Kuburan Panjang

(Long Graves)

The two sacred graves called "Kuburan Panjang" are located in a dense area overgrown with bamboo.

The two sacred graves called “Kuburan Panjang” are located in a dense area overgrown with bamboo.

While talking with people along the roads outside the City of Jambi, we were informed that there were some sacred graves just off the main road, and being very much interested in the history and legends these graves are associated with, we decided to take a short detour to see them.

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The Reincarnation of Putri Ayu

It was said that the crocodile was a Tomistoma schlegelii (a type with a long pointed snout.

It was said that the crocodile was a False Gharial, or  Tomistoma Schlegelii (the crocodile which has a long pointed snout). This picture was taken at a crocodile breeding farm in Jambi.

We came upon an interesting event that took place in February 2009, and it was what is believed by many to have been the reincarnation of a famous Jambi personality, Putri Ayu.1

According to legends, this woman was to have been the wife of a former sultan/king. You can read our translated legend about this woman with this link, as well as read about her sacred grave with this link.

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This is our translation of a legend from the Jambi Province.

Sacred Grave of Moyang Suduto

C. & Pak (Mr.) Paipai in front of the grave of Moyang Suduto.

C. & Pak (Mr.) Ripai standing in front of the grave of Moyang Suduto.

In the Jambi Province  Village of Kedotan there is a sacred grave (makam keramat) of the person named Moyang Suduto.* The grave has neither headstone nor indication of the deceased’s birth or death. Villagers assume this person lived several hundred years ago.

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