NUSADAILY.COM – PROBOLINGGO – The implementation of the Yadnya Kasada ritual took place on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 early morning. Although under the supervision of the COVID-19 health protocol, a number of rituals continued solemnly.
Yadnya Kasada 1942 Saka New Year was followed by Hindus especially the Tengger tribe in a limited manner. However, they are very enthusiastic even though they use masks and keep their distance.
A number of processions in the Yadnya Kasada ritual are almost all followed. Like the Mulunen procession, the Samkara Graduation or exam ceremony, as well as the inauguration of the new shaman.
Mulunen is performed at the peak of the Yadnya Kasada ritual which starts around 3.30 WIB. The process includes reading the history of Kasada, Puja Stuti, Shaman Pandhita, Mulunen, and Mekakat or closing ceremonies.
As a result, there were 3 Tengger residents who participated in the appointment process as shamans. They came from two villages, Sariwani Village and Sapikerep Village, Sukapura District.
As usual at the peak of the Kasad Yadnya celebration, Hindus of the Tengger tribe gather at the Luhur Poten Temple located in the Sand Sea of Mount Bromo.
Then, the Tengger tribe people bring Ongkek or various crops and offerings that have been enchanted inside the temple, taken to the crater of Mount Bromo.
According to the Chairman of Paruman Shaman Tengger, Sutomo, two residents of Sariwani Village participated in the appointment process as shamans, because there are currently no shamans.
While the Sapikerep Village residents followed the appointment process as a shaman, in order to replace the previous shaman who was considered elderly.
“At the ceremony this time there were around 50 shamans who participated, they came from Probolinggo, Pasuruan, Malang and Lumajang. If from Probolinggo itself, there are around 12 people, “explained Sutomo.
The Implementation of Kasad Yadnya Guarded by 4 Entrance
According to the agreement, residents outside Bromo are prohibited from entering the ceremony area. So that guarding is done at 4 entrances from 4 districts namely Pasuruan, Lumajang, Probolinggo and Malang.
For Sukapura, Probolinggo 4 posts and portals in the villages of Sapi Kerep, Ngadas, Ngadisari and entry posts are guarded by officers from the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (TNBTS).
Officers and residents of Tengger Bromo guard closely at the portal post, who are not residents of Sukapura Subdistrict, Probolinggo Regency, were immediately asked to turn around.
Suwita Dana Rizki, a resident of Tengger, admitted that Yadnya Kasada in the middle of COVID-19 was considered more solemn. Because, the implementation of the ceremony, took place closed and limited.
“Yadnya Kasada this year took place closed, so it can be more free way. We are not really worried about COVID-19, because the health protocol is closely monitored by the committee, “he explained.
He hoped, through all the ritual processions, especially at the peak of the event accompanied by a ban on the offerings of produce, could have an impact on the loss of circulation COVID-19. (ras / lna)