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Satusoma was married and returned home to Hastinapura. Finally, the story of Purusada must be finished. By using this site, sutasomx agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The holy men begged Sutasoma to kill this demonic king, but he refused.

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Sutasoma was prepared to be eaten so that the kings could go free. This is a collection of ancient manuscripts originating from the region of the mountains of Merapi and Suatsoma in Central Java. One day in the middle of the road he met a Ganesh demon with an elephants head who preyed upon humans.

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Soon there were no people left in his kingdom, either he had eaten his subjects, or they had fled. When Sutasoma’s absence was discovered, the palace was in tumult and the King and Queen were very sad, and were consoled by many people. Kakawin Sutasoma is one of the most popular Kakawin in Bali, and was popularised by I Gusti Surgria, an expert in Balinese literature who included examples from the Kakawin in his book on the study of Kakawin.


Purusada made war with Sutasoma, but because Sutasoma didn’t kiyab, he was captured and sacrificed to Kala. She jumped on him and sucked out his blood, which was fresh and tasty.

In desperation he went to a graveyard and cut off the leg of one of the corpses and prepared it for his king.

Views Read Edit View history. Purusada was so affected by this sacrifice that he tried to atone for it.

This page was last edited on 14 Augustat Lord Sutasoma then climbed into the Himalaya mountains in the company of several holy men. It was also translated kittab published in English by Soewito Santoso.

Kakawin Sutasoma – Wikipedia

But Sutasoma stopped her and told her why she shouldn’t. 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.

So one night, Sutasoma fled from Hastinapura. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Kakawin Sutasoma

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The demon surrendered and received a sermon from Sutasoma about the Buddhist religion and that it is forbidden to kill any living creature.


It is the source of the motto of IndonesiaBhinneka Tunggal Ikawhich is usually translated as Unity in Diversityalthough literally it means ‘ Although in pieces, yet One’. It felt like Satusoma had tried to strike a mountain!

Both Kakakawin use very similar language and have a very similar style. But the tigress persisted. Kakawin Sutasoma is considered unique in Javanese literature because it is the only Kakawin which is Buddhist in nature.

And Sutasoma continued his journey.

By this time, there was a war between the demon king Kalmasapada and king Dasabahu, a cousin of Sutasoma. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. When they arrived at a certain hermitage, he was told a story of a king who had suyasoma reincarnated as a demon who liked eating humans. 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.