In the Javanese culture, there are two types of Gunungan. The first one is a Gunungan that is a part of the shadow puppet which shaped a mountain image and its contents. It is also called Kayon, derived from the word kayun (a Javanese word “concept”) which means the source of all nature of life with its good and bad properties. this Gunungan contains a high philosophical doctrine, that is the doctrine of wisdom.

The second Gunungan is in form of offerings, that is the pile of food which shaped like a mountain. It consist of a variety of foods and agricultural products that will be distributed to the people. The article about this gunungan can be read here…




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