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Nine Emperor Gods Send-Off Ceremony

Oct 4, 2014 Author: Emily | Filed under: Events, Photos - Panasonic DMC-FZ150
Nine Emperor Gods send-off ceremony

Similar to ten days ago when the Nine Emperor Gods, Goddess Dou Mu and the Legendary Third Prince were received from the Kinta River, the send off ceremony of the deities was a reversed procession, with disciples carrying the deities in sedan chairs from the Tow Boh Keong temple to the bank of Kinta River. If ... 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 »

red tortoise buns Nine Emperor Gods

What initially began as a means to supplement the income to support the expenses of the temple and to celebrate the Nine Emperor Gods Festival has over the years, become much looked forward to by Taoist devotees from near and far. It is said that the red tortoise-shaped buns baked by the devotee-volunteers at Sam Wong ... 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 »

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