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Belanting is located in Lombok
Location in Indonesia
Belanting is located in Indonesia
Belanting (Indonesia)
Coordinates: 8°17′47″S 116°38′10″E / 8.29639°S 116.63611°E / -8.29639; 116.63611Coordinates: 8°17′47″S 116°38′10″E / 8.29639°S 116.63611°E / -8.29639; 116.63611
Country Indonesia
Region Lesser Sunda Islands
Province West Nusa Tenggara
Regency East Lombok Regency
Kecamatan Sambelia
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,610
Time zone UTC+08

Belanting is a village in northeastern Lombok, Indonesia. It lies along the main road around the island, southeast of Obel Obel and northwest of Sambelia. It belongs administratively to the kecamatan of Sambelia in East Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara.[1] As of 2010, the village had a population of 6610 people.[2] The islands of Sulat Island (Gili Sulat) and Lawang Island (Gili Lawang) of the Sungian Strait just off the coast can be viewed from the village.[3]

Ghost of Raden Gagar[edit]

A Balinese named Raden Gagar died and was buried in Belanting and was believed to haunt the village. In order to deal with the supernatural problems the villagers were reportedly encountering, a few of his bones and skull were later unearthed and wrapped in a white cloth and taken to Bayan and he given a formal funeral, which was believed to free the area of its ghosts.[4] However, during the "cleaning ceremony" (pengasuh gubug) a series of unfortunate events occurred which were blamed on upsetting his spirit during the reburial process.[4]


  1. ^ "Master Kecamatan". Badan Pusat Statistik - Direktorat Pengembangan Metodologi Sensus Dan Survei. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Population of Indonesia by village" (PDF). Badan Pusat Statistik. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Reader, Lesley; Ridout, Lucy (2002). Bali and Lombok. Rough Guides. p. 473. ISBN 978-1-85828-902-1. 
  4. ^ a b Cederroth, Sven (1 January 1995). A Sacred Cloth Religion?: Ceremonies of the Big Feast Among the Wetu Telu Sasak (Lombok, Indonesia). NIAS Press. p. 38. ISBN 978-87-87062-54-1.