The Ceremony of “Numplak Wajik”

January 7 - Jogjakarta
A ceremony preparing the Gunungan (cone-shaped) “wajik”, made of sticky rice cooked with sugar and coconut cream. Gunungan Wajik is prepared in the Magangan hall at the Kraton courtyard. The moment the Wajik is turned over on the big round wooden tray (the base of the gunungan), people simultaneously beat rice mortars rhythmically in regular cadence marks the completion of gunungan. The ceremony starts at 3 pm.