Rajasa dynasty

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Rajasa was the ruling dynasty of Singhasari kingdom and later Majapahit empire in 13th to 15th century eastern Java. The rulers of Singhasari and Majapahit trace their origins back to the mysterious figure of Ken Arok or Sri Ranggah Rajasa, who founded the Rajasa dynasty early in the 13th century. According to the Pararaton, Ken Arok was born in the Tumapel region (present day Malang, East Java).[1] He was considered as the dynasty founder of both the Singhasari and Majapahit line of monarchs.[2]

In Sanskrit, the term rajasa means either "passion" or "dust"/"soil".[3]

List of rulers[edit]

Genealogy diagram of Rajasa Dynasty, the royal family of Singhasari and Majapahit. Rulers are highlighted with period of reign.

Singhasari period:

  1. Ken Arok (1222—1227)[4]:185–187
  2. Anusapati (1227—1248)[4]:187–188
  3. Panji Tohjaya (1248)[4]:188
  4. Vishnuwardhana-Narasimhamurti (1248—1268)[4]:188
  5. Kertanegara (1268—1292)[4]:188

Majapahit period:

  1. Raden Wijaya (1294—1309)[4]:232–233
  2. Jayanegara (1309—1328)[4]:233
  3. Tribhuwana Wijayatunggadewi (1328—1350)[4]:234
  4. Hayam Wuruk (1350—1389)[4]:234

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Rajasa Dynasty". East Java.com. Retrieved 2010-07-25.
  2. ^ Southeast Asia: a historical encyclopedia. Books Google. Retrieved 2010-07-25.
  3. ^ "Rajasa". Sanskrit dictionary.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Cœdès, George (1968). The Indianized states of Southeast Asia. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 9780824803681.

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