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The Legend of "SANGKURIANG"
Once upon a time in west Java, Indonesia lived a wise king who had a
beautiful daughter. Her name was Dayang Sumbi. She liked weaving very
much. Once she was weaving a cloth when one of her tool fell to the
ground. She was very tired at the time so she was too lazy to take
it. Then she just shouted out loud.
She shouted ‘Anybody there? Bring me my tool. I will give you
special present. If you are female, I will consider you as my
sister. If you are male, I will marry you’
Suddenly a male dog, its name was Tumang, came. He brought her the
falling tool. Dayang Sumbi was very surprised. She regretted her words
but she could not deny it. So she had to marry Tumang and leave her
father. Then they lived in a small village. Several months later they
had a son. His name was Sangkuriang. He was a handsome and healthy
Sangkuriang liked hunting very much. He often went hunting to the
forest using his arrow. When he went hunting Tumang always with
him. In the past there were many deer in Java so Sangkuriang often
hunted for deer.
One day Dayang Sumbi wanted to have deer’s heart so she asked
Sangkuriang to hunt for a deer. Then Sangkuriang went to the forest
with his arrow and his faithful dog Tumang. But after several days in
the wood Sangkuriang could not find any deer. They were all
disappeared. Sangkuriang was exhausted and desperate. He did not want
to disappoint her mother so he killed Tumang. He did not know that
Tumang was his father. At home he gave Tumang’s heart to her mother.
But Dayang Sumbi knew that it was Tumang’s heart. She was so angry
that she could not control her emotion. She hit Sangkuriang at his
head. Sangkuriang was wounded. There was a scar in his head. She
also repelled her son. Sangkuriang left her mother in sadness.
Many years passed and Sangkuriang became a strong young man. He
wandered everywhere. One day he arrived at his own village but he
did not realized it. There he met Dayang Sumbi. At the time Dayang
Sumbi was given an eternal beauty by God so she stayed young
forever. Both of them did not know each other. So they fell in love
and then they decided to marry.
But then Dayang Sumbi recognized a scar on his Sangkuriang’s
head. She knew that Sangkuriang was his son. It was impossible for
them to marry. She told sangkuriang but sangkuriang did not believe
her. He wished that they marry soon. So Dayang Sumbi gave a very
difficult condition. She wanted Sangkuriang to build a lake and a boat
in one night! She said she needed that for honeymoon.
Sangkuriang agreed. With the help of genie and spirits Sangkuriang
tried to build them. By midnight he had finished the lake by building a
dam in Citarum river. Then he started building the boat. It was
almost dawn when he nearly finished it. Meanwhile Dayang Sumbi kept
watching on them. She was very worried when she knew this. So she made
lights in the east. Then the spirits thought that it was already
dawn. It was time for them to leave. They left Sangkuriang
alone. Without their help sangkuriang could not finish the boat.
Sangkuriang was very angry. He kicked the boat. Then the boat
turned out to be Mount Tangkuban Perahu. It means boat upside
down. From a distant it looks like a boat upside down.