.Sultanate of Yogyakarta / Central Jawa


The Sultanate of Yogyakarta was founded in 1755 and still exists. Located on central Jawa.

* Foto Sultanate of Yogyakarta: link
Foto Keraton (palace) of Yogyakarta: link
* Foto Imogiri, Royal graveyard: link
* Foto Kota Gede, graveyard of the kings of Mataram: link

About the Sultan (2018)

Present Sultan (2017):  Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X.
Sultan Hamengkubuwono X was installed on 7  march 1989.


History of the sultanate

Yogyakarta Sultanate (Javanese: Kasultanan Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Javanese pronunciation: [ŋajogjɔkartɔ hadinɪŋrat]; Hanacaraka: ꦤꦴꦒꦫꦶꦏꦴꦱꦸꦭ꧀ꦠꦤꦤ꧀‌ꦔꦪꦺꦴꦒꦾꦏꦂꦠꦲꦢꦶꦤꦶꦔꦿꦠ꧀) is a Javanese monarchy in Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia. The current head of the Sultanate is Hamengkubuwono X.
After Sultan Agung, the Sultanate of Mataram was declining due to power struggle within the sultanate. To make things worse, VOC (Dutch East India Company) exploited the power struggle to increase its control. At the peak of the conflict, the Mataram Sultanate was split in two based on the Treaty of Giyanti of 13 February 1755: Yogyakarta Sultanate and Surakarta Sunanate.

During the era of Dutch occupation there were two principalities, the Yogyakarta Sultanate (Kasultanan Yogyakarta) and the smaller Pakualaman Duchy / Principality (Kadipaten Pakualaman).

The Dutch Colonial Government arranged for the carrying out autonomous self-government, arranged under a political contract. When the Indonesian independence was proclaimed, the rulers, the Sultan of Yogyakarta and Prince of Pakualaman made a declaration they would become part of the Republic of Indonesia. Those two regions were unified to form the Yogyakarta Special Region and the sultan became the Governor of Yogyakarta and the Prince of Pakualaman as the vice-governor; both were responsible to the President of Indonesia. The Special Region of Yogyakarta was created after the independence war ended and legalised on 3 August 1950.

Jawa, 1700

 Jawa, 1830

Treaty of Giyanti, 1755

The Treaty of Giyanti (also known as the Treaty of Gianti Java, the Gianti Agreement, or the Giyanti Treaty) was signed and ratified on February 13, 1755 in Giyanti (southeast of Karanganyar, Central Java) between Prince Mangkubumi, the Dutch East India Company, and Sunan Pakubuwono III along with his allies.
Based on the terms of the agreement, the eastern half of the Sultanate of Mataram in central Java was given to Pakubuwono III with Surakarta as its capital, while the western half was given to Prince Mangkubumi with its capital in Yogyakarta. This treaty marked the division of former territory of Mataram Sultanate between Surakarta Sunanate and Yogyakarta Sultanate.

List of Sultans

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Keraton / Palace of the sultanate of Yogyakarta

Kraton of Yogyakarta (formally known as: Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat, Javanese:ꦏꦿꦠꦺꦴꦤ꧀​ꦔꦪꦺꦴꦒꦾꦏꦂꦠ​ꦲꦢꦶꦤꦶꦔꦿꦠ꧀) is a royal palace complex located in the city of Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia. The palace is the main seat Sultan of Yogyakarta and his family. It serves as a cultural center for the Javanese people and contains a museum that displays the sultanate’s artifacts.
It is guarded by the His Majesty’s Kraton Guard Regiment (Indonesian: Prajurit Keraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat).
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraton_Ngayogyakarta_Hadiningrat

Foto of Keraton Yogyakarta: klik here

Taman Sari – Waterpalace

Taman Sari Yogyakarta or Taman Sari Keraton Yogyakarta is the site of the former garden or palace gardens of Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace, which can be compared with the Bogor Botanical Garden as the garden of Bogor Palace. This garden was built at the time of Sultan Hamengkubuwono I (HB I) in 1758-1765 / 9.

