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 of all.
The Supreme Deity’s temple is located in Taman Saikat, Gunung Rapat, Ipoh, just a short distance from Qing Xin Ling Leisure & Cultural Village.
Great Lord PanGu’s annual festival is celebrated over thee days from 10th moon 14th day until 16th day according to the Chinese lunar calendar.
After the festival celebration, the temple holds a dinner for devotees. This year, it is on December 14 (Sunday), 6.30pm at Gunung Rapat Fu De Chi Hall.
The temple’s annual programme is as follows:
First day: 10th moon 14th day
Programme: Welcoming of the deities / spiritual consultation
Second day: 10th moon 15th day
Programme: Deities procession starting from Gunung Rapat Ipoh Jaya
Programme: Arrival of Keeper of Hell (Hades) (Pak Yeh / Da Er Bo Ye) / spiritual consultation
Third day: 10th moon 16th day
Programme: Enhancement of luck and fortune for devotees / burning of the paper ship ceremony
In addition, the temple also celebrates Datuk Festival annually on the 8th moon 14th day of the Chinese Lunar calendar.
Devotees to the temple can seek religious and spiritual consultation from Tuesday to Saturday from 1.30pm to 5.30pm.
Other services are fate analysis, spiritual healing and blessing, matrimonial harmony as well as enhancement of luck, fortune and prosperity for devotees. They can also consult the ancient Supreme Deity regarding auspicious dates concerning important or special occasions.
All feng shui related issues can also be consulted.
Check out this Wikipedia page on Lord PanGu: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangu
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