Hanging Rock story , other than as an exotic attraction , Parapat is also a city that is legendary among communities in North Sumatra . In the past , this small town is a weekend that is located on the shores of Lake Toba . After an event occurred that was terrible , where the community is named Parapat or Prapat . In that event , there is a stone that resembles a human being on the edge of Lake Toba . According to local villagers , the rock was the incarnation of a beautiful girl named Chrysanthemum . Events what exactly happened in the small suburb ? Why beautiful girl is transformed into a stone ? Want to know the answer ? Follow the story in Hanging Rock story below!
Once STONE GANTUNG, in a remote village on the outskirts of Lake Toba North Sumatra, there lived a husband and a wife with his beautiful daughter named Chrysanthemum. In addition to a handsome, chrysanthemum is also very hard to help parents work in the fields. Every day a small family that work their fields on the edge of Lake Toba, and the results are used to meet everyday needs.
One day, chrysanthemum went to the fields alone, because there is a need both parents in a neighboring village. Chrysanthemum only accompanied by her beloved dog named the Toki. Arriving in the field, she was not working, but he just sat brooding, looking at the natural beauty of Lake Toba. Looks like he was facing a difficult problem solved. While the dog, the Toki, sat down beside him, staring at the face of Chrysanthemum as if he knew what he was thinking that his employer. Once in a while the dog barked to divert the attention of the employer, but the employer still rake with reverie.
Indeed, the last few days have always looked glum faces Chrysanthemum. He was very sad, because it will be married by her parents with a young man who was his cousin. Though he had been having an affair with a young man his choice and has promised to build a happy home. He was very confused. On the one hand he did not want to disappoint her parents, and on the other hand he could not bear to part with her idol youth. Therefore felt unable to bear the heavy load, he began to despair.
"Oh, my God! Servant is not able to live with this burden, "complained Seruni.
Moments later, chrysanthemum rose from his seat. With tears loose, he walked slowly toward Lake Toba. Apparently the girl wanted to end his life by jumping into Lake Toba the steep cliffs. While the Toki, followed his master from behind, barking.
With mind rages, chrysanthemum walked toward the cliffs of Lake Toba regardless of the path. Unexpectedly, he suddenly plunged into a hole large stone until deep into the bottom of the hole. Black rock that made the atmosphere in the hole was getting dark. The beautiful girl was very frightened. At the base of a dark hole, he felt the walls of rock was about to move closer in on him.
"help......! help ......! help me, Toki! "A voice Chrysanthemum asking for help to her beloved dog.
Si Toki understand if the employer need his help, but he can not do anything except just barking at the mouth of the hole. Several times Chrysanthemum called for help, but the Toki totally incapable menolongnnya. Finally she was getting desperate.
"Ah, I'd rather die than suffer life long," Chrysanthemum resigned.
The walls of rock was moving ever closer.
"Parapat ...! Parapat Parapat stone ...! "Exclaimed Chrysanthemum stone was sent choke her body ..
While the Toki who knows his master's in danger kept barking at the mouth of the hole. Feeling unable to help the employer, he immediately ran home to ask for help.
Arriving at the house of her employer, the Toki immediately approached Chrysanthemum parents who just happened to come from neighboring villages walked toward his house.
"Auggg ...! auggg ...! auggg ...! "the Toki barking while pawing the ground to tell his parents that the Chrysanthemum in danger.
"Toki ..., where Chrysanthemum? What happened to him? "Asked the father Chrysanthemum to the dog.
"Auggg ...! auggg ...! auggg ...! "barked the Toki ran back and forth to invite them to a place.
"Sir, it looks like chrysanthemum in danger," said the mother Chrysanthemum.
"Mom was right. Si Toki invites us to follow him, "said the father of Chrysanthemum.
"But it was dark, sir. How do we get there? "She said Chrysanthemum.
"You prepare a torch! I will be looking for help to a neighbor, "cried the father.
Soon, the whole neighborhood had gathered at the home page Chrysanthemum father carrying the torch. After that they followed the Toki to the scene. Once they were in the fields, the Toki directly toward the mouth of the hole. Then he barked while stalling reached out his mouth into the hole to tell the citizens that the Chrysanthemum is at the bottom of the pit.
Both parents Chrysanthemum immediately approached the mouth of the hole. What a surprise when they saw there was a hole large enough stones on the edge of their fields. Inside the hole was heard the faint sound of a woman: "Parapat ...! Parapat Parapat stone ...! "
"Sir, listen to that sound! Itukan voices of our children! Chrysanthemum mother cried in panic.
"Yes, ma'am! That sounds Chrysanthemum! "Replied the father participated panic.
"But why he shouted: Parapat, parapatlah stone?" Her mother asked.
"I do not know, ma'am! Looks like there's something wrong in there, "replied the father anxiously.
Mr. Farmer was trying to illuminate the hole with his torch, but the bottom of the pit so deep that can not be penetrated by the light of torches.
"Seruniii ...! Seruniii ...! "Cried the father Chrysanthemum.
"Chrysanthemum ... my son! It's your mom and dad came to help you! "Shouted the mother involved.
Several times they yell, but do not get answers from Seruni. Only Chrysanthemum voice sounded faint that sent the stone was docked for in on him.
"Parapat ...! Parapatlah stone ...! Parapatlah! "
"Seruniiii ... my son!" Once again Chrysanthemum mother, crying hysterically.
Residents who were present at that place trying to help. One of the residents held out a piece of slap (rope) down to the bottom of the hole, but the slap was not touched at all. Dad Chrysanthemum increasingly concerned with the state of his son. He decided to follow his daughter plunge into the gravel pit.
"Mom, hold this torch!" Ordered the father.
"I want to go?" Asked the mother.
"I'll catch up Chrysanthemum into the hole," she said firmly.
"Do not the father, very dangerous!" Prevent mother.
"Yes sir, the hole was very deep and dark," said one resident.
Finally the father Chrysanthemum attack. A moment later, suddenly the sound of thunder. The earth shook violently as if to an end. Gravel pit was suddenly closed itself. The cliffs at the edge of Lake Toba was falling. Chrysanthemum father and mother and all the people ran thither to escape. They leave the hole stone, so the Chrysanthemum poor can not be saved from the crush rock.
Some time after the earthquake stopped , suddenly appeared a large rock that resembles a girl's body and as if hanging on the walls of the cliff on the shores of Lake Toba . Local people believe that the rock was the incarnation Chrysanthemum sandwiched rock in the hole . By them the stone was later given the name " Hanging Rock " .
A few days later , fame spread throughout the events that befall her . The citizens flocked to the scene to see the " Hanging Rock " is. Residents who witnessed the incident told the other residents that before the hole was closed , a voice : " ... Parapat Parapat stone ... parapatlah ! "
Hence the word " Parapat " is often pronounced and many people who tell it , the week which is on the edge of Lake Toba was later given the name " Parapat " . Parapat has now become a small town one very attractive tourist destination in the province of North Sumatra , Indonesian .