Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hanging stone and origins Parapat City Name

Once, in sada huta secluded on the outskirts of Lake Toba North Sumatera, there lived a husband and wife with a beautiful daughter named Chrysanthemum.
In addition to beautiful, Chrysanthemum is also very diligent in helping parents work in the fields. Every day the little family working their fields on the edge of Lake Toba, and the results are used to meet daily needs.

One day, Chrysanthemum go to the fields alone, because there is a need both parents in a neighboring village. Chrysanthemum only accompanied by her beloved dog named Toki's. Arriving at the farm, she was not working, but he just sat there looking at the natural beauty of Lake Toba. Looks like he was facing a difficult problem solved. While the dog, the Toki, come sit next to him, staring at his face as if he knew what Chrysanthemum thinks her employer is. Once in a while the dog was barking to distract the employer, but her employer still teased by his reverie.

Indeed the last few days Seruni face always looked glum. He was very sad, because it married off by her parents with a young man who was his cousin. Though he had been having an affair with a young man his choice and has promised to build a happy home. He was very confused. On the one hand he did not want to disappoint his parents, and on the other hand if he can not afford to part with her idol youth. Therefore felt unable to bear the heavy burden, he was getting desperate.

"Yes, Lord! Servant was not able to live with this burden, "complained the Chrysanthemum.

A few moments later, Chrysanthemum move from his seat. With tears laughing, he walked slowly toward the Lake Toba. Apparently she wanted to end his life by jumping into the lake's rugged steep. While the Toki, followed his master from behind while barking.

With a mind that continues to rage, Chrysanthemum walk toward the cliffs of Lake Toba without paying attention to the road in its path. Unexpectedly, he suddenly fell into a hole that big rock to get away to the bottom of the hole. The black rock that made the atmosphere in the hole was getting dark. Beautiful girl is very scared. On the basis of that dark hole, he felt the walls of rock was moving about to close on him.

"please......! please ......! please I, Toki! "Chrysanthemum voice asking for help to her beloved dog.

The Toki understand if the employer requires his help, but he can not do anything except just barking at the mouth of the hole. Chrysanthemum screamed several times for help, but the Toki really can not afford menolongnnya. Finally she was getting desperate.

"Ah, I'd rather die than live a long time to suffer," Chrysanthemum resigned.

Rock walls were moving ever closer.

"Parapat [2] ...! Parapat Parapat stone ... "cried Chrysanthemum stone was ordered to rest his body ..

While the employer knows Toki danger kept barking at the mouth of the hole. Feel unable to help his employer, he immediately ran home to ask for help.

Arriving at the master's house, he immediately went to Toki parents who happened to be the new Chrysanthemum comes from a neighboring village to walk to her house.

"Auggg ...! auggg ...! auggg ... "Toki's barking while clawing at the ground to tell the parents that the Chrysanthemum in danger.

"Toki ..., where the Chrysanthemum? What happened to him? "Asked the father to the dog's Chrysanthemum.

"Auggg ...! auggg ...! auggg ...! "he continues barking Toki ran back and forth to invite them to a place.

"Sir, it looks like Chrysanthemum in danger," said the mother Chrysanthemum.

"Mom was right. The Toki invites us to follow, "said the father of Chrysanthemum.

"But it was dark, sir. How do we get there? "Said her Chrysanthemum.

"You prepare a torch! I'll be looking for help to neighbors, "cried the father.

Soon, the whole neighborhood had gathered at the home page Chrysanthemum's father, carrying the torch. After that they followed the Toki to the scene. Once they were in the fields, the Toki directly toward the mouth of the hole. Then he barked, holding out my mouth into the hole to notify the residents that are in Chrysanthemum bottom of the pit.

Both parents Seruni immediately approached the mouth of the hole. What a surprise when they saw a hole big enough rock on the edge of their fields. In the pit was heard the faint sound of a woman: "Parapat ...! Parapat Parapat stone ...! "

"Sir, listen to that voice! Group was the voice of our children! Chrysanthemum mother cried frantically.

"Yes, ma'am! That sounds Chrysanthemum! "Replied the father come to panic.

"But, why would he shout: Parapat, parapatlah stone?" Asked the mother.

"I do not know, bu! It seems like there's something wrong in there, "said the father anxiously.

Mr. Farmer was trying to light up the hole with a torch, but the bottom of the hole so deep that it can not be penetrated by torchlight.

"Seruniii ...! Seruniii ...! "Cried the father of Chrysanthemum.

"Chrysanthemum ... my son! This mother and father came to help you! "His mother shouted.

Several times they yelled, but did not get a response from the Chrysanthemum. Only voice drifted Seruni who sent the stone closer to squeezing.

"Parapat ...! Parapatlah stone ...! Parapatlah! "

"Seruniiii ... my son!" Once again the mother screaming and crying hysterically Chrysanthemum.

Residents in attendance at the place trying to help. One resident held seutastampar (rope) to the bottom of the hole, but the slap was not touched at all. Chrysanthemum's father increasingly concerned with the state of his son. He also decided to follow her foray into the rock pit.

"Mom, hold the torch!" Command of his father.

"I want to go?" Asked the mother.

"I'm following the Chrysanthemum into the hole," he replied firmly.

"No dad, it's dangerous!" Prevent the mother.

"Yes sir, the hole was very deep and dark," said one resident.

Chrysanthemum's father finally the attack. A moment later, suddenly heard a roar. The earth shook violently as if to an end. Rock hole suddenly closes itself. The cliffs at the edge of Lake Toba was falling. Chrysanthemum's father and mother and all the people ran thither to escape. They left the mouth of the hole the rock, so that poor Chrysanthemum can not be rescued from the crush of rock.

Some time after the earthquake stopped, suddenly appeared a large rock that resembles a girl's body and as if hanging on the wall of the cliff at the edge of Lake Toba. Local people believe that the stone is the embodiment Seruni batucadas oppressed in the hole. By those stones were then given the name "Hanging Rock".

A few days later, fame spread the word about the events that befall her. The people flocked to the scene to see the "Hanging Rock" is. Residents who witnessed the incident told other people that before the hole was closed, a voice: "... Parapat Parapat parapatlah stone ...!"

Hence the word "Parapat" are spoken and many people who tell it, the week that was on the edge of Lake Toba was later given the name "Parapat". Parapat now become a small town a very attractive tourist destination in the province of North Sumatra, Indonesia.