Tedak Siten is a cultural heritage of the ancestors of the Javanese community for babies aged about seven or eight months. Tedak siten , also known as the ceremony of get off the ground. ‘ Tedak ‘ means down and ‘ siten ‘ comes from the word ‘ siti ‘ meaning land. Tedak Siten ceremony is performed as a series of events that aim to let the little kids who grow up to be independent.
This tradition is executed when the little old count to seven-months from the day of his birth in a matter of the market of Java. Also, be aware that it is a matter of one month in the Java market amounted to 36 days. So the month of Javanese calendar seven for the birth of the baby is equivalent to 8 calendar month ad.
THE IMPORTANT MEANING OF THE CEREMONY TEDAK SITEN
One of the “slametan” ceremony conducted by the Javanese community. Tedak Siten or get off the ground has a very important meaning for Javanese itself. Babies who have not made the procession tedak siten not in allow for memijak land so the baby’s parents should strive to let his son not trample land before time has been set in or before the ceremony concluded.
Tedak Siten ceremony itself has a variety of meanings which are, as a gratitude to God Almighty, the indigenous culture is funded as a tribute to Earth the place of Tidore to land first of all, as a prayer request to God so that later the child was given the ease, the health and the life of its victories in future tampa encountered a problem – an issue which complicated his life.
Tedak Siten as well as the hope of the parents against the fruit of his heart that the children ready trample and successful life filled with obstacles and barriers with the guidance of his parents. The ritual at once as a form of respect for “Siti” (Earth) who give many things in human life.
THE MAIN EQUIPMENT FOR THE CEREMONIAL TEDAK SITEN
The ceremony is to be held in the morning, in the front yard of the house. As for the equipment to be provided is
“Jadah” (tetel) seven colors,
Jadah is a food which made of glutinous rice mixed with grated young coconut topped with savory tastes, colors garamagar jadah 7 painting namely red, white, black, yellow, blue, Orange danungu. The meaning is contained in it is the symbol of life go that will pass by the baby, began her/his first foothold on the Earth until she/he was an adult, whereas those colors is an overview of the life of the child will be faced many of obstacles choices that have to be gone through. “Jadah” 7 colors are arranged starting from dark to light colors, it described that the problems facing the children ranging from heavy to light, meaning that weigh whatever the case there must be a bright light there point there is complete.
Tumpeng is a cone with equipment, rice shaped like a vegetable, served with cone form (a dish made of long beans, vegetable sprouts, spices coconut steamed or roasted peanuts) and “ingkung” chiken. Tumpeng simbolized parents request to the creator the aga the child would become a useful child, vegetable chickpea meaningful symbols of the age that the child from vegetable sprouts a long, meaningful regardless of the child’s life he was able to grow and develop, vegetable sprouts chicken means fertility and the symbol that later the child can live independently.
Chicken confinement which is decorated and colorful paper, “janur” confinement this cock of its contents is not a chiken but the son of man. a decorated chicken confinement has significance in the real world the child will faced with a wide range of employment options.
Ladders made of cane type of arjuna, implying expectations so that the child is able to fight like Arjuna with his responsibilities and the nature of the struggle. In traditional Javanese sugar cane stands for “antebing heart” which means that the children in this living with determination and a steady heart.
The Procession Of Ritual Tedak Siten
After all equipment is ready, then the ritual began. The child is bathed with the scattered flower water. After wearing the new clothes, the children are guided his mother stepped on jadah (a sort of glutinous rice mashed) 7 colors. Then the children are led up the stairs of sugarcane “wulung” purple. The child is then put into confinement chicken adorning the other ornaments of yellow and white coconut leaves. In the Paddock there are several objects must be selected by the children. The show is the Javanese tradition called Tedak Siten, warnings for a child to begin to be trained to walk with both legs stepped on the earth.
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