Luhur Poten Temple, Mount Bromo, Tengger massif, Indonesia
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker
S 07° 56.014 E 112° 57.246
49M E 715415 N 9122538
Quick Description: Hindu temple in the middle of the Tengger caldera
Location: Indonesia
Date Posted: 3/1/2020 4:09:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM1256H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
Information from our local guide:

The Tengger massif is the reult of volcanism. During a great eruption in the past the Tengger caldera formed. It is now an otherworldy place with a sand sea. In the middle of the Tengger Caldera there are some new volcanoes forming (Mount Bromo is the most active) and one inactive volcano (mount Batok). The Tengger people are among the few cultures of Java which are hinduists. Their religion is centered in the Luhur Poten temple in the middle of the Tengger caldera.

During our visit the temple wasn't active. The temple was still a nice place to visit because of the surrounding landscape.

From wikipedia:
Poten is a sacred area of land in the "Sea of Sand" (Javanese: Segara Wedi or Indonesian: Lautan Pasir), which becomes place for Kasada festival. On the sand plain, locally called Segara Wedi (lit. sand ocean), sits a Hindu temple called Pura Luhur Poten. The temple organises the Yadnya Kasada ritual which lasts for about one month. On the 14th day, the Tenggerese congregate at Pura Luhur Poten to ask for blessings from Ida Sang Hyang Widi Wasa and the God of Mahameru (Mount Semeru). The temple consists of several buildings and enclosures arranged in a composition arrangement in the yard which is divided into three mandala (zone), Mandala Utama , Mandala Madya and Mandala Nista .
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