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Mrapen (Indonesian: Api Abadi Mrapen) is the name of an eternal flame that is the result of natural geologic activity. The Mrapen eternal flame is located in Manggarmas village, Godong District, about 26 kilometers from Purwodadi Grobogan district, Central Java, Indonesia. This eternal flame was created through natural geological phenomena; the leaking of natural gas from the ground. It was unknown when the gas leakage was ignited, but the Mrapen flame was already known in the 15th century Demak Sultanate era. It was mentioned that the sacred kris heirloom dagger of Demak Sultanate was forged in the Mrapen flame.[1] The flame never extinguishes, not even in the middle of rain or winds.

The Mrapen eternal flame is considered sacred in Javanese culture, and it is used in annual Waisak Buddhist ceremony to be brought to Mendut and Borobudur temple together with sacred water from Umbul Jumprit spring. It was also used for several torch relay for multi sport events held in Indonesia. The first time it was used in GANEFO sport event held on 1 November 1963. Later every Pekan Olahraga Nasional (Indonesian National Sport Week) always used Mrapen flame, followed by 1997 Southeast Asian Games, 2008 Asian Beach Games, 2011 Southeast Asian Games, and 2011 ASEAN ParaGames.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obor SEA Games XXVI Mulai Diarak dari Mrapen" (in Indonesian). Tempo Interaktif. 2011-10-23. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 

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Timlo Net

Timlo Net
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 02:56:15 -0700

Grobogan – Api Abadi Mrapen biasa diambil untuk penyalaan api kegiatan olahraga tingkat internasional Ganefo I dan tingkat nasional PON ternyata tidak terlepas dari sejarah Sunan Kalijaga. “Asal muasal keberadaan api memang ada hubungannya ...

KOMPAS.com

KOMPAS.com
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:15:29 -0700

Sebenarnya lokasi Api Abadi Mrapen di Desa Manggarmas, Kecamatan Godong, Kabupaten Grobogan tidak terlalu sulit dicapai. Hanya dibutuhkan perjalanan sekitar 40 menit, dengan kendaraan pribadi, dari Kota Semarang. Api Mrapen menjadi obyek ...

Timlo Net

Timlo Net
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:33:45 -0700

Grobogan – Orang sekitar menyebut Sendang Dudo. Letaknya di area kawasan api abadi Mrapen, Grobogan. Bentuknya menyerupai sumur dengan luas sekitar 25 meter persegi, dan kedalaman sekitar 1,5 meter. “Air Sendang Dudo mengandung belerang ...
 
KOMPAS.com
Sat, 09 Jul 2011 01:48:43 -0700

GROBOGAN, KOMPAS.com — Nama Mrapen dikenal sebagai penyedia api abadi yang biasa digunakan untuk menyalakan obor berbagai event olahraga. Juga selalu menjadi langganan pengambilan api suci Waisak tiap tahun. Namun anehnya, sampai ...
 
KOMPAS.com
Sat, 22 Oct 2011 22:21:34 -0700

GROBOGAN, KOMPAS.com — Api yang akan terus dinyalakan selama penyelenggaraan SEA Games XXVI Jakarta-Palembang pada 11-22 November 2011 sudah diambil dari sumber api Mrapen, Desa Manggar Mas, Kecamatan Godong, Kabupaten ...
 
KOMPAS.com
Tue, 11 Jan 2011 02:26:29 -0800

SEMARANG, KOMPAS.com- Lokasi wisata alam Api Abadi Mrapen di Desa Manggarmas, Kecamatan Godong, Kabupaten Grobogan, Jawa Tengah, kini ditawarkan untuk dijual. Salah satu alasan penjualan itu adalah adanya rencana pembagian waris atas ...
 
Jakarta Post
Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:15:00 -0700

In the first year he tended the workshop's mrapen or open fireplace, preparing firewood and charcoal to burn iron, copper, tin and bronze — the main materials for forging gamelan. “We worked in order to survive and buy rice. We had since childhood ...
 
Suara Merdeka CyberNews
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 03:01:54 -0700

GROBOGAN, suaramerdeka.com - Masyarakat Kecamatan Godong, khususnya di Desa Manggar, Kabupaten Grobogan menyambut gembira rencana pemerintah Grobogan untuk menjadikan Api Abadi Mrapen sebagai museum olah raga Nasional.
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