For completeness of the Great Mosque of Kadipaten Purworejo (now called Masjid Darul Muttaqien), KRAA Cokronagoro I ordered the Raden Patih Cokrojoyo to quickly create bedug that comes from teak wood taken from forests Pendowo / Bragolan. Raden Patih Cokrojoyo, call Wedono Bragolan is Raden Tumenggung Prawironegoro, who is also the younger brother of KRAA Cokronagoro I own, to jointly execute the command. Finally it was agreed to make bedug major / supreme by using material from the base (Bongkot) teak bang branching five (in the science building Java / Serat Kaweruh Kalang called teak Pendowo), areas where the oak is called a village Pendowo, Village Bragolan District of Purwodadi.
After obtaining approval from Kanjeng Raden Adipati Arya Cokronagoro I, then began the manufacture of the Supreme Bedug that takes a long time because the equipment when it is not yet what it is today. Besides, when will work and workmanship at the time, has always supported from the scholars and workers to invoke the presence of Allah in order to always get the instructions as well as his strength.
Finally, bedug major / grand planned and made with full seriousness of the base material (Bongkot) teak bong rare shape and enormous size has to be realized. As for the number of nails used is teak wood rivets for nailing the front of the 120 fruit skin and the skin of the back of the 98 pieces. Other specifications are the front center line 194 cm, 180 cm behind the center line. Roving the front of 601 cm, 564 cm circumference rear. Created around 1762 or 1834 AD Java.
While the bedug shell is made of:
1. Skin bull size 220 cm midline.
2. The back of the 1936 is broken and replaced with cowhide Bengal (Ongak).
3. So far 2005 has been carried out the replacement of the rear bedug skin three times and the last in 1996.
Leather front remained intact since the original leather is made from buffalo leather.
Adapted from source:
1. Field of the cultures of the Department of Education and Culture District. purworejo
2. Book Purworejo Pilgrimage Tour, published by the Government Purworejo 2006
3. Photo: Drs. Eko RJ, Widiharto