The Relationship between Speculation and Ritual in the Tutur Text Uttaraśabda

Abimardha Kurniawan, Titik Pudjiastuti

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The Uttaraśabda is a relatively unknown work of the tutur genre. The multiple manuscripts that make up this work are located in both Java and Bali. This paper focuses on a text of the Uttaraśabda which originates from the Merapi-Merbabu scriptoria in Java that was active in the seventeenth century. In general, text of the tutur genre have both theoritical and practical dimensions. The surface structure of tutur texts consists of descriptions of theological and cosmological principles that have particular applications in ritual. In this study, we look at how theoretical and practical dimensions are reflected in the Uttaraśabda.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNusantara’s Indigenous Knowledge
EditorsDwi Puspitorini, Thomas M. Hunter
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)978-1-53617-772-5
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameFocus on Civilizations and Cultures


  • tutur
  • Speculation
  • ritual


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