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This page was last edited on 14 Augustat Finally, Sutasoma met a hungry tigress who preyed on her own children! Soon there were no people left in his kingdom, either he sutassoma eaten his subjects, or they had fled.

Kakawin Sutasoma

Views Read Edit View history. By this time, there was a war between the demon king Kalmasapada and king Dasabahu, a cousin of Sutasoma. Next he met with a dragon.

It felt like Satusoma had tried to strike a mountain! Existing copies of Kakawin Sutasoma have survived in the form of handwritten manuscripts, written both on lontar and on paper. Buddha-to-be Bodhisattva was reincarnated as Sutasoma, the son of the King of Hastinapura.

Afterwards, the demon became Sutasomo’s disciple. Kakawin Sutasoma was written by Tantular in the ‘golden age’ of the Majapahit empire, during the reign of either Prince Rajasanagara or King Hayam Wuruk. One day all the meat that kitaab been set aside for the consumption of the king was eaten by dogs and pigs.

Sutasoma nearly became his victim, but he fought the beast and struck him down so that he fell to the earth. Kakawin Sutasoma is an Old Javanese poem in poetic metres kakawin or kavya. Even the Goddess Prithvi beseeched him to kill the king, but he was adamant he would not do it, as he wished to live the life of an ascetic.


Kakawin Sutasoma was written after Kakawin Nagarakretagama. Between – I Gusti Bagus Sugriwa worked on an edition of the text which included the Old Javanese version of the text accompanied by a translation into Indonesian. The kings were released.

By the time of Sutasoma’s visit to the hermitage, the king had sworn that he would make an offering of kings to the God Kala if he would cure him of his illness. Both Kakakawin use very similar language and have a very similar style. But the tigress persisted. Nearly all surviving copies originated in Bali. As well as authoring the Kakawin Sutasoma, Tantular is also known to have written Kakawin Arjunawiwaha. The holy men begged Sutasoma to kill this demonic king, but he refused.

Retrieved from ” https: The Goddess Widyukarali appeared before him and told him that his prayers had been heard and would be granted.

The chef was concerned, and hurriedly sought out alternatives, but couldn’t find any. The chef admitted that the meat had been from a human, and from that moment on, the king loved eating humans. He had children and became King Sutasoma. It was also translated and published in English by Soewito Santoso. One day in the middle of the road he met a Ganesh demon with an elephants head who ktiab upon humans. Satusoma was married and returned home to Hastinapura.

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Kakawin Sutasoma – Wikipedia

But Sutasoma stopped kitag and told her why she shouldn’t. It is not known for certain when the Kakawin was authored, but it is thought most probably between kiitab When he arrived in the forest, the noble Lord Sutasoma prayed in a shrine.


Kakawin Sutasoma is considered unique in Javanese literature because it is the only Kakawin which is Buddhist in nature. But the tigress realised that what she had done was wrong, and she began to cry and repented. He had gathered together the kings to offer to the God Kala, but Kala didn’t want kitah accept them. Finally, the story of Purusada must be finished. Because he had been reincarnated as a demon, he had found the meal very tasty, and he asked his chef what type of meat the chef had prepared.

Lord Sutasoma then climbed into the Himalaya mountains in the company of several holy men.

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Purusada was so affected by this sacrifice that he tried to atone for it. So Sutasoma continued his journey. Kala wanted to be offered King Sutasoma instead!

When they arrived at a certain hermitage, he was told a story of a king who had sutasoms reincarnated as a demon who liked eating humans. As an adult, he was very pious and devout, and did not wish to be married and crowned king.