Inscription Curug Dago

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Inscription Dago waterfall located in the area of ​​protected forests and hilly areas, in Kampung Curug Dago, Ciumbuleuit Village, District Cidadap, with keletakan geographic coordinates on the line 107 º 37'044 "longitude and 06 º 51'562" LS and the plateau region is ± 1310 m above sea level.
Two inscriptions are located ± 10 km northeast of downtown Bandung, on the cliffs Cikapundung River not far from Dago waterfall waterfall in situ and intact condition. Location of the inscription can be reached via Jalan Ir. Juanda / off at Dago Dago Tea House (Teehuis) / Central Management of Cultural Park, and from that location followed by a walk down the concrete stairs up to the location of the inscription.
The first news of the inscription with the script and Dago waterfall Thai language contained in the Jakarta Post Daily Newspapers February 1, 1990, and later in Kompas newspaper, written by journalist Omas Witarsa.
The next date of July 15, 1990, Omas Witarsa ​​sent a letter to Her Majesty Queen Bhumiphol Thailand, who explained that with the help of Colonel Bancha who are following the second school in Lembang read the inscription, the contents written in Latin letters when ditranliterasikan is CO PO PO RO and RO RO, which meant the kings of Thailand namely HRH King and HRH King Chulalonkorn Paraminthara.
Furthermore, the State requested that the State of Indonesia Thailand providing security and preservation of ancient relics. Followed up by Asylum Archaeological Heritage and Archaeology, in Attack as a Unit Director Linbinjarah carrying out research activities and preservation of Dago waterfall inscription dated July 9 to 15 1991.
Research reveals that there are 2 pieces of andesite rocks (andezitic Boulders). Inscription I measuring 122 x 46 x 56 cm (thick above ground level), rounded elongated, there is no working surface of the stone (natural), shallow strokes berelief writing. Inscription in a nearly symmetrical with the longitudinal position of the flow Cikapundung River, located relatively higher than the inscription keletakan II. Article focused only on one surface of stone, arranged in two rows, the top row while the initials carved on the bottom line is the name of the king. Distance inscription I and II, 11.70 meters and both are right at the mouth of the river water Cikapundung with a height of ± 2 meters of river water.
Inscription II flat surface consists of flat areas and upright, rounded elongated, measuring 202 x 96 x 67 cm, the writing is not centralized, each consisting of:
1. Vertical field on the west side and south, the west initials one line, while the southern two-tiered row contains the initials (top row and inskrpsi name on the bottom row).
2. Meanwhile, on the other fields on the west side are carved five pointed star with a circle at the center and drawing isosceles triangle. On every corner there is a paper star close to the circle line. Outside the triangle and in it there is also a Thai alphabet. Overall though stone inscriptions round II (longitudinal profile) elongated, but the high-backed (high back), so that the fields upright (literal profiles or traversal) is broad enough to be carved posts, initials or other graphic form. This contrasts with the inscription form I, which tend to be flattened so that the upper surface area, which allows it to be written. Star sculpture and its contents (three-star corner intentionally not drawn)
In addition there are bungkahan (boulder) the same type of rock that lies between the inscription I and II, but due to terrain topography is contoured sharp observation, not allowing the document can be made large enough horizontal image which allows to record two inscriptions in the context of the more broadly.
Regarding the morphology of the writing on the tablets was the Thai alphabet, which developed thanks to the services of a king of Sukhothai: Ram Kham Heng as contained in the inscription dates to 1284 AD, which is then followed by several kings to simplify it.
According S.A. Reitsma and W.H. Hoogland (1922, Van Bandoeng En Omstrcken GIDS) the findings of the inscription is closely related to family visits the Kingdom of Siam (Tailand) to Bandung, the King Chulalongkorn and Prince Prajatthipok Paramintara, each of which is to V and VII, king of the Chakri Dynasty.
Theravada Buddhism is the largest religious sect in Thailand which exists at the primary position as a basic belief in the life of Thai people. Religion emerged as religious traditions / beliefs since the early centuries AD. Dhyani Buddhas of Borobudur is a gift of King Rama V (through good deeds or tham-bun) to its people, in the framework of a state ceremony commemorating Buddha's feast, which was attended by hundreds of pastors and people.
Thus, the purpose of writing a second inscription on Dago waterfall containing the names of both the name of kings and princes it became clear that is a tribute to the two figures, complete with writing initials, numbers and notes in the age of two figures. There is a tradition that states that generally, when someone found a Thai king a beautiful panorama, it is usually in place of the king do semadhi and sometimes write down the names or other things deemed important. At once a remembrance and recognition of the sanctity / holiness of the place, as revealed by a monk from the monastery Pravithamtor Menteng, Central Jakarta.
Regarding the inscription, can be regarded as something that has become a habit, which in places considered sacred or sanctified, which can be shaped by the river or plains flanked by two rivers, on the hill, on the slopes or at the top of the mountain or even in place an elevated flat. Both inscriptions Dago waterfall located on the river bank Cikapundung. In terms of the placement or location keletakkannya, if two inscriptions are indeed made in the framework of the visit of King Tai and his entourage in 1896, certainly at that time the road to the waterfall Dago very difficult and almost impossible to do by the royal elite especially from abroad (foreign ).
Inscription of cultural objects under Dago waterfall Waterfall (Waterfall) Dago who has developed as one of the objects wsiata at Forest Park area of ​​Ir. H. Juanda is managed by the Center for Management of Forest Park Ir. H. Juanda, the Forest Service of West Java Province. Inscription Location dago waterfall occupies one of the area south of Forest Park Ir. H. Juanda, and already has a two-wheeled vehicle parking area and shelter the visitors before and after visiting the waterfall Inscription object Dago and Waterfall (Waterfall) Dago. For visitors driving wheel 4 can be parked on Park Cultural Complex, Department of Culture and Tourism Province West Java, which is ± 1.2 km from the location of the object.

Address: Waterfall Dago, Dago Waterfall Village, Village Ciumbuleuit, District Cidadap
Coordinates: 6°51'56.17"S, 107°37'4.93"E
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Direction: ± 10 km northeast of downtown Bandung, on the cliffs Cikapundung River not far from the waterfall waterfall Dago
Facilities: parking for motorcycles and shelter visitors
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