When the graveyard has royal patronage (e.g. Yogyakartan or Surakartan) the juru kunci is given a name, status, a very limited honorarium and is part of an extensive network of guardians over ancestral and sacred graves.
Another popular juru kunci is the Juru Kunci of The Forbidden Forest of the Upper Cibeet River , Ceceng Rusmana or Ki Juru Kunci Girang Tampian. He protects the forest which is sacred and holy from exploitation, because that forbidden forest is heritage from his forefather in Dayeuhluhur, Cilacap, Java.
Among football fans, teams who stayed at the bottom rank are also jokingly called juru kunci. This refers to the habit of the juru kunci to stay very close to or actually in the site they are guarding, and rarely travels far from the site they are guarding due to their responsibilities.
- "The mount of fire, Islam and local culture", Jakarta Post, Financial Times Ltd, 2010-11-22, ISSN 0215-3432
- http://blog-sejarah.blogspot.com.au/2010/11/legenda-mbah-maridjan-mantan-juru-kunci.html Mbah Maridjan was a notable juru kunci on Gunung Merapi
- "Some Choose to Stay Near Java Volcano.(11:00-12:00 PM)(Broadcast transcript)(Audio file)", Morning Edition, National Public Radio, 2006-05-08, retrieved 20 October 2016
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