The Legend of Mount Bromo East Java

The Legend story of Mount Bromo is what we will talk in this article. Mount Bromo is one of those active volcanoes in Java that’s recognized for its beauty. People come to enjoying the sunrise on top of the mountain or admiring the enormous Tengger Caldera surrounded by a sea of submerged sand. But there is a legend behind it that you might want to understand.

Majapahit, who had been a daughter of King Brawijaya, named RoroAnteng along with her husband JokoSeger fled to Bromo area for to safety in Madurese Muslim forces in the 15th century. Then they called the place “Tengger” out of a partial mix of their last names.

The kingdom under their ruler was prosperous, but they couldn’t have any child. They jumped to the gods of Mount Bromo for kids. One afternoon, the god HyangWidiWasa replied they prayer and granted their petition. They would have children under one condition: they must sacrifice their past born and toss him into the crater of Mount Bromo. They had been blessed with 25 kids. When the Last kids were born, Prince Kesuma, RoroAnteng, and Jon Seger refused to fulfill the couples claim to the god. From the rage and fury of this god, Mount Bromo erupted and hauled Kesuma to the crater. Kesuma’s brothers and sisters held an offering service to please the gods of Mount Bromo. The service has been held yearly since.

Anteng and Jon Seger still keep the legend alive to this day. Tengger individuals hold the ceremony every year, which can be called Kasodo, to please the gods of Mount Bromo. The Kasodo ceremony is held each full moon of the 12th month of the Tengger Calendar. They supply fruits and small animals in flower decorated containers. At midnight they gather on the temple of PuraLuhurPoten. On the 14th day of the ceremony, they walk around the border of Mount Bromo and traveling up the mountain with their offerings to throw into the crater.

Mount Bromo is a fantastic and magical place. If you would like to witness its Kasodo ceremony, please consult the local tourism Facilities for programs and information, whether tourists are allowed to spectate the ceremony that year. To get a one of a kind traveling site, Bromo is the right choice for you to enjoy the scenery, the fresh air, socialize with the locals and get to know a new culture or go through the legend story of Mount Bromo.