Barong Ngelawang Tradition to Expel Negative Effects in Galungan Day

  • 05 April 2017
  • 23:42 WITA
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Barong Ngelawang tradition perform in Galunga Day on Wednesday ( April 5, 2017).  Barong ngelawang tradition aims to expel negative effects, so villagers, safety.

Barong ngelawang dance by a group of children and adults from late morning until afternoon through the village. Its usually carried out every 6 months (210 days) between Day Galungan and Kuningan. Sometimes barong ngelawang also held when there was a lot of case  disease outbreak, then that many villages do Ngelawang. Barong ngelawang in each village or a certain area of different traditions. Starting from the Barong Ket, Barong Bangkal (pig), Elephant Barong, Barong Asu (dog), Barong Brutuk and Barong-barongan. Now, Tradition ngelawang used as entertainment for every house visited by the dancers mace then they would be paid a modest as a thank you.

Ngelawang tradition originated from the story of Siwayang Betara cursed Dewi Uma come down to earth and turned into Dewi Durga. During his time in the world, Dewi Durga did penance meditation. Told, when Dewi Durga meditating facing north, then came the plague called Lumintu gering. Outbreaks of this deadly attack all the human inhabitants of the world. Then, when Dewi Durga meditating facing west, comes the plague called hamancuh gering. When meditating facing south, an outbreak gering Bhuana rug. And when meditating facing east, there was an outbreak of disease.

Many inhabitants of the earth who have died because of it. This makes the depressed Sang Hyang Tri Murti (Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva). The God then took to the world and each morph. Betara Brahma becomes the mask bang, transformed into telek Vishnu, and Shiva became barong. Each God given duty as pragina (dancer), musicians, puppeteers and others. The whole gods were then entertained people in the world. Because all mankind happy because art treats the pragina, interpreters percussion and mastermind behind it, the world was again quiet, and peaceful. RRBNC