History of Madiun Regency

History of Madiun Regency

History of Madiun Regency

History of Madiun Regency

       Madiun Regency, based on a legitimate government, was established on the first half of the month, in Muharam, in 1568 precisely on Thursday, 18 July 1568. It began during the Demak Sultanate, which was marked by the marriage of Prince Pangeran Surya Patiunus from Demak to Raden Ayu Retno Lembah daughter of the Duke Adipati Gugur from Ngurawan, Dolopo. (Also read : Legend of Bojonegoro Regency)

       The government center was moved from Ngurawan to Sogaten village with a new name “Purabaya” (known as Madiun now). Pangeran Surya Patiunus occupied the sultanate until 1521 and was continued by Kyai Rekso Gati. (Sogaten = place of Rekso Gati).

       Pangeran Timur was appointed as the Regent of Purabaya on July 18, 1568 with a government center in the village of Sogaten. Since then the formal juridical Purabaya Regency had become a government area under a regent and ended the oversight government in Purabaya held by Kyai Rekso Gati in the name of Demak from 1518 – 1568. read more

Legend of Lipan Lake

Legend of Lipan Lake

Legend of Lipan Lake

Legend of Lipan Lake

       Once upon a time in East Kalimantan, there was kingdom of Muara Kaman. The kingdom was ruled by a queen named Ratu Aji Bidara Putih. She was very beautiful so there had been many kings, princes, and nobles who wanted to marry her, but she always rejected. (Also read : Ali Baba and Forty Robbers)

       One day, a large ship from China landed at Muara Kaman. The owner of the ship was a rich prince in China. The purpose of his arrival was to propose Ratu Aji Bidara Putih to be his consort. The Prince brought many luxurious souvenirs of gold. All of that was for Ratu Aji Bidara Putih. While giving souvenirs, they delivered a proposal to Ratu Aji Bidara Putih.

       On that time, the Queen did not immediately refuse. However, she asked for time to think. Then, the messengers returned to the ship. After the messengers left, she called his trustworthy retainer. (Also read other article at : Panorama Senja Indah Menawan)

       “Uncle, I ask you this tonight to investigate the prince of China,” ordered the Queen. read more

Maestro Palace the Museum of Affandi

Maestro Palace the Museum of Affandi

Maestro Palace the Museum of Affandi

Maestro Palace the Museum of Affandi

      Talking about everything related to Yogyakarta will be never ending of topic, whether it is about recreation, education, culture, art or others. And talking about art, Yogyakarta never stops bearing artists to animate the domains of art and culture in Indonesia. Frequently, many of the artists are well-known to the foreign countries because of their admirable artworks. One of the most celebrated painting artists that Indonesia has ever had is Affandi. (Also read : Improve Knowledge In Taman Pintar Yogyakarta)

      Affandi was a legend artist who was in abstract paintings. Historically, Affandi had a very important role in the development of Indonesia fine art. In his life, Affandi, had ever joined the community of five Bandung artists, a community that moved to learn and cooperate to be able to support other artists. His big name is eternal as well as his artworks. His paintings have made Indonesia proud in international’s eyes; in Europe, Asia, Africa, and even America. Today, even though he had passed away, his artworks are his legacy for the young generations and for the admirers of art. People can still see and admire his artworks in Affandi’s Museum. (Also read other article at : Importance Having Friends) read more

Abunawas and the Ordered Letter

Abunawas and the Ordered Letter

Abunawas and the Ordered Letter

Abunawas and the Ordered Letter

        One more story of Abunawas, it was about Abunawas and the ordered letter. (also read : King Harun Al Rasyid Became Slave)

        One day Abunawas went home after buying his daily need in the market. He was very surprised when he was arrived home and found some people digging his yard. Earth and stones were everywhere. The yard looked dirty. He was very upset and getting angry of the people doing to his yard. Abu came over to the people and asked. “Hey, what are you doing here?”

