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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Sugengan: a Kraton Yogyakarta Praying Ritual

The Sugengan ritual, or Selametan, is performed as a form of prayers to God so that the wedding ceremony will go successfully. It has three essential purposes: expressing gratitude to, asking for safety, and requesting for protection from God.

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Their Impressions on Hayu and Noto

Ronni Guritno – The Sultan’s Personal Assistant I have known Miss Abra since she was seven. She is a fast learner, smart, and able to learn easily. She has got achievements, and her grades during school were great. Miss Abra also actively plays roller-blades and had once become a national champion. She is quiet, serious, […]

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Up Close with Kraton Yogyakarta

Nowadays, the Kraton of Yogyakarta develops into Yogyakarta’s center of culture. It stands to preserve the culture and custom amidst the swift flow of modernity.

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The Bestowal of New Title: Princess Hayu and Prince Notonegoro

After the lamaran (the wedding proposal), there is one specific occasion that cannot be overlooked. This occasion is often referred to as wisuda gelar, which is a bestowal of a new name and a new title. The granting of a new name is in line with the custom and tradition, for in every phase of […]

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The Meaningful Lamaran Ritual of Kraton Yogyakarta

The lamaran (wedding proposal) ritual for Gusti Raden Ajeng Nur Abra Juwita, the fourth daughter of the Monarch of Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat, His Majesty Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X, performed on Thursday (20/6), was a sacred, solemn yet very touching scene. Only families and close relatives of both future bride and groom attended the ceremony. […]

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A “Boyish” Princess Who Is into Technology

Born a princess does not simply make Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Hayu, now mostly known as Gusti Hayu, grow into a quiet, calm figure. To the contrary, the fourth daughter of Sultan Hamengku Buwono X comes cheerful, jovial, and somewhat “boyish”.   “Boyish” and Game-Addicted Hayu was born in Yogyakarta on 24 December 1983. She was […]

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