Gombakan Tradition in Islam Society in Merbabu Mount Slope, Subdistrick of Pakis Magelang

Title : Gombakan Tradition in Islam Society in Merbabu Mount Slope, Subdistrick of Pakis Magelang, Central Java
Author : Parngadi (CRCS, 2009)
Keywords : Gombakan Tradition, Dreadlock, Children, Moslem Society and The slope of Merbabu Mount
Abstract :
The aim of this thesis is not only to present unique and interesting tradition but also to see the existence of this tradition in Islam society. Because of that, this is field research that takes data in the field and then looks for books that relate each other. This way is taken too see the existence and the development of the gombakan tradition deeply in Islam society. One of the possibilities that need to see is the impact of this tradition to the belief of the society in Banyusidi, subdistrict of Pakis Magelang in the slope of Merbabu Mount as the Moslem society.

The method in this research is to collect all of the data about gombakan tradition and the sequences of the ritual in it. The next step is to compare this tradition with some books that focus on traditions as well as rituals to see deeply the impact of this tradition in Islam society. The result of this research reveals that the existence of gombakan tradition especially in Banyusidi, subdistrict of Pakis Magelang in the slope of Merbabu Mount strengthen the belief of people there as Moslem society. There is not only the value of the togetherness in this tradition but also the act of releasing from the impact of mysteriousness. The mysteriousness thing in this village is the appearance of the dreadlock on children. Not only do the parents of dreadlock children who have psychology burden but particularly the children who dreadlock in their hair.

Because of that the gombakan tradition is regarded as the real solution to release children there from dreadlock as the mysteriousness thing. Until now this tradition is still exist and the society in the slope of Merbabu Mount in general keep this tradition well.

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