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					                            Lawang Sanga, Sea Gate Kasepuhan Palace

       Much less of a lift Lawang Sanga. Much has been written about the lifting Cirebon
palace tour. And besides palace in Cirebon many historic sites related to the history of Islam as
Lawang Cirebon Sanga. Sanga Lawang is a small historic building and are included in the
heritage buildings located on the banks of the river at the back of the palace kriyan Kasepuhan
and a palace gate Kasepuhan from the waters. This building plays an important role in the past
as guests of the Sultanate of Cirebon that will go to the palace to come and go from the door.
Sanga Lawang role not only in the socio-economic field alone, but also in other fields such as
culture, education and politics. In ancient Sultanate of Cirebon that is large enough Muslim
sultanate had held multilateral relations with the state, nation and empire, such as from
Gujarat, Campa, Chinese, Arabic and others. Role Lawang Sanga as a gate of the palace towards
the waters of the Java Sea is so important that it is said first area used to be a fairly busy area.

       Apart from being the recipient of the direction of the building toward the palace waters,
Lawang Sanga is also a symbolic building that acts on the circuit Syafaran tradition by traditional
communities in Cirebon. Sanga Lawang building itself is brick buildings with nine doors (mace =
door, sanga = nine).

       Nine doors this philosophy is the symbolism of the nine air holes that exist in the human
body. In the life of man, nine holes should always be kept clean. Humans must enable the ninth
hole under the terms and kepatutannya so that will obtain the glorious degrees.

       Sanga Lawang building has a unique architectural style as a blend of various elements of
culture, Hindu, Arabic and Chinese. Construction of the roof-shaped roof tajug but will not be
supported by construction horses. Construction of the roof stand on mountains with a curved
taper above (cleaver-shaped), with the front and rear porch supported by two sekur that have a
style similar to sekur-sekur on China building. Construction tajug pyramid-shaped stand on
sekur, so the style of the roof load of constructs not supported by walls and mountains, but
channeled through sekur and the columns. Construction of the roof is made of teak wood roof
coverings of ceramic tile. While there is a wall section large enough doors made of teak wood.
Construction of the roof of the building is not using nails as reinforcement structure and
connections, but only uses wooden pegs. The structure of the roof of the building at the
belakangsudah decreased so on sekur-sekurnya supported by wooden poles still standing.

				
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