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Asal Mula Nama Palembang 222

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Asal Mula Nama Palembang

Pada zaman dahulu, daerah Sumatra Selatan dan sebagian Provinsi Jambi berupa hutan belantara yang unik dan indah. Puluhan sungai besar dan kecil yang berasal dari Bukit Barisan, pegunungan sekitar Gunung Dempo, dan Danau Ranau mengalir di wilayah itu. Maka, wilayah itu dikenal dengan nama Ba*tanghari Sembilan. Sungai besar yang mengalir di wilayah itu di antaranya Sungai Komering, Sungai Lematang, Sungai Ogan, Sungai Rawas, dan beberapa sungai yang bermuara di Sungai Musi. Ada dua Sungai Musi yang bermuara di laut di daerah yang berdekatan, yaitu Sungai Musi yang melalui Palembang dan Sungai Musi Banyuasin agak di sebelah utara. Karena banyak sungai besar, dataran rendah yang melingkar dari daerah Jambi, Sumatra Selatan, sampai Provinsi Lampung merupakan daerah yang banyak mempunyai danau kecil. Asal mula danau-danau kecil itu adalah rawa yang digenangi air laut saat pasang. Sedangkan kota Palembang yang dikenal sekarang menurut sejarah adalah sebuah pulau di Sungai Melayu. Pulau kecil itu berupa bukit yang diberi nama Bukit Seguntang Mahameru. Keunikan tempat itu selain hutan rimbanya yang lebat dan banyaknya danau-danau kecil, dan aneka bunga yang tumbuh subur, sepanjang wilayah itu dihuni oleh seorang dewi bersama dayang-dayangnya. Dewi itu disebut Putri Kahyangan. Sebenarnya, dia bernama Putri Ayu Sundari. Dewi dan dayang-dayangnya itu mendiami hutan rimba raya, lereng, dan puncak Bukit Barisan serta kepulauan yang sekarang dikenal dengan Malaysia. Mereka gemar datang ke daerah Batanghari Sembilan untuk bercengkerama dan mandi di danau, sungai yang jernih, atau pantai yang luas, landai, dan panjang. Karena banyaknya sungai yang bermuara ke laut, maka pada zaman itu para pelayar mudah masuk melalui sungai-sungai itu sampai ke dalam, bahkan sampai ke kaki pegunungan, yang ternyata daerah itu subur dan makmur. Maka terjadilah komunikasi antara para pedagang termasuk pedagang dari Cina dengan penduduk setempat. Daerah itu menjadi ramai oleh perdagangan antara penduduk setempat dengan pedagang. Akibatnya, dewi-dewi dari kahyangan merasa terganggu dan mencari tempat lain.

Sang Sapurba kemudian menikah dengan Putri Ayu Sundari dan kedua saudaranya menikah dengan keluarga putri itu. Alkisah ketika Putri Ayu Sundari dan pengiringnya masih berada di Bukit Seguntang Mahameru. Mereka disambut Putri Ayu Sundari. kata lembang berarti dataran rendah yang banyak digenangi air. Anak cucu mereka kemudian berkembang dan ikut kegiatan di daerah Lembang. maka penduduknya membuat rumah yang disebut dengan rakit. Saat itu Bukit Seguntang Mahameru menjadi pusat perhatian manusia karena tanahnya yang subur dan aneka bunga tubuh di daerah itu. Nama Lembang semakin terkenal. Begitu juga para pendatang yang masuk ke Sungai Musi mengatakan akan ke Lembang. sekarang menamakan diri sebagai penduduk Sungai Melayu. Sungai Musi dan Sungai Musi Banyuasin menjadi jalur per*dagangan kuat terkenal sampai ke negara lain. Tiga orang kakak beradik itu ada*lah putra raja Iskandar Zulkarnain. orang yang telah bermukim di Sungai Melayu. Pertumbuhan ekonomi semakin ramai. Putra tertua Raja Iskandar Zulkarnain. Kemudian ketika orang hendak ke Lembang selalu mengatakan akan ke Palembang. ada sebuah kapal yang mengalami kecelakaan di pantai Sumatra Selatan. Menurut bahasa Melayu tua. Karena Sumatra Selatan merupakan dataran rendah yang berawa. kadang tenggelam kadang kering. orang-orang banyak datang di sekitar Sungai Musi untuk membuat rumah di sana. yang kemudian berubah menjadi pen*duduk Melayu. Nama Lembang pun berubah menjadi Palembang . Mereka selamat dari kecelakaan dan terdampar di Bukit Seguntang Mahameru. Jadi. terutama penduduk kota Palembang. Karena Bukit Seguntang Mahameru berdiam di Sungai Melayu. maka Sang Sapurba dan istrinya mengaku sebagai orang Melayu. penduduk dataran tinggi yang hendak ke Palembang sering me*ngatakan akan ke Lembang. Kata pa dalam bahasa Melayu tua menunjukkan daerah atau lokasi.Sementara itu. Oleh karena itu. Sungai Melayu tempat Bukit Seguntang Mahameru berada juga menjadi terkenal.

