The legend of Mahsuri and the curse of Langkawi island

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Потомки Махсури The descendants of Mahsuri, photos from the Museum

On Langkawi island there is very beautiful and sad legend about beautiful girl Mahsuri (Mahsuri). There was a story in the 19th century, and locals believe that Mahsuri was a real person, and there are even the descendants of her family. Some versions of the legends talk about Princess Mahsuri, but actually it's not, and she was a simple girl, daughter of immigrants from the island of Phuket in Siam (today Thailand). She was the most beautiful girl on the island, and was married to a warrior van Darosa (Wan Darus), brother of the head of the village, Padang Matsirat, the then capital of the island.

One day her husband went to war with the Siamese (Thais). While he was away, Mahsuri befriended a traveler who arrived on the island, but their relationship was pure. But all women on the island was very jealous of her beauty, and was especially jealous of her sister-in-law, who was the wife of the head of the village. She began to spread rumors that Mahsuri was unfaithful to her husband, and that at the time was a great crime, which was punished by death. Despite the excuses of innocence, the villagers sentenced her to death.

Кинжал "Крис"

The execution was brutal. Girl tied to a pole and began to deprive of life through traditional dagger "Chris". But as they did not try to kill her, she didn't die, but suffered greatly. Then she prayed and said to the executioners, that only her ancestral dagger could kill her. When the executioners used a generic dagger, she finally stopped torturing himself, and died, and her wounds began to leak white blood as a sign of innocence. The villagers in horror realized that executing the innocent, but it was too late. With the last sighs Mahsuri whispered, cursed the island and all its inhabitants, and misery will crumble on them for seven generations.

The locals truly believe in the legend and believe that the curse is finally over at the end of the last century. They argue that since the island began to live in peace, it ceased to happen the troubles and tragedy, and began to develop tourism.

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admin January 25, 2012
Information about the Langkawi island attractions on the website
Here to discuss sights, what to see and do in Langkawi ...
4va3dcc 25 January, 2012
The lake Dayang Bunting really has magical powers ("lake of the pregnant maiden") ))) was there in the spring of 2011. The beauty of the unforgettable ... Now waiting for the birth of our son! ...
I 25 January, 2012

I congratulate you! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) ...
ender 26 January, 2012

Congratulations, probably not the only lake affected, but also emotions from a romantic getaway. ;) ...
5 February, 2012
About the "cable car" from 17:00 to 19:00 there is a special price for adults is RM15, RM10 for children.
There is no such!!! Came and had to pay 30RM. ...
I 5 February, 2012

Sorry, but were. We bought tickets for that time in the hotel, changed place on the cards. Maybe that's why it was so. ...
admin February 6, 2012

Also sorry that happened :( . This is not due to the fact that the property bought, and the price was officially published. Unfortunately for all will not follow, and even information from their official website sometimes brings. Changes to the site made, thank you. ...
anonimous1 11 October, 2012
Hello! And tell me the sights that are worth visiting. The rating sites, so to speak, where to go and where not. Thank you. ...
admin 11 October, 2012

Almost all of the major attractions of Langkawi I described here. Here you rating. Read, then discuss and answer the questions. ...

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