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Legend mount Bromo

LEGEND MOUNT BROMO. Hindu Tengger tribe living in the area of ​​Mount Bromo, East Java. There are many meanings of the word Tengger was conceived. Etymologically, the Tengger means standing upright, stationary without moving (Java). When associated with customs and beliefs, meaning perch is tengering nobility. Means a sign that citizens have the nobility. Other meanings are: the mountains. Tengger is located on the slopes of the mountains and the Tengger Semeru. There is also the association of perch with myths about marital forerunner residents Tengger region, namely Rara Anteng and Joko Seger.

Rara saga Anteng and Jaka Seger
Once, in ancient times, there was a princess consort of King Brawijaya of Majapahit Kingdom. His name is Rara Anteng. As the situation deteriorated kingdom, Rara Anteng looking for a safer place to live. He and the Tengger Mountains punggawanya go. In the village Kradjan, he stopped the tiger, then move on to Pananjakan. He settled in Pananjakan and began farming. Rara Anteng later adopted by Rishi Dadap, a priest who lived in the mountains of Bromo.

Meanwhile, Kediri also chaotic as a result of the political situation in Majapahit. Joko Seger, the son of a Brahmin, exiled to a village Kedawung while looking for her uncle who lived near Mount Bromo. In this village, Joko Seger obtain information regarding the people who settled in Pananjakan Majapahit. Joko Seger went on his way until Pananjakan.

Joko Seger got lost and met Rara Anteng who immediately invited him to his residence. Arriving at his residence, Rara Anteng accused of affair with Joko Seger done by the pinisepuhnya. Joko Seger Rara Anteng defend and declare it is not true, then apply for the girl. Applications received. Resi Dadap White validate their marriage.

It's been eight years of marriage, but they also do not have children. They imprisoned 6 years and every year changing direction. Sang Hyang Widi Wasa respond to their meditation. From the top of Mount Bromo out bursts of light which is then infiltrated into the soul Rara Anteng and Joko Seger. There pawisik they will be blessed with children, but the last child to be sacrificed in the crater of Mount Bromo.

This couple blessed with 25 children according to their request, because very few people Tengger region. Last son named R Kusuma.

Years later Mount Bromo issued flame as a sign of promise must be kept. Husband and wife were not willing to sacrifice their youngest child. R Kusuma then hidden around the village Ngadas. But the flame arrived at Ngadas. R Kusuma then go into the crater of Mount Bromo. From the sound of R Kusuma crater that his brothers live in harmony. He was willing to sacrifice as a representative of his brothers and the local community. He advised, every 14 Kesada, ask tributes crops. Another story suggests brothers keeper R Kusuma be other places.

The ceremony is now known by the name Kesada. At Kesada ceremony, the shaman always narrates the story of Joko Seger - Rara Anteng.

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