Close
Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Jayaprana Loves Layonsari
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Jayaprana Loves Layonsari

Buleleng Regent Announces Plan to Enhance Historical Gravesite of Prince Jayaprana in North Bali


Bali News: Jayaprana Loves Layonsari
Click Image to Enlarge

(3/3/2013)

The regent of Buleleng, Putu Agus Suradnyana, has publicly pledged to beautify the gravesite of the ancient Balinese King Jayaprana.

In a story that dates back five centuries to a small Balinese kingdom known as Kalianget plagued by disease that decimated the local residents, including member of its royal household. It was during this time that the King discovered a small orphaned boy crying on the roadside mourning the loss of both his parents.

Moved by the boy’s circumstances, the King, who had lost his only Son to a plague, adopted the waif.

The boy, Jayaprana, was raised in the palace by the King as his own son and elevated to the role of Crown Prince. Known for his humility and unpretentious interactions with the people, Japayprana grew into manhood and fell in love with Layonsari - a flower seller from the local market

As the story is told, Jayaprana’s adoptive father,  the King, was also smitten with the Jayaprana's new bride - the beautiful Layonsari. Determined to have Layonsari for his own, the King fiendishly plotted to have his Son killed in battle.

Jayaprana learned of the deadly plot against his life from Patih Sawung Galing - the palace soldier assigned by the King to take his life. Torn between the love for his wife Layonsari and his deep affection and obedience to his Father, the King, Jayaprana willingly offered his life to his assassin. Preparing for death, Jayaprana adorned his hair with flowers, handing them one by one to the man assigned to take his life, and then offered his own sword to Galing in order that the King’s evil wishes might be fulfilled.

The tearful assassin killed Jayaprana after which, it is told, the Prince’s body and surrounding forest were immediately enveloped in sweet perfume. A white tiger then suddenly appeared at the scene of the murder and killed Patih Sawung Galing.

When Layonsari heard of her beloved Jayaprana’s death, she followed her husband and took her own life. Mysteriously, the same sweet scent that had permeated the jungle where her husband died, now also imbued her death scene and the surrounding palace grounds.

Remorseful for his role in the death of Jayaprana and Layonsari, the heartbroken King resigned himself to a life seclusion for the rest of his days.

The grief stricken people resolved to unite the lovers in death and brought Layonsari's body to the jungle clearing where here husband had died in order that the two lovers might be buried side-by-side. Also buried there was Jayaprana’s assassin, Patih Sawung Galing, whose duty is now to guard the graves of Jayaprana and Layonsari for eternity.

The graves of Jayaprana and Layonsari are located at Teluk Terima, near the seaside in Buleleng only a short distance from the main roadway. Today the couple is commemorated with statues of Jayaprana and his beloved wife standing in quiet witness at the burial site. Located about 45 kilometers form Pulaki Temple, the gravesites are situated in the West Bali National Park and afford excellent views of nearby Menjangan island.

The Regent’s plans are to preserve the romantic story of Jayaprana by upgrading the burials site, a popular place of pilgrimage by Balinese; particularly young couples preparing to be wed.

“By enhancing the site,” said Suradnyana, “ I hope that the burial place of Jayaprana can become a tourist attraction in Buleleng." He said he also hoped every sub district in Buleleng will take steps to preserve their local culture and historical icons.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.


 
 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Murder at Bali Emerald Villas in Sanur, Bali
Long-Time Bali Resident Bob Ellis Murdered in What Police Believe was Murder-for-Hire Scheme Orchestrated by His Wife, Noor Ellis
(10/24/2014)
Fighting Malaria in Bali
Denpasar Health Officials Undertake Educative Steps and Fogging to Prevent Upswing in Dengue Fever Cases
(10/24/2014)
November Fuel Price Hike Increasingly Certain
Kompas.com Reports Premium Fuel Prices to Increase 46% on November 1, 2104
(10/24/2014)
Harmony Inside
A solo exhibition by I Made Wiradana, "Harmony Inside" November 20 - December 18, 2014 at Ganesha Gallery – Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran
(10/24/2014)
Living in an Age of Contagion
Bali Isolates Patient Suspected of Contracting MERS-CoV
(10/24/2014)
Denpasar to Dili Daily
Garuda Starts Daily Flights between Bali and Timor Leste
(10/24/2014)
Picking Fave – orites
Archipelago International Opens 5th Favehotel in Bali
(10/24/2014)
Bali and Beyond: Reading on Borneo
Bookshelf: 'Looking for Borneo' – Insights into the Endless Beauty of the World’s Third Largest Island
(10/24/2014)
Adolescent Desires
Australian Philip Robert Grandfield Deported to Australia After Six Years in Prison on Pedophilia Conviction
(10/24/2014)
Change Has Gotta Come
Putting Bali’s Illegal Moneychangers Out of Business
(10/24/2014)
It’s Beginning to Look a Lotte Like Christmas
BIWA Christmas Bazaar at Lottte Mart Saturday, November 16, 2014
(10/24/2014)
Heinz's 100 Varieties of Indonesian Cuisine
Bookshelf: A New Approach to Indonesian Cooking by Heinz von Holzen
(10/20/2014)
All [News]!