Bayan Beleq Mosque


The Old Mosque called Masjid Bayan Beleq is the Muslim Historical Evidence In Lombok, this is the only Mosque which is decorate in a unique architecture and totally made with traditional way. This mosque is the symbolic of trace of the spread of Muslim in Lombok. The Mosque size is 9 X 9 Meters and totally decorated from bamboo combine with hardened clay paved. Bilhah roof is also made of bamboo and floored with stone.

Ancient mosque Bayan Beleq

Construction Bayan Old Mosque Beleq have a philosophical meaning which is composed of head, body and legs depicting the world over, the middle world and the underworld which is a unity in North Lombok people cosmos entity.

Ancient Mosque Belek Bayan Bayan is located in the district of North Lombok regency precisely located on the border between North Lombok and East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Bayan region including much of the city center, about 80 km from Mataram. Therefore, this region is still very traditional though by no means closed off from modern life. Bayan community tradition one of them visible from his house that still follow the original building their ancestors were also similar to the architecture of the mosque. That's why, you might be a bit difficult to find this mosque because it is similar to building a house Bayan in general. Shaded villagers also have some specific habits that they daily consume the fur paddy rice varieties that are believed first planted in the fields Bayan. There is also a belief if people do not grow rice this type then they will experience crop failure.

Ancient mosque Bayan Beleq founded about 300 years ago. Until now who founded this mosque is unclear. Some sources say the mosque was founded by a prince who is buried in the mosque complex known as the Tomb of Titi Mas prince. Some of the stories that others mention Sunan Giri who built along with an empty piece of land given by the king parrots to himself. There is also mention that the mosque was built by Sunan Prapen or known by the name of Prince Senopati which is nothing but a grandson of Sunan Giri. Although the history of the Old Mosque Bayan Beleq still confusing, but its uniqueness will not make you disappointed to visit.

The name "Beleq" in this mosque means "large tomb". Yes, there are a number of tombs that were in the mosque compound is Gaus Abdul Rozak believed to be the first Muslim missionaries in the region. Also there is a small hut at the back of the right and left front of the mosque which is the tomb of religious leaders who intervene and take care of the construction of this mosque from the beginning.

This mosque is now no longer used for worship everyday. Yes, the mosque is only used when the big day warning the Islamic religion. Even more interesting, the celebration of Eid, the mosque is not only pray but held three days after the Eid celebration Ceremony held High. According to local people, this celebration is used to sustain and strengthen the Eid. Customary activities on Eid celebration is called Serah High rack. Bringing food shelf is rectangular and made of woven bamboo covered with banana leaves. This is contained on a banana leaf meals and side dishes such as ointment, satay, fish, chicken, mutton and others. Each material placed on the shelf is the contribution of the villagers voluntarily. Cook was conducted jointly by the people of Bayan. That said, by eating food shelf, then whatever we want to be successful.

The tourists will visit the Old Mosque Bayan Beleq must follow the rules set by the manager must use traditional dresses and bouffant like dodot sapuk. Mosque complex is visited by many tourists during the celebration of the Birth of the Prophet Muhammad.

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