Reading Centhini:Centhini Nguping (video, gallery and synopsis))
Date:1 January 2014
Venue: Sukuh Temple, Karanganyar, Central Java
Part of Srawung Seni Candi event
This story is about the first 40 days after Amongraga and Tambangraras’ marriage.
The wedding night only happened on the 40th night. From day 1 to 39, Amongraga answered all Tambangraras’ questions and taught her more about religion. After Tambangraras was ready, they had their sexual encounter.
The song i used here is Rhoma Irama’s song ‘piano’
The song is about a couple playing piano. The guy teaches the girl how to play piano and invites her to sing along to the piano tune.
Why i choose this song? Because relationship is like playing music together. You have to reach a common understanding to create an enjoyable tune and sing together. Rather than using a vulgar dangdut song, i prefer this song to symbolize the process before the sexual encounter.