The Origin of The Mountain "tangkuban Perahu".

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In West Java, Bandung regency precisely, there is a beautiful recreation area is Mount Tangkuban Perahu. Tangkuban Perahu means a boat that overturned. Named because its shape resembles an inverted boat. It is said that according to folklore Parahyangan mountain is indeed an overturned boat. Here is his story.

Many thousands of years ago, the land Parahyangan led by a king and a queen who just had a daughter. Princess named Dayang Sumbi. She is very pretty and intelligent, unfortunately he is very spoiled. On a day when she was weaving on the porch of the palace, Dayang Sumbi feel weak and dizzy. He dropped to the floor of the yarn spun many times. When pintalannya fall for the umpteenth time Dayang Sumbi became angry and swore she would marry anyone who would get pintalannya it. Right after these words were uttered oath, comes a magical dog named Tumang and submit it to the hand-spun Sumbi Dayang. So inevitably, in accordance with his oath, Dayang Sumbi should marry the dog.

Dayang Tumang Sumbi and live happily until they were blessed with a child who is a son of man, but to have magic powers like his father. These children are named Sangkuriang. In times of growth, then se Sangkuring accompanied by a dog play called Tumang that he knew only as a faithful dog, not as a father. Sangkuriang grown into a handsome young man of valor.

Dayang Sumbi one day sent his son to go along with his dog to hunt deer for the purposes of any party. After a long search with no results, Sangkuriang feel hopeless, but he did not want to disappoint her mother. So with very forced him to take an arrow and aimed it at Tumang. Upon returning home he handed his mother Tumang meat. dayanng Sumbi who thought the meat was venison, was happy for her success.

Soon after the party thought Dayang Sumbi Tumang and asked her son where is Tumang. At first Sangkuriang fear, asceticism he finally said what had happened to her mother. Dayang Sumbi became very angry, the anger he hit Sangkuriang to pass out right in the forehead. Dayang Sumbi the offense were expelled from the kingdom by his father. Sangkuriang fortunately regained consciousness but she punches leave scars that are very wide in keningnya.Setelah adults, Sangkuriang went away to wander to know the state of the outside world.

Several years later, Sangkuriang met a very beautiful woman. He soon fell in love with the woman. The woman is her own mother, but they do not recognize each other. Sangkuriang proposed, Dayang Sumbi was accepted with pleasure. The day before the wedding day, when her fiance was stroking hair, Dayang Sumbi see a big scar on his forehead Sangkuriang, he finally realizes that she almost married his own son. Knowing that Dayang Sumbi trying to thwart her marriage. After thinking hard he finally decides to propose marriage requirement which can not be granted by Sangkuriang. Condition is: Sangkuriang must create a dam that can cover the entire mountain, and make a boat to traverse the dam. All that must be completed before dawn.

Sangkuriang start working. Her love is so great at Sangkuriang gave a strange power. Do not forget he also uses the power he got from his father to summon the jinn and help. With silt and soil they contain water from rivers and springs. Sometime before dawn, Sangkuriang cut down a large tree to make a boat. When Dayang Sumbi see that Sangkuriang almost completed its work, he prayed to the gods to thwart his son’s work and accelerate the arrival of the morning.

Rooster crows, the sun rises earlier than usual and Sangkuriang realized that he had been deceived. With so angry he cursed Dayang Sumbi and kicked almost a homemade boat to the middle of the woods. The boat had been there in a state of reversed, and the shape of Mount Tangkuban Perahu. Not far away there are the rest of the felled tree stumps Sangkuriang, we now know as the Mount of stumps. The dam which created Sangkuriang cause the entire hill covered with water and formed a lake where Sangkuriang and Dayang Sumbi immersed himself and not heard from again until now.


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