Yadnya Kasada : A journey to the God of Mountain

July 14, 2017 § Leave a comment

Yadnya Kasada is the main festival of the Tenggerese people and lasts about a month. On the 14th day of the Kasada, the Tenggerese make the journey to Mount Bromo and make offerings of rice, fruits, vegetables, flowers and livestock by throwing them into the volcano’s caldera. These offerings are given to seek the blessings from the deity of Mount Bromo, Hyang Widi Wasa, the God of the mountain.

The origin of this ritual stems from the ancient legend of Mount Bromo, about a princess named Roro Anteng and her husband called Joko Seger. After many years of marriage, the couple remained childless. They therefore meditated atop Mount Bromo, beseeching the mountain gods for assistance. The gods granted them 24 children, with the condition that the 25th child must be thrown into the volcano as human sacrifice. The tradition of throwing sacrifices into the volcano to appease these ancient deities continues until today.

At midnight, the procession of a large variety of offerings walked to the Pura (Temple) Luhur Poten at the sea of sands right at the foot of Mount Bromo. The Dukun (Shamans), elders, Tenggerese as well as the entire Tengger community gathered to pray to God for peace, safety, good fortune, and prosperity. Nearing the first rays of dawn, all offerings were carried up to the edge of Mount Bromo’s crater, and prepared to be thrown into the deep fiery cauldron. NSTP/ADI SAFRI

IMG_4272A  view of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia.

IMG_4260‘Sesajen’ or an offerings of fruits and vegetables to seek blessings from the deity of Mount Bromo, Hyang Widi Wasa, the God of the mountain at Pura (Temple) Luhur Poten in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia.

IMG_4256An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu shaman prepares Sesajen or an offerings of fruits and vegetables to seek blessings from the deity of Mount Bromo, Hyang Widi Wasa, the God of the mountain at Pura (Temple) Luhur Poten in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia.

IMG_4259An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu shaman praying for worshipers at Pura (Temple) Luhur Poten as part of the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4253Head of an Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu shaman praying for worshipers at Pura (Temple) Luhur Poten as part of the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4257An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu shaman praying for worshipers at Pura (Temple) Luhur Poten as part of the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4264An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu worshiper heat their body from cold weather condition before heading to the crater of mount Bromo during Yadnya Kasada festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia.

IMG_4262An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu shaman smokes before continue a pray at Pura (Temple) Luhur Poten in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4250An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu shaman praying for worshipers at Pura (Temple) Luhur Poten as part of the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4246An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu shaman praying for worshipers at Pura (Temple) Luhur Poten as part of the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4220An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu worshipper carries offerings and make a fire ritual during the Yadnya Kasada Festival as they head to the crater of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4267An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu worshipper carries offerings during the Yadnya Kasada Festival as they head to the crater of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4270An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu worshipper carries offerings during the Yadnya Kasada Festival as they head to the crater of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4221An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu worshipper carries a goat as an offerings during the Yadnya Kasada Festival as they head to the crater of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4255An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu worshipper carries offerings during the Yadnya Kasada Festival as they head to the crater of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4254An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu worshipper carries offerings during the Yadnya Kasada Festival as they head to the crater of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4251An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu worshipper carries offerings during the Yadnya Kasada Festival as they head to the crater of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo, East Java, IndonesiaIMG_4261A fruit, vegetables, livestock, flowers and rice are been prepared before throwed into the crater of Mount Bromo as an offerings during the Yadnya Kasada Festival

IMG_4273A general view of worshippers gathering at the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, East Java, IndonesiaIMG_4276An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu worshipper throws a chicken as an offering towards the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4268A Hindu worshippers pray at the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4271An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu worshipper throws a money as an offering towards the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4275An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu worshipper throws a goat as an offering towards the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4274 (1)An Indonesian villagers wait for an offerings thrown by Hindu worshippers at the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4239An Indonesian villagers use nets as to catch a money thrown by Hindu worshippers at the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4258An Indonesian villagers collect his catch thrown by Hindu worshippers at the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4225A general view of worshippers gathering at the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4249An Indonesian villagers use nets as they wait for an offerings thrown by Hindu worshippers at the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4266A Hindu worshippers pray at the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

IMG_4263An Indonesian villagers collect his catch thrown by Hindu worshippers at the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia

Thaipusam 2015

February 5, 2015 § Leave a comment

This year I came back for Thaipusam after 2 years ago. It’s a bit awkward for a first minute. Then it slowly better feeling. Below are some my pictures during Thaipusam celebration in Batu Caves.

