History of Sidoarjo Regency

History of Sidoarjo Regency

History of Sidoarjo Regency

History of Sidoarjo Regency

       The area of ​​Sidoarjo Regency is in the lowlands. Sidoarjo is known as the Delta City, because it is located between two large rivers (fragments of Brantas River), namely the Mas River and the Porong River. The city of Sidoarjo is in the south of Surabaya, and geographically both cities are as if they are one. (Also read : Legend of Jombang)

       Sidoarjo was once known as the center of the Kingdom of Janggala. During the Dutch East Indies colonialism, the Sidoarjo area was named Sidokare, which it was part of the Surabaya Regency. The Sidokare area was led by a governor named R. Ng. Djojohardjo, residing in Pucang Anom kampong, assisted by a wedana, named Bagus Ranuwiryo, who lived in Pangabahan kampong.

       In 1859, based on the Decree of the Netherlands Indies Government No. 9/1859 dated of 31 January 1859 No. Staatsblad 6, the Regency of Surabaya was divided into two parts, namely Surabaya Regency and Sidokare Regency. Sidokare was led by R. Notopuro (later titled R.T.P Tjokronegoro) from Kasepuhan. He was the son of R.A.P. Tjokronegoro, Regent of Surabaya. On May 28, 1859, the name of the Regency of Sidokare, which it had a less good connotation, was changed to Sidoarjo Regency. (Also read other article at : Beautiful Red Rose Flower) read more

Legend of Jombang

Legend of Jombang

Legend of Jombang

Legend of Jombang

       Jombang Regency is located in the heart of East Java province. The distance between Jombang and Surabaya is about 76,2 km. Jombang Regency is naturally bordered by Mojokerto, Lamongan, Nganjuk, and Kediri Regencies. (Also read : Legend of Lipan Lake)

       The origin of the occurrence of Jombang Regency is inseparable from the fight legend of Kebo Kicak and Surontanu. The fight area of the two powerful humans is believed to be an area that we now know as Jombang. There are many versions of the legend circulating in the community that tell the story of Kebo Kicak. 

       One of the legends circulating in the stories from mouth to mouth stated that Kebo Kicak was a knight figure and dared to tear apart the Majapahit Kingdom to find his biological father named Patih Pangulang Jagad. After Kebo Kicak met to Patih Pangulang Jagad, the father proposed a condition that Kebo Kicak shown proof that he really was his child. Proofing was done by lifting a black stone on the Brantas river so that Kebo Kicak had to fight with Bajul Ijo. After successfully proving that he was the biological son of Patih Pangulang Jagad, then Kebo Kicak was authorized to become the ruler of the West. (Also read other article at : Allah Sees All My Deeds) read more