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As part of the Nine Emperor Gods celebration, a procession was held in Ipoh city centre, on the eighth day of the ninth Chinese lunar calendar. This year's permit was approved for Tow Boh Keong, which alternates annually with Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple in Pasir Pinji. Unlike past year's event, this was held in the ... continue reading »

Lord PanGu Festival Ipoh

Invited to participate in the three-day festival of Lord PanGu, I managed to drop by at the temple on the second day, and caught the procession of Taoist deities. The Great Lord PanGu (Pan Gu Yeh) is an ancient Taoist supreme deity. According to some Chinese mythology, PanGu was the first living being and the creator ... continue reading »

Nine Emperor Gods Fire-Walking Ceremony

Disciples of the Nine Emperor Gods at Taoist temple in Ipoh, Tow Boh Keong, underwent their biggest test on their faith last evening when they participated in the fire-walking ceremony. This purification ritual is usually conducted on the final day of the Nine Emperor Gods festival at this particular temple. The disciples had been on a vegetarian ... continue reading »

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

As the only other temple in Ipoh that alternates with Tow Boh Keong to conduct the Nine Emperor Gods procession, Tong Tien Koon Temple in Pasir Pinji attracts a fair crowd of devotees during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. Although most of the Taoist devotees are from communities around Pasir Pinji such as Pasir Putih, Pengkalan, ... continue reading »

vegetarian food

Devout Taoists the world over usually observe a strict vegetarian diet during the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. Although the festival is for nine days only, usually, those who go on vegetarian diet will do it on the eve of the festival as well. However, there are some who would abstain from eating meat, poultry, seafood and ... continue reading »

Nine Emperor Gods Procession

Unlike last year's Nine Emperor Gods procession, the starting point for this year's street procession was Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple in Pasir Pinji, by virtue of the police permit being approved for this temple and Tow Boh Keong in alternate years. Typically, this procession as part of the Nine Emperor Gods Taoist celebration, is held ... continue reading »

Receiving The Nine Emperor Gods

Sep 24, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Events, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
Nine Emperor Gods Festival

It's the first day of the ninth Chinese lunar month today, which means it is once again, time to celebrate the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. Devotees of Nine Emperor Gods from Tow Boh Keong, a main Nine Emperor Gods temple in Ipoh, all dressed in white, converged at the temple late at night on the eve ... continue reading »

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