Mount Merapi is believed to be the palace of evil spirits. Panembahan Senopati founder of the Mataram kingdom gain victory in the war against the kingdom with the help of the ruler Pajang Merapi. Mount Merapi erupts until Pajang troops killed, the rest fled helter-skelter in fear. Residents believe that Mount Merapi in addition inhabited by humans also inhabited by other creatures they called the nation Alus or spirits.Residents in the area of Mount Merapi have a belief about the haunted places or sacred. The place is believed to be haunted places that were guarded by delicate creatures, which can not be disturbed and where it has supernatural powers which must be respected. Population abstinence to perform activities such as cutting trees, grazing and retrieve or move objects that exist in the area. In addition to these restrictions there are also restrictions to not talk dirty, urinate or defecate, because it will lead to a sense of offended spirits that inhabit the area.
Places of the most haunted in the crater of Mount Merapi Merapi as a palace and the central palace ghosts of Mount Merapi. Below the peak of Mount Merapi, there are areas of rock and sand called "Market Bubrah" by people who believed as a place that is haunted. "Market Bubrah" It is believed the community as a major market Palace Merapi and the big rock that littered the area was regarded as the stalls and tables and chairs spirits.
Part of the palace of supernatural beings that are considered haunted Merapi Mountain Wutoh is used as the main gate of the palace of Merapi. Mount Wutoh guarded by the spirits of "Nyai Gadung Melati" a duty to protect mountain environments in the area including plants and animals.
In addition to the place that relate directly to the palace of Merapi is also another place that is considered haunted. The area around the tomb Sjech Djumadil Qubro is a place haunted by his tomb is a tomb for the ancestor of people and it must be respected.
Furthermore, other places such as forests, water resources, ruins, rivers and gorges are also considered to be haunted. Some forests are considered to be haunted is "Forest Patuk kestrel" in which the venue is used for grazing cattle owned by Palace Merapi, "Forest Gamelan and confusion" and "Forest Pijen dadn Blumbang". Hill Turgo, Plawangan, Telaga daughter, Muncar, Goa Japan, Bannerman Temanten, Bebeng, Ringin Putih and Watu Gajah.
Several types of sacred animals in the forest around Mount Merapi Merapi is owned by a grandparent. Forest animals, especially white tigers live in forests Blumbang, never captured or killed. Selanjautnya horses who live in the woods Patuk kestrel, in the vicinity of Mount Wutoh, and between Mount Elephant Mount Selokopo Ngisor and Mungkur is considered / used by the people's Palace Fine Merapi as an animal creature mounts and towing trains.
At the peak of Merapi is a palace which is similar to the palace of Mataram, so here are their own organizations that govern the hierarchy of government with all its attributes and its activities. Merapi Palace, according to the local community trust governed by the professor brothers Rama and professor Permadi.
Like the government as a Head of State (the professor and professor Rama Permadi) delegate powers to the Kyai Broom Universe who served regulate the natural state of Mount Merapi. Next there is also Nyai Gadung Jasmine, a character is tasked with maintaining crop greenness Merapi. There is in charge of keeping cattle Kartadimeja palace and as a commando troops spirits. He is the leader of the most famous and popular because people often tell you when Merapi will erupt and what to do people to save themselves. The next figure Kyai Petruk, known as one of the soldiers of Merapi.
Once the services have been provided by figures inhabitants of Mount Merapi, then as a manifestation of their love and gratitude to the communities around Mount Merapi Mount Merapi give a tribute in the form of religious ritual ceremonies. Already a Javanese religious tradition is to hold salvation or Wilujengan, by conducting religious ceremonies and sacred action.
Selamatan Labuhan ceremony is held regularly every year on the date of birth of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X ie, on 30 Rajab. The ceremony was centered in the hamlet of Kinahrejo Umbulharjo village. This is where the live figure Mbah Marijan as caretaker of Mount Merapi, which often served as master of ceremonies harbor. Mount Merapi and Mbah Marijan are two things that are difficult to separate. Mbah Marijan existence of an old man and his friends that's more human, would open the eyes and inner ear to see what is invisible in the vicinity of Mount Merapi.
In Java Selo new one every year a ceremony was held Suro Alms Mount, in the hope that the community become secure, peaceful and prosperous, with an abundant harvest. The ceremony is accompanied by planting buffalo head on the top of Merapi or Bubrah Market.