Bangsal Srimanganti is located inside the palace of Yogyakarta. It is the hall that used to be a place to receive the important guests of the king. In the middle of the hall, there is a king’s throne where he sat to meet the guests. Some royal heirloom, such as gamelan (musical intruments) are placed here.
The name Prawirotomo comes from the word Prawira that means brave / officers / soldiers and Tomo or utomo which means primary. The brigade of Prawirotomo came from 1000 Mataram’s army members who helped the prince Mangkubumi against invaders. (more…)
The name of Jokokaryo comes from the word Jogo that means to keep and Karyo which means task or job. So that, the existence of prajurit Jogokaryo is to keep and secure the implementation of the rule in the kingdom.
Its flag named Papasan. It is rectangular shaped with a red base color and there is a green circle at the center. (more…)
Prajurit Patangpuluh originated of 40 soldiers who were known to have extraordinary courage and toughness, which were very reliable on the battlefield. (more…)
These soldiers were actually shipped from Macassar by the Dutch to reinforce Raden Mas Said (KGPAA Mangkunegoro I) at odds with Prince Mangkubumi (Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I). As a result of the dispute, Mangkunegoro I divorced his wife called GKR Bendoro and sent back to her father the Sultan Hamengkubuwono I. Mangkunegoro ordered the selected troops from Makasar to escort GKR Bendoro to Yogyakarta. Arriving at the Sultan’s Palace, the soldiers were welcomed and served well, which then made them did not want to come home to Surakarta, and chose to serve with loyalty to Sultan Hamengkubuwono I. As a reward, then Sultan Hamengkubuwono formed a special unit which consist of these soldiers called Bregada Dhaeng. (more…)
Alun-alun Kidul is the square in the southern part of Yogyakarta Palace. It’s also called Pengkeran, which comes from Javanese word “pengker” that means back. This is according to the position of the square which is located behind the palace. (more…)
The name of Wirobrojo comes from the word Wiro that means brave and Brojo which means sharp. Philosophically, the name of Wirobrojo means a very brave warrior with sharp and sensitive senses. The brigade of Wirobrojo always been at the forefront in every battle. Therefore, at present, this brigade is always positioned in the front row in a variety of ceremonies. (more…)