MAJAPAHIT. A word that invokes collective imagination of greatness and might. Majapahit’s might and glory becomes inspiration to unite the archipelago. This idea was inspired by Kakawin Desawarnana / Nagarakrtagama by Mpu Prapanca, which was recognized by UNESCO as a Memory of the World in 2008. It recounted the greatness of Majapahit Kingdom during the golden age of King Hayam Wuruk. Majapahit inspired Indonesia to become a multicultural country based on Bhinneka Tunggal Ika.

The kingdom’s principles based on Hindu-Buddhism seen in literature and artefacts has unified these differences. There was even evidence of Islam at the beginning of Majapahit. This has inspired Indonesia to become a multicultural country based on Unity in Diversity, a term found in Kakawin Sutasoma by Mpu Tantular written during the Majapahit era.
Research on Trowulan as the former capital of Majapahit began in 1815 under Wardenaar during the Raffles administration. Further research is currently being carried out by PATI (Indonesian Integrated Archaeological Research), which started in 2008 by the Department of Archeology of four leading universities; University of Indonesia, Gadjah Mada University, Hasanuddin University, and Udayana University. It is supported by the ARSARI Djojohadikusumo Foundation and the Ministry of Education and Culture. The results of this conservation effort need to be disseminated to the community, with knowledge and collaboration of experts around the world. Therefore, on 12 November 2020, the ARSARI Djojohadikusumo Foundation and Archeology Department of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Udayana University, worked together to host an international webinar exploring a Majapahit heritage site in the perspective of urban development and conservation.

The greatness and massive influence of the Majapahit Kingdom is crystallized in “Surya Majapahit” symbol, picturing a sun that shines its light to all corners of the world, shining through the archipelago and beyond. It is due to this that the international webinar theme this time takes the theme “The Vibration of Majapahit”.


Buku dapat didapatkan di: Yayasan ARSASI Djojohadikusumo

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