Tarian Adat Kutai Barat

Written by on July 9, 2012 in Kalimantan Festivals with 0 Comments

Tarian Adat Kutai Barat



Erau Indonesia is a cultural tradition held every year with events in the city center Tenggarong, aquatic mammal. Erau comes from Kutai, eroh which means crowded, boisterous, noisy, joyful atmosphere. The atmosphere is lively, boisterous voice in a sense: the many activities of a group of people who have the intent and implies both are sacred, ritual, and entertainment.

Erau Festival which has now been included in the national tourism calendar of events, not related to art and culture palace but more varied aquatic mammal with a range of diverse arts and cultural performances that exist and live and thrive throughout the Kutai regency

Erau first implemented on the ground and bathing ceremony tijak to shore when the Supreme Deity Aji Batara Sakti was 5 years old. Having grown up and became the first King of the aquatic mammal (1300-1325), also held a ceremony Erau. Since then Erau always held each substitution or the coronation of the Kings aquatic mammal.

During its development, in addition to the ceremony Erau coronation ceremony of King, also for giving the title of King of the leaders or community leaders who are considered deserving of the kingdom.

Implementation of the ceremonies performed by relatives Erau Palace / Castle with community leaders to invite all leaders who serve the kingdom. They come from all corners of the empire by bringing supplies of food, livestock, fruits, and also the artists. In this Erau ceremony, Sultan Palace and other relatives gave a banquet to the people by providing the best possible service as a token of gratitude the Sultan of the devotion of its people.

After the end of the reign of the Kutai Sultanate in 1960, the region became an autonomous region which Kutai regency. Erau traditions are maintained and preserved as the party of the people and culture festival that became routine agenda Kutai regency government in order to commemorate the anniversary of the city Tenggarong, Kutai Sultanate government center since 1782.

Implementation of the last Erau according to the procedure Kutai Sultanate implemented in 1965, when the ceremony was held the appointment of Crown Prince Kutai Sultanate, Prince Aji Praboe Anoem Soerya Adiningrat Duke.

While the ceremonial Erau as Kutai in cultural preservation efforts of the new Kutai District Government held in 1971 on the initiative of the Regent of Kutai time, Drs.H. Achmad Dahlan. Erau ceremony held once in two year anniversary commemoration Tenggarong city that stood since 29 September 1782.

At the direction of the last Sultan of Kutai, Sultan AM Parikshit, then the Government can be implemented Erau aquatic mammal with an obligation to do some particular ceremonies, the ceremony should not be doing Tijak Head and granting degree, and some activities are allowed as other ceremonies of the Dayak tribe, the arts and sport / stunt.



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