29 October 2019

Arja Cupak Gerantang Part 5 – Video

Arja Cupak Gerantang is a popular Balinese Drama which is usually performed during a temple ceremony or indeed at any kind of ceremony. This video was shot during a temple ceremony at Banjar Sakeh in Tabanan Village, Bali. The drama tells about Cupak’s journey, village by village in search of his younger brother (Gerantang), who has run away from home. On his journey Cupak meets many people and has many experiences. He’s finally reunited with his brother Gerantang and together they rescue the King’s daughter from an evil giant. Cupak’s character represents the greedy, lazy, and cunning side of human nature, whilst Gerantang is brave, handsome and generous. But, as we shall see, Cupak is also a gifted healer and “it takes all sorts to make a world”.

This video shows the Balian and the King’s servants sitting together. The Balian prays to find out where Galuh, the King’s missing daughter is. He then gives them directions to find Galuh.