Demak Mosque

Demak Mosque is the oldest mosque in Indonesia. The mosque is located in the village Kauman, Demak, Central Java. The mosque is believed to have a gathering place of scholars (Wali Sanga) spread Islam in Java. The founder of this mosque is estimated Raden Patah, the first king of the Sultanate of Demak, at about the 15th century.

This mosque has a main buildings and porch. Main building has four main pillars called "soko guru". This pillar is said to come from splinters of wood, so called 'saka tatal'. Pyramid shaped roof is supported by eight pillars which called Saka Majapahit. At the location of the Demak Mosque complex, there are several graves of the kings of the Sultanate of Demak and servant. There were also a museum, which contains various things about the history of the establishment of the Demak Mosque .

Kudus Mosque

Kudus Mosque (also known as the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Masjid Al-Manar) located in Kauman village, district of Kota, Kudus district, Central Java. This mosque was built by Sunan Kudus or Ja'far Shodiq in the year 1549 or the year 956 Hijri using stone from the Baitul Maqdis from Jerusalem - the Palestinians, as the first stone. From the word Baitul Maqdis, appears the name of Kudus, which means sacred, so that the mosque is called Kudus mosque and the town is called by Kudus city. This Mosque is unique shape, because it has a similar tower temple. This mosque is a blend of Islamic culture with Hindu culture.

Tanah Lot

Tanah Lot located in the village Beraban, district of Kediri, Tabanan, Bali. Tanah Lot, Bali, known as the best place to watch the sunset scenery in Bali. Here there are two temples (pura) are located on a large rock. Pura Tanah Lot on the north side, there is a temple (pura) located on top of the cliff that jutted into the sea. The cliffs are connecting the temple with the mainland and shaped like a bridge (curved). Pura Tanah Lot is part of Pura Dang Kahyangan. Pura Tanah Lot is a place of worship the gods of the sea guards. Pura Tanah Lot is one of the largest sacred temple in Bali island. Here are also often held large ceremonies Balinese Hindu's. From the parking lot to the temple area met many art shops and food stalls or just a tavern.

According to legend, this temple was built by a Brahmin who wander from Java. He is a successful Danghyang Nirartha strengthens the belief of the Balinese Hindu's teaching and building a Sad Kahyangan is on the 16th century. At that time the ruler of Tanah Lot, Bendesa Beraben, jealous of him because his followers began to leave and follow Danghyang Nirartha. Bendesa Beraben ordered Danghyang Nirartha to leave the Tanah Lot. He agreed, and before leaving Tanah Lot, he was with his strength to move boulders into the middle of the beach (not into the sea) and build a temple there. He also changed the shawl into a snake temple guards. This snake is still there today and scientifically snakes including sea snakes that have a characteristic flat tail like a fish, striped black and yellow and has 3 times more powerful toxins from cobra snake. End of the legend states that Bendesa Beraben 'finally' a follower Danghyang Nirartha.


Ondel-ondel from Betawi, Jakarta. It is a form of folk art performances Betawi, which is often displayed in people's parties. It seems that the ondel-ondel portray ancestors or ancestors who always keeps his descendants or resident of a village.

Ondel-ondel intangible large doll with a height of about ± 2.5 m with ± 80 cm diameter, made of plaited bamboo, which are prepared in such a way so easily carried people from the inside. Ondel-ondel face a mask or visor, with a head of hair made from palm fiber. Ondel-ondel faces of men in the paint with red, while the women were painted with white.

Music that accompanies ondel-ondel not certain, depending on each group. There are accompanied tanjidor, such as group ondel-ondel Gejen, Setu village. There are accompanied by songs Baon The kontol pencak Betawi like entourage "Beringin Sakti" Duloh leader, now leader Yasin, from Rawasari. Those that are accompanied by Bende, "Kelot Kemes", Ningnong and Rebana kontolketimpring, like ondel-ondel Lamoh leader, Kalideres.

Ondel-ondel originally functioned as repellent disaster or interruption of wandering spirits. Today, ondel-ondel is usually used to add vibrant folk festivals or to welcome an honored guest, example at the inauguration of the new building was completed.

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