Kasepuhan palace is the grandest and best preserved palace in Cirebon, West Java. Meaning in every corner of the architecture of this palace was the most famous historic. The front page of the palace is surrounded by red brick walls and pavilion therein contained.
This palace has a museum that is complete and contains heirlooms and paintings of the royal collection. One of the sacred collection of trains Singa Barong. The train is now no longer used and are issued only on every 1 Shawwal to be bathed.
The interior of the palace consists of a main building which is white. Inside there are living room, bedrooms and the king’s throne
Kasepuhan palace was founded in 1529 by Prince Mochammad Arifin Mas II (great-grandson of Sunan Gunung Jati) which replaces the throne of Sunan Gunung Jati in the year 1506. He lives in the Great dalem Pakungwati Cirebon. Kraton Kraton Pakungwati Kasepuhan formerly, while the title of Prince Arifin Mas Mochammad Panembahan Pakungwati I. The name comes from the name Pakungwati Pakungwati bint Queen Goddess who is married to Prince Cakrabuana Sunan Gunung Jati. He died in 1549 in the Great Mosque in the Notices taste very old age. His name is enshrined and venerated by nasab Sunan Gunung Jati as the name of Kraton Palace which is now called the Palace Pakungwati Kasepuhan.
While in the east of the square used to be is where the market economy – now is a very famous market kesepuhan with pocinya. The model forms a north-facing Kraton by building mosques and markets in the west to the east and the square adjoining the palace models at that time was mainly located in coastal areas. Even now, this model is widely followed by all districts / cities mainly in Java, which is in front of government buildings are square and the west there is a mosque.
Before entering the gates of the palace complex Kasepuhan there are two marquee, on the west called Pancaratna which was once a gathering place of the palace courtier, headman or in contemporary times is called the civil service. While the east is called Pancaniti pavilion which houses the officers of the palace when the holding of military exercises in the square.
Entering the palace complex way on the left there is a fairly high building with solid brick wall around it. The building is named Siti Cirebon Inggil or in everyday language is weak duwur the high ground. True to its name this building was very 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 is a stone table Siti Inggil rectangular place to relax. This building is an outbuilding that was made in the 1800s. Siti Inggil has two arches with stylized motifs architect briefly Majapahit era. At the north gate named Adi, while in the south called the Gate Bull. Under this gate there is a bull with the inscription Kuta Candra Sakala Tinata Bata bull which if interpreted is the year 1451.
which is the year of manufacture saka (saka 1451 = 1529 AD). Northern wall of the complex Siti Inggil pristine while the south has been undergoing refurbishment / renovation. On the walls there are complex Siti Inggil plates and porslen-porslen originating from Europe and China the country with year of manufacture 1745 AD Inside the complex there are 5 Comments Inggil building without walls that has a name and its own function. The main building is located in the middle named Malang Semirang by the number of the main pillars that symbolize the 6 pillars of faith and if the sum total of 20 pillars symbolizing the fruit 20 attributes of Allah SWT. This building is where the sultan saw military exercises or see the implementation of punishment. Building on the left of the main building named Pendawa Lima by the number of pillars that symbolize the five pillars of Islam fruit. The building is where the personal bodyguard to the right sultan.Bangunan named Semar Tinandu main building with two pole pieces that symbolize Two Sentences Creed.
This building is where the adviser Sultan / prince. Behind the main building named Mande Pangiring which is where the entourage of the Sultan, while the building is adjacent to pangiring Mande Mande Karasemen, this place is a place tetabuhan accompanist / ensemble. In this building is still used to ring a Gamelan Sekaten (Gong Sekati), gamelan is only rung 2 times in a year ie during Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. In addition there are 5 buildings without walls sort of monument stone also called Linga Yoni which is a symbol of fertility. Means the male phallus and yoni means women. The building is derived from Hindu culture. And on top of the wall around the complex have Siti Inggil barrel for aligning the temple complex is Siti Inggil.
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