Hani Astuti, Anggie Putri Marvelia


This study aims to find out the meaning of symbols that are in the Central Javanese traditional wedding ceremony. This type of research is qualitative with symbolic interactional analysis studies. Data sources that I use in this study come from informants, key informants, and documents in the form of photographs of the ritual siraman. Data collection can be done using interview techniques, non-participant observation and documentation. Javanese people interact using symbols since time immemorial. Where there is a hidden meaning in the symbol of the symbol as well as beneficial for those who believe. In the process of interaction there are many symbols in verbal and nonverbal forms. Symbols unconsciously and indirectly we often encounter in daily life as well as in official activities, such as rituals in marriage. One of the rituals in a marriage that is thick with its customs and there are many symbols in it is the ritual siraman. The verbal message in the ritual of siraman uses more of the Javanese Javanese language, while the nonverbal message occurs more when the communicator in the ritual of siraman interacts, such as when sungkeman, siraman, cut rikma and sell dawet. The meaning of the showering tools, offerings of watering, clothing and washing rules are believed to have a good impact on the new life that will be carried out by the bride and groom. One of them, like the water symbol from 7 different sources, means that later after being legitimately the bride and groom the new life is given happiness and peace of mind, then the symbol of the offerings, namely Robyong cone, whose meaning is the life of the couple who is upgraded. Keywords: java community, ritual spray, symbolic interaction

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