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The Second Largest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia   2 comments


The Second Largest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia

I managed to capture the Second Largest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia today – Tuesday, 16 August, 2016 in Bukit Mertajam, Mainland Penang. This paper effigy of Taoist King of Hades used to the Largest and Biggest until last year or two years ago, when a bigger one appeared in Alor Star, Kedah. Anyway, we still regarded this Bukit Mertajam’s image as the more traditional one in the country.

My comments on Facebook:- Now the Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height while the one in Alor Star, Kedah is said to be at 32 feet (to be confirmed).

Other Comments:- 林保宪 BM one is really hand-made in Alor Star one although it is slightly bigger but they are using computer printing cardboard so it looks not so impressive.

SP Lim

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height. " Offering of Dragon Joss Sticks "

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height. ” Offering of Dragon Joss Sticks “

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Malaysia, is at Bukit Mertajam at 27 feet in height.

Extracted from Wikipedia:-

The Ghost Festival, also known as the Hungry Ghost Festival in modern day, Zhong Yuan Jie or Yu Lan Jie (traditional Chinese: 盂蘭節) is a traditional Buddhist and Taoist festival held in Asian countries. In the Chinese calendar (alunisolar calendar), the Ghost Festival is on the 15th night of the seventh month (14th in southern China).

In Chinese culture, the fifteenth day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar is called Ghost Day and the seventh month in general is regarded as the Ghost Month (鬼月), in which ghosts and spirits, including those of the deceased ancestors, come out from the lower realm. Distinct from both the Qingming Festival (in spring) and Double Ninth Festival (in autumn) in which living descendants pay homage to their deceased ancestors, during Ghost Festival, the deceased are believed to visit the living.

On the fifteenth day the realms of Heaven and Hell and the realm of the living are open and both Taoists and Buddhists would perform rituals to transmute and absolve the sufferings of the deceased. Intrinsic to the Ghost Month is veneration of the dead, where traditionally the filial piety of descendants extends to their ancestors even after their deaths. Activities during the month would include preparing ritualistic food offerings, burning incense, and burning joss paper, apapier-mâché form of material items such as clothes, gold and other fine goods for the visiting spirits of the ancestors. Elaborate meals (often vegetarian meals) would be served with empty seats for each of the deceased in the family treating the deceased as if they are still living. Ancestor worship is what distinguishes Qingming Festival from Ghost Festival because the latter includes paying respects to all deceased, including the same and younger generations, while the former only includes older generations. Other festivities may include, buying and releasing miniature paper boats and lanterns on water, which signifies giving directions to the lost ghosts and spirits of the ancestors and other deities.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Festival

 

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