Symbolic meaning analysis of Kesandingan ritual in Probolinggo

Nurhadi, Nurhadi and Faisol, Faisol and Ibrahim, Faisal Mahmoud Adam (2021) Symbolic meaning analysis of Kesandingan ritual in Probolinggo. El Harakah: Jurnal Budaya Islam, 23 (1). pp. 123-138. ISSN P-ISSN 1858-4357, E-ISSN 2356-1734

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Abstract

Kesandingan, one of the rituals in Probolinggo, East Java, is a cultural phenomenon that mingles with religious elements of society. It is something sacred and mystical that parents do when a toddler (an infant under three years old) experiences heat illness for days, tends to be fussy, cries a lot, and cannot sleep at night. This research aims to explain the process of symbolic communication of kesandingan ritual and to understand the symbolic meaning behind the ritual. It is a descriptive-qualitative study through observation, in-depth interviews, and documentation. The data analysis uses a qualitative-naturalistic technique. The result demonstrates that the symbolic communication process of kesandingan ritual in Mentor, Sumberasih, Probolinggo, comprises seven series: burning incense, wiping incense smoke on the child’s face, giving the child holy water to drink, wiping the child with floral water, preparing food, making a wish on the child’s bed, and distributing food. Meanwhile, the symbolic meaning of kesandingan ritual refers to divine, social and personal dimensions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: symbolic meaning; Kesandingan ritual
Subjects: 22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220407 Studies in Religious Traditions (excl. Eastern, Jewish, Christian and Islamic Traditions)
Divisions: Faculty of Sharia and Law > Department of Islamic Constitutional Law
Depositing User: Faisol Faisol
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2021 05:17

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