By: A. Sari
Some of the historical and cultural Nusantara heritage be marked in written-stone, petilasan site and tomb. The author tried to give explanation and the differences between them in order to growth our knowledge. Here are the differences between the written stone, petilasan site and tomb:
It is the archeological remain from ancient kingdoms hundreds and even thousands of years ago. In Nusantara, most of these written-stones were made at each kingdom. Stones were taken from the huge and strong rock (so that will lasting long) and written about the glory and majesty of the king or the kingdom. Example:
- Written-Stone Bogor (Prasasti Batu Tulis Bogor). The area of Batu Tulis Bogor was the capital of Padjajaran kingdom. Created by Prabu Surawisesa for the triumph of his late father King Siliwangi (Prabu Siliwangi) and the greatness kingdom of Padjajaran
- Written-Stone Ciarunteun, Bogor (Batu Tulis CIarunteun, Bogor). Which state the greatness King Purnawarman from Tarumanegara Kingdom.
It is a sign where the ancestors of Nusantara ever set foot and got the knowledge or noble meaning in a region. To sign it, they form petilasan site.
- Lingga-Yoni.Lingga stone form as long stone as the letter of Alif. It stake upright in a region. Lingga means pure meaning of truth, highest consciousness. The ancestors who got this meaning marked by stake the stone. Sometimes in the region where we find Lingga, there is also Yoni. Lingga-Yoni means the balance of heaven and earth, harmony between feminim and masculine.
Lingga-Yoni in the complex site of Written-Stone Bogor ( Batu Tulis Bogor)
Lingga in Sukuh Temple, Lawu Mt.
- Small Stone or sculpture which stake simple, also known as petilasan site.Meditation, silent is the self consciousness that always known since coming human live on earth of Nusantara. In some regions, the ancestors had the highest knowledge or the pure meaning from silent meditation, and then they marked with a simple stone.
This is important to understand that, sites are not tomb. Even now we often found that many petilasan sites being renovated by modern people, but it form changing just like a burial place or tomb.
There are also petilasan site form some shaped stone sculptures or statues. Which is the symbol of the ancestor itself.
The petilasan sites had been exist hundred years ago and until now still many people visit to pray or meditation there.
Petilasan site of Surya Kencana in Bunder Mt, Bogor
Petilasan site of Queen Siliwangi in the middle of Bogor Botanical Garden
Petilasan site of Navel Java (Puser Jawa) in Magelang, Central Java.
Petilasan statues of four nearest persons of King Siliwangi (they are his noble teacher,
his knight and his nursemaid). It still located in complex site of Written-stone Bogor (Batu Tulis Bogor).
Tomb found in the era of the modern kingdom. It is cemetery of king or royal family. Still many people come to pray on famous tomb area.
Royal family tombs in Penyengat Island, Riau.
As a generation of this nation, we still continue our steps on the earth. We cannot leave our glorious history and culture of this great nation but we continue it. So that we can get the meaning and lessons as long as we still breathe here.
All life creatures are being guided. Wish all in happiness. Amen.
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