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Unique Kulkul at Sulahan Village

Unique Kulkul at Sulahan VillageBangli is known to have many unique culture and religious communities. Every corner of Bangli region is known to have a high magical power like the Sulahan village. There is something unique and rare at the village belonging to Susut subdistrict, Bangli. An intangible heritage in the form of kulkul or wooden split drum can grow bigger and longer like a living creature. As a result, local community then sanctified it and retained it in the Pajenengan Temple.Chief of Sulahan customary village, Sang Putu Putra Yoga, explained the sanctified object was a half-century old denoting a gift from Kintamani. By local communities, such large object was then brought to Sulahan village through a relay procession.

“The sanctified object was carried by society alternately for four days,” he said. It was in the form of wooden split bell, added Putu Yoga. Then, it was made a sanctified object. “In general, the form of sanctified objects is kris dagger, stone, gem, ring and perforated coin. But, here the sanctified object is in the form of wooden kulkul,” he said. By nature, there are two kinds of sanctified object, namely the male with a length of 2.5 meter and female of 2.2 meters and the diameter is 40 cm. “Both of the sanctified objects can elongate and enlarge by degrees,” he explained.

According to him, many people had witnessed it. When people were installing temple paraphernalia, they would observe the change in size. Besides, the sanctified object could also generate sound without being hit. People believed the sound could mean a good or bad omen. Pajenengan Temple of Sulahan was supported by 176 families consisting of 95 main pilgrims and 81 auxiliary pilgrims, while the piodalan or anniversary of the Pajenengan Temple was conducted every six (6) months falling on Buda (Wednesday) Umanis Dukut, and the sanctified object would hit to generate sounds at the time of temple anniversary and ngusaba ritual. (BTN/015)

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