Kingdom of Silimakuta / Prov. Sumatera Utara – Kab. Simalungun

The Kingdom of Silimakuta was a kingdom of the Simalungun People, Girsang clan; located on Sumatera, District Simalungun. North Sumatra Province.

District Simalungun


* Foto sultans and kings today on Sumatera: link
* Foto sultans and kings on Sumatera in the past: link

* Foto kingdoms in Simalungun area: link
the king today (2020)* Foto small kingdoms in Aceh in the past: link

* Foto Minangkabau People: link
* Foto Batak People: link
* Foto old sites on Sumatera: link


The  king today (2020)

There is no information about the king today or descendents.

Kings of Simalungun

1.Tn Gomok Saragih Garingging I Pematang Raya Radja Raya
2.Tn Bosar Sumalam Purba Dasuha I Pematang Panei, Radja Panei
3.Tn Sang Madjadi Sinaga Dadihoyong I Pematang Tanah Djawa,Radja Tanah Djawa
4.Tn Ragaim Purba Tambak I Pematang Dologsilou, Radja Dologsilou
5.Tn Padiraja Purba Girsang I Naga Saribu, Radja Silimakuta
6.Tn Sawadin Damanik I Pematang Siantar , Radja Siantar
7.Tn Karel Tanjung ( Parjabayak ) Purba PakPak I Pematang Purba. Radja Purba


History of the kingdom of Silimakuta

The kingdoms in Simalungun are thought to have existed since at least the 14th century.
The oldest kingdom of Nagur is thought to have existed since the 5th century based on Chinese sources (Swi Dynasty).
The Nagur then broke into two: Si Tonggang and Batangio Kingdoms. Batangio became the kingdom of Tanah Java. Si Tonggang became the kingdom of Siantar. There was still the kingdom of Silou.

Silou broke into the kingdom of Panei and the kingdom of Dolok Silau. Later, after the entry of the Dutch, Silau’s vassals, namely Purba, Raya and Silimakuta, were recognized as autonomous by the Dutch.

There were seven generations of kings who ruled Silimakuta. Therefore, Girsang, the founder of the Silimakuta Kingdom, is thought to have lived in the 18th century. The Silimakuta kingdom was founded by Datu Parulas and founded his village, Naga Saribu, which became the capital of the Silimakuta kingdom (Wikipedia: Girsang). Silimakuta Kingdom in Nagasaribu.

Map of Simalungun today with boundaries of the old kingdoms


The Girsang clan

Girsang is a clan or marga of the Simalungun tribes originating from North Sumatra, Indonesia. Although the Girsang clan is now one of the Simalungun clans, there is doubt wether Girsang is a tribe of the Simalungun People. The original clans of the Simalungun People are: Damanik, Purba, Saragih and Sinaga.
– Source: https://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girsang#Asal-Usul


Foto

Palace of Silimakuta

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Parade kings of Simalungun, 1930. From left to right:
king of Tanoh Jawa – Sang Majadi (morga Sinaga),
Partuanon Silou Kahean – Tuan Gaib (morga Purba),
king of Raya – Tuan Gomok (morga Saragih Garingging),
king of Siantar – Tuan Sawadim (morga Damanik),
king of Panei – Tuan Bosar Sumalam (morga Purba),
king of Dolog Silou – Tuan Ragaim (morga Purba) ,
king of Purba – Tuan Mogang (morga Purba),
Partuanon Bandar – Tuan Desta Bulan (morga Damanik)
king of Silimakuta – Tuan Padiraja (morga Girsang)

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King of Silimakuta


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