> Telaga Warna - West Java
|Telaga Warna - West
|Long ago there was a kingdom in
West Java. The kingdom was ruled by a king. People
called their king His Majesty Prabu. Prabu was a
kind and wise king. No wonder if that country was
prosperous. There's no hunger in this kingdom.
It was a very happy condition. But it was a pity
that Prabu and his queen hadn't got any children.
It made the royal couple very very sad. Some old
men and women who was respected by Prabu suggested
the king to adopt a child. But Prabu and the queen
didn't agree. "No, thank
you. But for us, our own daughter or son is better
than adopted children."
The queen was very sad. She often cried. That was
why Prabu decided to go. He went to the jungle.
There he prayed to God. Everyday he begged for a
child. His dream come true. A few months later,
the queen got pregnant. All people in the kingdom
felt happy. They sent many presents to the palace
to express their happiness.
Nine months later a princess was born. People sent
their presents again as a gift to a little princess.
This baby grew as a beautiful teenager then.
Prabu and Queen loved their daughter so much. They
gave what ever she wanted. It made Princess a very
spoiled girl. When her wish couldn't be realized,
she became very angry. She even said bad things
often. A true princess wouldn't do that. Eventhough
the princess behaved badly, her parents loved her,
so did the people in that kingdom.
Day by day, the princess grew more beautiful. No
girls couldn't compare with her. In a few days,
Princess would be 17 years old. So, people of that
kingdom went to palace. They brought many presents
for her. Their presents gift were very beautiful.
Prabu collected the presents. There were really
many presents. Then Prabu stored them in a building.
Some times he could take them to give to his people.
Prabu only took some gold and jewels. Then she brought
them to the goldsmith. "Please
make a beautiful necklace for my daughter,"
said Prabu. "My pleasure,
Your Majesty," the goldsmith replied.
The goldsmith worked with all his heart and his
ability. He wanted to create the most beautiful
necklace in the world because he loved his princess.
The birthday came. People gathered in the palace
field. When Prabu and queen appeared, people welcomed
them happily. Prabu and his wife waved to their
Cheers were louder and louder when the princess
appeared with her fabulous pretty face. Everybody
admired her beauty. Prabu got up from his chair.
A lady gave him a small and glamourous pillow. A
wonderful necklace was on it. Prabu took that necklace.
"My beloved daughter, today
I give this necklace to you. This necklace is a
gift from people in this country. They love you
so much. They presented it for you to express their
happiness, because you have growing to a woman.
Please, wear this necklace," said Prabu.
Princess accepted the necklace. She looked at the
necklace in a glance. "I
don't want to accepted it! It's ugly!"
shouted the princess. Then she threw the necklace.
The beautiful necklace was broken. The gold and
jewels were spread out on the floor.
Everybody couldn't say anything. They never thought
that their beloved princess would did that cruel
thing. Nobody spoke. In their silence people heard
the queen crying. Every woman felt sad and began
crying too. Then everybody was crying.
Then there was a miracle. Earth was crying. Suddenly,
from the under ground, a spring emerged. It made
a pool of water. The palace was getting full. Soon
the palace became a big lake. The lake sank all
of the kingdom.
Nowadays the water on that lake is not as full as
before. There is only a small lake now. People called
the lake "Talaga Warna".
It is mean "Lake of Colour".
It's located in Puncak, West Java. On a bright day,
the lake is full of colour. So beautiful and amazing.
These colors come from shadows of forest, plants,
flowers, and sky arround the lake. But some people
said that the colours are from the princess's necklace,
which spreads at the bottom of the lake.