Goddess Ho Sin Koo Festival Ipoh

1. holy flags of Goddess Ho Sin Koo

The Goddess Ho Sin Koo temple which is located along Jalan Tambun main road, opposite Bistro Mohamaad, celebrates the deity’s festival twice annually on the seventh day of the third moon and eight day of the eight moon of the Chinese Lunar calendar.

Goddess Ho Sin Koo Festival Ipoh

2. burning of dragon joss-sticks during the festival

Goddess Ho Sin Koo Festival Ipoh

3. frontage of the Goddess Ho Sin Koo temple in Ipoh

This year, the auspicious day fell on April 25, 2015, when these photos were taken. The second celebration will be on September 20, 2015.

Goddess Ho Sin Koo Festival Ipoh

4. main altar of the Goddess Ho Sin Koo temple

Goddess Ho Sin Koo Festival Ipoh

5. Lord Sakyamuni Buddha with the King of Four Quarters

This temple that is more than a hundred years old is easy to find. Coming from Ipoh city centre, it is situated on your left just before entering Tambun town.

Goddess Ho Sin Koo Festival Ipoh

6. The Legendary Third Prince with the Legendary Five-Directional-Camp Generals/Marshals. Lord Maitreya Buddha is on the left.

Goddess Ho Sin Koo Festival Ipoh

7. spiritual paper ship

On festival day, a prayer ceremony with chanting of prayers is conducted from 10am onwards. This ritual is followed by lunch for devotees.

Goddess Ho Sin Koo Festival Ipoh

8. Datuk Kong

Goddess Ho Sin Koo Festival Ipoh

9. Heavenly Horses

On regular days, this Taoist temple opens it doors for worshippers from 11am until 3pm.

Goddess Ho Sin Koo Festival Ipoh

10. roast piglet and other offerings

Goddess Ho Sin Koo Festival Ipoh

11. chanting of prayers during the ceremony

Devotees who would like to make enquiries may contact the temple committee member at 016-5586623. Communication is through Mandarin, Cantonese and Teochew.

Goddess Ho Sin Koo Festival Ipoh

12. preparing the paper spiritual ship for sending deceased souls to the Western Paradise

Goddess Ho Sin Koo Festival Ipoh

13. burning of dragon joss-sticks and prayer paper paraphernalia

The temple also welcomes donations in cash and kind. Do contact the phone number provided: 016-5586623.

*All are welcome – for non-Muslims only.

Goddess Ho Sin Koo Festival Ipoh

14. chanting of prayers during the ceremony

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