Lord Yellow Dzambala Puja

the stage is set

人日 (Yan Yat) or “Everybody’s birthday” which falls on the seventh day of the first lunar month, was celebrated with Lord Yellow Dzambala (Wealth Deity). The celebration, for non-Muslims only, was organised by Persatuan Penganut Gonga Tenjay Ling, while Tashi Delek Collection was the co-organiser.

Lord Yellow Dzambala Puja

Chinese New Year celebration with Lord Yellow Dzambala (Wealth Deity)

Lord Yellow Dzambala Puja

Lord Yellow Dzambala (Wealth Deity)

The celebration incorporated animal liberation, lamp offering, puja (honour, worship and devotional attention to Lord Yellow Dzambala), empowerment; followed by vegetarian dinner. This ceremony was conducted by Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Rigzin (Vajra Master), and assisted by his lamas.

Lord Yellow Dzambala Puja

prayers for fishes and turtles before they are liberated into the sea

Lord Yellow Dzambala Puja

altar of Vajrasattva

As soon as Vajra Master arrived, he chanted prayers to the many fishes and turtles, prepared for the liberation ceremony. Devotees who knew the mantras chanted along, but those who did not, just observed.

Lord Yellow Dzambala Puja

Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rigzin invites his lamas to light lamps

Lord Yellow Dzambala Puja

puja begins with prayers led by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rigzin and his lamas

Once that was completed, it was time for lamp offering to the Lord Yellow Dzambala (Wealth Deity). Each devotee was supplied with a lamp (wax candle), which was subsequently lighted. Following the prayers, we made our wishes and then offered the lamps to Lord Yellow Dzambala (Wealth Deity).

Lord Yellow Dzambala Puja

“bathing” the Lord Yellow Dzambala (Wealth Deity) by Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rigzin, a ritual which represents cleansing and purification

Lord Yellow Dzambala Puja

the long queue of devotees waiting for the turn to “bathe” Lord Yellow Dzambala (Wealth Deity)

The lamp offering ceremony was ensued by the Lord Yellow Dzambala (Wealth Deity) empowerment. Before we could receive the enhancement, we had to purify our body, mind and speech first. It was a lengthy process through prayers.

Lord Yellow Dzambala Puja

this is the way to do it

Lord Yellow Dzambala Puja

receiving empowerment of Lord Yellow Dzamabal (Wealth Deity) from Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rigzin

After devotees had accumulated merits by participating in the ceremony yesterday, they should dedicate this good karma for the benefit of sentient beings, for them to gain happiness and prosperity not only in this life but also in future lives.

Lord Yellow Dzambala Puja

receiving candies that have been blessed

Lord Yellow Dzambala Puja

As it is Chinese New Year, the organisers had prepared a gigantic vegetarian “lou sang”. The “prosperity toss” was led by Vajra Master, along with VIP guests and generous sponsors.

Lord Yellow Dzambala Puja

Ven. Khenpo Tsewang Rigzin leads the prosperity toss

Lord Yellow Dzambala Puja

invitation cards to the puja-cum-dinner

Event: Chinese New Year Celebration With Lord Yellow Dzambala (Wealth Deity)
Venue: Tow Boh Keong Hall, Ipoh
Date: 16th Feb, 2013
Time: 4pm

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