Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Law, Social Sciences and Education, ICLSSE 2023, 1st June 2023, Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Research Article

Batu Taulan: Exclusive Myth of Prohibition of Ngamaduang (Polygamy) in Ritual-Based Pedawa Village

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.1-6-2023.2341420,
        author={Luh Putu  Sendratari and I Wayan  Pardi and Radha Andhra  Swari},
        title={Batu Taulan: Exclusive Myth of Prohibition of  Ngamaduang (Polygamy) in Ritual-Based Pedawa Village},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Law, Social Sciences and Education, ICLSSE 2023, 1st June 2023, Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICLSSE},
        year={2023},
        month={12},
        keywords={rocks; exclusive myth; cultural symbol},
        doi={10.4108/eai.1-6-2023.2341420}
    }
    
  • Luh Putu Sendratari
    I Wayan Pardi
    Radha Andhra Swari
    Year: 2023
    Batu Taulan: Exclusive Myth of Prohibition of Ngamaduang (Polygamy) in Ritual-Based Pedawa Village
    ICLSSE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.1-6-2023.2341420
Luh Putu Sendratari1,*, I Wayan Pardi1, Radha Andhra Swari2
  • 1: Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha
  • 2: Universitas Warmadewa
*Contact email: Lpsendra@yahoo.co.id

Abstract

Efforts to suppress the occurrence of polygamous behavior are generally carried out with an orientation towards legal norms in Law Number 1 of 1974 concerning Marriage. In fact, outside of legal norms there are indigenous people who have ritual-based control mechanisms, namely the Pedawa community, Buleleng, Bali. This study aims to: 1) find out the background of the use of Batu Taulan as a means of controlling the prohibition of polygamy; 2) describe the exclusive myth that underlies the Batu Taulan ritual; 3) disscuss the symbols contained in the Batu Taulan ritual as the cultural foundation of the Pedawa community. Parson's AGIL systems theory was used to find answers to research problems. This research applied qualitative approach which was oriented towards ethnographic research with the first steps, observation, interviews; second, understand the meaning; third, correlating several findings; fourth, developing hypotheses, concepts and theories. The research findings show: the strength of the Pedawa community's attachment to inheritance in the form of their ancestral ideas is the basis for maintaining the sacred stone tradition; The 12 Batu Taulan myths associated with the 12 avatars of Shiva are a form of exclusive myths, and gender-based myths that can be discussed denotatively and connotatively.