Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Yadnya Kasada 2012

Finished Ongkek-Ongkek.
On 3-4 August last month Tenggerese People held a ceremony called "Yadnya Kasada" at Mount Bromo, Probolinggo, East Java. Yadnya Kasada or usually called Kasodo is held annually every 14th day of the month Kasada in the traditional Hindu Tengger calendar by throwing sesajen (offerings) into the crater of Mount Bromo. The ceremony is a symbol of gratitude to Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa (God Almighty) and to invoke blessings and salvation for all people. Before Kasada held, some residents of the villages around the area of ​​Mount Bromo prepare offerings called Ongkek-Ongkek. Offerings is arranged in such a way, containing crops such as vegetables, fruits, flowers, and cattle animals.

The ceremony begins with the inaugural Kasada shamans from several villages in Bromo and staging of dance dramas 'Rara Anteng and Jaka Seger' in the Great Hall Ngadisari Village. Around 12 o'clock Midnight, Ongkek-ongkek that had been created will be brought together by the shaman and the residents of each village around Bromo to the Poten Temple at the foot of Mount Bromo. Then proceed with. shaman inauguration Shaman for the Tengger people are leaders in the field of religion, which usually leads the rituals of marriage etc.. Before inaugurated the shaman must pass the exam by rote and recite spells.

After a series of events at the 'Poten temple' after the then all Shamans and residents
rushing into the crater of Mount Bromo with its own Ongkek to offer. But the interesting thing is this offering does not directly fall into the crater because there are some people from outside Tengger who are getting ready to catch offerings thrown. Without fear they are already stayed at the crater since early morning to get the best place to catch offerings that will be thrown.

Making Ongkek-Ongkek.
Midnight at Poten Temple, Super Cold and Foggy.
Hindu's people outside of Tengger come to pray within Kasada Ceremony.
One of Shaman, during the innaguration ceremony.

Shamans and their family.

Some people make a fire to keep their bodies warm.
Buffalo that being an offering.
The Shamans.
Innaguration of Shaman.
The Shaman that bring the Ongkek-Ongkek out from the temple to the crater.
To the crater, the stairs are broken and covered by sand.
The offerings catcher, in crater since early morning.
Chicken, one of the offerings that already catched tied up.
Stare of the catcher.

Still waiting.
*** Photos & Text by Haryadi Wijaya ***


  1. kasada ini selalu dinanti tp blm kesampaian juga kesana pas kasada

  2. tiap tahun juga ada kok..dan acaranya juga di sounding oleh pemerintah jadi siapin tabungan dulu dan waktu luang jg..hhe
    trim udah mampir y..