Makam Nyai Ageng Pinatih

Nyai Gede Pinatih adalah tokoh wanita Islam Gresik yang mempunyai peranan penting dalam sejarah perjalanan hidup Sunan Giri (Raden Paku) karena beliau adalah ibu angkat yang mengasuh dan membesarkan sekaligus mendidik Sunan Giri hingga dewasa. Berdasarakan beberapa catatan sejarah dan cerita tutur Nyai Gede Pinatih adalah seorang saudagar kaya raya yang sangat dihormati oleh Raja Majapahit, terbukti dari pengangkatannya sebagai Syah Bandar Gresik.

Bagi beberapa orang (wisatawan), akan merasa kurang afdol apabila berziarah ke Sunan Giri tanpa ke Makam ibu angkatnya ini. Beliau wafat dan dimakamkan di Kelurahan Kebungson sekitar 300 m sebelah utara Alun-alun Kota Gresik. Masyarakat Gresik memperingati Haul beliau setiap tanggal 12 bulan Syawal.

NYAI GEDE PINATIH TOMB

Nyai Gede Pinatih was one of very important woman Muslim in Gresik who had very important role in the biography of Sunan Giri (Raden Paku) because she was his adoptive mother who had been nurturing and growing him up, and also educating him until he was growing up. Referred to some historical records and folklores, Nyai Gede Pinatih was a very rich businesswoman whom was honored by the King of Majapahit, it was proved by her inauguration  as syahbandar (port authority) of Gresik.

For some people (tourists), it is not sufficient when they visit Sunan Giri graveyard without visiting Nyai Gede Pinatih’s tomb. Nyai Gede Pinatih died and was buried in Kebungson village, part of Gresik Sub-district of Gresik Regency (about 300 m from the north side of Gresik Town hall. People of Gresik commemorate her haul (date of death in Javanese culture) on every 12th of Syawwal (name of month in Islam Calendar).

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