9/12/2018

MYSTERY OF KAWI MOUNTAINS

Religious Tourism






TUKANG BAKSO - Mystery of kawi mountains, Every Night 1 Suro, the area of ​​Pesarean (Cemetery) Gunung Kawi is visited by
thousands of pilgrims from various cities and regions have arrived since afternoon.
The flower traders, frankincense, candles, hio and other offerings were busy serving the pilgrims.




Puppet shows and lion dance enliven the atmosphere.pesarean gunung kawi was more like a night market than a
burial complex, all night long. That night, scary impression, haunted, and ‘look for wealth, l
pesugihan, or muja 'which as many people imagine
about "Gunung Kawi", as if drowned by the din of the visitors.

After Eyang Djoego died in 1871, and followed Eyang Iman Sudjono
in 1876, the students and their followers continued to respect him. Every year, descendants,
followers and also other pilgrims came to their graves to commemorate.

The tomb is the center of the Pesarean Gunung Kawi complex. that tomb became
magnet to attract tens of thousands of people every year. The pilgrims
come to respect and at the same time ask for blessings to him who is buried
in the place, Eyang Djoego and Eyang RM Iman Sudjono.
Yeah, that's right, in one pit the two Eyang were buried, friends of the struggle,
teachers and students who had raised this Father-Son.


Why and how can a burial area (pesarean - Javanese language) be so famous and visited by many pilgrims,
especially Chinese citizens? Let's explore the coverage:






Domination of Tionghoa Residents ;

Apparently, over time, this grave pilgrimage ritual developed into a grave pilgrimage ceremony and added
blessings. And unique, now you can say more
Chinese people who come on pilgrimage rather than the Javanese themselves. Even inside
certain days, like Chinese New Year, Christmas, and Eid al-Fitr, the number of
Chinese people who come on pilgrimage is far more than the Javanese themselves.




The participation of Chinese citizens in the pilgrimage environment at Pesarean Gunung Kawi
actually started from a man named Tan Kie Lam. At that time he had time
treated and cured by Eyang Iman Sudjono thanks to the water of the heritage test jar
Eyang Djoego. Then, Tan Kie Lam also studied at the Gunung Kawi hermitage and stayed
there. As a Chinese, he may feel uncomfortable by joining rituals
Javanese society. Finally, he founded his own "little temple" himself
to pray and to honor the two deceased his teachers.


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