        They did not answer what Abunawas asked. One of them just showed a letter from the king to Abunawas. Abu read the letter. It said that the king ordered those men to find a treasure buried in Abunawas’ yard. After some time they stopped the digging. They did not find any treasure. Then, they left yard, just like that! The yard was still in a mess. Abunawas looked very angry but he could do nothing. (Also read other article at : My Dear Teacher And Hero) read more

Mysterious Illness King Harun Al-Rasyid

Mysterious Illness King Harun Al-Rasyid

Mysterious Illness King Harun Al-Rasyid

Mysterious Illness King Harun Al-Rasyid

        Once upon a time in the village of Persia, there lived a poor man named Abunawas. Although he was poor but he was very clever and kind man so the king Harun Al-Rasyid liked him very much. (also read : Flatus of Abu Nawas)

        One day Abunawas heard from his neighbors that the king was ill. They talked him about the Mysterious Illness of King Harun Al-Rasyid. All good doctors in the country had tried to cure him but all of them failed. Because his neighbors knew that Abunawas was very clever so they suggested him to go to the palace and try to cure the king. He received their suggestion so decided to wear his best robe for going to the king. After wearing his best robe, then he went to the palace to look in on his beloved king.

        When he arrived at the palace, it was very quiet. He went directly to the king’s room. He saw the king Harun Al-Rasyid lying on bed. Next to the bed were his ministers. They all looked very sad. When they saw Abunawas, one of the ministers approached him and talked very softly to him. He said that the king did not want to eat or drink. He also did not want to take the medicine. Abunawas then looked closer at his king for some time. He asked Abunawas to cure their beloved king. Abunawas said nothing but then he suddenly smiled smartly as if he found something precious at the king’s face. He excused himself to go home for a while and promised to be back soon. (Also read other article at : Rain Greet Universe) read more

Flatus of Abu Nawas

Flatus of Abu Nawas

Flatus of Abu Nawas

Flatus of Abu Nawas

        Once upon a time there was a poor man lived in the village of Persia. His name was Abu Nawas. Although he was poor but he was very kind and smart. Because of his smartness, the king Harun Al Rasyid liked him, however, he used to call him to the castle because he wanted to trap Abu Nawas with his curious questions. (also read : Abunawas and the Gate guardian)

        One day, the king ordered his soldiers to go to Abu Nawas’ house to ask him come to his palace. When Abu Nawas arrived, the king smiled and told about his disease.

        “Hi Abu, you should help me. I always get a stomachache lately; my medical men said that I have got a wind attack” said the King.

        “My pardon Majesty, what should I do for helping you??? Said Abu Nawas.

        “I would like you to catch the wind because it disturbs me and bring it to in prison” reply the King.

        Abu Nawas then didn’t talk any words. He didn’t think the way how to catch the wind but he was thinking how to prove that he really caught the wind. Wind can’t be seen; it was different with water or other things could be seen although water had no color. (Also read other article at : I Leave My Heart In Lebanon Seri 3) read more

Impossible the Sun in Pail

Impossible the Sun in Pail

Impossible the Sun in Pail

Impossible the Sun in Pail

        One more story about Impossible the sun in pail. It is the story about the smartness of Abunawas. Because of his smartness, Harun Al-Rasyid (the king of Baghdad) used to try for testing him many quizzes. One of the quizzes was shown as below. (also read : Story of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp)

        One day The King Harun Al-Rasyid gave another quiz. In this case, he wanted to give an impossible task to Abunawas.

        “Abunawas, as we know in this summer the sun is very hot. If you can wrap the sun, you’ll help all people so I’ll give reward to you.” Said King Harun Al-Rasyid.

        Then the King said again, “I want you to wrap the sun by tomorrow. Are you ready?”

        Abu was just silent of what the king said. However, he could not refuse the order of the king. He looked confused.

       “What time will you take the order, Abu?” asked the king. Abunawas was still silent.

