English Version | Bahasa Indonesia

Royal Titles

  • Titles of Nobility (Relatives)

    The titles of nobility are commonly used by people in the environment of Surakarta Hadiningrat Sunanate Palace starting from the King who rules or the Royal family, sons or daughters of the Kings, Royal officials and even for the group of people who serve in the Sunanate including all Royal servants. Here are some descriptions explaining the titles of nobility in Surakarta Hadiningrat Sunanate Palace, which consist of: The King or Susuhunan who soverigns entitled “Sampeyan Dalem ingkang Sinuhun Kanjeng Susuhunan Prabu Sri Paku Buwana Senapati ing Alaga Ngabdulrahman Sayidin Panatagama Kaping...” (according to the number sequence of Kings started from His Majesty Pakubuwono I). The Empress of His Majesty Pakubuwono entitled Gusti Kanjeng Ratu (GKR), under the sequences: Ratu Kilen (Queen of West) and Ratu Wetan (Queen of East). The wives of His Majesty Pakubuwono (concubines) entitled Kanjeng Bendara ... Read more »

  • Titles of Nobility (Non-Relatives)

    Surakarta Hadiningrat Sunanate also confers titles of nobility for non-relatives outside the royal family and environmental Palace, who have been considered being meritorious and useful either for the Sunanate in particular or Indonesian Nation in general. One figure who has ever received the title of nobility was Dr. Tarnama Sinambela, an alumnus of the University of August 17 1945 who earned his doctorate at Mercy College, United States, and graduated along with 26 Regents Anom Keraton Solo in 1985, was awarded by His Majesty Pakubuwono XII the title of Raden Tumenggung. Tarnama Sinambela who was born from Batak was the only representative of non-Javanese ethnic who blessed Solo nobility. His Majesty Pakubuwono XII knight deign to Sinambela under the purpose of peace between the tribes and for the sake of the unity of Indonesia. After obtaining the title of nobility from Surakarta Hadiningrat ... Read more »