Manggarai is Penti ritual. Traditional ceremonies celebrating the harvest thanksgiving is celebrated the one shared by the entire village. A similar procession event even be the momentum that comes from a family reunion Manggarai tribe.
Penti rite begins with the events of the customary walk towards the garden center or Lingko, which is marked by a wooden Teno. Here, the ceremony will be performed Lodok Barong, guardian spirit that is inviting Lingko garden in the center, so he would attend the festival Penti. Then began a series of ritual chiefs by Cepa or eat betel, areca nut, and lime. The next stage is to Pau Tuak aka flush drink wine stored in the bamboo into the ground.
The order of the procession arrived at the slaughter of a pig to be offered to the spirits of the ancestors. Goal, so they blessed the land, provide income, and away from catastrophe. The participants began to sing the hymn that was repeated five times. The song is called Sanda Lima.
After that, the group returned to the custom home while singing the poem tells of joy and respect for the rice that has given life. Lodok Barong ritual which is performed first big family that comes from the custom house drum. Similar ceremonies are also carried a large family of custom home Tambor. Both are believed to be the forerunner of Manggarai tribe.
Actually, Barong ritual symbolized Lodok also customary to divide the land for the entire family. Land that would have distributed it widely varied differences, depending on social status. Division is symbolized with Moso, the sector in which Lingko measured with fingers. The land is divided by a line similar to spider webs. Tua Teno is the only person who has the authority to share the land.
After Lodok Barong, Barong ritual procession continues to Wae. Here, residents will be invited back ancestral guardian spirit springs. According to belief, so far it has kept the spirit of the ancestors water springs, so the water never receded. This ritual also expressed gratitude to God, who has created all life springs for village residents. Sacrificed is seerkor chicken and an egg
The series continued with the ritual ceremony Compang Barong. Carried in procession round the land, which is located in the middle of the village. Spirit Compang residents are also invited to follow the ceremony penti in custom homes at night. Manggarai tribe believe, the spirit of Naga village called Galo has been silent on Compang.
For Manggarai tribe, Dragon Galo very important role and very real in everyday life. The reason, Dragon Galo was the one who had to protect the village from various disasters. Ranging from fires, hurricanes, could even prevent the onset of the unrest in the village.
Compang Barong ritual ends with the group move into the custom house, to perform the ceremony WISI Loce. There, they spread the mat, so that all spirits are invited to wait a while before the culmination Penti.
Family of drums and traditional house Tambor Holiday events continue Kilo. A procession which was aimed grateful family welfare of each custom home. Interestingly, the ceremony was believed to be an attempt to renew the life of the whole family. Because in that ceremony, people with problems, can rebuild family relationships to be better again.
Penti top event marked by the gathering of village chiefs, chairman of the sub-clan, tribal chief who divided the land, the head of the family, and an invitation from another village. They discussed various issues discussed following the solutions.
Ritual Penti not the only ritual that often do Manggarai ethnic communities. Because there is still a Caci, traditional sports which made ritual traditions forge themselves. Local youth colossal stage it is believed to continue to keep the spirit of sportsmanship. Understandably, sports do not fight each other from time and parry with the use of whips and shields. The fight between two young men are always filled the audience in each performance on grass City Ruteng, Manggarai regency.
Caci performances beginning with Danding dance performances, before the rooster Caci hit and parry skill collide. The dance is usually referred to as tandak Manggarai, which staged solely to jazz up the fight Caci.
Danding more energetic dancers movement than dance or dance Sanda Vera Lima. The dancers, too, sing songs with lyrics that evoke the spirit of the players in the fight insults.
Caci fights done by the two groups, each consisting of eight players. Each participant gets the first chance as a hitter, and then act to attack deterrent.
Not everyone Manggarai ethnic clash decent hit and parry skills in the arena Caci. Therefore, whoever the participants must meet a number of requirements. Ranging from proficient hitting opponents, fend reliable, flexible in motion dance, sing melodious folk songs, as well as athletic look.
Caci game be a valuable lesson for tribal members Manggarai in controlling emotions. The problem, though whipping each other and usually will hurt manners in motion in the arena, speech, and respect for the opponent always kept the players.
All of that made sense of pride for the people of Manggarai tribe. Because, through all rituals before, they forged to always be grateful and willing to maintain inner peace and mutual harmony between residents Manggarai.