        “What time will you take the order, Abunawas?” The king repeated the question. read more

The Golden Butterfly

The Golden Butterfly

        The Golden Butterfly. Once upon a time there was a beautiful young princess. Her name was Kembang Melati. She lived with her old physician and many serving-women in a palace on the bank of a great river.  Meanwhile, on the other bank of the river, there lived a monarch of the rains, whose name was Raja Banjir. He  lived in his rainbow-colored palace on the other bank of the river. He could cause floods to appear at his will, and his tears made brooks and rivers swell. From his windows he could see the little princess weaving her bridal dress, and he could hear her singing a song for luck. But the princess never looked toward his side of the river. The monarch of the rains kept gazing at her with great sad eyes. Because he was so sad, he wept many tears, and the river swelled and the wind sighed softly through the high trees around the palace. The princess heard the sighing of the wind, and saw the river rising higher and higher. But she did not know that it was her future husband who was weeping and calling to her.  read more

The Legend of Roro Mendut

Roro Mendut

       The Legend of Roro Mendut. Long time ago, on the northern coast of Java, exactly on the coast of pati, Central Java, there was a fishermen village. The village’s name was Teluk Cikal. This village was part of Pati Regency reigned by Adipati Pragolo II. Pati was one of regions conquered by Mataram Sultanate reigned by Sultan Agung.

       In Teluk Cikal village, there was a beautiful girl named Roro Mendut. She was very beautiful. And she could straight forward rejected boys or men proposing her, as she had young man whom she loved, Pranacitra, the son of Nyai Singabarong, a rich trader.

       One day, her beauty was heard by Adipati Pragolo II. And he wanted to make her as his concubine. He had asked her to be his concubine over and over again, but Roro Mendut keep rejecting him. He was disappointed and he sent few guards to kidnap her when she was drying fish nearby beach. She tried hard to release from the guards but she failed to escape. They brought Roro Mendut to horse carriage and took her to palace. As future concubine, she should stay inside the palace (pingit = old Javanese tradition for girl over 12 years until her wedding day), and she was accompanied by Ni Semangka and her assistance Genduk Duku). When she was in pingit period, Pati Regency was having an upheaval. Sultan Agung accused Adipati Pragolo II as rebellion as he did not want to send tribute to Mataram. Sultan Agung attacked Pati, and led the assault himself. According to folktale, Sultan Agung could not hurt him as Adipati Pragolo wore armour of kere waja. Seeing this the umbrella holder of Sultan Agung , Ki Nayadarma, asked Sultan Agung to fight with Adipati Pragolo II. Sultan Agung allowed him and gave him Baru Klinting spear. read more

Cloud above Majapahit Kingdom

Cloud above Majapahit Kingdom

Cloud above Majapahit Kingdom

Cloud above Majapahit Kingdom

       In the 13th century, Majapahit kingdom was at its peak. This kingdom was ruled by Prabu Hayam Wuruk. He was young, intelligent, and brave. He had a smart prime minister whose name was Gajah Mada. The palace of Majapahit was very big. It was very luxurious. Inside of the palace there was a special building called ‘Gedong Pusaka’. It was a house or more precisely a luxurious warehouse to store all the treasure of the kingdom. There were jewelries, gold crown, earrings, gold coins, gold Kris and many other luxurious things. That’s why the building was heavily guarded. There was a high wall surrounding it. The soldiers were on duty inside and outside the wall for twenty four hours a day. All of them were fully armed. It was almost impossible for anyone at that time to get into the Gedong Pusaka. (Also read : The Legend of Lutung Kasarung)

       One night the situation in the palace was very different. There was a thick, very thick fog surrounding the whole palace, even the capital. The night which usually warm changed to be cool. This situation was very unusual in Majapahit. The people of Majapahit interpreted this strange phenomenon as a signal from god. They were sure that a great event would take place. read more