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Kasepuhan Palace is the grandest and most well preserved palace in Cirebon. Meaning in
every corner of the palace architecture was the most famous historic. Front page of this
palace and surrounded by red brick walls contained therein pavilion.


Kasepuhan Palace is where the founder of the Islamic empire cirebon reigns, where the
central government stood Cirebon Sultanate.


The palace has a museum that is quite complete and contains heirlooms and paintings of the
royal collection. One of the collection which is a train Singa Barong carriage Sunan Gunung
Jati. This train is no longer used and is only issued on 1 Syawal for each bath.


The interior of the palace consists of a main building, which is white. In which there is a
living room, bedroom and a king's throne.



History
Kasepuhan Palace was founded in 1452 by Prince Cakrabuana. He resides in Dalem Agung
Pakungwati, Cirebon. Kasepuhan Palace was once called 'the palace Pakungwati.
Pakungwati designation derived from the name of the Queen Goddess Pakungwati daughter
who is married to Prince Cakrabuana Sunan Gunung Jati. He died in 1549 in Sang Cipta
Rasa Mosque in very old age. His name immortalized and glorified by Sunan Gunung Jati
lineage as the name Kraton Kraton is now named Pakungwati Kasepuhan Palace. [1]


In front of the palace there Kesepuhan square in ancient times called Buana Sangkala
Square which houses military exercises held on Saturday or phrase at the time was
Saptonan. And in this square also previously held the stage as well as a celebration of the
country where people flock to the square to listen to the call or the announcement of the
Sultan. In the west there is Masjid Sultan kasepuhan quite magnificent work of the trustees
that Sang Cipta Rasa Mosque.
While to the east is the former main square where the market economy - now the market is
very famous kesepuhan pocinya. Model forms of the palace facing north with building the
mosque on the west and east and the market square in the middle is the palace models at
that time mainly located in coastal areas. Even today, these models are closely followed by
all districts / cities, especially in Java, which is in front of the government buildings are
square and there is a mosque on the western side.




Before entering the gates of the palace complex Kasepuhan there are two marquee, on the
west called Pancaratna which was once a gathering place for the leaders of the palace,
headman or the civil service today is called. While the east is called Pancaniti pavilion
which houses the palace when the officers holding military exercises in the square.


Entering the palace complex on the left there is a fairly high building with solid brick walls
around it. The building is named Siti Cirebon Inggil or in everyday language is weak duwur
the high ground. As the name implies this building is tall and looks like a temple complex at
the time of Majapahit. The building was founded in 1529, during the reign of Sheikh Sharif
Hidayatullah (Sunan Gunung Jati).




In the front yard there Inggil Siti rectangular stone table place to relax. The building is an
outbuilding that was made in the 1800s. Siti Inggil has two arches with a pattern of stylized
architect moment Majapahit era. In the north gate called Adi, while the south gate named
Bull. Under this gate there Candra Sakala Bull with Bull Tinata posts Bata Kuta which is
interpreted is the year 1451.




Saka which is the year of manufacture (1451 Saka = 1529 AD). The north wall of the complex
while Siti Inggil pristine south've never experienced restoration / renovation. On the walls
there are complex Siti Inggil plates and porslen-porslen coming from Europe and China
with the manufacturing country in 1745 AD




In the complex there are 5 Siti Inggil building without walls that has a name and its own
function. The main building is located in the center of Malang Semirang named by the
number of the main pillars that symbolize the 6 pillars of faith and a combined total of 20
pieces overall pillars symbolizing the 20 attributes of Allah SWT. This building is where the
sultan saw military exercises or see the execution.


The building to the left of the main building with a number of named Pendawa Five pillars
symbolizing the five pillars of Islam fruit. The building where the sultan's personal
bodyguard. The building to the right of the main building named Semar Tinandu with 2
poles which symbolize two sentences Creed. This building is where the Sultan advisor /
penghoeloe.




Behind the main building is named Mande Pangiring which is where the bridesmaids
Sultan, while the adjacent building is Mande mande pangiring Karasemen, this place is a
drumming accompaniment / gamelan. In the building is still used to ring Gamelan Sekaten
(Gong Sekati), gamelan is only rung 2 times in a year ie during Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.


In addition to building without walls 5 are also a kind of stone monument called Lingga
Yoni which is a symbol of fertility. Linga means men and women Yoni means. The building
is derived from the Hindu culture, and at the top of the wall around the complex there are
Siti Inggil Candi Laras for alignment of complex Siti Inggil this.
Pedigree


  Sunan Gunung Jati (Syarif Hidayatullah)
  P. Duke Pasarean (P. Muhammad Arifin)
  P. Dipati Carbon (P. Medium Kamuning)
  Panembahan Queen Pakungwati I (P. Gold Zainul Arifin)
  P. Dipati Carbon II (P. Medium Gayam)
  Panembahan Pakungwati Queen II (Panembahan Girilaya)
  P. Syamsudin Martawidjaja (Sultan Sepuh I)
  P. Djamaludin (Sultan Sepuh II)
  P. Amir Djaenudin Sena I (Sultan Sepuh III)
  P. Amir Djaenudin Sena II (Sultan Sepuh IV)
  P. Sjafiudin / Matangadji Sultan (Sultan Sepuh V)
  P. Hasanuddin (Sultan Sepuh VI)
  P. Djoharudin (Sultan Sepuh VII)
  P. Udaka king (Sultan Sepuh VIII)
  P. Radja Sulaiman (Sultan Sepuh IX)
  P. Atmadja king (Sultan Sepuh X)
  P. Radja Aluda Tajul Arifin (the Sultan Sepuh XI)
  P. Radjaningrat king (Sultan Sepuh XII)
  P.R.A.DR.H. Maulana Pakuningrat. SH (Sultan Sepuh XIII)
  Arief P.R.A Natadiningrat. SE (Sultan Sepuh XIV)

				
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