Karaton, Keraton or Kraton, those words come from Keratuan, which means the place where the king lives. Simple clarification of it's broader meaning that each one structures and buildings among Sutan Palace has necessary meaning related to essential Javanese philosophy of life, significantly Sangkan Paraning Dumadi which means the origin and conjointly destination of creature.
In general, the Sultan Palace house stretches 5 kilometres southwest to Krapyak village and combine within the north until Tugu monument. Throughout this notional line, there is reversed belief linear line that tells symbolical philosophy: the direction from south to north symbolizes of birth creature from high place to spoil able world and conjointly the opposite manner symbolizes return of creature to Dumadi (God in Javanese philosophy). The Palace is physical image and conjointly the King that image of necessary soul that presents into the shape.
The direction from Sultan Palace to Tugu monument represents of road life with full of temptations. Beringharjo market symbolizes of women temptation and then Kepatihan building is symbolizes of power temptation. The straight street connecting between Sultan Palace and Tugu monument symbolizes shut relationship between creature and conjointly the Creator (Sangkan Paraning Dumadi). In short meaning, Tugu monument is image of Lingga (male sex organ) and Krapyak symbolizes of Yoni (female sex organ) and therefore the Palace is physical mixture of 2 things.