The status of this mountain is a volcano that is resting and has been inactive for a long time, but this mountain has many tours to offer, besides that there are also myths and also mysteries of this mountain from each of its three peaks. The three peaks of Mount Lawu are the main peaks which are also considered as sacred places in the first Javanese land, namely Price Dalem which is also believed by the community as the pamoksan of King Brawijaya Pamungkas. Then the second peak is Dumiling Price which is believed to be the place for Ki Sabdopalon to pamoksan. Meanwhile, the third peak is Harga Dumilah which is a mysterious place that is often used as an arena for mental cultivation and meditation abilities. Dumilah price is also visited by many mountain climbers whose hiking route is through Cemoro Sewu in Karanganyar.
In addition, there are several other places that are believed to be mysterious or haunted by local residents, for example Sendang Drajat, jalatunda well, Candradimuka crater, Sendang Intan, Sendang panguripan, cokrosuryo and also Pringgondani. The story of the mystery of Mount Lawu, that is, wherever we live and wherever we ride, even if it’s just passing, the most important thing is to ask permission from that party first. Like this mystery story on Mount Lawu, because there are so many taboos that we must obey when we want to visit Mount Lawu, because here we cannot talk carelessly. I think this has become mandatory because it is not only at the top of the mountain who must guard his words.
Apart from having a beautiful natural panorama and also having attractive tourist objects for tourists, Mount Lawu in Karanganyar, Central Java is also often visited by pilgrims who want to find historic sacred objects on Mount Lawu. Usually the sacred places on this mountain are in Raden Brawijaya’s petilasan, such as Raden Brawijaya’s hermitage. It is said that what is in this scope is the recitation of King Brawijaya, the former King of Majapahit, better known as Sunan Lawu. Previously this place would be the first place for Sunan Lawu’s hermitage which was at the second highest price of dalem on Mount Lawu.
In addition, this mountain also stores various kinds of historical relics of the Majapahit Kingdom, such as the Sukuh temple and also the Cetho temple. This mountain is a sacred mountain by local people, especially those at the foot of the mountain, so it’s no wonder that when entering sacred months like the month of Suro, many people come to perform certain rituals. Moreover, pilgrims who come from areas close to Mount Lawu, namely Tawangmangu, Karanganyar, Madiun, Nganjuk and also Semarang. They come all the way to Mount Lawu especially asking for the safety and welfare of life in the world, basically they come to sacred places like Raden Brawijaya’s petilasan or temples.
Similarly, about some of the myths and mysteries of Mount Lawu, hopefully it will be useful for all of you.