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Expression of grief War Karbala


Hoyak Tabuik

tabuik1Tabuik comes from the word `ark ‘, from the Arabic language which means to accompany. Tabuik ceremony is a tradition in the west coast, West Sumatra precisely in Pariaman, carried from generation to decrease. The ceremony is held on the day of the Asyura fall on 10 Muharram, in the Islamic calendar.

History, brought about by the Tabuik Syiah of Pariaman to the middle east, as a war memorial Karbala. The ceremony was also as a symbol and expression of a deep sense of grief and respect, and Muslims in Pariaman grandson of the Prophet Muhammad SAW, named Husen killed by the Karbala. Agenda in the annual Pariaman this icon into one of the tourist area which was attended by thousands of people of indigenous, domestic and foreign tourists.

In addition to the name of the ceremony, Tabuik also made to name objects that are important components in this ritual. Tabuik amounted to two and made of bamboo and wood. The form of animals are horses, human head, and a steady winged. By Muslims, this animal called Buraq, and is considered a magical beast. Tabuik in the back, made a post at about 15 m. Tabuik and decorated with red and other colors and will be in the wine later.

There are two types of Tabuik the dilarung to high seas, the Tabuik pasa (Tabuik Market) and Tabuik Subarang (Tabuik across). The statue is not simply because the decoration through the rituals its making first.

Procession ritual begins with the way this one Tabuik appointed by the bearer of the number reached 40 people. Behind Tabuik, berbusana group of people who bring traditional music instruments such as various perkusi drum, fill the succession line. During the procession takes place, all the carnival participants shout, “Hayya Hussain Hussain Hayya!” as an expression of respect to the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad SAW. Occasionally, procession stopped and dozens of people who typically play Silat Minang start off while accompanied tetabuhan.

At sunset, procession was ended. Both Tabuik brought to the beach and next to the sea dilarung. This is done because there is belief that this throwing away of Tabuik to the sea, may dispose of bad luck. In addition, the moment this time also as a trusted Buraq fly to the sky, carrying all types of arakannya.

Have a different nuance of the performance Tabuik now compared with ten years ago. Initially, Tabuik made by two groups of citizens from the citadel and then a different confronted one another. In the process, not infrequently followed by the scuffle with the residents of both the citadel.

Now, the element of violence was found in the Tabuik has been removed. The ceremony is more directed to an interesting cultural attractions and can be consumed by the tourists. In addition to witness the procession of the ceremony Tabuik, the tourists can get around the traditional market and bazaar that was held in conjunction with this celebration. Enjoy also sala lauk and rakik maco, Pariaman the typical food sold along the many beaches.

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Maninjau Lake


Lake Maninjau is a volcanic  lake that is located at  461,50 meters above the sea level. Its width is  99, 5 km2 with 4, 95 meters of the maximum depth. The existence of Lake Maninjau has created a folktale called “Bujang Sembilan” (The nine bachelors).  People living around the lake believe that those nine bachelors are real.  Once upon a time, there was a family consists of nine bachelors and a  beautiful girl named Sani. There was a man named Sagiran who loved her,  they love each other until one day they were accused of doing contemptible thing by the bachelors. In order to prove the bachelors’ assumption, both  Sani and Sagiran jumped into the cauldron of Mount Tinjau.   Before jumping into the cauldron, they swore that the mount would not  explode if they did that contemptible thing, otherwise, the mount would  explode if they did not do it. Finally, there was a huge explosion causing  a big hole that was fulfilled by water that is believed as the cause of  the existence of Lake Maninjau.

The Maninjau Lake is watering the river  of  Batang Antokan, and at the upstream of Batang Antokan there is a hydro power plant of Maninjau.  Puncak Lawang/ The Peak of Lawang is the highest hill in Maninjau Lake area. And if you come from Bukittinggi city to Maninjau Lake, you will through the famous Veers, named the 44’s Veer, cross along 10 KM from Ambun Pagi till Maninjau.

Maninjau has shinny turquoise water  with the flapping leaves of coconut trees and hills around the lake that  make a wonderful view in Lake   Maninjau.

There  are two alternative ways to reach the destination, from the east and from  the west. If you choose to start it from the west, it will be started from  Padang to  Lubuk Basung (the capital of Agam district) passing by Pariaman city. It  spends about a half an hour hours by land using any accessible public  transportation or chartered car that can be easily found there. It will be  started from Padang to  Bukit Tinggi continued to the destination passing by Kelok 44  for approximately three hours if we choose the alternative way from east.

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