Bali Dan (And) Dieng (Legacy Of Hindu’s in Indonesia)


Orang sudah banyak tahu tentang Bali. Tak perlulah kuceritakan lagi dengan kata-kata. Foto-foto di bawah ini mungkin lebih bisa berbicara daripada ceritaku.

(Many people know about Bali. I don’t think I need to tell a story about this place anymore. The pictures below may tell more than my words. Let’s start it from Kuta Beach)

Kuta Menjelang Senja (Kuta in the Evening)

Kuta Menjelang Senja (Kuta in the Evening)

 

Three Friends with Kuta Beach sunset

Three Friends with Kuta Beach sunset

 

Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot

 

Pagi Hari di Tegalalang-Ubud (Morning at Tegalalang-Ubud)

Pagi Hari di Tegalalang-Ubud (Morning at Tegalalang-Ubud)

 

Another Tegalalang Scene

Another Tegalalang Scene

 

Still in Tegalalang

Still in Tegalalang

 

Gunung Batur (Mount Batur-North Bali)

Gunung Batur (Mount Batur-North Bali)

Mount Batur from Different Angle

Mount Batur from Different Angle

 

Desa Trunyan (Trunyan Village)

Desa Trunyan (Trunyan Village)

Desa Trunyan adalah desa yang unik tapi jarang dikunjungi turis. Di desa ini, mayat tak dikuburkan. Desa yang terletak di pinggir Danau Batur ini “menguburkan” orang mati dengan meletakknya begitu saja di dalam kurungan bambu di bawah pohon Taru Menyan.  Pohon Taruh Menyan ini hanya tumbuh di sekitar Desa Trunyan.  Katanya bau wangi dari Pohon Taru Menyan diyakini menetralisir bayu yang keluar dari mayat. Orang  yang “dikubur” disini adalah orang-orang yang semasa hidupnya dianggap baik dan meninggal secara normal. Selain itu, mayat yang diletakkan disini harus dalam keadaan utuh. Untuk orang-orang yang meninggal secara tidak wajar seperti kecelakaan atau dibunuh, mayatnya dikuburkan di tempat lain. Tradisi meletakkan “menguburkan” mayat di bawah pohon Taruh Menyan telah berlangsung ratusan tahun yang bermula dari sebuah legenda.

(Trunyan is a unique village but rarely visited by tourists. In this village, the corpse was not buried. The village which is located on the edge of Lake Batur “bury” the dead with just put in the bamboo cage under Taruh Menyan tree. This kind of tree only grows around the Trunyan village. It is beleived that the fragrance from Taruh Menyan neutralize the smell of the decomposed corpse. People who are “buried” here are the ones who are considered having good personality during his lifetime and died normally. In addition, the bodies were placed here to be undamaged. For the people who died unnatural as an accident or killed, the body was buried elsewhere. This tradition  has lasted hundreds of years that originated from a legend.)

Bamboo Cage to "burry"the dead

Bamboo Cage to “burry”the dead

 

The Bones of Dead, Trunyan Village

The Bones of Dead, Trunyan Village

 

Dieng adalah sebuah dataran tinggi di Jawa Tengah. Mungkin tak banyak yang tahu bahwa tempat ini mempunyai salah satu warisan Hindu paling tua, yaitu Kompleks Candi Dieng. Candi-candi ini dibangun sekitar abad ke-8 Masehi. Pada awalnya ada ratusan candi di kawasan ini, tetapi hanya tersisa delapan candi yang berdiri sekarang.

(Dieng is a plateau in Central Java. Perhaps not so many people know that this place has one of the most ancient Hindu heritage, the Dieng temple complex. These temples were built around the 8th century AD. There were hundreds of temples in this region during the Hindu time, but only eight temples still stand today.)

 

Temple in the Misty

Candi Dieng (Dieng Temple)

 

Another look of Dieng Temple

Another look of Dieng Temple

Dieng Plateau

Dieng Plateau

 

Wild Flower around the temples

Wild Flower around the temples

 

Copyright: Jhon Erickson Ginting

Photo’s: Jhon Erickson Ginting

Sumber: Pengalaman Pribadi