Troloyo grave is a complex of a graveyard,
which has two parts, front part and back part. In front
part, there is a grave of Syayid Jumadil Kubro, an Islam
spreader in Java before Wali Songo. And in the back part,
there are grave of Sunan Ngudung and Syayid Usman. Troloyo
graveyard is one of proof of Muslim community in Majapahit
era. This grave is located in Sidodadi sub-village, Sentonorejo
village, Trowulan district, Mojokerto regency.
This pilgrim tourism object is often visits by many visitors
who want to pray or make a wish of something. They believe
that people who burying in this graveyard is the beginner
of Wali Songo. This place used to pray and make a wish by
pilgrims, especially for they who want to change their destiny,
to regret, or just pray and having pilgrimage tour.
According to folklore that collected by J. Knebel, Troloyo
is a rest place for the Moslem commercial in their propagating
Islam to Prabu Brawijaya V with his followers. In Troloyo
forest then made ‘petilasan’ (meditaion place)
to mark that event. According to Poerwodarminta, ‘Tralaya’
come from word ‘setra’ and ‘pralaya’.
Setra means spacious field / region to exile carcass (dead
body), while Pralaya means break / die / disaster. Setra
and Pralaya words are shortened to ‘Tralaya’.
The ancient thing in Troloyo is an old Islam cemetery coming
from Majapahit period. This cemetery is the evidence of
Moslem community in Majapahit capital region. This Moslem
community was also mentioned by Ma-Huan in book Ying Yai
- Sing Lan, what written in 1416 M.
This old cemetery had attracted some bachelor’s attention
to check, for example PJ. Veth, Verbeek, Knebel, Krom, and
LC. Damais. According To LC. Damais, Makam Troloyo cover
range of time between 1368-1611 M. Based on research result
which have been done, it was only a name that buried in
Troloyo cemetery complex, that is Zainudin. But the gravestone
place, which used that name, is no longer recognized, while
name of figures that mentioned in this cemetery come from
This cemetery complex that about two hectares is contain
of graves / cemeteries which partly open and some have dome.
This cemetery is contain of:
1. Grave dome that believed as grave of Syekh Jumadil Kubro,
Sheikh Abdul Qodir Jailani Sini, Sheikh Maulana Skah, and
Syekh Maulana Ibrahim
2. Walisongo Grave
3. Sunan Ngudung Grave
4. Putri Kencono Wungu and Anjasmoro Grave
5. Seven Grave (Makam Tujuh) that contain of seven graves
With those graves, there are many pilgrims come every day.
Especially every Thursday night (Malam Jum’at Legi
– One of sacred day of Javanese), the thousands pilgrims
come here to get finite benediction until early morning.
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