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Javanese belief

16 September 2014 | Culture

Javanese belief. Javanese society largely embraced Islam. In fact divided into two parts, the Rasta community and society Kejawen. In the community of students often found the mosque, praying and break-break. In Islamic societies Kejawen not adherence to rituals and teachings of Islam. They just follow the traditions to Islamization as Gerebeg Maulud celebration, welcoming the new year first Islamic Shura, rejoice in Eid, Nyadran in Klaten and so on.

Islamic groups Kejawen still smelling habit animism / dynamism, mystics such as:
– Setamanan flower offerings on each Friday night.
– Burn incense while asking a blessing in places that are considered auspicious.
– Believe in magical objects such as kris, mascot, doves, heritage palaces and so forth.

With strong religious spirit nin then most Javanese believe that human life in this world is set up by the Almighty God, so they just let go accept everything what is happening on her. Given that it is already a divine destiny.

In addition to the confidence-Islamization, Javanese people generally still believe in spirits that are around them as they are: genie, genderuwo, demit, lelembut, wewe, thuyul and ancestor spirits are still roaming.

In general they takit to fine spirits as mentioned above, because they may lead to harm. To avoid bad influences caused by evil spirits, the Javanese people often hold salvation-salvation is broken down into 4 types, namely :

1. Salvation in the context of a person’s life cycle, for example: brokohan time of birth, the first hair cutting ceremony, tedak siti, tetak (circumcision), marriage, death, rejected the danger (murwa kala).
2. Salvation clean village, go to the field (methik), during harvest, etc.
3. Congratulations on the anniversary of the great days of the Islamic religion.
4. Salvation in times that are not specific, like a new house, boyongan, vow, go away etc.

Among the various types of salvation, salvation for the deceased person was considered and carried out by almost all the people of Java. The goal, to pay homage to the spirits of the dead, and to assist safety ancestral spirits in the afterlife.

Kinds of people died Javanese salvation is:
1. day 1 = surtanah (geblok)
2. day 3 = three days
3. days 7 = seven days
4. 40 = days to forty days
5. day-to-100 = one hundred days
6. year 1 = mendak pisan
7. year 2 mendak pindho
8. and the last day of 1000 = one thousand days

In addition selamtan-salvation is often also called the offerings, namely the delivery of offerings to the spirits at certain times in certain places as well, for example : angle corner of the house, at the junction of the road, under a bridge, under the big trees, and so on.
Day-to-day offerings are often performed was a Tuesday night and the night Friday (Selasa Kliwon dan malam Jum’at Kliwon). Usually it consists of flowers, Telon, incense, coins and apem cake.

That glimpse of the Java community trust, especially Central Java are still dominated by the influence of the Solo palace.

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