Villagers Catch Offerings Thrown Into The Crater Of Volcano as presented by: Telegraph Media Group

Standing inside a live volcano hoping to catch a chicken or some vegetables for some might be the height of stupidity. For these people on the Indonesian island of Java it serves as a way to provide food for their families despite the incredible danger. The Hindu festival of Yadnya Kasada is the main festival of the Tenggerese people in Probolinggo, East Java. The festival lasts about a month but on the fourteenth day, the Tenggerese make the journey to the volcano of Mount Bromo to make offerings of rice, fruits, vegetables, flowers and livestock to the mountain gods by throwing them into the volcano's caldera. The origin of the festival lies in the 15th century when a princess named Roro Anteng started the principality of Tengger with her husband Joko Seger, and the childless couple asked the mountain Gods for help in bearing children.

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