Saturday, July 9, 2011

NARMADA PARK

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Introduction
Narmada Park is located in the Village Lembuah, District Narmada, West Lombok regency, about 10 kilometers east of Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara. Park which covers about 2 hectares was built in 1727 by King Mataram Lombok, Anak Agung Ngurah Karang Asem, as a place of ceremony Pakelem held every full moon Caka fifth year (October-November). In addition to the ceremony site, Garden Narmada is also used as a resting place of the royal family during the dry season.

The name is taken from Narmadanadi Narmada, children are very sacred Ganges River in India. For Hindus, the water is a sacred element that gives life to all beings in this world. Water emanating from the soil (spring) associated with Tirta Amrita (water of immortality) emanating from Kensi Sweta Kamandalu. Formerly the possibility of a name used to name the name of Narmada springs that form several ponds and a river at the site. Over time used to mean the whole complex of temples and Narmada Park.

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Narmada Park that now is the result of development and a series of improvements / refurbishment which took place from time to time. When officials from the Directorate of Protection and Development and Archaeological Heritage in conjunction with the Regional Office of MOEC officials Nusa Tenggara researching and collecting data as the initial step of restoration, they argue that a satisfactory restoration is not possible, because the material is less than 50%. Many parts have been damaged, especially the cliffs of the pool, gardens, fences and buildings. In 1980 to 1988 Narmada Park reconstruction can be completed.

Once reconstructed by the government through the Directorate General of Culture, Directorate of Protection and guidance Heritage and Antiquities, Ministry of Education and Culture, Taman Narmada serve as a heritage building complex with a master list of inventory of historical and central purbapakala number 1839. Thus, in accordance with applicable regulations preservation Narmada Park is protected by the government.

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Narmana Park Complex
Narmana Park complex in Lombok it can be divided into several parts, the main gate, jabalkap, twin lake, gate bracelet / paduraksa, mukedes, padmawangi lake, lodge hall, bright hall, patandaan, sakapat buildings, halls bancingah, Pura hump and Pura Lingsar. The following will be described portions of the Narmada Park from the main gate.

The main gate of the moment and are shaped arches on the north. Once we enter the main gate jabalkap pages, in which there is the lake twins. In the southern part jabalkap there is a gate called the Gate Bracelet or Paduraksa linking between pages jabalkap with mukedes page. On page mukedes there are several pieces of buildings, among others Sanggah Temple, Hall and Hall Pamerajan lodge (one of the buildings between the king's residence). In the southeast there is a gate mukedes page to the page pasarean. On this page there are also paseran Loji Hall, Lake Padmawangi, Pawedayan, pawargan, Center of Light, and a new building that does not clear status. Light Hall is a building that serves as a place to rest / sleep a king, shaped stage made entirely of wood. The top of the building which used to enjoy the open view of the temple on the east side of Meru. Light Hall doors and windows are patterned single month and herbs.

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In the east there pasarean page hump or Pura Pura Narmada. Architecture resembles a staircase shape punden. The most sacred part contained in the central courtyard on the top steps (temples in Bali are generally the most sacred page is the most backward). This temple belonging to the universe or temple temple common to all Hindu Dharma and was one of eight old temples on the island of Lombok. Narmada temple is situated on a cliff-steps staircase, was below the valley there are cliffs and lake swimming mermaid child immediately.

South of the page there pasarean patandaan page. On this page there are two buildings patandaan sakapat which is a kind wantilan open stage or four-poster. On this page often held various performances. While in the south there Patandaan bancingah page. Left on this page is now just a wall around the yard with two gates for a while.

Elements of other buildings that actually there are many, including nine shower (Siwak) is located on the Segara Anak. The shape of the building with two separate sections dorogancet resemble a traditional building in Central Java. This building includes a building sacred to both Hindus and followers of Dharma Tilu Time.

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In addition, there is also a source of Hall petirtaan water comes from Mount Rinjani. Petirtaan Hall is also the meeting place of three water sources, namely Suranadi, Lingsar, and the Narmada. For the eyes of its water comes from Mount Rinjai and meeting place of three other springs, the water that exist in Central petirtaan believed to make people who drank and washed her face with water in it will stay young.

Other buildings in the complex of Taman Narmada in the form of gardening has been hard to track authenticity. According to the map in 1899 the park complex in Taman Narmada include: Garden of Angels, Garden Anyar Paresak Parks, and Parks hump. Parks and Parks Anyar hump today has become the township residents. While the park has now become Paresak orchard with its main plants is the mangosteen fruit.

original source in bahasa indonesia is in http://uun-halimah.blogspot.com/2007/12/taman-narmada-lombok.html

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