Culture Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:15:21 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Dahiang or Petanda The Dayaks, especially the ones living in Central Kalimantan, believes that the Guard King Dahiang who lives in the 6th sky, has the task to give orders to several kinds of animals in the world to give signs to the human.

Those animals are among others :


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Totok Bakaka Totok Bakaka means signal or code or sign language commonly known by the Dayak community.

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Kaharingan Cosmology Division of Natural

Nature is divided into

  • The Upper world
  • Pantai Danom Kalonen/pantai danum kalunen/ or the earth where human life.
  • The under world


The Upperworld, drawing by Damang Salilah

The Upperworld, drawing by Damang Salilah



The Under World, drawing by Damang Salilah

The Under World, drawing by Damang Salilah



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Dayak Religious System in Central Kalimantan Kaharingan Mythology

Since the beginning of life, the Dayak have a genuine belief they belong, namely Kaharingan or Helo/Helu/ religion. Their confidence are the basis of customs and their culture. Helo/helu/ religion or Kaharingan until now is still embraced by most of the Dayak, although in reality, many Dayak people who have embraced Islam, Christianity, Catholicism. Similarly, the residents on Kalimantan are not only Dayak people, but also it has mingled with people from various tribes due to marriage and various other causes. However, long-standing tradition in their daily lives are still firmly attached, not only in language, gestures, symbol, ritual, and lifestyles, but also in the sense and value systems of their views in the meaning of life.


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Pahingen Pahingen is a tradition in Dayak community that a husband whose wife is pregnant with their baby, must be able to control himself in every word, attitude and actions. Because if the husband is out of control, such as cutting the hands of kalawet, a kind of monkey, it is feared that the child will be born,  disability in the hands.

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Dayaknese Colour


In the past, the colours which known by the Dayak tribe were five usually they call lime ba which means five ba meaning five colors.


All five colours are:


  • Baputi - White
  • Bahandang - Red
  • Bahenda - Yellow
  • Bahijau - Green
  • Babilem - Black


Basic ingredients of the colour by herbs processed


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Lapak Laminak Lapak Laminak or cacak burung is a vertical cross which believed to be a repellent reinforcements. Media used to make this mark by a chalk which commonly used to eat betel nut. In general, these signs depicted on a piece of bamboo or sawang leaves which hang in front of the house.

Sawang leaves

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Pahuni is a tradition in the Dayak tribe that if somebody had been refusing food offered sincerely to eat, especially fried rice and food made of glutinous rice, then there will be risks. Risk of catastrophe, whether mild or severe, can even bring death. If forced to reject, by neutralizing the situation, they will touch the place or where the food dish placed and said quietly sapulun. Thus, the rejection has been considered legitimate and free from risk kapuhunan. Besides that way, to neutralize can also be picked up a bit of food on offer , and said quietly puse, puse.

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Lamiang, lilis, manas or merjan is a kind of ancient beads are timeless colors will never fade with time. Function lamiang / lilis / manas/ merjan is a panekang hambaruan or booster spirit and belief in all actions, even the act also as a means of recognition and stability rests.

If a visitor by the Dayak tribes who have been well received, then disaki /dipalas or smeared by sacrificial animal blood, than on her wrists tied lamiang / lilis / manas,ancient beads, it indicates that the guest has been received well and even received a big honor to the highest. This is particularly true in the Dayak tribe Ott Danom, Punan, Heban, Apu Kayan, Siang, Bahau, Katingan. Another function of lamiang / lilis / manas beads, can serve as an ornament of women and also can be used to pay penalty fines to a customs violation.




The blue color is manas sambelum the orange color is lilis bunter.









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Daun Sawang atau Dawen Sawang

Dawen Sawang or sawang leaves, is a kind of sacred leaves used to spray water or the victim's blood at the time of sacred ceremony or as a means of denial disaster (see lapak laminak). Ruler leaves sawang are Jata Lalunjung Sawang who resides in nature above, in the country of Batu Nindan Tarung.

Sawang leaves


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