Legend of Tangkuban Perahu

One day in West Java, Indonesia lived a wise king who had a beautiful daughter. His name is Dayang Sumbi. She likes it very much weaving. After he was weaving when one of the tools he fell to the ground. He was so tired by then that he was too lazy to pick it up. Then she just shouted outloud.
'Who's there? Bring me my tools. I will give a special prize. If you are female, I would consider you as my sister. If you're a man, I'd marry '

Suddenly the male dog, named Tumang, come. He took the tool down. Dayang Sumbi very surprised. She regretted her words but she could not deny it. So he had to marry Tumang and left his father. Then they lived in a small village. A few months later they had a son. His name Sangkuriang. He is a handsome boy and healthy.

Sangkuriang like hunting very much. He often went hunting to the wood using a bow. When he went hunting Tumang always with him. In the past there was a deer in Java so Sangkuriang often hunted for deer.

One day Dayang Sumbi want to have the heart of a deer so he asked Sangkuriang to hunt deer. Sangkuriang then went into the woods with arrows and Tumang faithful dog. But after a few days in the timber Sangkuriang could not find any deer. They all disappeared. Sangkuriang feel tired and discouraged. He did not want to disappoint her mother so he killed Tumang. He did not know that Tumang was his father. At home he gave his heart to his mother Tumang.

But Dayang Sumbi know that it is the heart that Tumang. He was so angry that he could not control his emotions. He hit his head Sangkuriang. Sangkuriang injured. There is a scar on his head. He also rejected her. Sangkuriang left her in despair.

Many years passed and Sangkuriang into a strong young man. He walked everywhere. One day he arrived in the village itself but she does not realize it. There he met Dayang Sumbi. At that Dayang Sumbi given eternal beauty by God so that he stays young forever. The two did not know each other. So they fall in love and then they decided to get married.

But then Dayang Sumbi recognized Sangkuriang scar on his head. She knows that her son is Sangkuriang. It is impossible for them to marry. He said to her but she did not believe him. He hopes that they get married soon. So Dayang Sumbi give very difficult conditions. He wants Sangkuriang to build a lake and a boat in one night! He said he needed it for the honeymoon.
Sangkuriang agree. With the help of jinns and spirits Sangkuriang trying to build them. At midnight he had finished the lake by building a dam on the river Citarum. Then he began to build a boat. It was almost dawn when he nearly finished it. Meanwhile, Dayang Sumbi kept an eye on them. He was very worried when he knew it. So he made the light in the east. Then the spirits thought that it was already dawn. It's time for them to go. They left Sangkuriang only. Without their help he could not finish the boat.
Sangkuriang very angry. He kicked off the boat. Then the boat turned out to be Tangkuban Perahu. This means that the boat overturned. From a distance it looks like an upturned boat.

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Judul: Legenda Tangkuban Perahu
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Ditulis Oleh Azkaa Najmuts Tsaqib
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