The Plenary Meeting of the Royal Wedding Committee

The Provincial Secretariat of Special District of Yogyakarta held a preparatory meeting of the carrying out of the Kraton Ngayogyakarto Hadiningrat Royal Wedding on Tuesday (8/10). The plenary meeting in general discussed the implementation of the wedding ceremony which will be done in the Kepatihan Complex.

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Stories behind the Royal Horse Carriages

One of the distinctive features of the Yogyakarta Royal Wedding is the horse carriage procession that carries the royal couple and their entourage from the Royal Palace to Kepatihan Complex for the reception. All the carriages to be used were built over a century ago.

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Enormous Contribution in Achieving Independence

The Kraton of Yogyakarta was established 258 years ago by Prince Mangkubumi. Prince Mangkubumi, who was born Bendara Raden Mas Sujana, was disappointed as the Netherland colonizer interfered with the kingdom’s affairs. Back then, the Kingdom of Mataram was still in Surakarta.

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The Kraton and Modernity

Kraton Yogyakarta deserves much appreciation for its consistent effort in preserving its norms of customs and traditions in modern time. One may say its existence is the fundamental reason for the conservation of Yogyakarta as a city of culture. As far as possible, the Kraton maintains its customs and traditions that have been passed on by the previous generations.

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Pamitan

After the reception is finished, later on the evening there will be the Pamitan (farewell) that also serves as the closing of the entire processes of the wedding ceremonies. It will be held in Gedhong Jene and attended by the families of the bride and the groom.

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Reception

After paraded in the Kirab procession, both the bride and the groom will arrive at Kepatihan building to join the Pahargyan (the Reception). The royal couple are going to take a quick rest in Kagungan Dalem Gedhong Pacar Binatur before the Reception is commenced.

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Kirab

One of the most interesting traditions in the Royal Wedding for common people is the Kirab, which means ‘the Procession’. This wedding procession takes the bride and the groom along with their parents to the place where the reception is going to be held. The Kirab consists of horse carriages escorted by marching royal troops. It originally takes the route encircling the Royal Palace. But for the wedding of G.K.R. Hayu and K.P.H. Notonegoro, it will start from the Royal Palace heading straight to the Kepatihan Building.

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Tampa Kaya & Dahar Klimah

After the Panggih ritual, the ceremony will be continued with another set of rituals, the Tampa kaya and Dhahar Klimah, held in Bangsal Kasatriyan.

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Panggih

After the Akad Nikah (wedding solemnization), the event is followed up by the Panggih Ceremony. Panggih means ‘to meet’. During the Panggih ceremony, the two bridegrooms will meet with one another for the first time after officially being husband and wife. Panggih Ceremony is held at Tratag Bangsal Kencana.

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Akad Nikah

The Akad Nikah (wedding solemnization) will be held in Panepen Mosque in the Royal Palace of Yogyakarta. There will only be the groom and the Sultan together with the families of both sides. The bride will be waiting in Sekar Kedhaton.

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