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Mount Bromo

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Mount Bromo (Indonesian: Gunung Bromo), is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, in East Java, Indonesia. At 2,329 meters it is not the highest peak of the massif, but it is the most well known. The massif area is one of the most popular tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia.

According to a folklore, at the end of the 15th century princess Roro Anteng from the Majapahit Empire started a separate principality together with her husband Joko Seger. They named it Tengger after the last syllables of their names. The principality prospered, but the ruling couple did not have children. In their despair, they climbed Mount Bromo to pray to the gods, who granted them help, but requested the last child to be sacrificed to the gods. They had 24 children, and when the 25th and last child Kesuma was born Roro Anteng refused to do the sacrifice as promised. The gods then threatened with fire and brimstone, until she finally sacrificed the child. After the child was thrown into the crater, the voice of the child ordered the local people to perform an annual ceremony on the volcano, which is still held today.

Sulfur is collected by workers from inside the caldera. (Wikipedia)

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2 comments to “Mount Bromo”
amatullaah said...

Bismillaah,subhanallaah gunung bromo indah sekali,tapi saya belum pernah ke sana,saya senang sekali liat fotonya.

Ikhsan Madjido said...

Gunung Bromo tak kan dilupakan...sejak terakhir dikunjungi 15 tahun lalu

Ikhsan Madjido