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Worshippers Sacrifice Goods to Volcano’s Crater

In Indonesia's Kasada ceremony, Hindu worshippers throw offerings into a volcano's crater. Local villagers come to collect what they can.

Tenggerese Hindu worshippers bring a goat to be blessed by a Hindu shaman at Widodaren cave as part of the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada festival in East Java, Indonesia, on July 20, 2016.

The Kasada ceremony is a way for Tengger Hindus to express their gratitude to the gods for good fortune and a good harvest.

Worshippers climb Mount Bromo early in the morning and throw offerings into the volcano's crater. The offerings include vegetables, fruit, livestock, money and other valuables.

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Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu shaman praying for worshipers at Widodaren cave as part of the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada festival in Probolinggo, Indonesia, on July 21.

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An Indonesian Tenggerese Hindu worshipper carries offerings as he walks across Mount Bromo's 'Sea of Sand' during the Yadnya Kasada Festival at crater of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo on July 21.

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Tenggerese Hindu worshipers collecting holy water at Widodaren cave as part of the Yadnya Kasada Festival.

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Tenggerese Hindu worshippers climb across Mount Bromo's 'Sea of Sand' during the Kasada Festival.

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Tengger tribe prays during the Yadnya Kasada festival, on the crater of Mount Bromo in Probolinggo on July 21. During the annual Yadnya Kasada festival the Tenggerese climb seek the blessing from the main deity Hyang Widi Wasa by presenting offerings of rice, fruit, livestock and other local produce.

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A Tenggerese Hindu worshipper throws a chicken as a offering towards the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival.

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An Indonesian villager catches a chicken after being thrown by Hindu worshippers as an offering during the Yadnya Kasada Festival.

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A general view of worshippers gathering at the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival.

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An Indonesian boy waits as he prepares to catch offerings released by Hindu devotees of the Tengger tribe on the crater of Mount Bromo.

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A worshipper throws money into the crater.

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Villagers use nets and sarongs as they wait to catch offerings thrown by Hindu worshippers at the crater of Mount Bromo.

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A villager holds a goat he caught after it was released by Hindu devotees of the Tengger tribe during the Yadnya Kasada festival.

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A worshipper stands along the edge of the Mount Bromo crater.

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