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Raden Kartamarma is the son of Prabu Destarastra; he is one of the most respected of the Kurawas, and reigns in the princedom of Banyutinalang. In crucial situations Kartamarma is usually the hero chosen to represent and lead the Kurawa forces.

In the Baratayuda Kartamarma is always victorious and, indeed at the end of the war he still leads the remaining forces of Astina in guerilla warfare. When Aswatama is about to kill the remaining forces of Astina in the end of the Baratayuda, Kartamarma accompanies him. When Aswatama is killed, Kartamarma flees and comes upon Raden Wrekudara who slays him.

Kartamarma has kedondongan putih eyes, and a dempak nose [large, slightly bulbous]. He wears a diadem with the garuda ornament in back. He wears the sekar kluwih ear ornaments and the praba royal backwing over his shoulders. He wears the ulur-ulur necklace as well as bracelets, anklets and armbands. He wears the kerajaan lengkap loincloth.

(Sumber: Sejarah Wayang Purwa. Hardjowirogo. Jakarta: Perpustakaan Perguruan Kementerian P.P. dan K., 1955)

Publisher: Lontar Foundation;

Created: 2014

Source Rights: Ki Purbo Asmoro

Manuscript Code: LF-Kartamarma.ks_P5112907.jpg

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