Kirab

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On Wednesday (10/23), the convoy of the newlyweds’ horse carriages, followed by the Bregada, or the group of marching royal troops, departed from Keben (the West wing of the Palace) heading forth to Kepatihan or the Office of the Governor of Special Region of Yogyakarta, to perform the Kirab, which in English means ‘the procession’. There were 12 horse carriages with a total of 480 troops and 68 horses. The convoy was divided into two; the first one was the newlyweds’ horse carriage entourage, while the latter was of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X’s entourage.
The newlyweds’ entourage departed at about 9am from the front yard of Keben and routed to Mesjid Gedhe, or the Prime Mosque, Sonobudoyo Museum, KONI Building, the crossroad at the Main Post Office building, and straight to the North to Kepatihan. Initiated by the Bregada Patangpuluhan dressed in black uniforms, the convoy was then followed by Bregada Prawirotomo dressed in lurik-patterned uniforms, a distinct traditional Javanese vertical-striped blouse for man. Each of these two Bregadas consisted of 60 soldiers.

The first horse carriages entourage was led by the Kanjeng Kyai Notopuro carriage, which took the Rayi Dalem, or the Sultan’s younger brothers—GBPH Yudhaningrat, GBPH Cakraningrat SE, and GBPH Condrodiningrat. Following was the Kanjeng Kyai Jongwiyat carriage, the cream-colored carriage drawn by four white horses, which took GKR Hayu and KPH Notonegoro. The newlyweds dressed in tosca or bluish-green Jangan Menir attire.

The Kanjeng Kyai Rotobiru carriage followed in the third order, taking Ir GBPH Suryadiningrat and Dr GBPH Suryametaram together with their own consort. Next was the Kanjeng Kyai Rotongabeyan carriage which took KPH Notonegoro’s parents. Meanwhile, the Bedhaya Manten dancers rode on the last carriage, namely the Kanjeng Kyai Premili, while the Beksan Lawung Ageng dancers rode on horses.

While the first convoy taking the newlyweds’ entourage arrived at the famous zero-kilometer crossroad, the horse carriage convoy taking Sultan HB X and his entourage started to get ready. The second convoy was initiated by Bregada Wirabraja, dressed in red uniforms, Bregada Daeng, Bregada Ketanggang, and Bregada Mantri Jeron. Behind the Bregadas, Sultan Hamengku Buwono X rode on the Kanjeng Kyai Wimono Putra carriage, accompanied by GKR Hemas and GBPH H Prabukusumo SPsi. Following were six horse carriages, which took GKR Candra Kirana and her relatives, GKR Maduretno and KPH Purbodiningrat, GKR Bendara and KPH Yudonegoro, and KGPA Paku Alam IX respectively, while the last two carriages took the other Kraton relatives. Bregada Lombok Abang Pakualam escorted between the carriage taking GKR Bendara and the one taking KGPA Paku Alam IX. The last entourage of the convoy was Bregada Plangkir, dressed in black uniforms. These troops marched accompanied with the sound of drums and flutes.

The route connecting the Palace of Yogyakarta and the Office of the Governor of Special Region of Yogyakarta was closed for public. Sultan Hamengku Buwono X was sometimes seen waving hand to the people who enthusiastically watched the Procession. 2000 volunteers and 2500 police officers from the Regional Police of Yogyakarta were also sent to form posses to ensure the orderliness of the Procession. For the media covering the Procession, several stages guarded by police were provided.

Upon arriving at Anti Wimono in Bangsal Kepatihan at 9.30am, GKR Hayu and KPH Notonegoro along with the whole entourage were welcomed by GPH Hadiwinoto and his wife as well as by GKR Pembayun and her husband. The Sultan’s entourage arrived at Kepatihan half an hour later, at 10am. The entourage then headed forth to Gedhong Pacar Binatur to change outfits and to take a short rest before attending the Reception.

Iring-iringan kereta pengantin bersama dengan para bregada (pasukan prajurit) keluar dari Pelataran Keben (Kraton sebelah barat) untuk melakukan kirab sampai ke Kepatihan atau Kantor Gubernur DIY, Rabu (23/10). Terdapat 12 kereta kuda pada Kirab kali ini yang juga diikuti oleh total 480 orang prajurit dan 68 ekor kuda. Rombongan Kirab dibagi menjadi dua kloter, rombongan pertama merupakan rombongan kereta pengantin, dan rombongan kedua merupakan rombongan kereta Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X.

