The Story of The First Cakraningrat From Madura

Cakraningrat I was known also as Raden Prasena and he was the King of Madura in the land of Java who led west Madura as the leader under Mataram kingdom. According to the story, Cakraningrat or Raden Prasena married to the princess from Mataram kingdom. Since he was the leader under Mataram, he spent so much time with Mataram instead of Madura. Based on the history, Raden Prasena was so loyal to the king of Mataram which was known as Sultan Agung.


Knowing The Brave Story of The First Cakraningrat for Madura and His Contribution

Before knowing about the story of Cakraningrat I or Raden Prasena, you need to know that Raden Prasena was died along with his first son which was the Raden Demang Malayakusuma in 1647. Both of them died when they did the duty to stop the war done by Prince Alit in the Plered square. Meanwhile the other son who was Raden Undagan was crowned by Mataram to be the replace of his father and got the title of Cakraningrat II. The heir of Cakraningrat was known as the first to develop the new system to lead the kingdom in Madura including Bangkalan.

After marrying to the little siste of Sultan Agung, he would not stay in just one restaurant. During his lead, he would not spend so long in Sampang as the place for his kingdom. It is because he needed to report to Mataram Kingdom once a year plus he must do something better. Since the king of Madura was not in Sampang or Madura overall to lead, the power was moved temporarily to Sontomerto. Actually, he didn’t have any child at all from his marriage with Sultan Agung’s little sister at all until his wife died.

Then, he married again to Ratu Ibu or known with the name of Syarifah Ambani who was the heir of Sunan Giri. From his second marriage, Raden Prasena got 3 children right away and he also got some other children from his concubine. This can be seen from the family tree in Asta Aer Mata Ibu. Because of Cakraningrat, Bangkalan started to develop in 1891 as the center of Kingdom from the entire authority in Madura when Cakraningrat II as the son of Cakraningrat I took the leadership.

Basically, the clan of Cakraningrat gave so many contributions with the title of Sultan Bangkalan II. The king of Cakraningrat can give the contribution to Dutch and tried finding the best way to return the kingdom back to some regions in Indonesia along with some English soldier. That is why, cakraningrat will be remembered because of his contribution. Dutch allowed them to build the military with some weapons with advanced technology at that time. It can be said that Bangkalan at that time was the warehouse of weapons including the exploded warehouse.

However, after the reign of Cakraningrat, there were no other kings like him or even his descendants. According to the story, there were so many great things he did during his life here and it was all for Madura to become one of the powerful region in the land of java and other islands in Indonesia.


Most Popular Articles

Sultan Hamengku Buwono and the History of Yogyakarta

Sultan Hamengku Buwono was known as the Pangeran Mangkubumi and also the pioneer of Keraton Yogyakarta. According to history, he was born in 1717 with the birth name Bendara Raden Mas Sujono. Pangeran Mangkubumi was the son of Sunan Amangkurat IV from the… Read More

The Origin of Nyi Roro Kidul, and The Relationship with The Javanese Kings

The legend of Nyi Roro Kidul has been living until now in the memory of all people in Indonesia. She was mentioned to be the ruler of Southern Ocean and many people has admitted to meet her or taken to her kingdom under the sea. The origin of Nyi Roro Kidul… Read More

Prabu Jayabaya, The Astrologer of The Future

Maharaja Jayabaya was known as the King of Kediri who led from 1135-1157. His complete title name was Sri Maharaja Sang Mapanji Jayabhaya Sri Warmeswara Madhusudana Awataranindita Suhtrisingha Parakrama Uttunggadewa. However, beside being famous as a king,… Read More