Mandala Majapahit at the City of Daeng

    The young man in an impressive red-and-gold attire dropped to one knee, hand clutching a dagger firmly, voice steady and powerful as he recited the oath of fealty in front of Hashim Djojohadikusumo, Chairman of Yayasan Arsari Djojohadikusumo (YAD), accompanied by his wife, Anie Hashim. Such was the reception preceding the inauguration of Mandala Majapahit (ManMa) at Universitas Hasanuddin (Unhas), Makassar, South Sulawesi. The ceremony is known as a’ngaru, a Gowa tradition of showing one’s loyalty to leaders or respect and promise of protection to distinguished guests. Read More