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