GENGGONG FROG DANCE

Genggong is one of the simplest musical instruments found in Bali. It is made of dried palm stem, split into small pieces. Frequently used in the performance of the classical opera, the story from the 10th and 11thcentury episodes of the famous East Java Hindu Kingdoms, Jenggala and Daha.

A prince of Jengggala who was vary fond of cathing dragonflies, one day was doing so near mount Kelud. Chasing after a golden dragon fly the prince disappeared in  dense forest near a erupting mountain. A few years later, emerged a frog believed to be the incarnation of the lost prince.
One day a frog encountered a princess of Daha whose beauty enchanted him. The frog fellin love with her but the princess would only marry him if he could transform himself back into a human being.
The frog then went into asceticism and by the grace of God Wisnu he became a handsome young man, resembling the lost prince of Jenggala.
Finally they were married and lived happily there after in the Kingdom of Kahuripan, a new name of Jenggala.
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