Devotion and Sincerity

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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.

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23 comments

  1. Ahhh- I will keep my funnies to myself. Might not be appropaite here. I had no idea that any thing of the the sort or of this magnitude existed where you live. Or near by on another island? You don’t have answer my questions. I will not be lazy and I will try to find the answer to my questions via Dr. Mr. King, or Sir Google…

    Very interesting post, Aan.

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    1. Oh come on… which questions?
      This thing is still happened here in Yogyakarta palace. The place about 3km from my house.. And then, which question do you mean, Yvonne? I will be happy to answer… πŸ™‚

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      1. AAn, that is my sarcastic and dry humor although I wanted to go about it in another way. But I had no idea that all of that still exists. It seems that I have been living on another planet. Is the higher up a ruling person who dictates the law of the land? See, I can look all of that up? If I ask you a question- it is because I am interested in what you have presented to your subjects er I mean to say, viewers.

        3km- I think that means 3 miles more or less but I think actually a bit more.

        Anyway, congrats on the 101 likes but which post is it? I tried to find it but I didn’t have so much time to look.

        Don’t worry about answering the questions? I can eventually find the answers. You are so busy- I hope your hand is ok by now.

        Regards,
        Yvonne

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      2. OMG, you make me laugh again!! πŸ˜†

        it’s on the Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons

        My hand is getting better but still bandaged now. Thanks Yvonne.. πŸ™‚

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    1. Mereka tentunya punya pekerjaan pokok lain di luar sebagai abdi dalem kraton… entah petani, pedagang atau yang lainnya. Karena menjadi abdi dalem tidak lantas setiap hari bekerja di dalam kraton, namun terjadwal

      ada seorang teman, area manajer perusahaan multinasional di jakarta, tapi dua minggu sekali dia rela pulang ke jogja, bertugas sebagai prajurit dengan gaji Rp 2500,- per bulan! Hehe.. buat ongkos transport Jakarta – Jogja aja udah gak masuk!

      Eh, jam segini belum bobok? πŸ™‚

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  2. ada seorang teman, area manajer perusahaan multinasional di jakarta, tapi dua minggu sekali dia rela pulang ke jogja, bertugas sebagai prajurit dengan gaji Rp 2500,- per bulan! Hehe.. buat ongkos transport Jakarta – Jogja aja udah gak masuk!

    wew hebat yah teman nya om ini….

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