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The main Pelaminan in other room is for the purpose that all the invited guest can congratulate on the marriage. This celebration will last the rest of the day until around 2 or 3 pm. The bride’s parents as well as the women (relative, certain guests) would feed the bride to-be with this Aceh traditional culinary (Bue Lekat Kuneng).
The traditional main Pelaminan will be decorated with the typical colors of Aceh: a combination of red, yellow and green.
Items for the Peusijuk are a bowl of water, certain leaves and flowers.

 

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Firstly, a performance of the marriage vow (official matrimony – a must) namely Nikah.
Regarding the Nikah, people prefer to conduct it in a Mesjid (mosque) whereas the wedding reception is carried out at home. However, the wedding reception is optional and it doesn’t violate the customary law if a family does not hold one or only conduct a small reception (for instance, due to financial issue, such as a very low budget etc). In brief, it’s just for the formal introduction of the bridal couple to public/community.

A. NIKAH The Process of the Nikah in the Mesjid:

Both family and relatives of the bride and groom to-be gathered in the Mesjid around 9 a.m At first, the Qur’an reciting (certain Surah), continued with Khotbah Nikah – the speech for the bride and the groom-to be (the usual topic is about the aim/purpose of the marriage, how to lead the new life in Islamic way). Then the main event, the declaration of the marriage vow (Ijab Kabul) by the groom and the final session, the signed of marriage paper/certificate by the bridal couple. This process was witnessed by the selected people.

In the mid of the marriage process, the moderator would also convey to the audience the amount of the dowry for the bride (it would become the bride’s possession, not the family). In Aceh gold is used in the form of jewelry for the dowry and the amount depends on the request by the bride’s family as well as the tradition (each region in Aceh sets different amount). However, there is a consideration for the ability of the groom’s family to provide the dowry.

The formation for the matrimony performance in the Mesjid. Terms: Dara baro (the bride), Linto baro (the groom), Wali Nikah (marriage guardian, the bride’s and the groom’s father/family), Saksi (the witness), Khotbah Nikah (the marriage’s speech)

The groom declared the marriage vow (Ijab Kabul) and afterward the newly-wed signed the marriage certificate.


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Candi Plaosan, also known as the ‘Plaosan Complex’, is one of the Buddhist temples located in Bugisan village, Prambanan district, Central Java, Indonesia, about a kilometer to the northwest of the renowned Hindu Prambanan Temple. Candi Plaosan covers an area of 2,000 square meters with an elevation of 148 meters above sea level. Plaosan temple was built in the mid 9th century by Sri Kahulunnan or Pramodhawardhani, the daughter of Samaratungga, descendent of Sailendra Dynasty, and who was married to Rakai Pikatan in the Hindu tradition. The Plaosan complex is an ensemble of two Buddhist temples, Plaosan Lor and Plaosan Kidul. The temples are separated by a road; Plaosan Lor is located in the North and Plaosan Kidul in the South. Plaosan Lor consists of two main temples and an open area known as a mandapa. Both temples have an entrance, a gate, and the guardian statue known as Dwarapala. Plaosan Lor and Plaosan Kidul are considered to originally be one complex.


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The Shwedagon Pagoda (IPA: [ʃwèdəɡòʊɴ pʰəjá]); Mon: [tɕaɪʔ təkɜ̀ŋ], officially named Shwedagon Zedi Daw ([ʃwèdəɡòʊɴ zèdìdɔ̀]) and also known in English as the Great Dagon Pagoda and the Golden Pagoda, is a gilded pagoda and stupa 99 metres (325 ft) in height in Yangon. The pagoda lies to the west of Kandawgyi Lake, on Singuttara Hill. It is the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese with relics of four past Buddhas enshrined within: the staff of Kakusandha, the water filter of Koṇāgamana, a piece of the robe of Kassapa and eight strands of hair from Gautama.


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Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma.
From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. Over the course of 250 years, Bagan’s rulers and their wealthy subjects constructed over 10,000 religious monuments (approximately 1000 stupas, 10,000 small temples and 3000 monasteries) in an area of 104 square kilometres (40 sq mi) in the Bagan plains.
Bagan, located in an active earthquake zone, had suffered from many earthquakes over the ages, with over 400 recorded earthquakes between 1904 and 1975. The last major earthquake came on 8 July 1975, reaching 8 MM in Bagan and Myinkaba, and 7 MM in Nyaung-U. The quake damaged many temples such as the Bupaya. Today, 2229 temples and pagodas remain.

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