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Traditional Ceremony in Kampung Naga

Traditional Ceremony in Kampung Naga | HISTORY OF CULTUREKampung Naga is a village inhabited by a group of people who are very strong in holding the relics of ancestral customs, in this case is the traditional Sundanese. Like the Bedouin settlement, Kampung Naga become the object of anthropological study about rural life Sundanese in the transition from the influence of Hinduism to the influence of Islam in West Java.

Kampung Naga Village
This village is administratively located in the region Neglasari, Salawu Sub, Regency Bandung, West Java Province. Kampung Naga location not far from the highway that connects the city with the city Tasikmalaya Main Page. The village is located in a fertile valley, with the boundary region, west of Kampung Naga is limited by the sacred forest in the forest because there is a society Kampung Naga ancestral graves. To the south bordered by rice fields of the population, and to the north and east are limited by Ci Wulan (Kali Wulan) whose source water comes from mountain areas Cikuray in Garut. The distance traveled from town to Kampung Naga Tasikmalaya approximately 30 kilometers, while the Main Page of the town 26 kilometers away.


Retreat ceremony performed by the society Kampung Naga on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. The ceremony is the view of society Kampung Naga is very important and must be carried out, without exception, both men and women. Therefore if there is a ceremony in backed or accelerated timeframe. Implementation of the retreat ceremony left to each person, because it basically is an attempt to avoid talking about anything related to customs. See adherence to the rules of customary Naga residents, other than because of homage to his ancestors as well to keep the mandate and the will which if violated feared would wreak havoc.

Intent Sasih

Sasih intent ceremony held by all citizens of Sa-Naga customary, either resident in or outside the village of Kampung Naga Naga. Intent and purpose of the ceremony is to invoke blessings and salvation to the ancestors Kampung Naga, Grandmother Singaparna and express gratitude to God for all the blessings that god has given to the citizens as his people. The ceremony was held Sasih intent in the months with the dates as follows:
  • Muharram (Muharram) on 26, 27, 28
  • Maulud month (Rabiul Awal) on 12, 13, 14
  • Rewah month (Ramadhan) on 16, 17, 18
  • Month of Shawwal (Shawwal) on 14, 15, 16
  • Month Rayagung (Dzulkaidah) on 10, 11, 12

Election date and month for the execution ceremony Sasih intent deliberately to coincide with the days of Islam. Time adjustments are aimed at making both can be implemented at once, so that the provisions of customary and religious creed of Islam can be run in harmony. The ceremony is a ritual pilgrimage Sasih intent and clean up the tomb. Previous participants have to perform some ceremony stages of the ceremony. They must bathe and cleanse themselves of any impurities in the river Ciwulan. This ceremony is called beberesih or susuci.

Berwudlu finished their bath on the spot and then wear special clothing. Regularly they walked to the mosque. They wash their feet before entering the first terlabih and entered into as she nodded her head and held up both hands. This was done as a mark of respect and humility, because merupakantempat worship and the holy mosque. Then each took a broom stick that has been available there and sat holding the broom stick.

Kampung Naga Village
The Kuncen, lebe, and Punduh / Old village out of the shower and then dressed in ceremonial berwudlu and they do not go to mosque, but to Earth Ageung. On Earth this Ageung lamareun and parukuyan they prepare for later taken to the tomb. Once ready then they come out. Lebe bring lamareun and Punduh bring parukuyan toward the tomb. The participants who were inside the mosque exit and follow Kuncen, lebe, and Punduh one by one. They walked hand in hand with each carrying a broom stick. When I passed the gate of the tomb is marked by large stones, each participant lowered his head as a tribute to Grandmother's grave Singaparna.

Arriving at the tomb besides Kuncen nothing that goes into it. The Lebe and Punduh after surrendering to Kuncen parakuyan lamareun and then out again to live with the other participants of the ceremony. Kuncen burn incense to show-show (ask permission) to Grandmother Singaparna. He held a strike-fence rally while facing west, toward the tomb. Mean westerly direction pointing towards Qibla. After Kuncen a show-show, then he invited the participants to start cleaning the shrine together. After cleaning the tomb, Kuncen and the participants sit cross-legged around the tomb.

Each silent prayer to invoke the safety, welfare, and will of each participant. After that Kuncen Lebe invited to lead the reading of the verses of Holy Quran and terminated with prayer. Finished praying, the participants take turns shaking hands with Kuncen. They were approached by walking ngengsod Kuncen. After shaking the participants out of the tomb, followed by Punduh, lebe and Kuncen. Parukuyan and sticks stored in "the" mosque. Before storing a broom stick is washed by each participant in the river Ciwulan ceremony, while the earth is stored lemareun Ageung.

The next event was held at the mosque. After the ceremony the participants went in and sat in the mosque, then there came a woman who called patunggon while carrying water in jugs, then give it to Kuncen. Another woman came with rice cone and put it in the middle. After the woman out, then Kuncen rinse his mouth with water jugs and burning of incense. He said Ijab Kabul as the opening. Furthermore lebe recited his prayers after he first rinse his mouth with the same water from the jug. The reading of the prayer ends with the word amen and reading Al-Fatihah. Thus ended the ceremony party the intention Sasih. After the ceremony followed by a meal of rice cone together. Rice cone there is a direct eaten in the mosque, some are brought back home to eat with their families.

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