The kingdom of Wanagiri was located on di Jawa, in the District of Cirebon.
In the 15th century, the Kingdom of Wanagiri was divided into four kingdoms, namely the Kingdom of Cirebon Girang, Kingdom of Japura, Kingdom of Surantaka, and Kingdom of Sing Apura.
District of Cirebon
* Foto sultans and kings, today on Jawa: link
* Foto keratons (palaces) on Jawa: link
* Foto Batavia (Jakarta) in the past: link
* Foto Jawa in the past: link
* Attack of Batavia by Sultan Agung, 1628/1628: link
* Foto Diponegoro – war, 1825: link
* Foto old sites on Jawa: link
History of the kingdom
This kingdom was located in the middle of western Java. At the beginning of its establishment the kingdom was a vasal of Tarumanagara, while later it became under the rule of the Sunda Kingdom.
At the time of Cakrawarman’s rebellion in Tarumanagara, the territory of the Wanagiri kingdom was once the base camp of the rebel army. Due to the Cakrawarman plot supported by well-respected figures and large numbers of troops, the Wanagiri Kingdom could not do much, when Cakrawarman established a “headquarters” to wage a riot around the Wanagiri area.
After the combined forces of Tarumanagara with several other subordinate kingdoms managed to drive Cakrawarman’s gang from Wanagiri, finally the Wanagiri Kingdom began to play a role in helping Tarumanagara eradicate the Cakrawarman rebels and their followers. The form of that role was by sending a messenger named Babarkalih to join the troops Tarumanagara royal leadership Indraprahasta in the attack to the headquarters of Cakrawarman in Girinata. The attack succeeded in crushing the Cakrawarman revolt movement completely.
In further development, especially after Tarumanagara was divided into two, the Wanagiri Kingdom became part of the Indraprahasta Kingdom. The king who ruled the Kingdom of Wanagiri was then named Duke of Kosala. He was the husband of Ganggakirana (the youngest daughter of Padmahariwangsa / king of 13th Indraprahasta).
When the kingdom of Indraprahasta was destroyed by Sanjaya with the combined forces of the Kingdom of Sunda, the Kingdom of Mataram, and the Kingdom of the Mummy of Sembara, finally the Kingdom of Wanagiri became independent. In fact, Duke of Kosala, entrusted by Sanjaya to rule in the former territory of this Indraprahasta Kingdom.
Later, precisely in the 15th century, the Kingdom of Wanagiri was divided into four kingdoms, namely the Kingdom of Cirebon Girang, Kingdom of Japura, Kingdom of Surantaka, and Kingdom of Sing Apura.
Old maps of Jawa
For old maps of Jawa (1598, 1612, 1614, 1650, 1660, 1800-an, abad ke-18, 1840) klik here
Jawa, tahun 1650
Source (only indon. language)