Friday, October 7, 2011


ORO JONGGRANG : ONE upon a time in Java Island , espeially in Prambanan there were two Hindu Kingdoms " Pengging and Kraton Boko. Pengging Kingdom was a prosperous and welfare kingdoms that was lead by a wise King name Prabu Darma Moyo who had a son name Raden Bandung Bondowoso.

Kraton Boko is part of Pengging Kingdom jurisdiction who was lead by a cruel and fully anger King that is not a man but a giant who was a man eater. named Prabu Boko , However Prabu Boko had a very beautiful daughter name is Roro Jonggrang. Prabu Boko also had a minister named Patih Gupalo and he was giant too. Prabu Boko had a desire to revolt and has control over Pengging Kindom's. Therefore, together with Patih Gupalo they gathered the power by training to become soldiers and callect goods from civil people as provisions. After they had enough with all preparation., Prabu Boko and all soldiers and went to Pengging Kingdom to revolt.Then the war between Pengging and Boko soldier happened in Pengging Kindom Alot people of soldier died from both side. People of Pengging become suffer , hunger and poor. Know that his people were suffering and there were lots of soldier died. Prabu Damar Moyo sent his son , Raden Bandung Bondowoso to had a battle with Prabu Boko. They fighting between Raden Bondowoso and Prabu Boko was very furios. Because of the power of Raden Bondowoso , Prabu Boko can be defeated and died. when Patih Gupalo found out that his King has died he run away from the battle.

Raden Bandung Bondowoso chased him to Kraton Boko, When Patih Gupalo arrive at Kraton Boko he reported about Prabu Boko to Roro Jonggrang that he was killed in the battle by a Pengging knight name is Raden Bandung Bondowoso then Roro Jonggrang cry and she was very sad because her father is death already. finally Raden Bandung Bondowoso arrived at Kraton Boko , he was surprised when he meet Roro Jonggrang because she was very beautiful. so, he could not help himself to proposed her become his wife.

However Roro Jonggrang did not want to marry Raden Bandung Bondowoso because het killed her father, to refuse his propose , Roro Jonggrang had a strategy. she had 2 request should be fulfilled by Raden Bandung Bondowoso, the she would agree to marry him. The first request is that he must make a well name Jalatunda, The second he must make 1000 temple in one night. Raden Bandung Bondowoso accepted both request , Immediately he started to make Jalatunda well and he asked Roro Jonggrang to see it finished.

Then Roro Jonggrang asked Raden Bandung Bondowoso to go into the well, and after that she order Patih Gupolo to pile up the well by stone. Both Roro Jonggrang and Patih Gupolo thought that Raden Bandung Bondowoso died already in the well , however Raden Bandung Bondowoso was still alive. He meditated and finally he could go out from the well safely. Raden Bandung Bondowoso was very angry with her action and he look after her but, because of her beauty then hes angry calm down.

After that Roro Jonggrang was asked Raden Bandung Bondowoso to do the second request which was to make 1000 temple in one night. therefore Raden Bandung Bondowoso commanded genie to make the temple immediately. however Roro Jonggrang intended to foil hes affort to make the temple. She order the girls to pound and burn stubbles so, it look like the bright of sunrise which mean the morning have come and the light plus the noise of cocks crowed loudy. hear the cock crowd and people pounded rice and also saw the brightness in the east , therefore the gines were stop making temple.

The gines reported it to Raden Bandung Bondowoso that they could not continue build the temple because morning have come already. but, Raden Bandung Bondowoso got feeling the morning not come yet. He asked Roro Jonggrang to count the amount of the temple and she come out as total was only 999 temples, there was still 1 temple left, Therefore Roro Jonggrang refused to marry Bandung Bondowoso. Bandund Bondowoso left deceived the he become very angry and he cursed her " Roro Jonggrang " there is only 1 temple left, to make it complete it was miracel , suddenly Roro Jonggrang transformed to be a stone statue. Bandung Bondowoso also cursed the girl who alive aroung Prambanan temple there would be no man want to marry her.because they already help Roro Jonggrang . Until today the stone statue of Princess Roro Jonggrang is still there in Prambanan Temple. Based on what is believe by old people , the couple who are dating in Prambanan Temple will be broke up.

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