Villagers Offer Up Gifts To Volcano As Part Of Yadnya Kasada Festival
Tenggerese worshippers give a chicken as offering to Tenggerese shaman as they pray at Widodaren cave during the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada festival on August 11, 2014 in Probolinggo, Java, Indonesia.Ulet Ifansasti—Getty Images
Villagers Offer Up Gifts To Volcano As Part Of Yadnya Kasada Festival
Villagers Offer Up Gifts To Volcano As Part Of Yadnya Kasada Festival
A Tenggerese shaman praying for an worshipper as they collect holy water at Widodaren cave during the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada festival on August 11, 2014 in Probolinggo, Java, Indonesia.
Villagers Offer Up Gifts To Volcano As Part Of Yadnya Kasada Festival
Villagers Offer Up Gifts To Volcano As Part Of Yadnya Kasada Festival
Villagers Offer Up Gifts To Volcano As Part Of Yadnya Kasada Festival
A Tenggerese worshipper carries his son as he walk climb the mountain for collect holy water during the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada festival on August 11, 2014 in Probolinggo, Java, Indonesia.
Villagers Offer Up Gifts To Volcano As Part Of Yadnya Kasada Festival
Villagers Offer Up Gifts To Volcano As Part Of Yadnya Kasada Festival
Villagers Offer Up Gifts To Volcano As Part Of Yadnya Kasada Festival
Tenggerese worshippers give a chicken as offering to Tenggerese shaman as they pray at Widodaren cave during the Tengger
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Isolated Javanese Community Celebrates Founders

Aug 11, 2014

The Tenggerese people, an isolated community on the island of Java that primarily identifies as Hindu, is celebrating the festival of Yadnya Kasada this month.

The festival honors the 15th century princess Roro Anteng and her husband Joko Seger, said to be the founders of the community. According to legend, the couple asked the Gods for children and were granted 24 children on the condition that the 25th be thrown into the volcano--Mount Bromo--as a sacrifice.

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