Kingdom of Pamatan / Isl. of Lombok – Prov. Nusa Tenggara Barat

The kingdom (Kedatuan) of Pamatan was located on the island of Lombok, desa Bilok Petung, Kecamatan Sembalun. Existed in the 12 century. Pamatan was destroyed by the eruption of the Samalas in 1257.

Island of Lombok

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Location island of Lombok


* List of the kingdoms on Lombok: link


* Video history kingdoms on Lombok and NTB: link


* Foto of the Sasak People in the past: link
* Foto of the Sasak People today: link

* Foto intervention of the dutch on Lombok, 1894: link
* Foto old sites on Lombok: link


KINGDOM OF PAMATAN

History of the kingdom of Pamatan, 12th century

1) In the beginning, the kingdom that existed on P. Lombok was Laeq. It was located in Sambalia district, East Lombok. In its development, migration took place, Laeq people moved and built a new empire, the Kedatuan of Pamatan, in Bilok Petung Village, Sembalun District now. The location of this village is adjacent to Mount Rinjani. One day, Mount Rinjani erupted, destroying the surrounding villages and kingdoms. The villagers spread to the safe area. The move marked the end of the Padang Kingdom.
After the Padang ended, came the kingdom of Suwung, founded by Batara Indera.
Kedatuan Padang was destroyed by the eruption of Samalas.
The eruption of Samalas in 1257 marks the end of the ancient era of sasak and entering a new era.
The eruption of Samalas was phenomenal, tens of thousands of people died.

2) According to Babad Lombok, the oldest kingdom in Lombok and first established was called Laek Village. The people were magicians and animists. At that time they did not know a king. Most likely they were led by toa’loka ‘. They have started farming, planting rice and cotton. A few years later Laek villagers moved to build a new country called Pamatan. They were led by a king. The king was assisted by a patih.


History of the kingdoms on Lombok

According to the contents of Babad Lombok, the oldest kingdom that once ruled on Lombok, was named kingdom of Laeq (in sasak laeq means past time), but another source namely Babad Suwung, declared that the oldest kingdom in Lombok was the Kingdom of Suwung, built and led by King Betara Indera. The kingdom of Suwung then was replaced by the kingdom of Lombok. In the 9th century until the 11th century existed the Sasak Kingdom which was later defeated by one of the kingdoms, who came from Bali at that time.

In Lombok, in its development, there are traces of the four main kingdoms, namely the Kingdom of Bayan in the west, Selaparang Kingdom in the East, Langko Kingdom in the middle, and Pejanggik Kingdom in the south. In addition to these four kingdoms, there were small kingdoms, such as Parwa and Sokong and several small villages, such as Pujut, Tempit, Kedaro, Batu Dendeng, Kuripan, Samarkaton and Kentawang. All these kingdoms and villages became independent territory after the Majapahit kingdom collapsed. Among the most prominent and most famous kingdoms and villages was the Lombok Kingdom based in Labuhan Lombok.

The Dutch had first visited Lombok in 1674 and the Dutch East India Company concluded its first treaty with the Sasak Princess of Lombok. The Balinese had managed to take over the whole island by 1750, but Balinese infighting resulted in the island being split into four feuding Balinese kingdoms. In 1838, the Mataram kingdom brought its rivals under control.

During one of the many Sasak peasant rebellions against the Balinese, Sasak chiefs sent envoys to the Dutch in Bali and invited them to rule Lombok. In June 1894, the governor general of the Dutch East Indies, Van der Wijck, signed a treaty with Sasak rebels in eastern Lombok. He sent a large army to Lombok and the Balinese raja capitulated to Dutch demands. (see Dutch intervention in Lombok) The younger princes however overruled the raja and attacked and pushed back the Dutch. The Dutch counterattacked overrunning Mataram and the raja surrendered. The entire island was annexed to the Netherlands East Indies in 1895. The Dutch ruled over Lombok’s 500,000 people with a force of no more than 250 by cultivating the support of the Balinese and Sasak aristocracy. The Dutch are remembered in Lombok as liberators from Balinese hegemony.


Source Kedatuan Pamatan (only indon. language)

– Kerajaan Pamatan: http://mustiawan1.blogspot.co.id/2016/02/kerajaan-pamatan-kerajaan-kuno-ke-dua.html

Source old kingdoms on Lombok (only indon. language)

– Sejarah Kedatuan kuno Sasak: http://suparmanol.blogspot.co.id/2010/12/sejarah-kedatuan-sasak.html
– Sejarah Kedatuan kuno Sasak: http://gdefik.blogspot.co.id/2012/10/kedatuan-di-gumi-sasak-1.html
– Sejarah pulau Lombok di Wiki:  https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulau_Lombok#Sejarah

Source entering Islam on Lombok (only indon. language)

– Masuk Islam di Lombok: http://fadlisworld.blogspot.co.id/2014/09/sejarah-masuknya-islam-di-lombok.html
– Masuk Islam di Lombok: http://situs9.blogspot.co.id/2014/08/masuk-dan-berkembangnya-agama-islam-di.html


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