Arjunawiwaha is estimated to be finished in The Kakawin tells the story of Arjuna when he was engaged in meditation and performing a severe practice of asceticism on Mount Meru. During his meditation he was tested by the Gods by sending two of the most beautiful apsaras — Supraba and Tilottama — to seduce him. Arjuna was not budging and firmly continued his meditation despite of the apsara's seduction. Then the god Indra descented to earth disguising as an old Brahmin.
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Kakawin are long narrative poems composed in Old Javanese , also called " Kawi ", written in verse form with rhythms and metres derived from Sanskrit literature. Poets composed and performed the poems at the courts of central and east Java kings between the 9th and 16th centuries,  and in Bali. Although the poems depict events and characters from Hindu mythology, the narratives are set in the local landscapes of the islands.
They are rich sources of information about courtly society in Java and Bali. A kakawin stanza consists of four lines. Each line has a set number of syllables per line, set in patterns of long and short syllables based on Sanskrit rules of prosody.
A syllable which contains a long vowel is called guru Sanskrit for "heavy" , while a syllable which contains a short one is called laghu Sanskrit for "light". The term guru laghu denotes the structure of a line. The notation "-" means that the syllable in question is long, while the "U" means that the syllable is short.
Kakawin Arjuna Wiwaha