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Kawar/Lau Kawar Lake is one of the tourist attractions in Karo
Regency ranged about 100 hectare. The distance from Medan City is about
85 Km. This tourist attraction crowded with domestic and foreign
tourists on Saturday and on Sunday as well as on holidays.
Legend Of Lau Kawar
The rice harvest season has arrived in Kawar village. The entire
citizen was happy with the rice crops that had turned yellow and ripe.
Likewise the Kawar village chief was definitely delighted since he had
a very wide field. What the village chief hoped for now evidently was
granted in this year. As the expression of gratitude to God, the Kawar
Village chief held a Guro-Guro Aron Drum party in his field for four
day and four the night. The entire citizen was invited to that
Because the invitation was send by the village chief no one dare to
refuse the invitation except an old woman, the mother of the village
chief. This woman was alone in the house, while all of her child and
grandchild went to the party. Continuously some faint drum voices from
time to time could be heard from her bed. Around midday the danced was
stopped for lunch break. The village chief and the whole villagers were
having luxurious and abundant lunch. Beef and goat as well as pig and
chicken were served in the meals; everyone was full, satisfied and
happy. But this was just the first day.
After resting for a moment, the dancing and singing was continued
came guided by the village chief’s child. Strangely while dancing in
the afternoon the village chief called his small child, apparently he
remembered his mother who was left was alone and hungry at home. Rice
with decent side dishes was prepared. The small child was told to
deliver it to his grandmother house. However unfortunate fate once
again fell on the grandmother, he forgot to delivered the lunch in
time, even food he should be delivering was opened by him in the middle
of the road and all beef, goat, chicken, and pig was eaten until only
the bones left and then the grandchild packed the bone into the
Although the lunch was arrived very late on the afternoon but the
grandmother still smile to her grandchild who came to bring the lunch.
After delivering the lunch, the grandchild then returns the field
immediately. Thus the old woman with great difficulty got up from the
bed to eat. But when the parcel in opened the grandmother startled
because there are only bones in it. For a long time the baffled
grandmother gazed at the parcel, did not realized his tear fell wetted
his wrinkled cheek. Indeed the grandmother’s fate was poor. The child
whom she raised into a respected village chief has forgot his mother.
The grandmother’s conscience was very sad, disappointed and angry. She
cried, and swore “I who give birth and raised you, till you have the
respected position evidently you could not respect your own parents,
this mother’s milk as the witness my child, for that is swore” her
tears continued to fell on her cheek. Not long afterwards the words of
this unfortunate grandmother was granted, dark dew began to close the
sky, as the day got dark. Lightning and the thunder swarmed
continuously. The whole citizen who was celebrating the party began to
panic; moreover the rain began to pour down rapidly.
The party was ended instantly; the entire citizen ran looking for a
sheltering place. But the rain does not care, the rain continuously
poured down for seven day and seven the night, then suddenly a flood
happened. Kawar village that located precisely under Sinabung Mountain
Foot was sunk. Nothing could be saved. Kawar village then became a
lake, which today known as the Lau Kawar Lake.