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A Balinese Folktale: I Belog Part 3
Monday, 18 Jan, 2010 – 5:01 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: I Belog Part 3

a d: I Belog looked like a foolish man since he was fat and lethargic. Although, he had a crafty way to get something he wanted. In order to get Sari, the most beautiful girl …

A Balinese Folktale: Tiger and Firewood Collector
Monday, 31 Aug, 2009 – 5:00 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Tiger and Firewood Collector

Once upon a time, a tiger lived in Kadamba forest. All animal were afraid of him since he did not just prey on week animal such as deer, goat or hare but also strong animal …

A Balinese Folktale: The Grateful Crab
Tuesday, 12 May, 2009 – 16:40 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: The Grateful Crab

Once upon a time, there was a sage who traveled from one forest to another. He was so kind and wise, never hurt any creatures and has profound religious knowledge.One day he traveled to Mount …

A Balinese Folktale: Clever Goat
Monday, 6 Apr, 2009 – 17:07 | One Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Clever Goat

Once upon a time, there were a goat named Ni Mesaba and her daughter, Ni Wiwingsati, lived deep inside a forest on the slope of Mount Agung. They fed on the leaves that were …

Through The Eyes of Researcher: A Balinese Folktale on the Origin of Mice
Sunday, 15 Mar, 2009 – 11:00 | No Comment
Through The Eyes of Researcher: A Balinese Folktale on the Origin of Mice

Here is an interesting article on the origin of mouse based on Balinese folktale by DR. J Hooykaas entitled “A Balinese Folktale on The Origin of Mice”

Three years ago I had an article …

A Balinese Folktale: The Crane in Priestly Robe
Sunday, 8 Feb, 2009 – 11:17 | 2 Comments
A Balinese Folktale: The Crane in Priestly Robe

On the slope of mount Meru, there was a pond with many fishes lived in it; they lived happily there for long time. Unfortunately a long drought came, the water decreased significantly day by day. …

A Balinese Folktale: Arrogant Elephant
Saturday, 13 Dec, 2008 – 15:03 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Arrogant Elephant

In order to preserve Balinese language, Balinese usually hold an event to increase youngsters’ passion to use Balinese language. Annually, some communities hold this event; storytelling, speech, and writing some sentence in Balinese alphabet on …

A Balinese Folktale:I Belog Part 2
Sunday, 16 Nov, 2008 – 20:40 | One Comment
A Balinese Folktale:I Belog Part 2

Though I Belog was considered a foolish man by his neighbors yet he actually had a tricky way to get what he wanted (see the previous article). To get Luh Sari, the most beautiful girl …

A Balinese Folktale: I Belog Part I
Sunday, 9 Nov, 2008 – 20:05 | One Comment
A Balinese Folktale: I Belog Part I

“Do not judge a book from its cover,” is a proper saying for us in judging someone or thing. Since the appearance is not usually represent the inside. There are so many people who look …

The Tale of Jaratkaru
Tuesday, 7 Oct, 2008 – 11:26 | One Comment
The Tale of Jaratkaru

A long time ago, a great hermit named Jaratkaru lived. He did lot of goodness. He was a good hermit since he never forgot about his responsibility as a hermit. Alas, he was too firm …

A Balinese Folktale: Another Version of Calonarang
Wednesday, 25 Jun, 2008 – 16:49 | One Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Another Version of Calonarang

Once upon a time, there was a region named Daha. When Daha was ruled by King Sri Aji Airlangga the region was remained safe and the people were prosperous. On his power, none of thieves …

A Balinese Folktale: The Crab and The Priest
Saturday, 31 May, 2008 – 19:16 | One Comment
A Balinese Folktale: The Crab and The Priest

Once upon a time, there was a priest who passed a dry river. He found a thin crab in the one side of the river. Because of the condition of the crab, the priest felt …

A Balinese Folktale: Yellow Moon
Sunday, 23 Dec, 2007 – 9:56 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Yellow Moon

There was once a widow named Men Bekung (Mrs. Childless). She lived at the edge of a huge jungle. She collected firewood in the jungle. It was said that she found a little child. As …

Pramoedya on Calon Arang Folk Tale
Monday, 17 Dec, 2007 – 14:16 | No Comment
Pramoedya on Calon Arang Folk Tale

There are two old manuscripts of Calon Arang folktale. The first one is from Bali and the other is from Java and had been translated into Dutch by R. Ng. Purbatjaraka in Bijdr. K. I …

A Balinese Folktale: Protector of Tenganan
Sunday, 9 Dec, 2007 – 8:22 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Protector of Tenganan

Once upon a time there was a man named I Tundung. Because he was very poor, he had no place to live. He wandered from one place to another. As for food, he depended upon …

A Balinese Folktale: Men Leket and The Big Monkey
Sunday, 4 Nov, 2007 – 8:54 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Men Leket and The Big Monkey

