The Meaning Behind Rites - Symbolical Aspect of the Ngaruat Tradition with Cerita Batara Kala

Etti Rochaeti, Syihabuddin Syihabuddin, Ade Ma’mur Kartawinata, Iskandarwassid Iskandarwassid

Abstract

One of the folklore forms of Tatar Sunda which is related to religious ceremonies is Ngaruat Tradition (NT) using Cerita Batara Kala (CBK). In the past, this tradition had an important role for the Sundanese. Along with the advancement of the era, especially religion, the function and role of NT in the society was fading. It is possible that in the future this tradition will vanish. As a cultural product that used to have a significant role, NT possess hidden and beneficial essential values. Therefore, this study aims to preserve the nation’s cultural product by revealing the values contained in the product. Using the qualitative method, this study merged two interrelated things, namely NT and CBK, since most of the existing studies only focused on CBK or NT. The results revealed that the traditions described in CBK and NT are symbols of Sundanese values and views of life as follows: (1) humans as individuals; (2) humans relations with nature; (3) humans relations with their social environment; (4) humans relations with God, and (5) humans and their desire to pursue inner satisfaction. These results are expected to give a contribution in enriching studies about the tradition comprehensively. Semiotic approach was used to acquire results in the form of cultural values that could be used to strengthen the identity and character of the nation.

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Rochaeti E., Syihabuddin S., Kartawinata A. and Iskandarwassid I. (2017). The Meaning Behind Rites - Symbolical Aspect of the Ngaruat Tradition with Cerita Batara Kala.In The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE, ISBN 978-989-758-332-2, pages 649-653. DOI: 10.5220/0007172606490653


in Bibtex Style

@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Etti Rochaeti and Syihabuddin Syihabuddin and Ade Ma’mur Kartawinata and Iskandarwassid Iskandarwassid},
title={The Meaning Behind Rites - Symbolical Aspect of the Ngaruat Tradition with Cerita Batara Kala},
booktitle={The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,},
year={2017},
pages={649-653},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007172606490653},
isbn={978-989-758-332-2},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,
TI - The Meaning Behind Rites - Symbolical Aspect of the Ngaruat Tradition with Cerita Batara Kala
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Rochaeti E.
AU - Syihabuddin S.
AU - Kartawinata A.
AU - Iskandarwassid I.
PY - 2017
SP - 649
EP - 653
DO - 10.5220/0007172606490653