Prince Dipenogoro is known to be strong in undergoing Sufism orders
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, –While undergoing exile as a colonial prisoner, Prince Diponegoro wrote an autobiography which was later entitled Babad Diponegoro.
Through the text that is now status Memory of the World According to UNESCO’s version, the Prince who holds the title of Raden Mas Ontowiryo tells his life’s journey.
The story begins when Prince Diponegoro who was seven years old was raised by his great-grandmother, Ratu Ageng, in Tegalreja. The complex is located about three kilometers west of the Yogyakarta Palace.
At that time, Ratu Ageng was already 60 years old. He left the palace because he could not stand the lifestyle of his son, Sultan Hamengkubuwono II, the ruler of Yogyakarta at that time.
The Chronicle of Diponegoro remembers this woman as a pious figure and a chivalrous spirit. In her youth, Ratu Ageng had been the commander of the princess guard team of the king. In addition, together with her husband, Sultan Hamengkubuwono I, she fought against the Dutch until the signing of the Giyanti Agreement.
Despite her aristocratic status, Ratu Ageng lives mingling with the local community. Indirectly, Prince Diponegoro learned equality through the descendants of the founder of the Bima Sultanate.
Ratu Ageng also provides an example of an independent life. In his old age, this figure who is familiar with the world of pesantren is not so dependent on the palace.
For example, at the beginning of the Diponegoro War, the prince was able to finance his own troops. The most important example of Ratu Ageng is his love for the religious sciences.
The Tegalreja complex is often inviting and also the residence of pious scholars to give teachings.
This is supported by the location of this settlement which is indeed quite close to the three pathok of Islamic teaching countries for the sultanate, namely Kasongan, Papringan, and Melangi.
source: Republican Daily