The Yadnya Kasada Ceremony Mount Bromo
The existence of The Yadnya Kasada Ceremony Mount Bromo has the most important meaning for tengger people. This ritual known as a sacred celebration of Hindu religion, Not only Hindu community in tengger area but also all Hindu religions on Java Island and Bali participate the ritual celebration for Yadnya Kasada Ceremony at Mount Bromo.
The Yadnya Kasada ritual celebration has the main purpose to cure various unwanted occurance like diseases, problems experienced and to appease the nature from all disasters by the communities through an ancient Hindu mantras have recited by Hindu physician. These temple ceremonies are prayers to ask for blessings from the Gods and take place during allnight into dawn.
The Yadnya Kasada Ceremony Mount Bromo
The Yadnya Kasada Ceremony in Mount Bromo celebrated every years between on July – August month exactly at 14th days according the traditional Hindu lunar calendar. During one month before the Yadnya Kasada Day celebrated, The Tenggerese tribes from all villages scattered across the area will gather at the Luhur Poten Temple at the foot of Bromo volcano while waiting the time information for ceremony ritual. The ritual activities for Yadnya ceremony hold on full moon time. This Yadnya ritual ceremony has major to honor Sang HyangWidhi, the Almighty God, Roro Anteng, as a daughter of King Majapahit and Joko Seger, as the son of Brahmana kingdom.
The Yadnya ceremony ritual Mount Bromo is a hinduism god offerings to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa and the ancestors, especially Roro Anteng and Joko Seger. This traditional Yadnya Kasada ceremony held in Pura Luhur Poten located 300 meters before Mount Bromo Crater. Tengger tribe’s ritual aimed at raising the shaman or healer that exist in every village in the vicinity of Mt Bromo. In this festival Tengger tribe would throw offerings of vegetables, chickens, even money and some other kind of nature resource to inside of the Crater.
The Yadnya Kasada Mt Bromo was derived from the Tenggerese tribes, descendant of princes Majapahit kingdom since the 13th century, living in the highlands of Cemara Lawang. Though the majority of Javanese have converted to Islam, this unique community still clings to their beliefs from the ancient days of Majapahit till today. Like the Hindu Balinese, the Tenggerese worship Ida Sang Hyang Widi Wasa, (the almighty God), along with the Trimurti gods, Siwa, Brahma and Visnu, with added elements of Animism and Mahayana Buddhism.
One distinct feature that sets the Luhur Poten Temple apart from other Hindu temples in Indonesia is that it is constructed from natural black stones from the nearby volcanoes, while Balinese temples are usually made from red bricks.
Right on the eve of the 14th month Kasada Ceremony Mount Bromo, Tengger tribe would together carry offerings of livestock and agriculture to Pura Luhur Poten and wait until midnight time when the shaman ordained elders. Next, prepared offerings brought to the top of the crater of the mountain to be thrown into the crater as a symbol of the sacrifices made by their ancestors.
For Tengger tribe, After The Yadnya Kasada Ritual finish, They throw all thier offering form into the Bromo Crater as a form of vows or gratitude for livestock and agriculture are abundant. In the crater appeared to have waited many beggars and Tengger population living in the interior.
Interestingly again, they long ago had come here even deliberately set up temporary residence in the vicinity of Bromo tengger national park and hope to get ongkek – ongkek containing offerings of fruits, livestock, also money. Activities inland residents who are in the crater of Mt Bromo you can see from the evening time until noon time the day before the Yadnya Kasada Ceremony celebrated.
After You enjoy the activities of Yadnya Kasada Ceremony Mount Bromo. If You have more time, You can combined with other nature tourism in East Java like the tour package below.
- Mount Bromo Camping, Ijen tour package
- Mount Bromo, Rafting, Ijen Crater tour 3 days
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- 4 Days Mount Bromo, Ijen Crater, Paragliding tour
- Mount Bromo, Tumpak Sewu Waterfall tour 3 days
- Ijen Crater, Mount Bromo Milky Way Photography tour
- Mount Bromo, Madakaripura Waterfall tour 2 days
Best time to enjoy The Yadnya Kasada Ceremony Mount Bromo
The best time to enjoy The Yadnya Kasada Ceremony Mount Bromo is 3 days and 2 nights. Most domestics and foreigners enjoy the Yadnya Kasada Ceremony processing from start until finish ceremony, especially for photographers who always come before the Yadnya Kasada celerated. Some tourist make the Camping on Mount Bromo at around the temple while enjoy Mount Bromo Milky Way because in this time normally the sky is clear before the moon appears.
The Yadnya Kasada Ceremony on Mount Bromo is the most important time for Hinduism people. It only celebrated annually by tenggers community. If You need to see the Ceremony time activity, Hope You bring mountain clothes (Jacket, Gloves, Hat and other equipments) because the temperature in this Mountain reach 03 – 05 degree centigrade at night. For detail information about Mount Bromo Sunrise Tour package option, Accommodation and other facilities, You can visit Our Contact.