Rabu, 01 Februari 2012


Kraton History

After the Treaty Giyanti, Prince Mangkubumi given region of Yogyakarta. To run his reign, Prince Mangkubumi build a palace in 1755 in Forest region Beringan. This land was considered quite good because sandwiched between two rivers that protect it from possible flooding. The first king in the Sultanate is the title of Prince Mangkubumi lane I (HB I).
Naming and Meaning Layout

Palace, Palace or the Palace, comes from the word ka-queen's, which means a place to live queen / king. Broader meaning is, is described simply, that all structures and buildings in the Kraton area have significant meaning related to essential Javanese philosophy of life, namely Sangkan Paraning Dumadi (where it comes from humans and where eventually humans after death).

Outlines, in the Kraton area extends 5 km to the south until Krapyak and 2 km to the north end of Monument. On this line there is a linear line dualism inverted, so that could be read symbolically philosophical. From south to north, as the birth of man from a high place to nature ephemeral, and otherwise as the return man to the side Dumadi (God in view of Java). Meanwhile, a physical with the king's palace as a symbol of true soul that comes into the physical body.

Palace to Tugu also be interpreted as a way of life full of temptation. Beringharjo market symbolizes women temptation. While the temptation for power symbolized through Kepatihan Building. Both are located on the right. Straight road itself as a human symbol close to the Creator (impressive Paraning Dumadi).

Put simply, the monument symbolism Linga (male) and Krapyak as Yoni (female). And the Palace as the physical origin of the two.
Spatial meaning Kraton

Hit by the earthquake in 1867, the Palace was severely damaged. In the HB VII in 1889, renovated the building. The lay still retained, but the shape of the building changed as it looks now

Monument and Ward or Ward Manguntur Tangkil Kencana (where the king's throne), located in a straight line, this means, when the Sultan sat on his throne and looking toward the Tugu, then he will always remember the people (subjects manunggaling gusti).

Kraton Kraton same order as the Mataram dynasty in general. Kencana ward which became the king's reign, together with Ward Prabayeksa as a place to store weapons Palace heritage (in this room there Wiji Kyai oil lamp, which is always guarded to prevent outages courtiers), functioning as a center. Ward is surrounded by a courtyard Kedhaton, so to reach the center, pass through the page that resembles a series of layered bewa (waves) over the ocean.

Special arrangement of the Palace is very similar to the constellation of mountains and plains Cashew Dwipa, seen as a continent of its center of the universe.

From north to south Kraton area there are successive North Square, North Hinggil Siti, North Kemandhungan, Srimanganti, Kedhaton, Kemagangan, South Kemandhungan, Siti Hinggil Square South and South (a protected courtyard wall height).

While the door to go through to get to each place of nine, called Regol. From there north gate, pangurukan, Tarub great, brajanala, srimanganti, kemagangan, gadhung Mlati, kemandhungan and ivory.

Brongtodiningrat critical view of this number, as the highest number that describes the perfection. This corresponds to nine holes in human beings, commonly called babahan hawa sanga.

The sacredness each Palace building is indicated by the frequency and intensity of the Sultan at the venue.

Square, Exhibition, and Siti Hinggil, in place of Sultan only comes three times a year, namely during the events of Pisowan Ageng Grebeg Maulud, Large, and Sawal. As well as a very incidental occasion a very special example when the coronation of the Emperor and the Crown Prince or Princess Coronation Duke Anom.

Sultan's Palace is an old building that was once damaged and restored. Looks like other Kingdom buildings. But if we explore the sultan's palace, which is the largest and most beautiful example with symbolic meaning, a philosophy of life, the nature of a human, how human nature works and live their lives and many symbols of life existence in them.

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