The People’s Enthusiasm in the Runthrough of the Kirab

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Kereta Kyai Wimonoputro yang akan digunakan Sultan Hamengku Buwono X melewati Jl. Malioboro saat gladi kotor kirab, Jumat(11/10).

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. The horses are local horses belonging to the delman (the traditional horse carriage with two or four wheels) drivers around Malioboro, who voluntarily lend their horses for the runthrough of the Kirab. “The horses from Parongpong, Bandung, which belong to the Army, have yet to arrive. While waiting, we use local horses,” said KRT Yudhahadiningrat, who stands in the Royal Wedding Committee.

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GKR Hayu dan KPH Notonegoro mengendarai Kereta Kyai Jong Wiyat saat gladi kotor kirab.

The carriages to drive during the Kirab are, among others, the Kanjeng Kyai Jongwiyat carriage, which will take the newlyweds, and the Kanjeng Kyai Wimono Putro, which will take Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X and the Queen. Meanwhile, the Kyai Mondro Juwolo, which once had been ridden by Prince Diponegoro, will take Kanjeng Gusti Paku Alam.

        The runthrough aims to test the carriages as well as to estimate the length of time needed to take the whole procession entourage from the Palace to Kepatihan. “Some of these carriages have aged almost as old as 200 years. Therefore, it is necessary to test-ride them to ensure that there wouldn’t be any problems during the actual procession,” KRT Yudhahadiningrat explained. The carriages are grouped into two entourages, the newlyweds’ entourage and the Ngarso Dalem’s (the Royal Family’s) entourage. The runthrough was started by five horse carriages prepared for the newlyweds’ procession, which departed from Pelataran Keben. Seven other carriages departed from Pagelaran.

        The Kirab also involves bregada of troops, or groups of marching royal troops. As much as four bregadas will escort the procession of the Ngarso Dalem’s entourage carriages; they are bregada Daeng, Wirobrojo, Ketanggung, and Mantrijero. Meanwhile, the other two bregadas, the bregada of Patangpuluh and Prawirotomo, will escort the newlyweds’ entourage. Each bregada consists of 60 royal soldiers. During the run through, the troops did not dress in their full army attributes. They carried only the necessary attributes, such as spears, banners, and musical instruments. They wore only basic uniforms, trousers, hats, and casual shoes. Apart from the troops, there were also twelve Beksan Lawung Ageng dancers joining in the procession by riding on horses.

        The locales apparently show a great enthusiasm upon this procession. Though it was only a runthrough, the crowds have flocked around the Palace and along the street to Kepatihan. The people also voluntarily contributed in supporting the Kirab to help it run smoothly. “The delman drivers voluntarily lent their horses for the runthrough; they even initiatively offered their horses to be used for the runthrough. It is a pride for them to do so,” said KRT Yudhahadiningrat. “Along the street of Malioboro, the people will usually also voluntarily distribute foods and drinks. They are immersed in the party, as it will, indeed, be a party for the people,” he continued.

During the actual Kirab, which will be held on 23 October, 2400 police officers and 2000 volunteers will also take part in guarding the event. It is expected that the procession would run safely, smoothly, and in a good order.


Antusiasme Warga dalam Gladi Kotor Kirab

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Kereta Kyai Wimonoputro yang akan digunakan Sultan Hamengku Buwono X melewati Jl. Malioboro saat gladi kotor kirab, Jumat(11/10).

Sebanyak 68 ekor kuda dan 12 kereta dipersiapkan di pelataran Museum Kereta Kraton untuk mengikuti gladi kotor kirab Dhaup Ageng, Jumat (11/10) sejak pukul 14.00. Kuda-kuda tersebut merupakan kuda lokal milik para penarik delman di sekitar Malioboro yang dengan sukarela meminjamkan kudanya untuk digunakan saat gladi kotor Kirab. “Kuda-kuda dari Parongpong, Bandung, milik Angkatan Darat belum datang. Jadi sementara memakai kuda lokal dahulu.” tutur KRT Yudhahadiningrat selaku Panitia Pernikahan Kraton.

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GKR Hayu dan KPH Notonegoro mengendarai Kereta Kyai Jong Wiyat saat gladi kotor kirab.

Kereta yang digunakan antara lain kereta Kanjeng Kyai Jongwiyat untuk membawa pengantin dan kereta Kanjeng Kyai Wimono Putro untuk dinaiki Sri Sultan HB X beserta Permaisuri. Kereta Kyai Mondro Juwolo, yang pernah dinaiki oleh Pangeran Diponegoro, akan dinaiki oleh Kanjeng Gusti Paku Alam.

        Gladi kotor ini bertujuan untuk uji coba kereta dan untuk mengetahui perkiraan waktu yang dibutuhkan iring-iringan Kirab untuk berjalan dari Kraton menuju Kepatihan. “Kereta-kereta ini umurnya sudah ada yang mencapai 200 tahun. Maka dari itu harus diuji coba supaya dalam prosesnya nanti tak terjadi sesuatu yang tidak diinginkan.” ungkap KRT Yudhahadiningrat. Kereta-kereta tersebut terbagi menjadi dua rombongan yaitu rombongan pengantin dan rombongan Ngarso Dalem. Lima kereta untuk iring-iringan pengantin memulai gladi kotor Kirab dari Pelataran Keben. Tujuh kereta lainnya memulai gladi kotor kirab dari Pagelaran.

        Iringan Kirab juga melibatkan bregada prajurit. Sebanyak empat bregada akan mengawal iring-iringan kereta Ngarso Dalem antara lain bregada prajurit Daeng, Wirobrojo, Ketanggung, dan Mantrijero. Sedangkan dua bregada lainnya, yaitu bregada prajurit Patangpuluh dan Prawirotomo akan mengawal iring-iringan pengantin. Masing-masing bregada terdiri dari 60 prajurit. Dalam gladi kotor ini para prajurit belum mengenakan atribut lengkap. Mereka hanya membawa perlengkapan seperlunya seperti tombak, panji-panji, dan alat musik. Mereka juga hanya mengenakan kaus seragam, celana panjang, topi, dan sepatu santai. Selain para prajurit, dua belas penari Beksan Lawung Ageng juga turut bergabung dalam iring-iringan dengan mengendarai kuda.

        Antusiasme masyarakat akan prosesi ini sangat tinggi. Walaupun baru gladi kotor, namun kerumunan massa sudah memadati jalanan di sekitar Kraton sampai Kepatihan. Masyarakat juga bersukarela membantu kelancaran prosesi Kirab. “Para penarik delman ini dengan sukarela meminjamkan kudanya untuk gladi kotor, bahkan mereka malah menawarkan diri agar kuda mereka dipinjam untuk digunakan saat gladi kotor ini. Bagi mereka, ini merupakan suatu kebanggaan.” tutur KRT Yudhahadiningrat. “Di Malioboro nanti, saat hari H juga biasanya masyarakat akan sukarela membagikan makanan dan minuman. Mereka ikut berpesta, karena memang ini nantinya menjadi pesta rakyat.” lanjutnya.

Sebanyak 2400 personil polisi dan 2000 relawan juga berperan dalam pengamanan Kirab tanggal 23 Oktober mendatang. Diharapkan, prosesi Kirab nantinya akan berjalan aman, tertib, dan lancar.

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