Photos: 九皇大帝 Nine Emperor Gods Festival @ Tow Boh Keong, Ipoh

Nine Emperor Gods festival
entrance to the main hall of Tow Boh Keong, Ipoh

Today, I would like to share with you some shots from my recent visit to Tow Boh Keong in Ipoh, Perak, to pay homage to the Nine Emperor Gods. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take more shots; I had to leave because I was almost “crying” already from smoke from the joss-sticks. LOL

Nine Emperor Gods festival
The Legendary Third Prince (Prince La Cha) of Lei Cheng

As you can see from my photo of the main prayer hall of the temple, it was packed with devotees. I could hardly move. This is what happens every year for nine days during the Nine Emperor Gods festival, and Tow Boh Keong Taoist temple along Jalan Tokong in Ipoh is no exception.

Nine Emperor Gods festival
devotees praying at the altar

Last year, I was at Tow Boh Keong, Ipoh, to record the fire-walking ceremony [read here]. To understand more about the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, read the legend of the Nine Emperor Gods HERE.

Nine Emperor Gods festival
offerings to the deities

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