Safarwadi cave located in Pamijahan. Districk Bantarkalong, Tasikmalaya regency, West Java Province. Location of the cave which be one with the shrine tomb of Sheikh Haji Abdul Muhyi, a propagator of Islam in the West Java region, located about 60 kilometers from the Tasikmalaya city.
According to AA Khaerussalam on the struggle of Syekh Abdul Muhyi history book, Safarwadi is the name of the cave area before it changed become Pamijahan. Safarwadi name come from the Arabic, namely “safar” (street) and “wadi” (valley/ravine). So safarwadi is way above the ravine, according to its location between two hills on the edge of river.
To reach the site Safarwadi Cave, the visitors must down aisles which width not less than two meters. And they must walking approximately one kilometer. The road is not smooth as expected. The cement path that sometimes is not flat. Dozens of the stairs also must be passed. But the journey not make us boring because each side of the road there is a small kiosk of food vendors are also souvenirs.
Safarwadi cave is one of the main objective of pilgrims who visit Pamijahan. The length of the cave corridor about 284 meters and 24,5 meters wide. The pilgrims can down the cave within two hours. Long time ago, this cave often used by Sheikh Abdul Muhyi and the other propagator of Islam to retreat or make a wish to the God. Therefore, in the cave appear traces of a relic of Sheikh Abdul Muhyi, like a monastery, mosque, pilgrims stone cap, and the place that once believed as religius pupil school.
Before entering the cave, there is usually the cave officer who accompany visitors, he’ll take the visitors after he finished his ritual washing and then adzan. For it, we just must to pay $ 20.000 for the guides and $ 5.000 to rent a petromaks. To through the cave, it need a carefulness because the road is too slippery and the road of the cave always full of the water. During down the cave, we’re encouraged to read a sholawat always.
One of the part of the cave which often visited is a stretch of rock measuring approximately 12 × 8 meters which referred to as the Baitulloh field. The place was commonly used to did a worship by Abdul Muhyi with his religious pupil.
Behind that rock field there is Cikahhuripan water source which coming out from the sidelines of a rock wall. The water source continues to flow throughout the years. By the local community, the water was popularized as a Pamijahan ”Zam-zam” water. It believed have a various properties. Ahead of Ramadhan, the pilgrims in Pamijahan not forget to bring a bottle of waters to hold that “Zam-zam” waters. With drinking this water, it believed can keep our body healthy during the running fast.
There is also part of the cave that believed as penetration hole to Mecca, Jakarta, Surabaya, and Cirebon that usually used by the trustees as a meeting place. But, the most amazing part of this cave is a hole as penetration to Mecca. People who have a strong religious science could feel was in Mecca with prayer recited only in the hole.
Then, there are the way to the pulpit of women approximately 20 meters from the woman mosques into the religious boarding school and the kitchen. Visitors can through the “kupyah mountain”. Ten pieces of half circle puddles can seen when the body was duck. The hollow just above the body. It’s said that when we pray while standing upright under the kopyah puddles that fits with our head then our prays will be answered.
After we scour the cave passages, we’ll see a hole that highlighted by the sun. It’s the out hole from the cave. A freshness will be felt when we out from the cave.
(sumber: http://nasional.kompas.com/read/2009/04/11/1338453/ dan adyahmed.blogspot.com/2011/01/goa-safarwadi-pamijahan.html)
|The entrance to the cave|
|Pulpit of the guardians|
|The exit hole of the cave|
|Penetration Hole to Mecca|
|Pamijahan Zam-zam Water||http://adyahmed.blogspot.com/2011/01/goa-safarwadi-pamijahan.html|