Manna Ismaya Adventure Tour Guide :
We used Manna means Food from God (in Old Testimony mentioned that God Given Food …. flour down from the sky to a tribe that travelling 40 years in the desert.)
We use the name Ismaya from Wayang Purwa which uses Kulit (flat cut-outs of painted leather puppets)
He marks a temporary upset of the natural order of the universe by appearing when the main character, smarting from the human condition,
calls upon the divine intervention.
He is a clown, a cosmic servant who deals, with irreverence, in heroes’
and lords’ matters alike; his temperament prevails on their wisdom.
Semar or Sang Hyang Ismaya, the oldest and most important of the panakawan, was originally a god, ‘the twin brother of heaven’. He is the elder brother of the highest god, Batara Guru. As a punishment for a misdeed he was given a grotesque form and sent to earth to serve the descendants of the gods (ksatrias). He is the guide of the hero on a journey full of tribulations which the hero must overcome before achieving his goal.
The name Semar comes from the word samar (vague) and, as a master of secret theology (kyai lurah), he can be called ‘mysterious’. His words are from se[ngsem] (to lure) and mar[sudi] (to search, to do) meaning that one is lured to search or do good things.
The other names of Semar are:Badranaya: badra means ‘dark cloud’; naya means ‘face’. As a clever man, one has to have a bright face (has to be happy, do not appear with dark face); Bojagati: boja (food) symbolizing knowledge, gati (real, true) meaning a true and correct knowledge, that is, a wise man always teaches a true and correct lesson.