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Kejawen in Suriname

Manado (Dreamland Library) - Javanese people in Suriname, it turns out to be a virtuous society, where they do not forget their origin. Namely, Beans Who Will Not Forget Their Skin

The harmony and brotherhood of the Javanese in Suriname is carried out by still carrying out Javanese salvation and tradition events, such as; Mitoni (Seven Months Pregnant), Javanese Marriage Ceremony, Commemoration of the 3rd, 7th day, etc. after someone's death.

Understanding the meaning and implementation of traditional ceremonies and traditions, is still passed down to the lowest, as is usually done in the Ancestral Land of Java. For example a person's death is also commemorated after one year, two years, and after one year has passed.

There is a difference between Islamic customs and Kejawen traditions. Another example, is the difference in Qibla Direction. Because in Java Muslims took the Qibla direction to the West, when they arrived in Suriname they established a mosque with the Qibla direction to the West.

Until one day, a new group came to think that, in Suriname, the direction of the Qibla was to the East. This group of newcomers also built mosques in an eastward direction, or in opposition to their predecessors. This has happened up to now, where there are still two Directions of the Mosque. His followers also distinguish themselves as Adherents of the Western Sects (Islam Kejawen), and Adherents of the Eastern Sects.

Sources: from various sources

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