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Kraton Yogyakarta is the official palace of Yogyakarta Sultanate is now located in the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The empire itself has officially become part of the Republic of Indonesia in 1950, the building complex of this palace still serves as the residence of the sultan and his court of households who are still running tradition sultanate until today. The Sultanate of Yogyakarta has seven core complex that is Siti Hinggil Ler (North Hall), Kamandhungan Ler (North Kamandhungan), Sri Manganti, Kedhaton, Kamagangan, Kamandhungan Kidul (South Kamandhungan), and Siti Hinggil Kidul (South Hall).

The seven core complex in the palace have each function. Siti Hinggil complex traditionally used to hold the kingdom's formal ceremonies. Sri Manganti used to put some heirloom which include stretchers and dressing table. Kamandhungan Ler is now used in traditional events such as grebeg and sekaten. Kedhaton complex is the core of the whole palace that divided into three parts of the courtyard, there were Pelataran Kedhaton for Sultan, Keputren for the wife (wives) and the daughter of the Sultan dan Kesatriyan for sons of Sultan. Kemagangan used for Abdi-Dalem (Employees) recruitment and training ground and ceremonial test for the loyalty of the apprentice Abdi-Dalem.

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The palace of Yogyakarta, also generally known as the Kraton, is a majestic composite that was meticulously planned to reflect the Javanese cosmos. Keraton, completed in 1790, is a marvelous model of traditional Javanese architecture that designed and constructed in stages.

Posted on Oct 24, 2016

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