Astana Gede Kawali30-09-2012 Ciamis Regencies 9617 viewed
Site kawali called Gede Astana also known as complex historical and cultural heritage of the past, is in the kingdom Galuh approximately one fourth century AD. Astana kawali Gede is a holy place during the reign of the kingdom of Sunda-Galuh in kawali. At the ages of Astana Gede bemarn: Trance phallus Kabuyutan Hiyang menu rut authors estimate rttsebut Gede Astana (Astana = makarn and Gede = Large), after Jiatas Punden terraced shrine kawali previous kings who still adhered to Hindu religion, then used a large tomb the Duke Singacala as King kawali year 1643-1 71 8 M Sultan of Cirebon descent who had embraced Islam.
So do not freak when we visited Astana Gede dikomplek there peningalan Hindu but there are graves of Muslims.
As the center. reign of kings who had reigned in ternpat is King Ajiguna Linggawisesa, known as the Lumahing kiding, King Ragamulya or Conservative Aki, who died at King Linggabuwana Bubat events, Rahyang. Void Wastukancana that left some inscriptions in Astana Gede (Site kawali) and Gods Void of Rahyang Wastukancana children. What historical and archaeological heritage is precisely located north or 27 miles from lbukota Ciamis district, which is in the district hamlet Indrayasa kawali Ciamis district. When reached by car, bike or car balk length about forty-five minutes. The state of the road is quite good because it has undergone resurfacing, so it is not difficult to reach. The area. location of archaeological heritage is 5 hectares, surrounding lush with trees. The state of nature is quite comfortable and airy thus giving the impression of delight to every visitor.
It is located at the foot of Gunung Sawal Cibulan River to the south, which flows from west to east, in the east of a small trench from Cirnuntur river that flows from north to south, north and west of the River Cikadongdong Cigarunggang River. The environment within this site are protected forest is overgrown with a variety of plants, including crops familia terrnasuk meliceae, lacocarpaceae, Euphorbiaceae, sapidanceae and others, plant crops, rattan, bark, cloves etc.. According to archaeological findings, when viewed from the remains of cultures that exist in the region kawali Gede Astana is a mixed area, which is derived from the prehistoric period, and the period of classical Islam.
Cultural form that occurs is expected to start from the megalithic tradition characterized by the findings punden terraces, stone mortar, menhir, yoni then proceed gradually. to the historical cultural traditions (classical) characterized by the inscription, then berlaniut to Islamic tradition characterized by the ancient tomb. Thus Gede Astana region is an area of interest to visit.
According to data obtained from the clerk authors maintain, that Astana Gede kawali never subsided from visitors. In each rahunnya visitors always bertarnbah, they come from different regions in Ciamis, even many who come from districts Iuar Ciarnis with different purposes such as, berdaraawisata, pilgrimage or field research.
Objects - objects that exist in cultural preservation kawali Gede Astana was made up, punden rugged, menhir, inscriptions, ancient tombs, etc.. Cikawali also springs that never dry throughout the year.
Objects of historical and archaeological cultural heritage as it has an important role and function as, buktl-proof history and culture, historical sources and cultural objects of historical and cultural knowledge, the mirror of history and culture, the media for the promotion and development cultural values, educational media culture of all time, for memupukan media personality in the field of culture and the nation's national security, and as a cultural tourism. As a protection against objects (for Culture, the government passed a law called the Law (No. cultural order. 5 Th., 1992. One of the sound law (Article 26) is, "Whoever intentionally damaging objects (for Culture and the site as well as the environment or carrying, moving, objects (that culture without the permission of the government, as in Article 15 paragraph (1) and paragraph (2) shall be punished with imprisonment for-Iamanya 10 (ten) years or a maximum fine of one hundred million.
In addition protected by the Act, the government spokesman also maintained mengangkar PNS (Employee State Civil) in charge of maintaining and caring for such sites so that the condition can be maintained (good).
BCB Act Th. 1992 is one form governments at considerable attention to the preservation of historical and archaeological heritage, as in the science of sarnping as a valuable treasure, also the remains of past cultures rnasa which is supposed to represent his time / era. Therefore, its integrity must be maintained and preserved do not there is damage, steal, or alter its shape, eliminating its authenticity.
Site Astana Gede kawali beside the park as a tourist heritage and cultural tourism, is also an object of knowledge. Many remnants of ancient cultures that have dizamah by scientists such as archaeologists, historians, etc. philology expert. They came to menellti ranging from types of rocks, writing and language, or other findings that was gathered mainly by archaeologists.
Research in Astana Gede began in the Dutch period, but more focused on the inscription. In 1914 Oudhekumdige Diens archaeological inventory data held in Astana this kawali Gede. Year 1982 Guidance Protection Directorate of History and Archaeology Jakarta restoration site feasibility studies. Year I985, held arkeologl testing (field check) in the field in the development of the cupola. Arkenas Tin1 Research Center in 1993 and Bandung albino conduct archaeological collection. The results showed that the Astana site comes from the Gede kawali praselarah. classical and Islam, as mentioned earlier. While the first finding was Thomas Raffles in 1817 passed by the Governor-General Dumer Van Twiest th 1853, Priederik th, 1855, Brumund th, 1867, Mr. Veth th, 1896, Pleyte 1911, De Haan 1912 and restored by the Research Center for Arkenas Th 1984 s / d th 1985 while fencing of the Historical and Archeological Reserve of Banten in 1992 s / d 1993 and who had to evacuate from albino and ASYLUM.