Location: Drajat, Paciran, Lamongan Regency, East Java 62264
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Open and close: 09.00-18.00 WIB
For those of you who are in Lamongan, try to visit the Sunan Drajat Museum. The address of the musem is in Drajat Village, Paciran District, Lamongan Regency, East Java.
There are many things you can learn in this museum, especially about syiar and some historical relics of Sunan Drajat.
Sunan Drajat Museum
The Sunan Drajat Museum is a building specifically used for the storage of various relics from Sunan Drajat.
These historical objects are generally the ones he used when he spread Islam in the archipelago.
First established in 1991, but opened to the public and functioned as a library starting March 30, 1992.
This library stands on an area of about 4 ha and only 1 lotus. The property rights of this land are the government.
You will learn the history of Sunan Drajat in detail and observe first hand what objects he used during his life. In addition to religious tours, visitors usually do not forget to take photos as a memento.
A number of collections of sunan heritage include teak, leather, metal, bronze, palm and bamboo, terracotta, ceramics, drum, iron stone, paper steel, brass, aluminum, cloth, books and paper.
While the facilities available at this museum are quite adequate, such as a large parking area and bathrooms. You will also find several restaurants in the area around the museum.
The following is a list of collections of historical relics in the Sunan Drajat Lamongan Museum:
1. Gamelan Singo Mengkok
Previously, this set of gamelan was a tool used by the sunan to spread religious messages in the Paciran area. The musicians are friends accompanying the chanting of the tembang pangkur (panguri with the contents of the Qur’an) which was created by Sunan Drajat.
Meanwhile, the carving of a singo mengkok or a lion sitting ready to pounce is an art of mixing Hindu or Buddhist culture with Islam.
At that time, the community adhered to the Hindu religion, therefore Sunan Drajat made an approach to religion so that they could easily accept it. Therefore, this gamelan is called Singo Mengkok.
The meaning of the Singo Mengkok symbol is wisdom, gentleness, lust and human perfection.
The following are the lyrics of the pangkur song created by Sunan Drajat around the 16th century:
This pangkur song is kept at the Sunan Drajat Museum.
2. Drajat batik
Batik Drajat is a series of motifs and forms of flora and fauna which have the meaning of a physical and horizontal relationship.
The lotus or lotus flower vine motif, also known as the cape flower, means immortality, holiness and revival in Javanese mythology or pre-Islamic culture.
The eagle motif or symbol has the meaning of depicting one of the 8 leadership traits in Javanese cultural expression. This characteristic is called the wise Hasta Brata because he is more concerned with the state than his own interests.
According to local mythology, the lion animal symbol means being filled with or inspired by the nature of wisdom as an antidote to bad character and attitude.
The crown and masji dome are symbols of state power and are also symbols of the oneness of God.
The origin of this Drajat Batik is Mr. Sukandar in Paterman Village, Modung District, Bangkalan Regency.
3. Palm leaves
The Lontar leaves with the answeraru letter contain the yusuf letter that has been formed into the Macapat song.
The palm leaves were discovered by Bp. Arso is located in Tunggunjagir Village, Mantup District, Lamongan Regency, and is now stored in the Sunan Drajat museum.
Tomb of Sunan Drajat
While the location of the tomb is also in Drajat Village, Paciran, Lamongan. For those who want to bloom and pray for him, just go to the funeral complex.
Lots of pilgrims who came from various cities in Indonesia who visited his grave. These pilgrims are usually religious tourism groups who visit the 9 guardians of Songo.
Pilgrimage to the tomb will add fear to the Creator as it will certainly remind death. Death is something that is certain so that one of the purposes of the grave pilgrimage is tadzkirul maut (remembering death).
However, there are still many people who abuse the graves of the waliyullah to carry out shirk practices such as asking for a seller, mate, wealth, etc.which actually is only to God, humans ask all forms of requests.
After the pilgrimage, tourists don’t forget to look for good places to take selfies or take pictures.