Kingdom of Koto Besar / Prov. Sumatera Barat

Kingdom of Koto Besar, located on Sumatera, in the district Dharmasraya. Prov. of West Sumatera.

District Dharmasraya


* Foto kingdom of Koto Besar: below

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

* Foto kingdoms in Simalungun area: link
* Foto small kingdoms in Aceh in the past: link
* Foto Minangkabau People: link
* Foto Batak People: link
* Foto old sites on Sumatera: link


About the king

Present king (2020): Sutan Riska Daulat Yang Dipertuan Sri Sultan Maharaja Diraja. Installed 2013.


History of the kingdom of Koto Besar

The Kingdom of Koto Besar is thought to have existed since the end of the 17th century AD. Koto Besar developed together with other areas in the former territory of the Dharmasraya Malay Kingdom (Swarnabumhi). These areas were small kingdoms, that were Islamic and affiliated with the Pagaruyung Kingdom.

Currently, the Kingdom of Pagaruyung is led by Raja Alam Sutan Muhammad Taufik Thaib. While the throne of Koto Besar is held by Sutan Riska Daulat Yang Dipertuan Sri Sultan Maharaja Diraja.
Sutan Riska was appointed six months ago (2013) to replace the previous king, who died (this paper May 25, 2013). Except the King, there are 16 datuak. Each consists of 4 datuak in Koto Besar, 4 datuak in Bonjol, and 8 datuak in Abai Siat.

“The Kingdom of Koto Besar includes 3 districts, namely Rumbai River, Koto Besar, and Asam Jujuhan, and some areas of Koto Baru,” said Afrizal. He estimates, that the people of the Kingdom of Koto Besar today are about
60,000 people.


The palace

under renovation


The king and queen of Koto Besar among their people. 2014

The present Yang Dipertuan Agung Sultan Sri Maharaja Di Rajo of Koto Besar. sept. 2014
Sutan Riska Tuanku Kerajaan, the present Yang Dipertuan Agung Sultan Sri Maharaja Di Rajo of Koto Besar in W Sumatra. The young king here depicted on his weddingday with his new wife Ratu Dewi Lopita Sari;S.St. The king of Koto Besar in W Sumatra is from a dynasty, which is a side-branch of the imperial dynasty of Minangkabauw area, or Pagaruyung.


 

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