The Meaning and History of Yellow Rice, Good Prayer from Javanese Traditions - Indonesians must have known yellow rice. Rice cooked with turmeric seasoning does indeed have a distinctive taste that is savory and makes it addictive. Yellow rice is often served for special moments such as celebrations or thanksgiving.
Although it's common, it seems that not many people know about the history of this traditional food. This yellow color in rice in the Indonesian tradition symbolizes gold which means wealth. Yellow rice which is often formed as a triangle like a mountain or often called a cone symbolizes the mountain of gold, the prosperity of life and noble morals.
With the presence of yellow rice in celebration, it is hoped that it can bring many blessings of wealth and be given prosperity of life because of the abundant wealth.
Therefore, yellow rice in the form of cone often becomes the main and sacred dish that is presented at Thanksgiving, or other happy moments such as births, birthdays, fiancées, weddings and others.
Originally yellow rice itself is actually from Java, although there are many yellow rice dishes in various regions, its influence is from Java. Now the majority of Indonesians are very common with yellow rice for various celebrations.
In the Balinese tradition, the meaning is different. Yellow is one of four sacred colors that become beliefs or beliefs, in addition to white, red and black. Yellow rice is often served as a Brass Ceremony.
In conclusion, ancient Javanese turned out to be indeed considerate when creating and serving yellow rice as a special dish. Yellow rice not only has good meaning but also a prayer for people who enjoy it and celebrate happy moments.