Kumbakarnan

My cousin is going to marry at the end of May.

Yesterday, we had Kumbakarnan. In Javanese tradition, Kumbakarnan is a meeting to discuss the wedding ceremony (what time and who will do what).

I’m somehow interested in the name Kumbakarnan. It’s derived from Kumbakarna, one of Rahwana’s brother, known for his big size and long duration of sleep. I guess the meeting is named Kumbakarna because it’s held to prepare for a big event. Or is there any different explanation?

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