Light in The Dark Alley Of Men (The Story of Dewi Supraba) Part 2 – The Role Of Dewi Supraba In The Mission Of Arjuna/Begawan MintaragaAll Javanese puppet fans surely know the figure of Arjuna. Arjuna was the biological son of Kunti Nalibrata and Lord Indra. As a disciple of Guru Drona, Arjuna is not only had inner magical power, but also the physical power. Arjuna is very shrewd in his use of the weapon crossbow.
Month: November 2017
Light in The Dark Alley Of Men (The Story of Dewi Supraba) Part 1 – Literally, the name Supraba means “glorious light or great light”. Thus Dewi Supraba can be meant as a figure of a woman full of solutions, both in terms of the household as well as in terms of life. That is why in the world of Javanese puppets, Dewi Supraba is much admired by men.
In the story of Begawan Mintaraga in Javanese puppets, it is told that Supraba was proposed by King Niwata Kawaca of Manikmantaka kingdom to be his wife. But the proposal did not get the blessing of the King of Jong Giri Saloka Gods of Heaven namely Sang Hyang Bathara Guru.