Tunggul Ametung, who was a resident of Singashari before it became a kingdom, was killed by Ken Arok using a cursed kris, a type of Javanese knife, forged by Mpu Gandring. After he killed Tunggul Ametung, Ken Arok married Ken Dedes and built a Singashari Kingdom where he was the first king. Ken Arok married Ken Dedes because she was a very beautiful woman and was the Nareshwari, who could bring power to any man who married her.
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