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Royal Titles

  • Titles of Nobility (Relatives)

    Royal Titles for Relatives or Descendants The title of King of Ngayogyakarta Sultanate is “Sampeyan Dalem ingkang Sinuhun Kanjeng Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono Senapati ing Alaga Ngabdurrokhman Sayidin Panatagama khalifatullah ingkang Jumeneng Kaping ... “(serial number according to kings who lead on after another, for example, IX, X, and so on). The title of Queen Consort is Gusti Kanjeng Ratu (GKR). The title of Sultan’s Concubine is Kanjeng Bendara Raden Ayu (KBRAy). The title of the heir emperor or Crown Prince is Kanjeng Gusti Pangeran Adipati Anum Amangku Negara Sudibya Rajaputra Nalendra ing Mataram. The title of Queen’s sons other than the Crown Prince while still young is Gusti Raden Mas (GRM). The title of Queen’s sons other than the Crown Prince when as adults is Gusti Bendara Pangeran Harya (GBPH). The title of Concubine’ Sons while still young is Bendara Raden Mas (BRM). The title of ... Read more »

  • Titles of Nobility (Non-Relatives)

    The Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate gives nobility title for people outside palace which is credited as meritorious and give such great contribution for the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate especially and for the state of Indonesia generally. One of them is Sugondo who received the title of “Kanjeng Mas Tumenggung Gondohusodo” (health degree) from the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Sultanate. On June 26 2006, Sri Sultan HB X gave nobility title to Sugondo concerning with his invention considered very useful for the community.  Sugondo created Gondo Physical Therapy Equipment series 8 (ATFG-8) that used to cure many diseases, such as insomnia, vertigo, epilepsy, stroke, asthma, diabetes, rheumatism, gout, thalassemia, leukemia, and others. This tool can also be a therapeutic medium for the growth of children, improves intelligence, and also for the sportsman. In the reign of Sultan Hamengkubuwono III, the ... Read more »

  • Awards

    In addition to providing traditional title for non-relatives, the Ngayogyakarta Sultanate also gives an award to community members as an appreciation of their achievements in their respective fields for the Ngayogyakarta Sultanate. For example, an expert Keris maker Ki Empu Djeno Harum Brodjo has received an award plaque for his achievements in preserving the national culture through creativity and creation with his expertise and ways as the ways of ancient masters in conducting an innovative tool. Ki Empu Djeno Brodjo Harum made hundreds various types of Keris based on the orders inside or outside the state. His achievement was regarded as an instrumental for the national culture development. Ki Ledjar Soebroto, The artificer of wayang kancil (a leather puppet of the deer form), has also received an award from the Ngayogyakarta Sultanate for his dedication in contending indigenous heritage through the art of wayang kancil. Ki Ledjar ... Read more »