TORAJA PHOTO GALLERY - TAMPANG ALLO


TAMPANGALLO
Burial cave

 

The tale of Tampang Allo

Some time during the 16th century when the kings of Sangalla ruled the Baka Siroe' area the nobleman Puang Manturino and his wife Rangga Bulaan selected the Tampang Allo cave as their last resting place. It so happened that Rangga Bulaan, the beautiful daughter of Kera, passed away earlier and her coffin was placed beside the still empty coffin intended for her husband Puang Manturino. But later, when Puang Manturino passed away, he was buried in Losso not far away from Tampang Allo. This is the reason why the coffin next to the one of Rangga Bulaan has been empty ever since.

A long time after Puang Manturino and his wife Rangga Bulaan had passed away the Baka Siroe' area was ruled by Puang Musu. During his rule, war broke out and Baka Siroe' came under attack of the kingdom of Bone. The king of Bone took possession of the rice fields and valuables and deported the local people to Madan and to the land of the Buginese. Puang Musu' was brought to Madan and when this Puang crossed the Sa'dan river a person by the name of Kariasak killed Puang Musu' and took control over Baka Siroe'. The exiled descendants of Puang Musu' always endeavoured to return to Baka Siroe' but they were not allowed to return until the year 1934 when a descendant of Puang Musu' married a descendant of Kariasak. They became the new rulers of Baka Siroe' and both were buried in the Tampang Allo cave as they had vowed to "stay together forever, also in the grave".

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