The Death of Gatotkaca (Serve the Truth)

Gatotkoco Gugur (Mengabdi Kebenaran)

Artha Pararta Dharma, 2021

500 x 200 cm | Acrylic on Canvas

Gatotkaca confronts Karna, the owner of Kontawijaya's weapon. He created twins of himself as many as a thousand people so that it made Karna feel confused. On the instructions of Batara Surya, Karna managed to find the real Ghatotkacha. He also released Konta's weapon towards Ghatotkacha. Ghatotkacha tried to dodge by flying as high as possible. However, the spirit of Kalabendana suddenly appeared to catch Kontawijaya while delivering news from heaven that Gatotkaca's death had been determined that night. Ghatotkacha, who resigned himself to his destiny, ordered his corpse to be used to kill enemies. Kalabendana agreed, then stabbed Ghatotkacha's navel using Konta's weapon. The heirloom is fused with its sheath, namely mastaba wood which is still stored in Gatotkaca's stomach.


Gatotkaca berhadapan dengan Karna, pemilik senjata Kontawijaya. Ia menciptakan kembaran dirinya sebanyak seribu orang sehingga membuat Karna merasa kebingungan. Atas petunjuk Batara Surya, Karna berhasil menemukan Gatotkaca yang asli. Ia pun melepaskan senjata Konta ke arah Gatotkaca. Gatotkaca mencoba menghindar dengan cara terbang setinggi-tingginya. Namun arwah Kalabendana tiba-tiba muncul menangkap Kontawijaya sambil menyampaikan berita dari kahyangan bahwa ajal Gatotkaca telah ditetapkan malam itu. Gatotkaca yang pasrah terhadap takdirnya berpesan supaya mayatnya bisa digunakan untuk membunuh musuh. Kalabendana setuju, kemudian menusuk pusar Gatotkaca menggunakan senjata Konta. Pusaka itu melebur dengan sarungnya, yaitu kayu mastaba yang masih tersimpan di dalam perut Gatotkaca.

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