Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Indonesia’s Yadnya Kasada festival, Offerings to a volcano

Bystanders prepare to catch ritual offerings thrown into the smouldering crater of an active volcano in Indonesia’s tribal hinterlands in Probolinggo, East Java province, as part of Yadnya Kasada festival which falls on the 14th day of the Kasada month based on the traditional Hindu lunar calendar. (Juni Kriswanto / AFP)


Other villagers — not members of the Tengger tribe — try to catch the offerings before they disappear into the billowing smoke using nets and sarongs. This is not technically part of the ritual but reflects local frugal urges to not waste the offerings. (Zabur Karuru / Antara Foto / REUTERS)

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