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Kampung Naga constitutes a gathering place that dwelt by a group herculean society deep hold ancestor remainder tradition. It will look clear in contrast if as compared to outdoor other society Kampung Naga. ¬†It will look clear in contrast if as compared to outdoor other society Kampung Naga. Kampung Naga society lives at one particular hierarki is preconditioned deep aptitude atmosphere and environmentally traditional wisdom that closely.
Kampung Naga administrative ala is at Neglasari’s Village region, Salawu’s district, Tasikmalaya’s regency, West Javanese province. Kampung Naga¬†location not restrains from highway that links city To Garut with Tasikmalaya’s city. This kampong is at valley that lush, with territorial bounds, at Kampung Naga western drew the line by sacred forest because in that forest available society ancestor sepulchre Kampung Naga.
At southern in a bind by sawah resident, and at northern and East drawn the line by oleh Ciwulan’s River that its water source comes from Cikuray’s Mountain at Garut’s region. Distance sails through from Tasikmalaya’s City goes to Kampung Naga thereabouts 30 kilometers, meanwhile of Garut’s City its distance 26 kilometers. To wend Kampung Naga of Garut-Tasikmalaya’s highway aim shall go down ladder already being bricked up( Sunda sengked ) get to Ciwulan’s riverbank with surrounding inclination 45 degrees with distance approximately 500 meters. ¬†Then passes through lane fringe Ciwulan’s river until into Kampung Naga. According to data of Neglasari’s Village, form surface soil at Kampung Naga as hills with soiled productivity can say lush. Far ranging earth Kampung Naga whatever available as extensive as one half hectare, largely been utilized for housing, yard, pool, and as more as it is utilized for sawah’s agricultural that is harvested a year two-time.¬†
The uniqueness of this village lies in the uniformity of the houses: the direction they face, their design, and the building materials. All the gables of the houses face the river and are aligned along an east-west axis. The thatching material for the roofs is¬†ijuk¬†(sugar-palm fiber). There are no motorcycles or any other vehicles in or near the village; they could not negotiate the stairs, anyway. The narrow lanes between the houses are made of round cobble stones, as are the retaining walls and the stairways which led to the upper parts of the village. There is no electricity in Kampung Naga, and even the use of window glass is very recent. All in all, Kampung Naga has just over a hundred houses and as many families.¬†In the village center, right next to the assembly hall, is a small stall selling handicraft items made from split bamboo at very moderate prices. A curious specialty is the collapsible sunhat.¬†
The¬†Kepala Adat,¬†the man in charge of traditional cultural affairs, has his house just below the village assembly hall and might be willing, if he is there, to brief you on aspects of the old Sundanese culture as they have been preserved in Kampung Naga. Among these is a monthly procession to the grave pf the village‚Äôs founder, Sembah Dalem Singaparna, located on a hilltop to the west. Another tradition is s festival called¬†Pedaran¬†in memory of the ancestors; it is held each year during the lunar month of Mulud (the Islamic month in which the Prophet Mohammed was born). On the 12th¬†of Mulud, weapons and heirlooms are ritually cleansed in the river. Reportedly, there was once a book written in Sanskrit containing many details of the history and particular culture of this village; seems to have perished in clashes between Islamic fundamentalist and government troops in the year 1956 when the fundamentalists wanted to set up West Java as an Islamic state.¬†