Foto of Taman Sari: klik here

Royal graveyard Imogiri

Imogiri (also Imagiri) is a royal graveyard complex in Yogyakarta, in south-central Java, Indonesia, as well as a modern village located near the graveyard in Bantul Regency. Imogiri is a traditional resting place for the royalty of central Java, including many rulers of the Sultanate of Mataram and of the current houses of Surakarta and Yogyakarta Sultanate. The name Imagiri is derived from Sanskrit Himagiri, which means ‘mountain of snow’. The latter is another name for Himalaya.
– Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imogiri

Foto of graveyard Imogiri: klik here

Pemakaman Imogiri

Old graveyard complex Kota Gede, Pasarean Mataram

Kotagede (also Kota Gede, Javanese for “Big City”) is a historic neighborhood in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Kotagede contains the remains of the first capital of Mataram Sultanate, established in the 16th century. Some of the remains of the old Kotagede are remains of the palace, the royal cemetery, the royal mosque, and defensive walls and moats.
– Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotagede

Foto of graveyard Mataram: klik here

Pemakaman Kota Gede

History of the Keratons (palaces) on Jawa

* Old keraton in Karta was built by Sultan Agung (father of Amangkurat I) between 1614 and 1622 and made of wood.
Foto keraton Karta: link

Keraton Plered
was the royal palace built by Amangkurat I of Mataram. Amangkurat moved from the old palace in Karta, built by Sultan Agung (father of Amangkurat I) between 1614 and. Plered was built with brick. The construction work in Plered was finished in 1666. It is located in Pleret, Bantul, to the north-east of Karta.
Kraton Plered was abandoned in 1680 by the son of Amangkurat I, Amangkurat II, who moved to Kartasura.
Foto keraton Plered: link

* Keraton Kartasura was built by Sunan Amangkurat II or Sunan Amangkurat Amral (1677-1703) because the Mataram Palace Pleret had been occupied by the enemy (Trunajaya).
Foto Keraton Kartasura: link

Sixty-six years Kartasura Palace was officially inhabited by Sunan Amangkurat II (1677-1702), although its construction was still not perfect. Precisely on September 11, 1680. King of Mataram who was originally named Prince Adipati Anom was the first king who lived in Kartasura1745, Keraton Kartasura officially moved to Keraton Surakarta, about 10 kilometers east of the old palace.

* Keraton Surakarta
This palace was founded by Susuhunan Pakubuwana II in 1744 as a substitute Palace / Palace Kartasura.
– Foto Keraton Surakarta: link

* Keraton Yogyakarta was build by Sultan Hamengku Buwono I a few months after the Giyanti Agreement in 1755.
– Photo Keraton Yogyakarta: link

Source (english)

– History Sultanate on Wiki: link
About the Palace: link
List of Sultans: link
Treaty of Giyanti, 1755: link
– Installation Sultan Y-tube: link

Source (only indon. language)

– Sejarah kesultanan Yogyakarta di Wiki: https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kesultanan_Ngayogyakarta_Hadiningrat
Sejarah kesultanan Yogyakarta:  http://www.kerajaannusantara.com/id/yogyakarta-hadiningrat/sejarah-umum/
– Sejarah kesultanan Yogyakarta: http://www.sejarahnusantara.com/daerah-istimewa/sejarah-kesultanan-ngayogyakarta-hadiningrat-tahun-1755-1950-dan-pembentukan-daerah-otonomi-khusus-yogyakarta-tahun-1950-10043.htm
Daftar Sultan Yogyakarta di Wiki: link
– Silsilah lengkap sultan Yogyakarta: http://www.beritaunik.net/unik-aneh/silsilah-lengkap-raja-raja-ngayogyakarta-hadiningrat.html

– Tentang keraton Yogyakarta di Wiki: https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keraton_Ngayogyakarta_Hadiningrat
– Tentang keraton Yogyakarta:
Perjanjian Giyanti, 1755: link