Lake Toba isn’t just blessed with a captivating character, as well as amazing views from any angle, but the history of civilization and how the Batak was born into the selection of traditional routines that are undertaken daily becomes a particular attraction. That’s why it’s very lucky that this state was granted the biggest lake in Southeast Asia.
That afternoon, Samosir would appear odd, the streets would seem lonely. Red, white and black banners would seem to be crowded on each street corner. Traders in Tomok Village compactly wrap ulos on the body, an indication that there will be a customary ritual to be performed. It turns out to be horja bius. This countless years old ritual is still a fundamental element of the Toba community institutional system. A tradition of Ruas Parmalim resolves the problem by minding deliberation. The king and the standard elders gathered to create the government and spiritual order in one village in ancient times.
Horja bius is composed of many rituals, beginning with Ulaon hahomion, tortor tunggal panaluan, tortor parsiarabu, marjoting, pajongjong borotan, makharikkiri horbo, and lastly mangalahat horbo. Ulaon hahomion contains pilgrimage into the pond (grave) of Dolok Ompu Raja Sidabutar and mangalopas tu nausea natio. This ritual illuminates the ancestral spirits for invoking blessings of protection and fluency in carrying out the upcoming phases of the service.
In Tomok Village, Horja Bius becomes an annual event, a portion of this Horas Samosir Festival. They are packaged in the kind of a colossal theater, alterations that don’t wear off sacredness. In its time, the Tomok horja bius has been an offering to the ancestor of Ompu Raja Sidabutar who’d set Tomok Village. Even the Toba Batak tribe includes an understanding of which ancestral spirits continue to be around them, sure the spirits are seeing over and staying together with their descendants. This belief was imprinted until today for those who uphold the civilization of habatakon.
The grave pilgrimage provides offerings out of a goat which is cut and cooked according to bits of bone joints. Additionally, there are white and red rooster hens, sago-sago, itan nani hopingan, gurgur itak, assimun, anggang panguraso, andaek naso to mida mataniari. All offerings are held by Batak women who use ulos.
Gondang sabangunan conveys the procession into the grave. The odor of incense that sparks welcomes, encouraging the presence of creatures and supernatural powers to be present and unite from the ritual. Sajen is put on the tomb, while mangalopas tu nausea country or releasing white hens into Lake Toba. Inspired by gondang siboru saniang naga laut, the procession goes into the border of this lake. Seven women would drink the water when carrying a lawsuit. After reciting prayers and mantras, they’d shake the orange juice at precisely the same time that’s transported overhead into the top layer of the lake. Tourists would join the lake coast, watching closely.
Next, marhata ma raja, patortor tunggal panaluan and pangurason I tomok bolon. The air would instantly change, the mystical gondang strains, the crowd would seem to be attracted to the ancient Batak. The relatives and descendants of the king would combine in the manortor, barefoot and clothing today, all must use ulos as an indication of respect to those dealers. Before dance, they’d chew betel.
Holding one stick of Panaluan, the original healer surrounds the village, doing the ritual of rejecting reinforcements. Three shamans dressed in crimson, white and black, average Batak tribe colors dance to the beat of the gondang. Forming the footprint creation of Solomon, such as your Batak people, this symbol is a fence to assist people in the village from bad threats, both real and not real.
After the variety of rituals about the first day, enter the peak event: the Mangalahat Horbo. This is not only a buffalo, it must be living a wild life then captured from the woods. Six adult men and a woman is wearing ulos parade to the mooring pole. Before being bound, the buffalo should encircle the Borotan timber for seven days, then it’s attached to the borotan tree back up. Trees that become borotan symbolize a tree of paradise with leaves that are likened to life and accompanied by the gondang sabangunan while coordinating the villagers around the moored buffalo. Mangalahat Horbo has three distinct goals: a ceremony to go to the rice fields, thanksgiving and ask for descendants and memorial services of parents who have died, and particular celebratory rituals.
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