Indonesian Folklore: Lutung Kasarung – In ancient times there lived a daughter named Purbasari. He is the youngest son of Prabu Tapa Agung who is the king of the sand stem kingdom. Purbasari has six older sisters namely Purbararang, Purbadewata, Purbaendah, Purbakancana, Purbamanik and Purbaleuih.
Indonesian Folklore: Lutung Kasarung
equalvoice2008.org – Purbasari is very good in character and behavior. He is gentle, sweet-hearted, and helpful. Anyone who needs help will be happy to help. Besides her beautiful heart, Purbasari also has a beautiful and shapely face, everyone who sees her will fall in love at first sight. Unfortunately, Purbasari’s beauty and kindness did not decrease from her eldest brother, Purbararang, who had a very bad temper. Even though she is beautiful, Purbararang is very rude, arrogant, cruel and jealous of anyone.
After being on the throne for a long time, Prabu Tapa Agung intended to abdicate. It had been thought carefully that in order to continue his leadership he would appoint Purbasari. The King had observed for decades that Purbasari was the most appropriate figure to replace him, not Purbararang even though Purbararang was his eldest son. The thought of the wise King was mainly due to the bad nature and behavior of his elder son. Prabu Tapa Agung was worried that if Purbararang became King, the peace and tranquility of the people’s lives would be disturbed and even damaged due to Purbararang’s leadership which had very bad qualities.
In front of all royal officials and also his seven daughters, King Tapa Agung handed over his throne to Purbasari. Prabu Tapa Agung then left his royal palace to start his new life as a hermit.
Purbararang was very angry to find that the throne of the Pasir Batang Kingdom was handed over to her youngest sister and not to her. So, one day after Purbasari’s coronation to become Queen of the Pasir Batang Kingdom, Purbararang contacted Indrajaya, her fiancé. The two of them then asked the witch’s help to harm Purbasari.
The evil witch gave boreh (a black substance made from plants) to Purbararang. The witch said. ” Give this boreh to the face and the whole body of Purbasari. ”
Purbararang immediately carried out the message from the witch. The boreh was sprayed onto Purbasari’s face and body. As a result, all of Purbasari’s body appeared terrible black spots. Under these conditions Purbararang had a reason to expel Purbasari from the palace.
“The person who is cursed to have this terrible disease does not deserve to be the Queen of the Pasir Batang kingdom. He should be exiled to the forest so that his disease is not transmitted. ” Purbararang said.
Purbararang then took the throne of the Pasir Batang Kingdom. He ordered Uwak Batara who was a palace advisor to exile Purbasari to the forest.
When Purbasari was being exiled in the forest, there was a big problem in heaven. Prince Guru Minda did not want to marry a heavenly angel as ordered by his mother Sunan Ambu. Prince Guruminda only deigns to marry a woman whose beauty is equal to her mother’s Sunan Ambu.
Sunan Ambu explained that a female figure who was as beautiful as himself would only be found by Prince Guruminda in the human world. But if the prince Guruminda insists on meeting the woman as he wishes, he must go into the world not in the form of the handsome and handsome Guruminda prince, but in the disguise of a langur. ” Lutung Kasarung your name. ” Sunan Ambu said. ” Are you willing to do it? ”
Prince Guruminda expressed his sadness. After transforming into a Kasarung Lutung, Prince Guru Minda immediately descended into the human world. He arrived at the forest. In a short time, Lutung Kasarung had become king of the forest langurs and monkeys. This is very natural because no monkey and langur can match the supernatural powers, intelligence and strength of Prince Guruminda.
Lutung Kasarung knows the ugliness and cruelty of Purbararang, who reigns as queen in the kingdom of Pasir Batang. Lutung Kasarung or Prince Guruminda really wanted to teach this cruel Queen a lesson. So, when he heard Purbararang’s plan to look for sacrificial animals in the forest, Lutung Kasarung allowed himself to be caught by Purbararang’s men.
Before being made a sacrificial animal, Lutung Kasrung suddenly went berserk and caused damage to the palace of Pasir Batang. The soldiers of the Pasir Batang kingdom who intend to capture him are rendered helpless. Frenzied all who intend to arrest him. Lutung Kasarung seems to be showing hostility towards all the soldiers of the Pasir Batang Kingdom.
Seeing the condition of his soldiers who were constantly pressed. Purbararang asked Uwak Barata to tame Lutung Kasarung. Surprisingly, when Uwak Batara stepped into the battlefield, Lutung Kasarung seemed not to have any intention of hurting Uwak Batara. Even when Uwak Batara caught him Lutung Kasarung did not fight back. Purbararang immediately asked Uwak Batara to throw Lutung Kasarung into the forest where Purbasari was exiled. He wanted Purbasari to die from being eaten by Lutung Kasarung, which she considered a wild animal.
