MANDALIKA, DEPOSTMANDALIKA.COM- Mount Rinjani is one of the most famous mountains in Indonesia. Mount Rinjani also gets the title of the most beautiful mountain in Indonesia because of its very beautiful natural scenery.
Mount Rinjani is located on the island of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. The area of Mount Rinjani National Park is about 41,300 Ha. To the west of the peak, there is a caldera that extends to the east with an area of 3500m x 4800m and in this caldera, there is a Segara Anak lake covering an area of 11km2 with a depth of 230m.
Known for its eye-catching nature with its beautiful name, as beautiful as its beauty, Rinjani. The beauty of Mount Rinjani is often associated with the beauty of one of the legends, Dewi Anjani.
Dewi Anjani is known as the ruler of a volcano with a height of 3726 meters above sea level. Then, who is Dewi Anjani and what does it have to do with Mount Rinjani?
Dewi Anjani is believed by the community to have a very beautiful face that was born from the marriage of a Sasak tribe human with King Selaparang. The local community often holds a ritual ceremony by throwing gold in the form of a fish into Segara Anak Lake to honor the existence of Dewi Anjani so that the environment around Mount Rinjani is safe and peaceful.
Not only associated with Dewi Anjani, but Mount Rinjani also turns out to have several myths and legends that are still believed and are still very attached.
One of the most widely believed myths is that the peak of Mount Rinjani on the hiking trail is pseudo, while the original peak is protected by surrounding creatures from being touched by other creatures.
In addition, local people believe that Lake Segara Anak can give a warning. It is believed that if we see the lake is wide, then our life is long. Conversely, if we see this lake is narrow, then our life is short.
He said, anyone who bathes and swims in this lake must know themselves and have no bad intentions to avoid disturbance from the lake guards.
There are several places on this mountain that are purified and used as a place of meditation and also a place to perfect knowledge. According to local people, there are certain areas on the slopes of Mount Rinjani that should not be entered because it is believed to be a haunted area, the myth is that whoever enters the area will be lost and live in the area of the jinn.
When climbing Mount Rinjani, we are forbidden to complain. The myth is that all our worries and complaints when climbing Mount Rinjani can come true.
Instead of worrying, we should think more positively yes!
This story about Mount Rinjani cannot be proven with certainty with the various versions of the legend circulating in the wider community.
Various myths, and legends we do not have to fully believe. But we still have to respect and respect the people's beliefs about Mount Rinjani.
We must always maintain the natural beauty of Mount Rinjani and respect whatever nature and culture believe in the surrounding community. –zzz-