If you’re traveling to Kedisan tourism village, attempt to stop at Kedisan Palace. The palace established around 1670 remains to have beautiful ancient house layout. There is sacred fig exuding cool atmosphere. Magical aura is felt strongly due to influence of the royal heritages in form of kris dagger supposedly to have been made in
If you’re traveling to Kedisan tourism village, attempt to stop at Kedisan Palace. The palace established around 1670 remains to have beautiful ancient house layout. There is sacred fig exuding cool atmosphere. Magical aura is felt strongly due to influence of the royal heritages in form of kris dagger supposedly to have been made in Blambangan (East Java) style.
This heritage has close relationship to the sanctified barong at the local village. This heritage is taken out if the sanctified barong is danced. Wherever the barong is placed, the kris dagger will definitely accompany. The sanctified effigies in the form barong ket, rangda and a mask like the faces of some characters in the parwa storyline are taken out every Buda (Wednesday) Kliwon Pahang or 35 days after Galungan.
I Gusti Ngurah Agung Mahajaya, one of the royal figures, said that Kedisan Palace serves as the protector of the arts at Kedisan village. The Gambuh art is still conserved until now and so do the Legong Leko at Tangkup hamlet, the mask at Kebon hamlet, sculpture at Bayat hamlet and sculpture at Pakudui.
These arts are also staged every time there are tourist visits to the royal palace. There are dances presented when they have dinner at Kedisan Palace. “Nowadays, there are always foreign tourists making a visit to Kedisan Palace. They are happy with the building layout remaining to look unique as well as the aura they feel,” said Agung Mahajaya.
The Kedisan Palace indeed looks classic and is often chosen as dinner venue. This activity involves residents of the surrounding communities, both in performing arts, dance, gamelan music, crafts and other activities. “At least once in a month, guests from various countries such as America and Europe are organizing a dinner at Kedisan Palace,” he explained.
According to Agung Mahajaya, the Kedisan Palace is quite old in Gianyar. Since the 1600s when the Anak Agung Maruti committed a coup d’etat, the King of Klungkung finally ordered his ancestors to bring one of her sons to hide in the northwest. Finally they reached Timbul Tegalalang. Then, he established a palace in Sukawati. Some of the followers settled at Timbul Tegalalang.
Well, the descendant of the retainer Anglurah Sideman then established his clan during the reign of Waturenggong living at Timbul village (now Kedisan village) and then set up the arts such as gambuh, lenggong leko and others. “Royal family has a close social relationship because it serves as the players of music, dance, sculpture and carving,” he concluded. (BTN/015)1 comment