All people in the world know that all tombs will stick to the ground since the dead bodies will be buried under it. However, you can see something odd in Blitar, East Java where you can witness with your own eyes the hanging tomb of Eyang Djojodigdo. It was said that Djojodigdo was the man who mastered the spell of Pancasona. This power was commonly use by the ancient people to make themselves strong as the defense at war so they could not die easily.
Tales, myths and folklore are embroidered into the very fabric of society, especially in Southeast Asia. There is a wide spectrum of ghost myths in the region, especially in Malaysia as the result of the remnants of old animist beliefs that have been shaped by Hindu-Buddhist cosmology, the Islamic religion, as well as influence of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Arab cultures.
Every land in the world may have its different history and also the legendary folk related to it including Indonesia. Every island in this country has its urban legend believed by all people no matter it is true or just a legend. One of the popular legends is Ajisaka. It is the Javanese legend about the arrival of civilization into the land of Java carried by a King named Ajisaka. This legend also covers the origins or Javanese letters called “Aksara Jawa” used centuries ago as the main letters before alphabets.
Gareng is one of the famous traditional Javanese puppet characters which appears often in show shadow puppets. Gareng’s complete name is “Nala Gareng” but he is known to be Gareng only. Gareng is basically one of the members of Javanese puppet with the limp leg. Beside it, he also has another physical disability such as the the broken arm. Based on philosophy, those have different meaning such as don’t take others’ right.