Karaton, Keraton or Kraton, those words come from Keratuan, which means the place where the king lives. A simple clarification of it is broader meaning that each one structure and buildings among Sultan Palace have a necessary meaning related to essential Javanese philosophy of life, significantly is Sangkan Paraning Dumadi which means the origin conjointly destination of the creature.
In general, the Sultan Palace house stretches 5 kilometers 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 is symbolized of birth creature from the high place to spoilable world and conjointly the opposite manner has symbolized the return of creature to Dumadi (God in Javanese philosophy). The Palace is a physical image and conjointly the King that image of the necessary soul, which 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 symbolized of power temptation. The straight street is connecting between Sultan Palace and Tugu monument symbolizes shut relationship between creature and conjointly the Creator (Sangkan Paraning Dumadi). In the short meaning, that Tugu monument is an image of Lingga (male sex organ) and Krapyak is symbolized of Yoni (female sex organ) and therefore the Palace is a physical mixture of 2 things.