The Context of I Lubdaka Maboros

Systemic Functional Linguistics Perspective

  • Putu Agus Bratayadnya Indonesian Institute of The Art, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Nyoman Suparwa Universitas Udayana, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Ida Bagus Putra Yadnya Universitas Udayana, Denpasar, Indonesia
  • Made Sri Satyawati Universitas Udayana, Denpasar, Indonesia
Keywords: Text, I Lubdaka, Ideology, Context of Culture, Context of Situation


The text I Lubdaka Maboros is one of Balinese narrative text held in the Balinese community. It is spoken text shared from generation to generation. This text is viewed as factual text since text is associated with the existence of Ciwaratri day occurring in every year exactly in Panglong kepinpat belas, tilem kepitu based on Balinese calendar. Many Balinese communities do not know the context of the text. Therefore, many of whom have a different interpretation for this text. This paper analyses the context of text I Lubdaka Maboros to solve that phenomenon. The text is taken from kumpulan Satua ‘Balinese folktales’ (Suwija. et al., 2019). The theory used to analyze the phenomenon is Systemic Functional Linguistics, namely: the context of the situation, culture, and ideology (1999). The research method used for the paper is a qualitative approach, namely the deductive approach. Based on the research result, the text’s ideology teaches us to control mind to avoid hurting others’ feelings. Seven behaviors must be avoided in the world, called sapta timira ‘seven behaviours which cause destruction’. Maboros ‘hunting’ is interpreted in context instead of literature. Maboros is associated with hurting in larger meaning. The media used to invite all people to perform good behaviours can be in written or spoken texts.


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How to Cite
Bratayadnya, P. A., Suparwa, N., Yadnya, I. B. P., & Satyawati, M. S. (2021). The Context of I Lubdaka Maboros. The International Journal of Social Sciences World (TIJOSSW), 3(01), 70-78. Retrieved from