Ancestor Mohammad Prananda Prabowo: Bagelen, Cross Period Of Bhumi Juang (12)

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Trah Fighters Mdang I Bhumi Mataram, Purworejo Land of Birth of a Great Figure

C. Bagelen as a Cross-Period Bhumi

As if “outlined”, from time to time Bagelen appeared as “bhumi fighting”. The area where the lines of struggle take place in it. In the long history of the Purworejo area, this area was recorded as the chosen area and was made the center of governance, since the Hindu-Buddhist era, the Colonial Period, until now. As explained above, since the Hindu-Buddhist Period, precisely in the era of the reign of King Belitung, bhumi Bagelen – said to be called “Mdang I Bhumi Mataram” has become a fighting base to achieve the glory of the kingdom of Mataram.

The spirit of Bagelen struggle continued into the Islamic Development Period, where Sunan Geseng from Bagelen carried out Islamic propaganda in the South Kedu area, and then extended to several places in Central Java and even reached Tuban. Until now, former Bagelen (now “Purworejo”) is known as “the center of Islamic education”.

The great kyais did not come from Bagelen. One of them is Kyai Taptajani, professor from Purworejo Regent I (RAA. Cokronegoro I), Prince Diponegoro, Prince Adisuria and Patih Danurejo. The tomb of Kyai Taptajani or Taptonjani (real name “Taftazani”) is on a hill called “Kayu Lawang” Mudal Village, Purworejo District. Although it was originally taught in Pathok Negoro, Mlagi Village, Sleman, the tomb is located in Kayu Kawang, Purworejo. is Kyai Ghozali, the great-grandfather of Mohammad Prananda Prabowo.

In the formation of the Sultanate of Mataram Bagelen also contributed. Some “kenthol (mainstay figures)” from Bagelen by Sutawijaya (entitled “Panembahan Senapati”) were made the main force of Mataram. It was not only in the Kasultanan era that the figures from Bagelen played a role in military operations but in later periods. , so Bagelen’s name is highly respected in other regions, and the position of the center and its contribution is recorded in the history of Java, not least in the Colonial Period, since the VOC era, the Dutch East Indies to military aggression in the War of Independence.

When the “Javanese War (Diponegoro War)” took place in the years 1825-1830 Baghini became a war hero. Prince Diponegoro received broad support from Bagelen residents and residents of the surrounding area. Likewise in the era of the “War of Independence (1945-1948)”, Bagelen (Purworejo) was once again a “fighting ground.” There were many great fighters, such as Urip Sumoharjo, Ahmad Yani, Sarwo Edy Wibowo, WR Supratman – the creator of the national anthem “Indonesia. Raya “, were warriors from Bhumi Bagelen. Among them was Muhammad Ridwan Tjokrodipo, Prananda’s grandfather’s brother, who in Military Aggression I (1947) and II (1948) became Commander of the BPRI Purworejo Army and Purwokerto MPK Commander Purworejo, Sarwo Edy Wibowo is a military soldier and M. Ridwan Tjokrodipo.

The Bruno region in Bagelen, which in the War of Independence (1945-1948) was the headquarters of the freedom fighters, hid for a year (1948-1949 as the capital of the Central Java Province “On the Run”, because Semarang was then occupied by the Dutch. Governor of Central Java Province at that time, namely KRT Wongso Nagoro, residing in Dul Wahid’s house, that is, a resident of Kembangan Village, with the support of the “Military Government” during the War of Independence II, in which a TNI battalion – which was in charge of two platoons and four company troops, under the leadership of R. Sroehardoyo.

The history of struggle from time to time in the area of ​​Bagelen (Purworejo) is sufficient reason to predict Bagelen (Purworejo) as a “cross-period fighting bhumi”.

D. Like “Falling Fruit Not Far from the Tree”

The word pearl says “fruit does not fall far from the tree”. Fruit trees, the fruits of which benefit the public. The fruit falls because it is ripe under or around the place where the tree (taru, wreksa) grows like it contains the message that a good deed (sudharmma) is like “a fruit tree (pala-wreksa / taru)”, which is a fruit (nutmeg) – it in time falls below or around it. Good and useful trees produce good fruit.

Furthermore, the fruit of goodness will also give good to others. If the pearl of wisdom is associated with the concept of “genealogical relatives”, it can be said that good people have the potential to bring down good people as well, as well as the goodness of good people gives goodness to other members of the surrounding community.

Prananda’s ancestors are good people, even enough reason to be declared a “figure”. At least there were important figures in the Purworejo area (said to be “Bagelen”) in the past. Call it, the sister of his grandfather (Dr. Aris Dadi Tjokrodipo), namely Dr. Muhammad Ridwan Tjokrodipo was an exponent of the Armed Forces 45. His father was also a “warrior”, to be exact a “medical warrior”, primarily in eradicating the ferocious Frambusia virus in the 1950s.

Like his grandfather’s younger brother, who between 1947-1948 fought militarily, Prananda’s father died in military service in 1970. In an earlier event, when the Javanese War in 1825-1830, Tumenggung Tjokrodipo’s descendants also fought the Bagelen fighting party on Prince Diponegoro’s side

Hopefully, as the sound and meaning of the pearl of the word “fruit fall not far from the tree”, Mohammad Prananda Prabowo who from his father’s line is good people, figures who are said to have contributed to the public, now and later Prananda also appeared going forward as its predecessors. Papa kabhuktihi (may produce proof), Aamin.