Mazu Birthday Celebrations at Lim Si Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


Mazu Birthday Celebrations at Lim Si Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang ~ Part 2

Mazu ~ Part 2

Mazu ~ Part 2

From Wikipedia:

Worship of Mazu in Malaysia

Malaysia

Malaysia has a long history of Taoist religion ever since the Chinese from Southern China settled in South East Asia region. The famous Thean Hou Temple (Chinese:馬来西亚吉隆坡天后宫) situated in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia is a famous tourist destination in Asia. Many other temples and statues are found throughout the country.

Every year, the Nine Emperor Gods Festival is celebrated, especially in Penang whilst the Birthday of Mazu celebrated throughout the country.
A major project to build the world’s tallest Mazu statue on the Northernmost tip of Borneo at Kudat was officially launched by the leader and people of Sabah recently. The statue was to be 10-stories high and would draw millions of tourists to the country every year. This project has however been canceled due to protests from a few Muslims in Sabah and some political interference.

In Kampung Tok’kong, an isolated village far from Kota Bharu, Kelantan, a celebration also takes place at the village temple of ‘Seng Choon Keong (圣春宫)’. Mazu followers go there to pay homage to Mazu and offer prayers for health and wealth as well as for personal safety and security. Every Friday, some believers go there to seek priests to ask for fortune and security from Mazu. The followers also seek a help from the goddess to face their personal problems. The Sea Goddess is extensively worshiped around South China Sea, and the Seng Choon Keong Temple is regarded as the cradle of Mazu culture in Malaysia. In fact a lot of migrants go seek bless from Mazu to avoid any unexpected danger before departing for a long journey. As the tradition holds, the sea Goddess protects and saves people’s lives during their journeys.

Mazu Birthday Celebrations at Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang ~ Part 1

Mazu Birthday Celebrations at Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang ~ Part 2

Mazu Birthday Celebrations at Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang ~ Part 1

Mazu Birthday Celebrations at Lim Si Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang ~ Part 2

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Mazu Birthday Celebrations at Lim Si Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang ~ Part 2

Mazu Birthday Celebrations at Lim Si Seang Kooi Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang ~ Part 2

I shall leave the original posting untouched and unedited, as it is as it is difficult to re-post the photographs in larger sizes here due to the instability.

SP Lim

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