again … tengger-bromo-semeru national park

(c) ukirsari

astonishing and gorgeous mountaineous range
just located on my backyard
everytime i turn my head
whenever try to go away
i can see the way she’s waving me
asking me to be back
time by time
moment by moment
enchanting me
since i was a kid
by its caldera
oh the holy Sang Hyang Widi Wasa
so peaceful standing on its foothills

Mount Bromo is situated on east Java, and we can find this beautiful sand mountain range from Probolinggo, Malang or Pasuruan (approximately hundred kilometres from Surabaya). On the way to the top, you can find the nice mountain flower called Edelweiss. And for my own, it can be so special because my first name ‘Ukirsari’ (taken from Sanskrit lingo) means ‘mountain flower’ also — it means Edelweiss too🙂

Majority, people’s religion at Bromo are Hindu. They’re celebrates a traditional annual ceremony called ‘Kasodo’ [or Kasada]. They’re preparing food, vegetables and cattles then put them down to the crater of Bromo as a sign to say thanks for the Gods.

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This habit taken from a legend called ‘Roro Anteng and Joko Seger’. The story is about a couple (Roro Anteng and Joko Seger) who got married several years but not yet have a child. They’re praying everyday on Bromo, and the Gods finally giving them 12 kids! With a notification; they have to give the youngest kid for the Gods in the crater. And since then, Bromo people celebrating Kasodo.

Beside put the cattles, vegetables and food in the crater, the Hindu priests also celebrates annual meeting on the centre of the desert. They’re show their ability and make it just like a ‘fighting’, so I called this place as a battle field.

Well, you can have that pretty beautiful scenery on sunrise from view point of Gunung Penanjakan [2,770 m].

(c) ukirsari

Speaking about this Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park, the whole of this area simply known as Mount Bromo. But in fact, there are three mountains in the caldera [known as Tengger Massif], a volcanic landscape with Gunung Bromo, Batok and Kursi laying on its flat sea of lava sand. Then further south of them is Mahameru, or Semeru. A sacred mountain in Hinduism, and known as the mother of Gunung [mount] Agung in Bali, also the highest mountain in Java [3,676 m]

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