Putri Ayu Nyimas Rahima

Putri Ayu Nyimas Rahima | Edisi Indonesia

Folklore from Jambi

IN Jambi, there is one grave that is considered as sacred. It is the grave of Putri Ayu Nyimas Rahima. She was the wife of Sultan Muhammad, a king who once ruled Jambi. Do you want to know why Putri Ayu's grave is still taken care very well? Read on!

Nyimas Rahima was the daughter of Kemas Mahmud. He was an honorable man in Jambi. Nyimas Rahima was very beautiful. She also had good manners. She was polite and helpful. She was also religious. People enjoyed listening to her great voice when she recited the holy Alquran. With the qualities she had, no wonder people loved her.

At that time Jambi was having a war with the Dutch. People fought bravely. They were led by Sultan Muhammad, their wise, strong, powerful, and young king. Yup, Sultan Muhammad was still a young man.

The king heard about Nyimas Rahima. He was curious with her. He wanted to see how beautiful she was. So, one night he secretly left the battle just to see Nyimas Rahima.

The king arrived at Kemas Mahmud's house. He was surprised to have the king as his guest. The king finally met Nyimas Rahima. The king fell in love at the first sight. Nobody knew that Nyimas Rahima also loved him. She had admired the king for a long time.

The king did not want to waste time. He proposed Nyimas Rahima to be his wife. The proposal was accepted. Since they were in the middle of a war, the families agreed not to celebrate the wedding in a great ceremony. It was held very simply and modestly.

The king brought Nyimas Rahima to his palace. She was then named Putri Ayu. The king and the queen lived happily. When the king left her to join the war, the queen never stopped praying for him. She took care of the kingdom very well when her husband was away. The people were very grateful having Putri Ayu as their queen.

Their lives became much happier when they had a baby boy. The king named him Adipati. The king could not spend much time with his family. The war did not end yet. The queen understood that her husband had to defend their land.  She always taught her son about patriotism. Prince Adipati grew bigger and he often asked why his father often left the palace. The queen told the prince that his father had to defend their land.

The king and the queen would have a second child. Yes, the queen was pregnant. The king and the queen were so happy.

The war was getting worse. The Dutch multiplied the number of their soldiers. And that made the king worked harder.

The king had not been home for months. The queen was about to deliver her baby. She did not complain. She still took care of the kingdom very well. However her condition was weaker and weaker. She was not healthy.

The queen's condition was getting worse. Her health decreased tremendously. God had another plan. The queen passed away. She died.

The queen was buried in the palace park. The grave was built beautifully.

Prince Adipati was extremely sad. He just lost his mother and he did not know where his father was. Unfortunately the Dutch had come near the palace. The prince was asked to leave the palace.

After the prince left the palace, the Dutch soldiers arrived at the empty palace. They did not find anyone. Instead they found a beautiful grave. They asked who was buried there. When they knew about Putri Ayu, the Dutch decided not to destroy the grave.

The grave still exists. The local people consider it as a sacred grave. ***

Kerinci, Jambi

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