The small island was a hill named Bukit Seguntang Mahameru. the mountains around Mount Dempo.The origin name of Palembang In ancient times. the area of South Sumatra. as long as the area was inhabited by a goddess with her lady`s maid. The Goddard was called “Putri kahyangan”. that is musi river which is through in Palembang and the Musi Banyuasin river slightly to the north. ramps. Lematang river. area is known as the Ba`tanghari sembilan. Dozens of large and small rivers originating from the Bukit Barisan. lowland circular from the area of Jambi. so the voyagers of that era easily fit through the . The origin of that small lakes were marsh which was flooded by the sea at high tide. and several river which empties into the River Musi. Rawas River. crystal clear rivers. or coastal area. The uniqueness of that place. Thus. which is known now by the history is a small island at Melayu river. They liked to come to the “Batanghari Sembilan” areas to mingle and bathe in the lake. Because there are many large rivers. While the Palembang city. until Lampung province is an area that has many small lakes. and a part of Jambi Province were a unique and beautiful wilderness. and also many flowers that grow fast. and the peak of Barisan hill and also in the island now known as Malaysia. Ogan River. slope. The goddart and her lady`s maid were inhabit in the jungle forest. her name was Princess “Ayu Sundari”. There are two Musi Rivers which empties into the sea in the adjacent area. South Sumatra. and length. besides the jungle dense and there are many small lakes. The Large river that flows in the region including Komering River. Because of there are many rivers which is empties into the sea. Actually. and the Ranau Lake flows in that region.

So did the immigrants who entered the River Musi said it would to Lembang. the population of the highlands who want to Kilkenny will often say to me * Lembang. Because the South Sumatra is a swampy lowland. At the moment. Therefore. the “Melayu” River where the Seguntang Mahameru located is also be famous. They survived the . the goddesses of heaven feel annoyed and looking for the other place. there is a ship that crashed in South Sumatra coast. Meanwhile. Thus. and then the inhabitants make a house called “rakit”. even until the foot of the mountain. people who have lived in the Malay River. Consequently. And Then there was communication between the traders. which later turned into a pen * sat Malay. including traders from China with the local population. Three of the sisters there * was the king's son Iskandar Zulkarnain. which was fertile and prosperous area. now calling themselves as residents of Sungai Melayu. the word means the lowland valley which flooded many. “Seguntang Mahameru” hill become the center of human attention because of the soil is fertile and there are variety of flowers grown in that area . Once when Princess Ayu Sundari and retinue were still in Bukit Seguntang Mahameru. According to the old Malay language. many people come around the Musi River to make a home there. especially the town of Palembang.rivers to the deep. sometimes drowning sometimes dry. The area became crowded by locals with trading between the dealers.

Their offspring later developed and participate in local activities Lembang. Sang Sapurba then married to Princess Ayu Sundari and his two brothers married to the daughter's family. Because Hill Seguntang Mahameru dwells Malay River. Lembang name was changed to Palembang . Musi River and the River Musi Banyuasin be a strong point known as * trade to other countries. Then when people want to Lembang always said it would be to Kilkenny. The eldest son Raja Iskandar Zulkarnain. The word pa in old Malay language indicates the place or location.crash and stranded on Mount Seguntang Mahameru. Lembang name more famous. They were greeted Princess Ayu Sundari. then the Sapurba and his wife claim to be a Malay. Economic growth is increasingly crowded.

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