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Keris Singå Makårå Luk 9 with Pamor Wos Wutah

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The gandhik of this keris features a Buddhist mythological creature known as 'Makara' (Sanskrit; Javanese: Makårå). In Buddhist iconography, this mythological creature is always depicted with its trunk tilted up and its mouth spread wide open from which a lion emerges (Sanskrit: siṃha; Javanese: singå). The Makara resembles the mouth of the rākṣasa (Sanskrit: 'giant', ...

Keris Parungsari Luk 13 with a Twofold Dwiwarnå Pamor Pattern to Increase Prosperity and Enhance Authority

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Parungsari is a type of dapur with 13 luks, and is attributed with a lot of ricikan. In the old days, this type of dapur used to owned by the King and aristocrats. A keris with a Parungsari dapur is often mistaken for a dapur Sengkelat since these are in many ways similar to each ...

Keris Hanoman Pudhak Sategal Luk 5

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In ancient Javanese literature Hanoman is often mentioned as 'Pandawa Anoman', or simply 'Anoman'. In this context, however, Hanoman (Sanskrit: Hanuman) is a dapur featuring five luks. This type of dapur can be easily recognized by its tall sogokan. Hanuman, the 'White Monkey', is the son of Kesari and Añjanā. When the apsarāḥ ('celestial nymph') Añjanā ...

Keris Panji Anom with Twofold (Dwiwarna) Pamor Pattern

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The dapur 'Panji Anom', also known as 'Panji Nom', 'Panji Anem', or 'Panjinem', is a common characteristic for a straight-bladed keris ('lurus'). The pamor Untu Walang looks fairly similar to (pamor) Tepen, or Wengkon. The difference, however, is that pamor Wengkon usually features a straight line near the edges of the blade, whereas the line ...