Wandering along Jalan Kampung Kuli, a street parallel to the well-known Harmony Street where two temples (Cheng Hoon Teng and Xiang Lin Si Temple), a mosque (Kampung Kling Mosque) and a Hindu pantheon (Sri Poyatha Venayagar Moorthi Temple)coexist,visitors will be able to find a well maintained Aceh-styled mausoleum – the Hang Jebat Mausoleum,of which belongs to the burial ground of the legendary Malaccan warrior Hang Jebat. In Malay language, the Hang Jebat mausoleum Is termed as Makam Hang Jebat.
The white washed Aceh styled tombs that visitors see at Hang Jebat Mausoleum are commonly used for burials of sultans or high-ranking ministers. Hang Jebat was a high ranking Malay warrior during the rule of Sultan Mansur Shah (1456-1477),he was also part of the legendary quintet which includes Hang Tuah, Hang Kasturi, Hang Lekiu and Hang Lekir. He was regarded as the closest companion of the legendary Malacca warrior Hang Tuah.
In the front entering of the Hang Jebat Mausoleum, visitors can see the Jawi writing encrypted which states the tomb as the actual burial ground of Hang Jebat. Hang Jebat retaliated to Sultan Mansur Shah when the Sultan wrongly accused his sworn brother, Hang Tuah, of bedding the Sultan’s favourite consort by executing him.
The Hang Jebat Mausoleum was erected to honour Hang Jebat, even though he was branded a traitor to the Sultan, he was admired by many for his courage to stand up for his sworn brother (Hang Tuah) against the ruler.
The nearest attraction to the Hang Jebat Mausoleum is the Sri Poyatha Venayagar Moorthi Temple which was built in the year 1781 by the Chetty community of Melaka dedicated to the devotion to Lord Vinayagar (also known as Ganesha). The Sri Poyatha Venayagar Moorthi Temple has detailed architecture and delicate handcrafted motifs throughout its vicinity for visitors to wander within.
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