The Legend of Roro Jonggrang by ulquiorrag

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									The Legend of Roro Jonggrang
long time ago in Prambanan palace lived a king named king Baka with beautiful daughter Roro Jonggrang. Many rulers wanted to marry Roro Jonggrang, so they competed for her. When Bandung Bondowoso conquered Prambanan, he killed King Baka in a battle. Bandung Bondowoso let Roro Jonggrang live, but he was supposed to marry Roro Jonggrang. She refused, making Bandung humilated and offended. Roro Jonggrang struggled to escape, but it was in vain. Finally Roro Jonggrang agreed to marry Bandung, but on one condition. Bandung had to present a big wonderful palace with one thousand sculptures in it. And he had to finish it before the sun rose. He agreed. Bandung immediately called his invincible friends for help. They did what their master ordered. Knowing it, Roro was worried. It appeared they would finish the work before morning, and would not stop. What can I do? Roro thought in panic. Suddenly she had an Idea. She awoke her maids and nannies, and asked them to do their daily routines as if morning had come. They also make shadow as if there was a sun in the sky. Bandung was surprised. The sky was red, the roosters crowed, and the people pounded rice. Meanwhile the job had not been finished. The evil spirits disappeared because they were scared of light. Bandung was there alone. When he found out that Roro had used tricks, he cursed her. She turned into a stone, which completed the temples. Even today, the statue of Roro Jonggrang remains in the temple.


By: Ghavi Yuda Sefaji

Class IX B

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