BromoThe Famous Sunrise
Hanbaliransport.com – Mount Bromo, who doesn’t know the popularity of this active volcano. Mount Bromo is the most famous mountain in East Java with the busiest visits every year.
Mount Bromo has an altitude of 2,392 meters above sea level and is located in four regencies, namely Probolinggo, Pasuruan, Lumajang and Malang Regency. The natural condition of Mount Bromo is also intertwined with valleys, canyons, caldera or sea of sand with an area of about 10 Km.
Mount Bromo is also included in one area of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, where several tourist attractions can be visited such as Mount Semeru, Mount Tengger, Mount Batok, several lakes and Mount Bromo itself.
As an active volcano, Mount Bromo has experienced eruptions at regular intervals in these 20 centuries, which is about 30 years. The biggest eruption occurred in 1974 and re-erupted in 2010.
In addition to the beauty stored in Mount Bromo, it is Yadna Kasada or the Kasodo Ceremony that makes Mount Bromo a major destination every year. The Kasodo Ceremony is held every year on the full moon in December or January.
The origin of the Kasodo Ceremony dates back to the 15th century where it was told of a daughter named Roro Anteng who led the Tengger kingdom with her husband, Joko Seger. The couple did not have children and because of this they prayed and begged the mountain gods to give the child.
From their request, the god gave 24 children and obliged them to sacrifice their 25th child to be thrown into the volcano. Even this god’s request was carried out so that it has become a tradition to date. The people of Tengger performed the Kasada ceremony by throwing produce into the Bromo crater as a thanksgiving for the harvest received and as a request for a more abundant harvest in the following season.
Although fraught with danger, some locals take the risk of going up and down the crater to retrieve sacrificed items that are believed to bring good luck.