Midodareni

The Midodareni ritual, literally means to wait for the widodari, which was started on Monday (10/21) at 08.00 pm was a part of Tantingan ritual series, a ceremony in which the bride’s resolution towards the marriage is inquired.

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Tantingan

The Tantingan began on Monday (10/21) at 8.00pm West Indonesian Standard Time (WIST) at the porch of Bangsal Proboyekso. It was a ritual in which the Sultan inquired his daughter GKR Hayu regarding her resolution towards the marriage with KPH Notonegoro.

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Siraman

The Siraman ritual was carried out in two places, in Bangsal Sekar Kedhaton for the bride, GKR Hayu, and in Gedhong Pompa Bangsal Kasatriyan for the groom, KPH Notonegoro, on Monday (10/21) at 11.00. Siraman is a ritual in which the newlyweds were bathed to clean the body, as a symbol of physical and spiritual […]

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Nyantri

The Nyantri ritual, a training session to introduce the life and mannerism in the Kraton to the Sultan’s future son/daughter-in-law, was held for both the bride and the groom on Tuesday (20/10). Nyantri is meant for introducing the tradition of Kraton to the in-law. The ritual was commenced by picking up the groom in Bangsal […]

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Majang Tarub, Bleketepe, and Pasareyan

The ritual of Majang Tarub, which means to display a kind of special decoration, and Bleketepe, or plaited coconut leaves, which was carried out on Monday (10/21) at 8 in the morning, denoted the beginning of the Siraman ritual for the bride. The installation of Tarub signifies that the Kraton of Yogyakarta is holding a […]

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A Glance at the Rehearsal of GKR Hayu & KPH Notonegoro Wedding

The rehearsal aimed to make sure that all parties involved would be able to complete their tasks during the wedding ceremony properly. Sultan Hamengku Buwono X himself was present in the activities to check and ensure in person if everything was as it should be.

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Nyekar: Praying for Ancestors

GKR Hayu and KPH Notonegoro performed the Nyekar ritual twice, one at the Mataram Royal Graveyard in Kotagede and another at Yogyakarta Royal Graveyard in Imogiri. Nyekar is a form of prayers for the ancestors so that they rest in the best of places beside God.

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The Wedding Invitation: a Specialty from GKR Hayu

GKR Hayu’s passion in IT is demonstrated by the unique invitation she herself designed for her wedding. It is unlike any other invitations the Kraton issued before, as can be seen from the technological elements that are put into it. The invitation is a box in which, when opened, one can see a sketch of […]

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The People’s Enthusiasm in the Runthrough of the Kirab

Approximately 68 horses and 12 horse carriages were prepared around the front yard of the Palace Museum of Carriage for the runthrough of the Royal Wedding’s Kirab (Procession) on Friday (10/11) starting from 2 pm. T

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Paes Ageng: The Kraton Yogyakarta Style of Bridal Makeup

The Paes Ageng historically originates from the wedding tradition of the Kraton, but nowadays it is also used in common weddings. In the past, only the royal relatives were allowed to apply it. It was in the time of Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX that people outside the royal family began to be permitted to adopt the wedding appearance. It has expanded ever since, becoming a trend among the commoners.

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