A [barefooted] man leads a goat down Mount Bromo after preventing it from being thrown into the live volcano’s crater as an offering on the 14th day of the month long festival.
Tenggerese people, an isolated community of roughly 600,000, primarily live in thirty villages in the isolated Tengger mountains within the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java.
Their religion is predominantly Hinduism, with aspects of Islam, Buddhism, and Animism which is clearly demonstrated through this festival.
The Yadnya Kasada festival honours the 15th century princess Roro Anteng and her husband Joko Seger, said to be the founders of the community. According to legend, the couple asked the Gods for children and were granted 24 children on the condition that the 25th be thrown into the volcano Mount Bromo as a sacrifice.
There are more pictures here from last year’s festival.