UPACARA RITUAL KEBOAN ALIYAN

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Keboan Aliyan Ritual Ceremony

Upacara tahunan yang terunik di pulai ini, berhubungan dengan situs kesuburan, syukuran serta doa kepada tuhan agar para petani diberi keselamatan dan kesejahteraan serta mendapatkan panen yang melimpah di masa yang akan datang.

Awalnya upacara ini diadakan untuk memohon turunnya hujan saat kemarau panjang, dengan turunnya hujan berarti bercocok tanam segera bisa dilakukan.

Upacara Keboan, atraksi menarik yang bisa kita saksikan adalah: saat persiapan, pada malam hari sebelum acara pada keesokan hari, masyarkaat bergotong royong memasang hiasan di sepanjang jalan utama desa, yang terdiri dari hasil panen berupa pala gumantung (buah-buahan), pala kependet (umbi-umbian) dan pala kesimpir (kacang-kacangan). Semua ini melambangkan kesuburan dan kesejahteraan.

Prosesi upacara diawali dengan selamatan di tengah jalan pada pagi hari, sesaji, kue, dan nasi tumpeng diberi doa yang dipimpin oleh kyai, kemudian dibagikan kepada para pengunjung dan masyarakat sekitar. Kue dan makanan disiapkan oleh masing-masing keluarga dan disajikan untuk para tamu dan sanak family yang berkunjung.

Selanjutnya acara idher bumi yang diikuti oleh beberapa laki-laki bertubuh kekar dengan dandanan dan bertingkah aneh seperti kerbau yang dihalau oleh para petani sana, musik dan tari tradisional mengiringi arak-arakan ini.

Sebagai puncak acara adalah prosesi membajak sawah dan menanam bibit padi. Para kerbau manusia seperti kesurupan mengejar siapapun yang mencoba mengambil bibit padi yang ditanam. Masyarakat berebut untuk mendapatkan bibit padi itu karena dipercaya bisa digunakan sebagai tolak bala maupun keberuntungan. Kegiatan ini berakhir pada tengah hari. Sementara pada sore dan malam hari, kesenian tradisional disajikan, termasuk pementasan wayang kulit semalam suntuk.

Tempat                                : Desa Aliyan, Kec. Rogojampi

Hari, tanggal       : Minggu, 10 November 2013

Waktu:                                 07.00 – Selesai

 

 

KEBOAN ALIYAN RITUAL CEREMONY

It is considered as the most unique ceremony on this island which has the aspects of fertility rite (relates to fertile, healthy, prosperous, growth and purification ceremony). Thanks giving an expression of gratitude to god for peaceful, happiness and better crops for the forthcoming year. And this ceremony used to be done for requesting the rainfall and better cultivation.

Visitor are always welcomed to observe and participate this interesting ceremony. A night before, along main road is decorated with all different result of harvest such as banana, oranges, cassava, soya bean, and many other crops. They are all symbolizing prosperity.

Before the ritual of Keboan Aliyan may take place, many tumpeng (rice cones) have been made in the morning tumpeng, cakes, and other offering are put on the road after being blessed by kyai (a Muslim preacher). Selamatan (praying) is over the tumpeng may be eaten and distributed to all visitor and to the community. Cake and special meals made by every household are offered and served to visitor who attend the events.

Afterward, the procession of soil is held. Some strong big men colored themselves black, behaving strangely as wild water buffaloes chased by the farmer with their plows, while, a beautiful girl symbolizing Dewi Sri, The Goddess Of Padi is shouldered by her followers appearing the interesting traditional costume. This procession is highlighted by traditional dances and gamelan music orchestra.

The climax of this events is the time of plowing and planting rice. When trance buffalomen chasing after anyone who tries to take the rice seed. The seed is believed to have supernatural power toward of plant diseases, good crops, and to bring fortune t those who are able to get it.

The ceremony ended at midday. tn the afternoon, traditional dances as well as the wayang shadow puppet show are performed.

Place                     : Aliyan Village, Sub District Of Rogojampi

Date                      : Sunday, November 10, 2013

Time                      : 07.00 am

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