"It is wonderfully quiet here. This is enjoyment. We both empty a coconut and then go tawaren over the cloths. After we have bought 2 beautiful wipes we go home again. Another somewhat busy route. When we get home we notice how spicy the sun has burned. We both burned a bit."
The Pura Medana is a Hindu temple very close to the sea. There are plans to completely renovate this Pura Medana, which also has stalls, toilets, parking spaces and open theaters. This renovation will probably take a little longer, although it was presented in 2015.
At the moment it consists of a building with two tombs inside: a large and a small one. The large one belongs to a Sasak nobleman (ruler), who was called Papuk Buling Dana and came from Tanjung. The location of this small temple is not indicated with large signs. Only a small sign with a large hotel sign is from the luxurious Oberoi Hotel. No problem, because everyone in North Lombok knows this temple and will show you the way to this small temple.
The building with the tombs is marked with white sheets that surround the building. In the building, which looks like a home, there are two permanent graves of ceramic.
One is a grave with large and high gravestones, while the other has a smaller gravestone. One cannot just go in randomly to visit the graves. Visitors must purify themselves with a wash and mingle at the entrance to the grave.
Inside there is also a warning sign with the text "prohibition to consume drink, food and drink". Including a strict ban for women who are menstruating! This place is considered sacred.
Most residents of the area, who believe in it, expect to get a clue for sufficient wealth by just praying. However, there are also visitors from different regions.
The tomb of Medana is surrounded by large, shady old trees. To the left and right of the grave are walls with large pillars. The tombs are fairly close to the water and you have a panoramic view of the open sea. There are small steps on the rock walls of the grave. So that the people who come to visit can sit on an 8 meter high rock face of the sea to rest before or after a pilgrimage.
Papuk Buling Dana was known for his power, property and generosity. His marriage was crowned by a pious and beautiful princess. But the character of the very kind and generous king was abused. This aroused greed and ignorance among his own people Papuk Buling Dana was known for his power, property and generosity. His marriage was crowned by a pious and beautiful princess. But the character of the very kind and generous king was abused. This aroused greed and ignorance among his own people
Some were angry and wanted to abuse the generous character. They made a cruel plan, namely to ask for the king's most precious treasure: his beautiful daughter. They went to the king to make their wish known. Although the king was fierce, he accepted the demand of his people. He gave his only daughter. After the king's daughter had succeeded in getting it very easily, the hearts of these bad people turned out to be dirty and bad. They killed the daughter, cut the lifeless daughter to pieces and went back to King Papuk Buling Dana with these pieces.
As if it were not enough, the evil popular plot asked the king to eat the flesh of his favorite daughter's body, which was cut to pieces.
But now his generosity changed. He became very angry with these greedy and violent people.But now his generosity changed. He became very angry with these greedy and violent people.
Papuk Buling Dana cursed the killers: for 7 generations. They would always suffer and suffer misery in their lives, outbreaks of disease, famine, and if people were to get a harvest, there would be no water, if they were to get water, these people would lack food. Due to the curse of Papuk Buling Dana the offspring would also have a handicap: blind, deaf, dumb or paralyzed.
He also did not want to leave any of his possessions after his death. Everything would change to stone: precious stones, gold and silver.
It is therefore assumed that all the stones in the temple area are the gems turned into stone, gold and silver. Whoever takes the stones in the temple area will fall ill. The stones are considered Papuk Buling Dana property, which he cursed.
However, those who wash and purify themselves here (in this temple) receive the ability to free the soul and body from eternity without experiencing outer death, in accordance with Hinduism and Buddhism.
The current tomb of Papuk Buling Dana is only a symbol and is a memorial site. For the local population, the Pura Medana is a place of worship and it gives very strong positive energy to the people and the environment, in the form of fortune, health, safety, happiness and well-being.
From a travelogue:
"So wake up early. Then have breakfast, use the internet and set off. Breakfast banana pancake, actually standard here! Stuff packed with that banana. Scooter rented here somewhere on the street. I had tried palm wine and talked to these people yesterday. "