The kingdom of Gantarang was located on Sulawesi, prov. Sulawesi Selatan, District Gowa.
History of the kingdom
The beginning of the formation of a government system in Gantarang, according to Paruru daeng Rani, one of the community leaders of Gantarang, was during the governance of Tumanurung. At that time the people of Gantarang were hit by hunger, because the plants did grow, also many cattle were dead, and the country was in drought. Seeing these conditions, the gods have lowered a beautiful princess from heaven to overcome the food crisis experienced by Gantarang residents.
When some areas of the kingdom in the mountainous region joined the kingdom of Gowa, the king of Gowa seeked to nationalize some royal areas by placing some officials in the area of the small kingdom, as in Buluttana ever happened by Karaenta Data, the son of Gowa king 26. Similarly, Karaengta Garassi had also visited the area. As a sign of souvenirs, the local people give the name of Garassi kampong.
Procession of washing of the keris, heirloom of the kingdom of Gantarang or Annompang
November 30, 2016: Gantarang Royal Family held a procession for washing the keris, heirloom of the Gantarang Kingdom at Pondok Bonerate Jl. Jend. Ahmad Yani.
Attending the event was the Regent of Selayar Islands, M. Basli Ali, as well as giving a speech, the Advisory Council for the Adat Council of the Selayar Islands Regency H. Ince Langke IA, also attended by the Gantarang Royal Family.
A heirloom keris washer decorated by 4 commanders dressed in white and accompanied by the rhythm of the gandrang music, making the procession very solemn.