Salakanagara

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Salakanagara kingdom is the first historically recorded Indianized kingdom in Western Java, created by Indian trader after marrying a local Sundanese princess.[1] This Kingdom existed between 200-362 AD.

According to a history record from India, the kingdom ruled Javadwipa from 200 AD to 362 AD. The founder of the kingdom was Aki Tirem. The kings of Salakanagara were:

  • 1. Dewawarman I
  • 2. Dewawarman II
  • 3. Dewawarman III
  • 4. Dewawarman IV
  • 5. Dewawarman V
  • 6. Dewawarman VI
  • 7. Dewawarman VII
  • 8. Dewawarman VIII

Edi S. Ekajati, one of Indonesia historian, has an opinion that Salakanagara is Argyre which was a mythical island of silver in Greek and Roman mythology because Salakanagara means country of silver in Sanskrit.

Salakanagara was replaced by Tarumanagara.

References[edit]

  1. Edi S. Ekadjati, Kebudayaan Sunda Zaman Pajajaran, Jilid 2, Pustaka Jaya, 2005