Kampung Naga (Dragon Village)

Kampung Naga is a village inhabited by a group of people who are very strong in holding his ancestral customs. It will be obvious differences when compared to other communities outside of Kampung Naga. Kampung Naga community living in an institution that is conditioned in an atmosphere of simplicity and traditional wisdom inherent environment.
Kampung Naga is administratively located in the region Neglasari, District Salawu, Tasikmalaya regency, West Java Province. Kampung Naga location not far from the highway that connects the city with the city Tasikmalaya Garut. This village is located in a fertile valley, with the boundary on the west Kampung Naga is limited by the sacred forest in the forest because there are people Kampung Naga ancestral graves. To the south is limited by the rice fields of the population, and to the north and east of the river is limited by the source iarnya Ciwulan from Mount Cikuray in Garut. Distance from town to Kampung Naga Tasikmalaya approximately 30 kilometers, while the Main Page of the city 26 kilometers away. To get to Kampung Naga of the highway-Tasikmalaya Garut down the stairs that have been on the wall (Sunda sengked) until ketepi Ciwulan river with a slope of about 45 degrees with a distance of approximately 500 meters. Then melaluai footpath along the river up into the Kampung Naga Ciwulan.
According to data from Neglasari, the surface shape of the land in Kampung Naga hills with fertile soil productivity can be said. Kampung Naga land area that is an area of one acre and a half, mostly used for housing, yards, pools, and the rest is used for farming rice is harvested twice a year.


Kampung Naga sumuanya population claim to be Muslims, but other peoples as they are also very obedient held customs and beliefs of his ancestors. This means that although they claim to Islam, but Islamic law they run a little different from other Moslems. For the people of Kampung Naga in doing so adhere to their religious heritage. Umpanya pray five times a day: dawn, Ḑuhūr, Asr, Mahrib, and the prayer of Jesus, only done on Friday. While on other days they do not perform prayers five times a day. Teaching the Koran to children kampong Dragons held on Monday nights and Thursday nights, while the study for parents was held on Friday evening. In performing the fifth pillar of Islam, or Hajj, they supposedly do not have far to go to the ground of the Holy Mecca, simply by running a time Sasih intent ceremony coincided with the feast of the Hajj every year on 10 Rayagung. Sasih intent ceremony, according to public confidence in Kampung Naga with the Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr.
According to public confidence in Kampung Naga, to run the custom to honor the heritage of the ancestors or ancestor. Everything that comes not from the teachings of Kampung Naga ancestor, and something not done karuhunnya considered a taboo. When these things are done by the society Kampung Naga is against the custom, did not respect the ancestor, it will inevitably lead to disaster.
Public confidence in the Kampung Naga spirits still held strong. Believe there jurig cai, the spirits that occupy the water or the river, especially in the river, Äúleuwi, Äù. Then, Äúririwa, Äù is an ethereal being who likes to disturb or frighten people at night, some are called, Äúkunti children, Äù the spirits derived from pregnant women who died, he likes to interfere with a woman who is or will give birth . As for places that serve the spirits dwelling Kampung Naga society called the place is haunted or sanget. Similarly, places like the tomb of Worship Singaparna Grandmother, the Earth agueng and the mosque is a place considered sacred for the Kampung Naga.
Taboos, restrictions or taboos of society Kampung Naga still dutifully carried out especially in everyday life, especially with regard to activity or pamali kehidupannya.pantangan an unwritten law that they are cherished and respected by everyone. For example, procedures and forms to build the house, the location, direction of the house, ceremonial clothing, art, and so forth.
Kampung Naga community home form should be the stage, the material of bamboo and wood houses. Roofs of palm leaves have, fibers, or reeds, floors should be made of bamboo or wooden planks. The house should face north or to the fence by stretching south-east towards the West. The wall of the chamber or with woven bamboo sasag. The house should not be painted, but whitewashed or dimeni. Material may not use the house walls, although able to make a house wall or gedong.
The house should not be equipped with furniture, eg chairs, tables, and beds. The house must not have doors on the two opposite directions. Because by assumption the people Kampung Naga, good luck to get into the house through the front door will not come out through the back door. To put it in the door, they always avoid installing doors aligned in a straight line.
In the arts community have Kampung Naga taboo taboo or performing arts kind of out of Kampung Naga like puppet show, dangdut, martial arts, and other arts that use waditra goong. While the arts are an heritage of society Kampung Naga is flying, angklung, outs, and Rengkong. Arts and outs now rarely performed, while the art is not recognized anymore Rengkong especially by the younger generation. But for people who want to watch the Kampung Naga puppet arts, martial arts, and so allowed the arts was performed outside the Kampung Naga.

other restrictions or taboos that on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Naga villagers are prohibited from talking about the customs and the origin of Naga village. Kampung Naga society have great respect for Worship Singaparna grandparent who is the origin of society Kampung Naga. Meanwhile, in Tasikmalaya there is a place called Singaparna, society Kampung Naga Galunggung call it that name because the word Singaparna Singaparna adjacent to the ancestral name of Kampung Naga society.
Kampung Naga public confidence in the system to be realized on the belief that living room or places that have certain limits governed by certain forces as well. Place or area that has a boundary with different post_category as river boundary, the boundary between the front yard to the road, somewhere between the gutter pesawahan, where the water begins to enter or called huluwotan, hillside areas, where the village to the forest, and so on, are the places inhabited by certain forces. Areas that have certain limits that spirits inhabited and considered to be haunted or sanget. That is why in the area Kampung Naga people like to keep, Äúsasajen, Äù (offerings).
Kampung Naga public confidence with respect to time manifested in their belief in what is called palintangan. At certain moments there is the moon or the time it is considered bad, abstinence or taboo to carry out the works that is very important as building a house, marriage, hitanan, and traditional ceremonies. Time that is considered taboo is called the ban months. Prohibition in the fall months and months Rhamadhan Sapar. In the months that are forbidden or taboo the ceremony because it coincided with the retreat ceremony.
In the days and dates are taboo a party or wedding ceremonies, or circumcision. The marriage ceremony may be held to coincide with the days of solitude execution ceremony. Besides the calculation to determine a good day to start a job as a marriage ceremony, circumcision, build a house, etc., based on that fateful day in each month there.

5 thoughts on “Kampung Naga (Dragon Village)

  1. Hi Acep
    Many thanks for visiting my blog and liking one of my posts. This is a great post you have here. One day I would love to travel to Indonesia and experience the land and the culture.


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