Unjukkan Dalem

Unjukkan dalem, sebuah bentuk tradisi turun temurun yang ada di Kraton Yogyakarta. Tradisi tersebut ialah memberikan sajian minuman kepada Raja Kraton Yogyakarta, Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X. minuman yang disajikan ialah the, kopi, dan air putih. Tradisi tersebut telah ada sejak zaman Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono I dan masih berlangsung sampai sekarang. Para abdi dalem kraton Yogyakarta mengantarkan minuman tersebut dua kali dalam sehari, yakni pada sekitar pukul 8 dan pukul 11. Minuman Raja tersebut di buat di Patehan dan diantarkan ke ruangan raja oleh para abdi dalem. Walaupun mungkin sang Raja tidak berada di kraton, para abdi dalem tetap melakukan tradisi tersebut.

Bagi para Abdi dalem, tradisi tersebut mempunyai makna dan harapan bahwa walaupun mungkin Raja tidak sedang ada di Kraton atau tidak di Yogyakarta, rasa tentram dan nyaman masih terasa dan melekat karena tradisi tersebut merupakan salah satu bentuk komunikasi untuk mendekatkan mereka terhadap Raja Kraton Yogyakarta.

In English Language

Unjukkan Dalem or the Sultan’s beverage is a hereditary form of tradition in Sultan Palace Yogyakarta. The tradition is about providing beverage offerings to the Sultan of Yogyakarta palace, Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X. The beverages are tea, coffee, and water. This tradition has existed since the days of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono I and it still going on until now. Abdi dalem or servant deliver the beverage twice a day, at around 8 am and 11 am.

The beverage was made in Patehan and delivered to the Sultan’s room. Although Sultan was not in the palace, the abdi dalem keep doing that tradition. For abdi dalem, the tradition has meaning and hopes. Although the Sultan not currently exist in the palace or not in Yogyakarta, they still have a sense/feel of ease and comfortably because the tradition is one form of communication to bound them to their Sultan.

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