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Sacred water from tomb of Mataram’s kings

  • An abdi dalem (courtier) enters the Supit Urang Gate in the morning at the tombs of the Mataram kings. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

    An abdi dalem (courtier) enters the Supit Urang Gate in the morning at the tombs of the Mataram kings. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

  • Courtiers, dressed in traditional Javanese costumes, prepare themselves by sitting next to each other and starting a prayer before the Nguras Enceh ritual begins. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

    Courtiers, dressed in traditional Javanese costumes, prepare themselves by sitting next to each other and starting a prayer before the Nguras Enceh ritual begins. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

  • Courtiers give flowers and frankincense as offerings. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

    Courtiers give flowers and frankincense as offerings. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

  •  Courtiers from the Surakarta Hadiningrat palace help distribute sacred water in a bucket. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

    Courtiers from the Surakarta Hadiningrat palace help distribute sacred water in a bucket. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

  •  Courtiers from the Surakarta Hadiningrat palace pour sacred water into the Enceh Kyai Mendung from the Kingdom of Ngerum (Turkey). JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

    Courtiers from the Surakarta Hadiningrat palace pour sacred water into the Enceh Kyai Mendung from the Kingdom of Ngerum (Turkey). JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

  • Courtiers from the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat sultanate pour sacred water into the Enceh Kyai Danurmaya from the Kingdom of Samudera Pasai (Aceh). JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

    Courtiers from the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat sultanate pour sacred water into the Enceh Kyai Danurmaya from the Kingdom of Samudera Pasai (Aceh). JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

  • A courtier uses a kettle to distribute sacred water among the public. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

    A courtier uses a kettle to distribute sacred water among the public. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

  • Elders enjoy their food – which has been prayed over and blessed – after the ritual. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

    Elders enjoy their food – which has been prayed over and blessed – after the ritual. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

  • People start to go home after attending the Nguras Enceh ritual. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

    People start to go home after attending the Nguras Enceh ritual. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

  • Two women walk pass by board detailing the rules of attending the Nguras Enceh ritual. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

    Two women walk pass by board detailing the rules of attending the Nguras Enceh ritual. JP/Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko

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