The Story of Barong Landung

Barong Landung is a pair giant human puppet almost three meters high, one figure is a man in black face, and the other is a beautiful princess in white face. Balinese Hinduism believes that the Barong Landung is the replica of king Jaya Pangus and his wife Kang Cing Wie from China. 







The Story of Barong Landung:
This story about King Sri Jaya Pangus with queen Kang Cing Wie, who came from the land of China. After a long marriage they still have no child. After permitted by Kang Cing Wie, King Jaya Pangus decided to do meditation to Mount Batur. On his way he met a very beautiful princess, Dewi Danu. King Jaya Pangus lied to Dewi Danu, and said that he was unmarried. Finally they got marriage, and a son was born, named Mayadenawa. For a long time Jaya Pangus not back home, then Kang Ching Wie followed and searched him to Mount Batur. After arrived, Kang Cing Wie saw Jaya Pangus was with a new wife and a son. Dewi Danu was also shocked and became aware of her husband’s apparently been lying. Dewi Danu reported this to her mother, Betari Danu. In anger, with her magic power she burned Jaya Pangus and his wife Kang Cing Wie. The Kingdom was grieving over the death of their king and queen, so as a form of devotion and love for the king and queen, the people made a replica statue of Jaya Pangus and Kang Cing Wie (known as Barong Landung) and worship.


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