Kingdom of Kanjuruhan / Jawa Timur

The kingdom of Kanjuruhan is a Hindu-style kingdom in East Java, whose center was near the city of Malang now. Kanjuruhan existed in the 8th century. Located on East Java Province.

City Malang

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 Kanjuruhan, 8th century

This Hindu kingdom and its location is estimated to be around the District. Malanga (the current location). From the discovery of the heritage of Kanjuruhan the form of a stele, historians estimate that this government was established in the eighth century AD. Based on estimates of the year, the government Kanjuruhan means standing together with one of the government in the West that the Government Operation which is located in Bogor and Bekasi (the current location).
History of the Kingdom of Kanjuruhan is evidenced by the Diyono inscription. This inscription is from 760 AD. Kanjuruhan was ruled by a wise king called Dewasingha (Devasimha). His son, Liswa, succeeded him and took the title Gajayanalingga Jagatnata, or better known as Gajayana, and then had a daughter called Uttejana. A Hindu temple dedicated to Agastya, a resi (rishi) or revered sage in Tamil Hindu tradition – suggestive of the past connections between the Javanese and the Tamils from southern India – was built at the heart of the kingdom. Today it’s better known as Candi Badut.

Remains of the kingdom of Kanjuruhan

  Dinoyo inscription
The contents of the Dinoyo inscription give the insight that in the mid-8th century, there was already a kingdom centered in Kanjuruhan which was ruled by the king Dewa Simha. During his reign, Dewa Simha built a shrine to honor Lord Shiva, in the form of a statue of Maharsi Agastya found in Candi Badut near Malang city. Inside the temple contains a phallus and a Putikeswara statue which is a symbol of Agastya which is always depicted as Shiva.


Candi Badut, relict from king Gajayana

Source (only indon. language)

Sejarah kerajaan Kanjuruhan:
Sejarah kerajaan Kanjuruhan:
– Sejarah kerajaan Kanjuruhan:

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