Visiting the one who brought peace
It ends at...
The processing group march ends at Panghulu Gusti’s graveyard,whom as the rumor says, the first person who brought islam to ciomas village. The villagers and the group sat in circle around the graveyard, praying together.
|At Panghulu Gusti's graveyard, taken by Ray Bachtiar, professional photographer.||praying at panghulu gusti's graveyard.
taken by Ray Bachtiar, professional photographer.
After a while, when all of the villagers stop praying, this praying group turns into an open forum! At this moment, the villagers can talk about everything, from gasoline crysis or neighbours marriage.
"Ooh.. a nicely placed piece of democracy"
"Short of.. "
This "open forum" is quiet effective, proven by the solidarity of Ciomas villagers. with this forum, the village elders can make a good solution for the villagers problem.
Nyepuh ceremony will end after the villagers eat 3 sets of "nasi tumpeng" from the maturitation ritual. Young man whom join ths maturitation ritual, have to gather cord woods in the forbidden by forest, by the elders permission of course. In the forbidden forest, the youth must not take anything from the forest except what they're looking for in the first place, and that is cord wood. They can't take any wood as they like, they can only take the ones that have fallen to ground, and it have to be in a good condition. Later on, the elders will check the woods, is it good enough or not.
While the "nasi tumpeng" is made by the village's elder womans. The making of "Nasi tumpeng" is supervised by village's elder , even The ingredient is supervised too.