32 Villages Participate in Yadnya Kasada Festival

Amaluddin    •    20 Juli 2016 23:10 WIB
32 Villages Participate in Yadnya Kasada Festival
Tenggerese people conducted Pawedalan ceremony, one of the ceremonies during Yadnya Kasada festival, on Wednesday (7/20) afternoon (Photo:Antara/Ari Bowo Sucipto)

Metrotvnews.com, Surabaya: 32 villages participate in Yadnya Kasada at Mount Bromo, East Java. The festival is centered in Sukapura district, Probolinggo regency.

"People from 32 villages will gather in Luhur Poten Temple," said Probolinggo Culture and Tourism Agency head Anung Widyarto to Metrotvvnews.com, on Wednesday (7/20/2016).

The participants are members of Tengger tribe. They follow a local version of Hinduism.

The main ceremony will be held on Thursday (7/21) midnight. Tengger elders will throw down offerings to the Mount Bromo's crater.

"After the main ceremony in the midnight, there will be another ceremony in the morning," Anung continued.

The festival will be held amid Mount Bromo's eruption. Local authority has warned tourists to be at least one kilometer from the crater during the ceremony.