Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

1. offerings of dragon joss-sticks

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.

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

2. temporary altar set up for the Nine Emperor Gods festival

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

3. close up shot of the temporary altar

Although most of the Taoist devotees are from communities around Pasir Pinji such as Pasir Putih, Pengkalan, Gunung Rapat, Taman SPPK and Bukit Merah, some would take the trouble to travel from outstation as well, to Tong Tien Koon Temple to pay homage to the Nine Emperor Gods.

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

4. temporary altar set up for the Supreme August Jade Emperor and other high ranked Taoist deities

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

5. a devotee topping up incense powder to pray to the Legendary Third Prince

The first day of the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, which begins on the first day of the ninth Chinese lunar month fell on Sept. 24 this year. However, the preparation and observation of vegetarian diet already started on the eve of the Festival.

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

6. main altar of the temple - the Supreme August Jade Emperor (God of Heaven) is in the centre, with other high ranked Taoist deities. In front of the main altar are newly installed Legendary Nine Celestial Masters (9 See Kung) originated from Fujian Province, China.

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

7. Goddess of Mercy altar

This year’s religious street procession, which is always held on Sunday morning, was organised by Tong Tien Koon by virtue of the police permit being approved to them. Next year, it will be the turn of Tow Boh Keong instead.

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

8. (L-R) Beggar deity, Seng Wong deity, Lord Maitreya

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

9. Grand Duke Jupiter (Tai Sui Yeh)

The temple will be conducting a fire-walking ceremony tomorrow evening beginning from 4pm. Those who would like to witness the spectacular event are encouraged to be at the temple early to stake out a good spot.

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

10. Pak Yehs (L) & Deity of Prosperity (Tua Pek Kong / Tai Pak Kung)

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

11. lamp offering by devotees for longevity and blessings

As you can see from these photos, the Supreme August Jade Emperor presides at the main altar at Tong Tien Koon Temple.

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

12. Black Pak Yeh

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

13. White Pak Yeh

Yellow is the predominant colour as it is the royal colour. Therefore, you would notice that almost everything is yellow or golden, including joss-sticks, candles, talismans, robes, ornate chairs and sedans.

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

14. Goddess of Mercy

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

15. Datuk Kong (top) & Earth Deity (bottom)

Tong Tien Koon Temple
Add: 2806, Jalan Bunga Raya, Pasir Pinji, 31650 Ipoh, Perak.
Tel: 05-3212486 / 05-3232979
GPS Coordinates: N 04° 34.454′ E101° 05.105′

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

16. spiritual horse

Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple

17. devotees line up to try to purchase tortoise buns to offer to the Nine Emperor Gods and other deities

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