MAKNA SIMBOLIK MANGAN INDAHAN SIPAET-PAET (MAKAN NASI PAHIT) DALAM ACARA MANGAPULI (PENGHIBURAN) ADAT BATAK TOBA SEBAGAI BENTUK KEARIFAN LOKAL DI PEKANBARU

Alexander ", W. E. Tinambunan

Abstract


The culture is a heritage activity that has own characters which transform a
social life in implementation. The Culture is one of a communication way to each
other which use signs and symbols that have some meanings, and also Mangan
Indahan Sipaet-paet’s tradition (eat bitter rice) in Mangapuli event (solace) of
Toba Bataknese, have the symbols which must be protected and covered because
it simbolizing hope for new life. This phenomena make a researcher interests in
this research. It goals to know the process of handing out means in “Mangan
Indahan Sipaet-paet”, symbolic meaning of “Mangan Indahan Sipaet-paet”, and
the values on it.
This research uses a descriptive qualitative method, with the informan by
accidental sampling technique. Informan was choosen by incidentally moment.
The informan in this research are cultural personal figure and family who had in a
sorrow moment. The accumulation data technique uses an observation, interview,
and documentation.
The result of this research means from “Mangan Indahan Sipaet-paet”
(eat bitter rice) is a love to regret of sorrow. A love to God and a love to each
other, we care each other, feel the sorrow, and also give some solace for the
family by praying together.
Keywords : Mangan Indahan Sipaet-paet, symbol, tradition

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