Kingdom of Kahuripan / Prov. East Jawa

The kingdom of Kahuripan: 1009 – 1049. Located on east Java.
Kahuripan is the name commonly used for a kingdom in East Java which was founded by Airlangga in 1009. This kingdom was built as a continuation of the Ancient Mataram Kingdom (Medang) which collapsed in 1006.

Prov. East Java

* Foto’s kingdom of Kahuripan: link 

Line of kingdoms on Jawa: link

Foto kingdoms on Jawa

* Foto sultans and raja’s, still on Jawa link
* Foto keratons (palaces) still on Jawa: link
* Foto Batavia (Jakarta) in the past: link
* Foto Jawa in the past: link
* Attack on Batavia by Sultan Agung, 1628/1628: link
* Foto Diponegoro war, 1825: link
* Foto old sites on Jawa: link

Video history kingdoms on Jawa

– Video rulers of the sultanate of Mataram, 1556 – 2020: link
– Video history of the sultanate of Mataram, 1576-2020: link
– Video history of the kingdom of Medang Mataram Hindu, 752 – 1045: link
– Video history of the kingdom of Majapahit, 1293 – 1527: link
– Video rulers of Majapahit until the sultanate of Mataram, 1293 – 1587: link
– Video history of kingdoms on East Jawa, 1.5 million BC – 2020: link
– Video history of kingdoms on West Jawa, 3000 BC – 2020: link
– Video history of kingdoms on Central Jawa, 1.5 million BC – 2020: link


History of the kingdom of Kahuripan, 1009 – 1049

Kahuripan (also spelt Kuripan) was an 11th-century Javanese Hindu-Buddhist kingdom with its capital located around the estuarine of Brantas River valley in East Java. The kingdom was short lived only spanned the period between 1019 to 1045 and Airlangga was the only raja of the kingdom, which was built out of the rubble of the Kingdom of Medang after the Srivijaya invasion. Airlangga later in 1045 abdicated in favor of his two sons. Sri Samarawijaya got Kadiri (Panjalu) and Mapanji Garasakan got Janggala.
The kingdom’s name derived from Old Javanese term hurip (“to life”) with circumfix ka- -an which means “life” or “livelihood”. Later in 14th to 15th century, the former kingdom was recognized as one of Majapahit’s 12 provinces.

Location of Kahuripan

List of kings

Airlangga ruled from 1019  – 1045.
Then he divided the Kingdom into 2 parts: Janggala and Kadiri.

Remains of the kingdom of Kahuripan

Petirtaan Belahan, also known as Candi Belahan
Petirtaan Belahan, also known as Candi Belah or Sumber Tetek, is a historical bathhouse, that was built in the 11th century, during the reign of King Airlangga of the Kahuripan Kingdom.


Candi Jalatunda
Jalatunda Temple is a bathplace, made during the Airlangga era.
This temple is a monument of love of King Udayana to welcome the birth of his son, King Airlangga, which was built in 997 AD. Other sources say that this temple was Airlangga’s hermitage after retiring from the throne and being replaced by his son.

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Prasasti Kamalagyan
This site, which testifies to the greatness of King Airlangga, is set among the houses of residents. There is nothing special. At first glance it looks like a large gravestone. There is no special sign like at the Majapahit temples in famous Trowulan. There is only a protective place in the form of a small joglo with a fence around the inscription.


Prasasti Pamwatan

Pamwatan inscription is an inscription issued by King Airlangga, namely in 965 Saka or 1043 AD. According to historian L.C. Damais, the exact date is 20 November 1042. The contents of the inscription are written in Old Javanese. This inscription was found in Pamotan Village, Sambeng District, Lamongan Regency, East Java Province.
From this inscription it can be estimated that the capital of the Kahuripan Kingdom at that time was Daha.

Source (english)

– About Airlangga, only king of Kahuripan:
– History Kahuripan: Wiki
History Kahuripan: link
List of Kings (bah. indonesia):  Wiki

For old maps of Jawa (1598,  1612, 1614, 1650, 1660, 1800-an, abad ke-18, 1840) klik here

Jawa, 1650

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