The Yadnya Kasada Ceremony At Mt.Bromo – Mount Bromo in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java is yet another one of Indonesia’s internationally favourite sightseer ends and one of “the worlds largest” toured pulls in East Java. This peculiar volcanic elevation possesses a stately panoramic view and a mystic feeling unlike any other. With a shadow of cigarette surge from its hole, and its rocky face rising high above the sandy countryside below, photographs of Mount Bromo have kindness publications, newspapers, trip websites, post card and pamphlets across the country and beyond. Recently, CNN GO listed Mount Bromo as one of its 60 Natural Doubts : The Ultimate List of Scenic Splendor.
Bromo’s sunups and sundowns are extremely astonishing, alluring guests from around the world, who scale its rocky roads to bask in their seemingly perpetual glowing. Mount Bromo flies to an altitude of 2,392 meters above sea level in a mesh of depressions and canyons amidst a prodigious plain, known as the “Sea of Sand”.
Aside from Bromo’s outdoor splendor, its appeal exists within its culture as well. The Yadnya Kasada is a festival comprised every 14 th era of the Kasada Month in the usual Hindu lunar calendar. This rite is to honor Sang HyangWidhi, the God Almighty, Roro Anteng, daughter of King Majapahit, and Joko Seger, son of Brahmana.
Yadnya Kasada is observed by the Tenggerese, who the hell is successors of monarches of the 13 th century Majapahit kingdom, living in the highlands of Mt. Bromo. Though the majority of Javanese have converted to Islam, this peculiar community still grasps to their beliefs from the ancient eras of Majapahit till today. Like the Hindu Balinese, the Tenggerese worship Ida Sang HyiangWidi Wasa, the Almighty God, along with the Trimurti deities, Siwa, Brahma and Visnu, with added elements of Animism and Mahayana Buddhism.
One month before the Yadnya Kasada Day, Tenggerese from numerous rocky villages sowed across the sphere will accumulate at the Luhur Poten Temple at the paw of Mount Bromo. One different aspect that sets the Luhur Poten Temple apart from other Hindu tabernacles in Indonesia is that it is fabricated from natural pitch black stones from the nearby volcanoes, while Balinese tabernacles are typically made from ruby-red bricks. These temple ceremonies are prayers to request bounties from the Gods, and often last long into the night.
When the Yadnya Kasada day arrives, the crowds that have traveled together up the mountain, throw offerings into the hole of the volcano. These sacrifices include vegetables, result, cattle, blooms and even money, and are offered in grateful for agricultural and livestock abundance. Despite the discernible hazard, some locals risk descending down into the hole to retrieve the sacrificed goods, expressed his belief that they will bring good luck.
The origin of this ritual stanch from an ancient lore of a princess reputation Roro Anteng and her husband Joko Seger. After many years of union, the couple abode childless, and therefore reflected atop Mount Bromo, beseeching the mountain deities of providing assistance. The deities conceded them 24 brats, under the condition that the 25 th juvenile must be thrown into the volcano as human relinquish. The deities’ seek was find, and so the tradition of offering sacrifices into the volcano to soothe the deities resumes until today, although instead of humans, chickens, goats and vegetables are hurled into the hole for relinquish.