Rombongan kereta pengantin berangkat sekitar pukul 09.00. Rombongan pertama ini berangkat dari Pelataran Keben, dengan rute melewati Mesjid Gedhe, Museum Sonobudoyo, Gedung KONI, Simpang Empat Kantor Pos Besar, lurus ke utara hingga menuju Kepatihan. Barisan Kirab diawali dengan Bregada Patangpuluhan yang berpakaian jubah hitam, kemudian disusul Bregada Prawirotomo berjubah lurik, di mana masing-masing Bregada berjumlah sekitar 60 orang.

Nampak Kereta Kanjeng Kyai Notopuro dinaiki Rayi Dalem yang diantaranya GBPH Yudhaningrat, GBPH Cakraningrat SE,dan GBPH Condrodiningrat berada di barisan pertama rombongan kereta pengantin. Di belakangnya, kereta Kanjeng Kyai Jongwiyat yang dinaiki GKR Hayu dan KPH Notonegoro, mengikuti. Tampak kedua mempelai mengenakan pakaian Jangan Menir berwarna hijau tosca. Kereta Kanjeng Kyai Jongwiyat berwarna krem dan ditarik oleh empat kuda putih.

Di barisan ketiga,  ada Kereta Kanjeng Kyai Rotobiru yang dinaiki oleh Ir GBPH Suryadiningrat sarimbit dan Dr GBPH Suryametaram sarimbit. Di belakangnya, turut mengikuti Kereta Kanjeng Kyai Rotongabeyan, yang merupakan kereta yang dikendarai oleh orang tua KPH Notonegoro. Sementara itu, di barisan terakhir, nampak penari Bedhaya Manten mengikuti mengendarai kereta Kanjeng Kyai Premili dan juga Penari Beksan Lawung Ageng yang mengendarai kuda.

Sampainya iring-iringan kereta pengantin di perempatan o KM, rombongan kereta Sultan HB X mulai bersiap. Barisan didahului dengan Bregada Wirabraja yang menggunakan pakaian merah, diikuti Bregada Daeng, Bregada Ketanggang, kemudian Mantri Jeron. Di belakang para Bregada tadi, Sultan Hamengku Buwono X menaiki kereta Kanjeng Kyai Wimono Putra bersama GKR Hemas dan GBPH H Prabukusumo SPsi. Kemudian lima kereta Kraton yang lain berturut-turut dinaiki oleh GKR Candra Kirono dan kerabat, GKR Maduretno dan KPH Purbodiningrat, GKR Bendara dan KPH Yudanegoro, KGPA Paku Alam IX, dan dua kereta terakhir dinaiki kerabat Kraton. Di antara kereta yang dinaiki GKR Bendara dan KGPA Paku Alam IX terdapat Bregodo Lombok Abang Paku Alam. Di urutan terakhir, Bregada Plangkir yang menggunakan pakaian warna hitam berjalan dengan diiringi suara genderang dan seruling.

Jalan dari Kraton Yogyakarta sampai Kantor Gubernur DIY ditutup. Masyarakat membanjiri sisi kanan dan kiri jalan. Sesekali Sultan Hamengku Buwono X nampak melambai kepada kerumunan masyarakat yang antusias menyaksikan Kirab. 2000 orang relawan dan 2500 personil dari Polda DIY juga diterjunkan untuk menertibkan jalannya Kirab dengan membentuk pagar betis. Media juga diberikan tempat dengan dipasangnya beberapa panggung yang dijaga oleh kepolisian.

Rombongan kereta GKR Hayu dan KPH Notonegoro sampai di Bangsal Kepatihan tepatnya di Gedung Anti Wimono, sekitar pukul 9.30, dan langsung disambut oleh GBPH Hadiwinoto beserta istri dan GKR Pembayun beserta suami. Sedangkan, rombongan kereta Sultan tiba di Kepatihan berselang setengah jam kemudian, sekitar pukul 10.00. Rombongan kemudian menuju Gedhong Pacar Binatur lalu berganti baju dan beristirahat sejenak untuk kemudian melaksanakan acara Resepsi.

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