always fun, especially when going to the sea, mountains and other places that are free from the bustle of motor vehicles. People definitely prefer natural scenery, so that they can also give thanks to God for what he has created.

What is your holiday schedule at the end of the year? If there is still no option, what harm in trying this spiritual holiday, in addition to increasing the spiritual potential of you also still be able to enjoy your holiday ..

1. KAHYANGAN

Senopati

Senopati

Kahyangan is a place of penance founder of the Sultanate of Mataram, Panembahan Senopati. Kahyangan located in Tirtomoyo, Wonogiri, Central Java. Usually on Friday night, especially on Month of Muharam a lot of people meditating in caves, waterfalls above Wiroko which are believed to bring fortune and beauty or the ageless when washed in the face.

One of the most unique culture in Indonesia

One of the most unique culture in Indonesia

Location is always visited by local officials and every month of Muharam held all-night wayang. In order to attract tourists, tourism managers in the Moon of Muharam make torches along the driveway.

You can see history of Kahyangan here  

2. BOROBUDUR TEMPLE

Borobudur, or Barabudur, is a 9th-century Mahayana Buddhist Temple in MagelangCentral JavaIndonesia. The monument consists of six square platforms topped by three circular platforms, and is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues. A main dome, located at the center of the top platform, is surrounded by 72 Buddha statues seated inside a perforated stupa.

BorobudurBuilt in the 9th century during the reign of the Sailendra Dynasty, the temple’s design in Gupta architecture reflects India‘s influence on the region. It also depicts the gupta style from India and shows influence of Buddhism as well as Hinduism. The monument is both a shrine to the Lord Buddha and a place for Buddhist pilgrimage. The journey for pilgrims begins at the base of the monument and follows a path around the monument and ascends to the top through three levels symbolic of Buddhist cosmologyKāmadhātu (the world of desire), Rupadhatu (the world of forms) andArupadhatu (the world of formlessness). The monument guides pilgrims through an extensive system of stairways and corridors with 1,460 narrative relief panels on the walls and the balustrades.

Buddha Statue        Evidence suggests Borobudur was constructed in the 9th century and abandoned following the 14th century decline of Hindu kingdoms in Java, and the Javanese conversion to Islam.Worldwide knowledge of its existence was sparked in 1814 by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, then the British ruler of Java, who was advised of its location by native Indonesians. Borobudur has since been preserved through several restorations. The largest restoration project was undertaken between 1975 and 1982 by the Indonesian government and UNESCO, following which the monument was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Borobudur is still used for pilgrimage; once a year Buddhists in Indonesia celebrate Vesak at the monument, and Borobudur is Indonesia’s single most visited tourist attraction.

3. THE SOUTH COAST OF JAVA

pantai-selatan        The southern coast of Java is a very beautiful place , but a lot of stories and myths that make the south coast of Java is famous as a place to meditate .

Queen of the South Seas or Kanjeng Ratu Kidul is a legendary character who is very popular among the inhabitants of the island of Java and Bali . Belief in the existence of the ruler in the south sea of ​​Java ( Indian Ocean ) is primarily known by the Sundanese and Javanese . The Balinese also believe that there are forces that dominate the southern coast .

Ratu Kidul 2In the Java community trust , the figure of Ratu Kidul is the great figure of the venerable and respected in Javanese mythology . Due to a known Javanese term ” telu – teluning atunggal ” is three beings into one force . Ie , grandparent Resi Projopati , Panembahan Senopati , and Ratu Kidul . Panembahan is the founder of the Islamic Mataram kingdom , which were introduced by Ratu Kidul when Sunan Kalidjaga bertiwikrama appropriate referrals to meet the divine being received to build a palace formerly a forest with the name ” pedestal Mentaok ” ( now Kota Gede in Yogyakarta) . In the process of penance , told all of nature to be fucked , big waves , rain storms , earthquakes , and volcanic eruptions . Ratu Kidul agreed to help and protect the kingdom of Mataram , and even believed to be a ” spiritual wife ” for the Kings Islamic Mataram dynasty .

308b    Samudra Beach Hotel room number 308 is closed only for Kanjeng dipalai Ratu Kidul , so that only certain people can enter  and it’s really strange and mystic.

 

 

4.  Bali

bali_tanah-lot       This is it! Bali is a wonderful tourist destination and has a strong spiritual aura.  Bali is an island and a province of Indonesia, the nation’s smallest province. The province covers a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida, as well as the island of Bali itself. It is located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java to the west andLombok to the east. One of the country’s 34 provinces, Bali has its capital at Denpasar towards the south of the island.

With a population recorded as 3,890,757 in the 2010 census, and currently 4.22 million, the island is home to most of Indonesia’s Hindu minority. According to the 2010 Census, 84.5% of Bali’s population adhered to Balinese Hinduism  while most of the remainder followed Islam. Bali is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. A tourist haven for decades, the province has seen a further surge in tourist numbers in recent years.

Viceroy-Bali-2Bali was inhabited by around 2000 BC by Austronesian people who migrated originally from Southeast Asia and Oceania through Maritime Southeast Asia. Culturally and linguistically, the Balinese are thus closely related to the people of the Indonesian archipelago, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Oceania. Stone tools dating from this time have been found near the village of Cekik in the island’s west.

In ancient Bali, nine Hindu sects existed, namely Pasupata, Bhairawa, Siwa Shidanta, Waisnawa, Bodha, Brahma, Resi, Sora and Ganapatya. Each sect revered a specific deity as its personal Godhead.

Balinese culture was strongly influenced by Indian, Chinese, and particularly Hindu culture, beginning around the 1st century AD. The name Bali dwipa (“Bali island”) has been discovered from various inscriptions, including the Blanjong pillar inscription written by Sri Kesari Warmadewa in 914 AD and mentioning “Walidwipa”. It was during this time that the complex irrigation system subak was developed to grow rice. Some religious and cultural traditions still in existence today can be traced back to this period. The Hindu Majapahit Empire (1293–1520 AD) on eastern Javafounded a Balinese colony in 1343. When the empire declined, there was an exodus of intellectuals, artists, priests, and musicians from Java to Bali in the 15th century.

To Be Continued …

 
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