Abdi dalem or the courtiers are people who served the Sultan in Yogyakarta palace. There are some types of courtiers, according to the duties and ranks. Its devotion has been done for a dozen years, even decades. The devotion here is not expecting salary, rank or position. They also serve voluntarily and not because of money, because their salaries were very minimal and even did not make sense. If money were their orientation, there will no longer the number of abdi dalem, which has now reached more than 2300 people in Yogyakarta palace.
Their loyal devotion to the palace is doing the king’s orders in radiating Javanese culture in the community.