29 - 30 June 2018 | 19:00 - Finish
Probolinggo, JAWA TIMUR
Pura Luhur Poten Bromo Probolinggo, Ngadisari, Sukapura
Organized By : Dinas Kebudayaan dan Pariwisata Provinsi Jawa Timur
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To pray for safety, prosperity and to repel misfortune to Sang Hyang Widhi, the Tenggerese people, whom spread in 60 villages around Mount Bromo, including Probolinggo, Lumajang, Pasuruan and Malang, hold the ritual of Yadnya Kasada.
In Pendapa Agung Ngadisari Village, guests are treated to gamelan music and dance performances of Sembilan Dewa (Nine Gods) and Roro Anteng dan Joko Seger dance. The sacred dance tells the legend of the origin of Tenggerese society. The order of the story in the dance is performed according to the standard. Local people believe that if the dance changes it will affect the activity of Mount Bromo.
After the reception night, the event continued with Yadnya Kasada ceremony in Pura Agung, one kilometer from the crater of Mount Bromo. Thousands of Tenggerese Hindus dressed in traditional clothing, walk five kilometers from the village to Pura Agung starting from midnight. They go hand in hand while carrying a variety of agricultural products such as vegetables, fruits and typical snacks made of corn flour called Raka Genep. These foods symbolize men, women and children, and are associated to harmony in the family.
During the night, they pray at Pura Poten led by the leader of Tenggerese Hindus. Rain bites or even eruption of Mount Bromo will not discourage Tenggerese Hindus from performing their ritual offerings to Jaya Kusuma, the eldest son of the Tenggerese ancestor, Roro Anteng and Joko Seger. After praying, they walk to the crater of Bromo and throw all the products into the crater. Yadnya Kasada ritual continues to be preserved no matter what, even when Bromo is erupted.
Since 2017, local government holds a cultural art festival called Exotika Bromo before the ritual Yadnya Kasada.
The ritual is held at Pura Luhur Poten, the only temple in the Tengger Tribal settlement. You can find the nearest lodging to ritual location in Ngadisari Village. Many lodging options and villas can be rented on the spot or booked ahead of time. Wear special trekking shoes and warm clothes and prepare also a mask and a raincoat.
Posted on 4 April 2018