Kingdom of Pajang

Kingdom of Pajang

The Kingdom of Pajang (1568 - 1586) was founded by Hadiwijaya or Jaka Tingkir, Lord of Boyolali. His father was son-in-law of King Trenggana of Demak Kingdom.

In the last battle against the last king of Demak, the vicious Arya Penangsang, Jaka Tingkir commissioned his greatest vassal: Ki Ageng Pamanahan and his son, Sutawijaya to destroy Arya Penangsang's army. The two managed to defeat and kill Arya Penangsang and were thus awarded a fief in a forest called Alas Mentaok, now Kotagede, on which they founded their base for the future capital of Mataram Kingdom. (1)

Legend said that the King Hadiwijaya was very fond of Sutawijaya that he adopted Sutawijaya as the play-mate of his heir, Prince Banawa. Hadiwijaya's rule was supposed to be succeeded by this weak-minded heir, but a rebellion by a vassal named Ario Pangiri forced the heir of King to seek asylum to his childhood friend, Sutawijaya.

Pledged to help, Sutawijaya gathered his army and defeated Ario Pangiri and seized the Pajang Palace. The Prince Banawa then submitted his crown to Sutawijaya and thus ended the history of Kingdom of Pajang in 1586, when Sutawijaya founded the greatest and still-existent Islamic Kingdom in Indonesia: Mataram Kingdom.

External links

* [http://www.yogyes.com/en/yogyakarta-tourism-object/places-of-interest/kotagede/ A look on former Capital of Mataram]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pajang — was a kingdom in Java after the fall of Demak. There was only one ruler of Pajang according to some records , Sultan Hadiwijaya. Sultan Hadiwijaya also known as Jaka Tingkir or Mas Karebet. He was the son of Ki Ageng Pengging, a student of Syech… …   Wikipedia

  • Mangifera pajang — Conservation status Vulnerable (IUCN 2.3) Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Mataram Sultanate — This article is about a historic kingdom on Java in what is now Indonesia. For other uses, see Mataram (disambiguation). Nagari Mataram Sultanate of Mataram ← …   Wikipedia

  • History of Indonesia — Indonesia is an archipelagic country of 17,508 islands (6,000 inhabited) stretching along the equator in South East Asia. The country s strategic sea lane position fostered inter island and international trade; trade has since fundamentally… …   Wikipedia

  • Indonesia — /in deuh nee zheuh, sheuh, zee euh, doh /, n. 1. See East Indies (def. 1). 2. Republic of. Formerly, Netherlands East Indies, Dutch East Indies. a republic in the Malay Archipelago consisting of 13,677 islands, including Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi,… …   Universalium

  • List of Indonesia-related topics — This is a list of topics related to Indonesia. Those interested in the subject can monitor changes to the pages by clicking on Related changes ( alt k ) in the sidebar.This list can re read in conjunction with List of basic Indonesia topics… …   Wikipedia

  • Sultanate of Demak — Kasultanan Demak ← 1475–1548 …   Wikipedia

  • Majapahit — Empire Karaton Mojopahit Kerajaan Majapahit ← 1293–1527 …   Wikipedia

  • Senopati — (ing Alaga Sayiddin Kalifatullah Tanah Jawi) (1584 1601) (born as Sutawijaya) was the first and legendary king of the Mataram Sultanate Kingdom. He was the son of Ki Ageng Pemanahan, one of Hadiwidjaja, the Duke of Pajang s retainer and loyal… …   Wikipedia

  • Mataram — Historic kingdom, Java. Originally a vassal state of Pajang, it became powerful under Senapati, who became its first king in the late 16th century. Its territory expanded in the early 17th century, but the kingdom later began to decline. In the… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”