Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Kauman Masjid

Mosque Kauman included in the list of old mosque in the land of Java. Located adjacent to Johar Market , Semarang. Previously, this complex is a square where people gather Semarang. Until now, building Kauman Mosque still standing strong despite the surrounding neighborhood streets had been crowded with stalls, street vendors, and public transportation where waiting passengers.

Kauman Mosque was founded in the early 16th century. The founder of the mosque is Kiai Ageng Pandanaran who later founded the mosque again around Bubakan, who became the district after the pilgrimage due to the Chinese people uprising known as the War of Semarang (1742).

Kauman Mosque renovation many times. Kiai Duke Surohadimenggolo III , as Regent of Semarang at the time, replacing the mosque became a bigger mosque in 1759-1760. Development is celebrated with three inscriptions that are still stuck at the main gate that read letters Javanese mosque, Latin, and Arabic.

Writing in the inscription is still very clearly legible even when worn with age. This is very interesting to study that this mosque is one of the great mosque and influential dizamannya. The mosque is also visited by many people from different regions. This indicates that Hyderabad had always been one of the big city as well as an advanced port city.

When RM Tumenggung Ario Purboningrat to power in 1867, he renovated the mosque. Then on 23 April 1889 with assistance from the Assistant Resident of Semarang GI Blume and Regent R Tumenggung Cokrodipuro, the mosque was renovated again. Dutch architect GA Gambier trusted to handle the job. Mosque completed in the renovation of 23 November 1890. AH Plas in his van't Verjongde En't Verjongde Hyderabad Hyderabad Mosque Kauman dub 1911 as the de fraii misigit or a beautiful mosque.

Although Hyderabad now has the Great Mosque of Central Java which is more stately and large, the existence Kauman Mosque will be retained. Until now, the Mosque Kauman still serve as a place of ritual Dugderan , early warning of Ramadan. A tradition carried out by generations since ancient times.


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