Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia

Research Article

Java Community Local Intelligence in Mitoni Tradition as A Medium for Covid-19 Pandemic Prevention

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314215,
        author={Wakit Abdullah Rais and Prasetyo Adi Wisnu Wibowo},
        title={Java Community Local Intelligence in Mitoni Tradition as A Medium for Covid-19 Pandemic Prevention},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BASA},
        year={2021},
        month={12},
        keywords={covid-19 tingkeban local intelligence},
        doi={10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314215}
    }
    
  • Wakit Abdullah Rais
    Prasetyo Adi Wisnu Wibowo
    Year: 2021
    Java Community Local Intelligence in Mitoni Tradition as A Medium for Covid-19 Pandemic Prevention
    BASA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314215
Wakit Abdullah Rais1,*, Prasetyo Adi Wisnu Wibowo1
  • 1: Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: wakit.a.rais_1460@staff.uns.ac.id

Abstract

Today, modern society prefers things that are efficient and effective which at the same time also avoids wastefulness. Therefore, many objects that should be prepared for a ceremony are eliminated or reduced by considering their less meaningful functions. Sources of data in this study were the tradition of mitoni and informants/sources who have an understanding and knowledge about it in Surakarta. The sources in this study consisted of academics/lecturers (Siti Muslifah, S.S., M.Hum.), students (Muhammad Fajar), and the general public of Surakarta. Informants were taken using the purposive sampling technique based on certain criteria or considerations (criterion-based selection). The findings of this study revealed that the tingkeban or mitoni in the life of the Javanese people have a very good place, considering that its function is a prayer to ask for safety for the infant in the womb so that this ceremony will continue to be carried out properly. Specific matters related to traditional offerings that are very important in ritual ceremonies include praying earnestly and solemnly in the hope that the request will be granted by God Almighty; always remember and respect the ancestors so that their spirits live peacefully in the eternal realm and the events that are held have the blessing of the ancestors.