Or. , Swargarohanaparwa Cod. Or. , Kakawin Sumanasantaka Cod. Or. , Kakawin Krsnayana Cod. Or. , Kakawin Arjuna Wiwaha Cod. My interest in this work, the kakawin Arjunawiwāha, dates back to , when I was . first Indra wants to test Arjuna, to see whether he is strong enough, and for the wiwāha (union with the nymphs) completes the dramatic structure of the. Besides the Kakawin Bharata Yudha, he also wrote the Kakawin Hari Wangsa The hero’s marriage is told in the Kakawin Arjuna Wiwaha, written by Mpu.

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During his meditation he was tested by the Gods by sending two of the most beautiful apsaras — Supraba and Tilottama — to seduce him.

Member feedback about Airlangga: Mpu Kanwa blasts their confidence to inform us, readers and the Apsaraas are not aware of that.

The difficulty in adapting them to the kakawin materials rests in the fact that anthropology deals with real people and real situations in contemporary, observable sites. Heavenly women displaying their charms in the garden. Women in Kakawin Literature: On the other hand, those involved in the study of contemporary societies in Indonesia, may find the material presented here broadly supportive of their own ethnographic case studies.

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I will turn now to the kakawin sources and return later to a reconsideration of the theoretical aspects. Retrieved from ” https: I am aware that this may not be sounding Politically Correct ; however, our concern being Mahabharata, Wiqaha would invite readers to think and feel how intrinsically Vyasa weaves Kshatriya or male-male War and Gender War in an inseparable warp and woof of intricate design. Kakawin Arjunawiwaha is written in a metre called Shaarduulawikriiditaeach line containing 19 syllables.

And the cinnamon trees wiwhaa as if they were calling out to them, their young leaves swaying to and fro, As though challenging the redness of their breasts and lips to a contest in sweetness and attraction 1. Then the god Indra descented to earth disguising as an old Brahmin. In dealing with kakawin material, there are considerable arjunz in defining a theoretical framework that might wiwaja useful for illuminating the literary texts.


One interesting connection with Mbh. Kakawin poetry is xrjuna largely untapped resource for the study of gender in the Indonesian archipelago in the period before European contact. Ravana, the man of immeasurable prowess, is reduced to mere insignificance before the Evolutionary Woman Sita.

In course of chatting, some make a pleasant pastime of discussing beautiful ladies and the outward signs of what they are like 2. Javanese wayang kulit shadow puppet performance by dalang puppet kakawij Ki Manteb Sudharsono. A statue of an Apsara holding a bird in her hands from Baitala Deula. Draupadi is hailed as Shri-incarnate. Notable example includes temp Member feedback about Kawi language: Wiwzha scholars have come to recognise that notions of power, prestige and agency are culturally and historically specific, the discussion has moved beyond narrow Western paradigms.

One Apsaraa tries to coax Arjuna by squeezing his hands, and even playfully cupping them over her breasts 4. And as I would repeat, the inevitable happens —. Suddenly, a wild boar came raging, then Arjuna shot it with an arrow.

This combination of puritanical distaste and the difficulty of the interpretation of the language in the sensual descriptive scenes allowed passages focusing on women to be easily dismissed as ‘interpolations’ and thus ignored, or passed over in silence.

In its modern sense within Indonesian social, cultural and politics perspective; Javanisation simply means the spreading of rural Javanese population of densely populated Java to less populated parts of the archipelago.


It is total theatre involving dance, drama, music, visual arts, language, and literature. The main inspiration for my analytical framework has been provided by feminist historians of classical and early medieval European rajuna.

The Majapahit Empire Javanese: Arjuna was eventually successful in his task to kill Niwatakawaca, and as the reward the Gods awarded Arjuna seven apsaras to mary and he allowed to enjoy the pleasure of svargaloka for a arjunna.

There would be little to gain from reifying institutions and practices in the past for which the evidence is inadequate, simply because they seem familiar in the twenty-first century.


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Ayurveda Cinema Hinduism Places Sikhism. Narada narrates the tale to establish the Narada-rule — that Pandavas have to be monogamous in relation armuna Draupadi even within the polyandrous marriage.

Painting by Raja Ravi Varma, 19th century.

Since ancient times, native Indonesians has accumulated knowledge and developed technology stemmed from necessities; from naval navigation knowledge, traditional shipbuilding technology, textile techniques, food processing to vernacular house building. Member feedback about Wayang wong: Nor are there the personal accounts, diaries and other documents such as letters that have allowed women’s history in Europe to be partially recovered. What is the doubt about Arjuna then?

Nearly all kakawin heroines are noble, and even where female commoners, servants and retainers enter the story, they do not represent the lives of ordinary women, but of those who belong to the world of the court. This includes a canto set aside for demonstrating linguistic feats, similar to constrained writing. It must also be stressed that the textual sources are concerned almost exclusively with elite women, women of the court.

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Both the women of Javanese shadow theatre and performing arts, and real women living in the eighteenth and nineteenth century Javanese courts, for example, have been shown to have played considerably more active economic and political roles. Most studies on gender in Indonesia have looked at contemporary society.

They discussed about religious matters and Arjuna succeeded to answer Indra’s kaoawin, then he revealed his true identity and went back to svargaloka. Member feedback about Arjunawiwaha: He belongs to both Isyana and Warmadewa lineages. This is what Indra has actually wanted. I am not reading oakawin much into this connection, yet I cannot overlook it too.

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