Abdi Dalem in Indonesia

Portrait of an Abdi Dalem in the Royal Palace (Kraton) of Yogyakarta, Indonesia
An Abdi Dalem | The Royal Palace (Kraton) of Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The Abdi Dalems of Indonesia are royal servants. They live a life of devotion towards the sultanate palace and their sultan. The Abdi Dalem pictured here is a guide at the Royal Palace (Kraton) of Yogyakarta who gave me a moment for me to capture him while he was guiding a group.

Thankful to Wonderful Indonesia and the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism for a great opportunity to see Indonesia.

131 Replies to “Abdi Dalem in Indonesia”

  1. Devotional sincerity. That is what is evident in the man’ s face. Apparently he is a royal servant but your photograph is exemplary of the magical revelation that true art form does by revealing what is not ordinarily visible.

    Joshi this is marvel! Thank u for enlightening me that art is pure extremely pure endeavor of an artist that enables experience of sublime bliss!

    Smiling payal.

  2. Thank you for your brief description of the Abdi Dalems of Indonesia who are loyal royal servants.

    Yogyakarta’s capture is lively.

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