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Around Historic Yogyakarta (part 4): the Traditional Ceremony of Bekakak

By Lulu Nurmalitasari Once a year in the lunar month of Sapar,¬† the communities of Ambarketawang¬† village in the west side of Yogyakarta hold a ritual of Bekakak offering to appease the evil demons of Mt. Gamping. The ritual consists … Continue reading

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Around Historic Yogyakarta (part 2) : Dieng Plateau, the Abode of Gods.

By S. Kramer About 3 hours drive from the city of Yogyakarta in central Java Indonesia, to the north via Magelang and Temanggung, and then turn west to Wonosobo, the scenic route will take us to the Dieng Mountain area. … Continue reading

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