Bromo – The Most Popular Mountain in East Java. Who does not know the popularity of this active volcano. Quoted from surabayabromotour.com that bromo has the intensity of the most crowded visits every year. Mount Bromo has an altitude of 2392 meters above sea level and is located in four districts, namely Probolinggo, Pasuruan, Lumajang and Malang regency.
Bromo – The Most Popular Mountain in East Java
Mount Bromo is also included in one area of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, where there are several attractions that can be visited such as, Mount Semeru, Mount Tengger, Mount Batok, some lakes and Mount Bromo itself.
As an active volcano, Mount Bromo has experienced eruptions at regular intervals of time in the 20th century, which is about 30 years. The biggest eruption occurred in 1974 and again erupted in 2010.
In addition to the beauty stored in Mount Bromo, Yadna Kasada or Kasodo Ceremony is what makes Mount Bromo become the main destination destination every year. 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 about a daughter named Roro Anteng who led the Tengger kingdom with her husband, Joko Seger. The couple did not have children and therefore they prayed and begged the mountain gods to give children.
From their request, the god gave 24 children and obliged them to sacrifice their 25th child to be thrown into the volcano. Demand for gods was implemented so that it has become a tradition to date. The Tengger people perform a Kasada ceremony by throwing the produce into the crater of Bromo as a thanksgiving for the harvest received and as a request for a more abundant harvest in the following season.
Although full of danger, there are some locals who take risks by going up and down the crater in an effort to recover the sacrificed items that are believed to bring good luck.