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Nakula dan Sadewa

Nakula and Sadewa are twin sons of Prabu Pandu and Dewi Madrim (the sister of Prabu Salya of Mandraka). In their youth they are known as Pinten and Tangsen. They are the fourth and fifth of the five Pandawa brothers. Their loyalty to their three brothers is five Pandawa brothers. Their loyalty to their three brothers is constant and unsurpassed. The five brothers are always of one mind and at peace with one another.

When the Baratayuda is about to break out, the Pandawas are horrified at the thought of having to oppose Prabu Salya, the wise and powerful ruler of Mandraka. Prabu Kresna sends Nakula and Sadewa as emissaries to their uncle to try to assuage his anger and to dissuade him from joining the Kurawas. Salya, reminded of his family loyalty to his nephews, is touched and realizes that he cannot wholeheartedly fight against the Pandawas. Thus, when the great war begins, Salya does not use his full power in the battle, and on that account the Pandawas are able to prevail.

Nakula and Sadewa have jaitan eyes and pointed noses. Their hair is in the kadal-menek style. They wear long sekar kluwih ear ornaments and the ulur-ulur necklace. They wear bracelets, armbands and anklets. Their dress is the bokongan putran.


(Sumber: Sejarah Wayang Purwa. Hardjowirogo. Jakarta: Perpustakaan Perguruan Kementerian P.P. dan K., 1955)

Publisher: Lontar Foundation;

Created: 2014

Source Rights: Ki Purbo Asmoro

Manuscript Code: LF-Nakula.kl_P5102767.jpg

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