Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Is It a ceremony ? A ritual ? Or a simple show ? Whatever the Jathilan “moment” is something special in the life of the villagers, here in Sleman region, especially in this particular area of Merapi surrounding, where legends and myths are still very alive.
Difficult to classify what is supposed to cover a large range of human existence. Mixing pieces of ancient legends with demon, horsemen, king…. The Rāmāyaṇa is still played as a huge success in Prambanan temple, with local believes where trance and pawing regulate the good health of the people’s spirit, the whole being one of the rare cultural events in those villages where entertainment isn’t that much….
Let’s see …