There was once a widow by the name Men Leket (Mrs. Leket), living at the edge of the forest with only her son, I Leket. One day when I Leket went out to catch birds, …

A Balinese Folktale: Bulan Kuning
Sunday, 28 Oct, 2007 – 12:31 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Bulan Kuning

There was once a widow by the name of Men Bekung. She lived at the edge of ahuge jungle. She collected firewood in the jungle. It was said that she found a little child. As …

A Balinese Folktale: Banaspati Raja
Sunday, 14 Oct, 2007 – 6:59 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Banaspati Raja

Siwa and his wife Dewi Sri were walking once in the mountain walaraoe. And moved by the lonely beauty of place Siwa wanted to enjoy his wife. But she would not, because it seemed to …

A Balinese Folktale: The Origin of Balinese Dance
Sunday, 30 Sep, 2007 – 15:44 | One Comment
A Balinese Folktale: The Origin of Balinese Dance

Long, long time ago Balinese dance was not as rich as today, there was no beautiful Legong, nor dramatic topeng, Balinese could only boast of trance dance such as Sanghyang Memedi or Sanghyang Dedari, no …

A Balinese Folktale: Complaining Gecko
Sunday, 23 Sep, 2007 – 10:19 | One Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Complaining Gecko

One day a Gecko went to the Village chief and complained: “Oh, sir, can you help me? Will you speak to the Firefly? He keeps me awake all night….flashing his light in my eyes.”
Now, the …

A Balinese Folktale: Basur
Sunday, 9 Sep, 2007 – 10:32 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Basur

Nyoman Karang had two beautiful daughters whom he wanted to marry. The elder, Sokasati, was promised to her cousin Tirta, with whom she was very much in love. But Tirta does not want to marry. …

A Balinese Folktale: War Between Badung and Buleleng
Sunday, 2 Sep, 2007 – 12:37 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: War Between Badung and Buleleng

The king of Mengwi was very upset since the southern part of his kingdom was taken by the king of Badung, I Gusti Ngurah Pemecutan. The king of Mengwi asked the king of Buleleng, I …

A Balinese Folktale: The Origin of Pemecutan Dynasty
Sunday, 26 Aug, 2007 – 13:00 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: The Origin of Pemecutan Dynasty

There was a kingdom named Singgasana which is located in Tabanan. The King of Singgasana was a wise ruler and had one prime wife (prami) and several concubines (penawing). From the prami he had a …

A Balinese Folktale: Prince and His Monkey
Sunday, 19 Aug, 2007 – 12:54 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Prince and His Monkey

In a splendid palace surrounded by beautiful garden and a moat, there lived a prince with his retainers, and servants who mostly confined to their respective quarters, he had a constant and boon companion – …

A Balinese Folktale: The Marriage of Abhimanyu
Sunday, 12 Aug, 2007 – 12:27 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: The Marriage of Abhimanyu

Abhimanyu, the son of Arjuna and Suprabha, was at page at the court of his uncle Krishna in the place of Dwarawati. Now Abhimanyu was betrothed before his birth to Krishna’s daughter, Ksiti Sundari, and …

A Balinese Folktale: I Gobrag
Sunday, 5 Aug, 2007 – 9:17 | One Comment
A Balinese Folktale: I Gobrag

In a dank corner of a green and fragrant garden, contained by red brick walls there lived a large toad. Gobrag was his name and very grand indeed was his opinion of himself. But, of …

A Balinese Folktale: Jaratkaru
Sunday, 15 Jul, 2007 – 8:46 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Jaratkaru

A holy Brahmin named Jaratkaru had been practiced yoga for hundreds of years, he remained un-married as a part of his yoga practice. As a result of this long ascetism he had a power to …

A Balinese Folktale: Kaki Tua
Sunday, 1 Jul, 2007 – 7:15 | One Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Kaki Tua

Kaki Tua (old man) had a fine fat cow which he was very proud of. He refused to lend her when the village wanted to borrow her for the work in the rice fields. One …

A Balinese Folktale: Pakang Raras
Sunday, 20 May, 2007 – 8:47 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Pakang Raras

Pakang Raras who was about fourteen years old, was flying kites one day with his attendants, Punta and Wijil, when the string broke and they lost their way in the forest. They were driven by …

A Balinese Folktale: Windu Sara
Sunday, 13 May, 2007 – 8:19 | No Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Windu Sara

Once upon a time, there was a man named Windu Sara. He only cared about flowers and books, and took no interest in women. His mother as always urging him to marry, and one day …

A Balinese Folktale: Ragu
Sunday, 6 May, 2007 – 8:32 | One Comment
A Balinese Folktale: Ragu

Sri Darmapuja, King of Jodyanegara, had a beautiful daughter named Rajaputri. One day she was looking out the watch-tower when she saw an incredibly beautiful youth standing among the crowd. She was so enchanted by …