Uwak Batara Lengser took Lutung Kasarung to the forest where Purbasari was exiled. Uwak Batara Lengser believes that the Kasarung Lutung is not an ordinary animal, therefore he gave a message to Lutung Kasarung when they met Purbasari. ” Lutung, the princess who is currently in front of you is the daughter of Prabu Tapa Agung. She is a kind-hearted Princess and should be the Queen of the Pasir Batang Kingdom. It was only because of the power of evil that he was exiled and thrown into this forest. Therefore, let you guard our lord. ”
Lutung Kasarung nodded his head in understanding. So since then Lutung Kasarung has been a guard and a close friend of Purbasari. With the presence of Lutung Kasarung by his side, Purbasari’s sadness slowly disappeared. He found friends who comforted and protected him. To fulfill their daily needs, Lutung Kasarung ordered the monkeys to bring food and fruit to Purbasari. The gentleness, kindness and kindness of Purbasari made Lutung Kasarung more and more affectionate with Purbasari. Meanwhile, Lutung Kasarung’s attitude of responsibility, leadership and intelligence made Purbasari fall in love. Increasingly they feel inseparable.
Unknown to Purbasari, Lutung Kasarung begged his mother Sunan Ambu to create a beautiful garden with a bath for Purbasari. Sunan ambu then ordered the gods and angels to come down to earth to fulfill the wishes of his son. The gods and angels created a very beautiful garden and bath for Purbasari. The showerhead is made of pure gold. The walls and floor are made of marble. The lake water that flows comes from a small lake that is pure clean and with prayers from the gods. The gods and angels call this beautiful garden Salaka latrine. Apart from making a beautiful lake and garden, the angels prepared some beautiful clothes for Purbasari. The clothes were very beautiful and soft. Made of soft clouds decorated with gemstones from the ocean. There is no garment in this world that can match the beauty of Purbasari’s clothes.
At the time looking at the lake with a beautiful shower. Purbasari immediately intended to take a shower to clean herself. It was at that time that the curse on his face and body slowly disappeared. Her beauty has returned. Lutung Kasarung who saw this became flabbergasted and did not think that the person he loved was a very beautiful and enchanting woman. Even Purbasari’s beauty can beat the beauty of Sunan Ambu. Lutung Kasarung and Purbasari were very happy with this situation. Even though Purbasari has returned to her beautiful and beautiful form, Purbasari’s affection for Lutung Kasarung has not diminished, in fact it can be said to have increased.
The news about the return of Purbasari’s beauty was heard by Purbararang. Purbararang did not believe this news, he was still confident because he knew that the boreh sprayed at Purbasari contained a very evil and strong curse. Purbararang then invited his fiancé to see the truth of the news. How shocked she was to see that Purbasari had returned to her beautiful and beautiful figure. Purbasari looks even more charming with her clothes from the angels.
Purbararang was worried that the return of her sister Purbasari’s beauty would threaten the throne she currently controls. He racked his brains to find a way to get rid of his younger brother again, even this time he intended to get rid of Purbasari forever. Purbararang then challenged Purbasari to compete with her hair length. He said. ” If my hair is longer than Purbasari’s hair, then Purbasari’s neck must be beheaded by the royal executioner. ”
Purbararang swallowed a big disappointment after it was proven that her long hair was less than Purbasari’s hair which was as long as her heel. Purbararang was very ashamed to find his defeat. To cover up his defeat. Purbararang presents a new challenge for Purbasari. This challenge was unmitigated in front of the entire Pasir Batang Kingdom community. With a loud voice for the community to hear, Purbararang said. ” If your fiancé’s face is more handsome than mine’s, the Pasir Batang throne will be handed over to you. But if the opposite is true, then you should have your neck beheaded by the royal executioner. ”
Purbasari understood that he would not be able to win in this challenge. But his love for Lutung Kasarung made him strong. He held Lutung Kasarung’s hand. “I love you and want you to be my husband.” He said to Lutung Kasarung. Tears streamed down her cheeks. Lutung Kasrung held Purbasari’s hand in return and then wiped the tears on the cheeks of the beautiful princess.
Purbararang burst out laughing. ” The black monkey is your fiancé? ”
“Yes.” Purbasari answered loudly and firmly.
Before Purbararang ordered the executioner to behead Purbasari. Lutung Kasarung suddenly sat cross-legged with his eyes closed. His mouth looks chewy. Suddenly thick smoke enveloped Lutung Kasarung’s body. Not for a long time, the thick smoke disappeared, the figure of the lutung Kasarung with an ugly face, disappeared as the thick smoke passed. Replaced with the figure of Prince Minda’s teacher who is very handsome and handsome.
Surprised all those present at the place found this extraordinary miracle. How handsome Pangeran Guru Minda was, even more so than Indrajaya, the fiancé of Purbararang.
Prince Guruminda then announced that the real queen of Pasri Batang was Purbasari. Purbararang has suffered defeat from the challenges it made itself.
In such conditions, Purbararang cannot deny and inevitably admit his defeat. He could not find anything else other than calling the throne of Pasri Batang to his younger brother Purbasari. He also asked for forgiveness for the crimes he had committed with Indrajaya, his fiancé. With his kindness, Purbasari forgave her eldest brother’s mistake.
Since then Purbasari returned to the throne as Queen. All the people are very happy to welcome their new queen, and at the same time they are released from the shackles of the evil Purbararang government. They are even happier to know that their Queen Purbasari is married to the handsome and handsome Prince Guruminda. Purbasari and Pangeran Guruminda were alive