THAIPUSAMGOMBAK 03 February 2015. A Hindu devotee takes a ritual shower before he starts his pilgrimage to the sacred Batu Caves Temple during Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month

THAIPUSAMGOMBAK 03 February 2015. A Hindu devotee performs in a trance during a pilgrimage to the sacred Batu Caves Temple during Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month.

THAIPUSAMGOMBAK 03 February 2015. Hindu devotee carrying a pot as participates in Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month.

THAIPUSAMGOMBAK 03 February 2015. A Hindu devotee takes a ritual perform before he starts his pilgrimage to the sacred Batu Caves Temple during Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month.

THAIPUSAMGOMBAK 03 February 2015. A Hindu devotee performs in a trance during a pilgrimage to the sacred Batu Caves Temple during Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month.

THAIPUSAMGOMBAK 03 February 2015. A Hindu devotee takes a ritual shower before he starts his pilgrimage to the sacred Batu Caves Temple during Thaipusam festival in Batu Caves. Thaipusam is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community on the full moon in the Tamil month

Tin Mining on HM August 9, 2014

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Nuzul Quran

July 16, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Tahfiz Students read the Quran during the coming of Nuzul Al-Quran (the revelation of the Quran) during Ramadan at Maahad Academy in Kuala Lumpur July 15, 2014. NSTP/Adi Safri

 

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Tahfiz Students trying to memorize the Quran during the coming of Nuzul Al-Quran (the revelation of the Quran) during Ramadan at Maahad Academy in Kuala Lumpur July 15, 2014. NSTP/Adi Safri

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Tahfiz Students read the Quran during the coming of Nuzul Al-Quran (the revelation of the Quran) during Ramadan at Maahad Academy in Kuala Lumpur July 15, 2014. NSTP/Adi Safri

MAAHAD TAHFIZ BANAT AMPANG / RAMADAN

 

Tahfiz Students read the Quran during the coming of Nuzul Al-Quran (the revelation of the Quran) during Ramadan at Maahad Academy in Kuala Lumpur July 15, 2014. NSTP/Adi Safri

MAAHAD TAHFIZ BANAT AMPANG / RAMADAN

 

Tahfiz Students read the Quran during the coming of Nuzul Al-Quran (the revelation of the Quran) during Ramadan at Maahad Academy in Kuala Lumpur July 15, 2014. NSTP/Adi Safri

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Ramadan

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AKTIVITI RAMADHAN MASJID JAMEKA man recite the Quran in a mosque during the coming month of Ramadan at Kuala Lumpur July 3, 2014. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calender. Muslim worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadith.

AKTIVITI RAMADHAN MASJID JAMEKA man recite the Quran in a mosque during the coming month of Ramadan at Kuala Lumpur July 3, 2014. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calender. Muslim worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadith.

 

AKTIVITI RAMADHAN MASJID JAMEKMosque officials distributing food to people for breaking the fast during the month of Ramadan at a mosque, Kuala Lumpur July 3, 2014. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calender. Muslim worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadith.

AKTIVITI RAMADHAN MASJID JAMEKA muslim women recite the Quran in a mosque during the coming month of Ramadan at Kuala Lumpur July 5, 2014. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calender. Muslim worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadith.

AKTIVITI RAMADHAN MASJID JAMEKMuslims recite the Quran in a mosque during the coming month of Ramadan at Kuala Lumpur July 5, 2014. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calender. Muslim worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadith.

 

AKTIVITI RAMADHAN MASJID JAMEKMuslims prayers in a mosque during the coming month of Ramadan at Kuala Lumpur July 5, 2014. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calender. Muslim worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadith.

AKTIVITI RAMADHAN MASJID JAMEKA muslim women recite the Quran in a mosque during the coming month of Ramadan at Kuala Lumpur July 5, 2014. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calender. Muslim worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadith.

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