Kasada, Tengger Ceremony

Ceremony Kasada (Kasodo) and Pura Luhur Poten Bromo

Since Majapahit Era said territory they inhabit is a holy place, because they are considered servants - servants of the kingdom of Majapahit. Until now, they still adhered to Hindu religion, Once a year the community held a ceremony Yadnya Kasada perch. Disebuah temple ceremony is located under the foot of Mount Bromo. And after that proceed summit of Mount Bromo. Ceremony performed at midnight to early morning full moon every month Kasodo according to the Javanese calendar.

Legend Origins Kasada Ceremony

According to the story, the origin of the ceremony Kasada happened several centuries ago. UB Dynasty during the reign of the Majapahit Kingdom. The empress blessed with a daughter named Roro Anteng, after nearly mature princess got a couple of caste Brahmin boy named Joko Seger.

At the time of Majapahit Empire began to decline and the concurrent spread of Islam in Java, a royal courtier and some relatives decided to move to the east, and partially towards the Tengger Mountains region including the pair Rara Anteng and Jaka Seger.
Rara couples Anteng and Jaka Seger build settlements and then ruled in the Tengger region as Purbowasesa Mangkurat Ing Tengger, meaning "Lord of the Tengger The Budiman". Tengger name is taken from the final syllable name Rara Anteng and Jaka Seger.

The word also means Tenggering Tengger Budi Luhur or the introduction of high morals, a symbol of eternal peace. From time to time Tengger people live prosperous and peaceful, but the incumbent is not happy, because after a while the couple Rara Anteng and Jaka Tengger housekeeping has not been blessed with offspring. Then it was decided to rise to the top of Mount Bromo to meditate with full faith in the Almighty to karuniai offspring.

Suddenly there are voices that say that meditation magic they will be granted but on condition that when it becomes a descent, the youngest child to be sacrificed to the crater of Mount Bromo, couples and Jaka Seger Roro Anteng menyanggupinya and then he got 25 sons and daughters, but the instincts of people parents still can not bear losing his sons and daughters. Short said the couple Rara Anteng and Jaka Seger broken promise, the gods became angry with threatening to inflict havoc, then pass a state tempest darkens the crater of Mount Bromo spitting fire.

Kesuma youngest son terjilat disappeared from view the fire and into the crater of Bromo, concurrent loss of Kesuma magical voice: "My brothers whom I love, I have been sacrificed by our parents and Hyang Widi save all of you.

Long live the peaceful and serene, worship Hyang Widi. I remind you that every month Kasada on the 14th day hold offerings to Hyang Widi in the crater of Mount Bromo. This custom is followed from generation to generation by the Tengger people and every year a ceremony held at Poten Kasada sea of ​​sand and the crater of Mount Bromo.

As the Hindu Tengger tribe did not like the Hindus in general, have temples as places of worship, but when do worship housed in punden, Danyang and potent.
Poten is a plot of land in the sea of ​​sand as a venue for the ceremony Kasada. As a place of worship for the Hindu Tengger people, potent consists of several buildings arranged in an arrangement of composition in the yard which is divided into three Mandala / zone

On the night of the 14th Month Kasada adherents of Agama Hindu Tengger people (according to the Mahayana Buddhist Hindu Parisada East Java) flocked to the summit of Mount Bromo, with ongkek containing offerings of various crops, livestock and so on, then thrown into the crater of Mount Bromo as offerings to the God of Bromo is believed dwells on Mount Bromo. This begs the sacrificial Tengger people receive the blessings and salvation given by the Almighty.

Kasada ceremony begins with the inaugural staging of the ballet elders Tengger and Jaka Seger Rara Anteng Ngadisari Village on the open stage. Then promptly at 24.00 in the morning held the inauguration of the shaman and the blessing of the people on potent sea of ​​sand of Mount Bromo. Tengger shaman community is a leader in the field of religious people, who usually led the mating rituals etc.. Before inaugurated the shaman must pass the exam by rote and recite mantras.

After the ceremony finished, ongkek - ongkek containing the offerings brought from the foot to the top of the crater of Mount Bromo. And they threw into the crater, as a symbol of the sacrifices made by their ancestors. Inside the crater there are many beggars and people who live in the interior perch, they are far distant day to come to Mount Bromo and set up residence dikawah Mount Bromo in the hope they get thrown offerings. Residents who threw the offerings a variety of fruits and livestock products, they regard it as a vow or their gratitude to the god of livestock and agricultural abundance. Activity perch population residing inland mountain bromo in crater we can see from night to daytime Kasada Bromo.