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Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 2   Leave a comment


Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 2

” The Journey back to Hell and the Underworld by the Tai Soo Yah ”

The start of the religious ceremony led by a Taoist Spiritual Medium, the Twa Pek with the fan. The Medium is always associated with the vices of smoking opium and drinking alcohol ( thus in modern times – cigarettes and stout ).The image of the Taoist King of Hades also known as the Tai Soo Yah locally was then carried by hand by the Temple Officials across the trail of burnt ashes of the joss paper to outside the praying area. Preparations were made for a short procession towards the Kuan Yin Temple along Pitt Street nearby and back to the road junction for burning of the paper effigy.

SP Lim

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016. The Medium of Twa Pek (a Diety of the Underworld) is in a trance conducts the ceremony.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016. Trail of burning joss paper.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016. Trail of burning joss paper.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016. Getting ready to lift the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016. Getting ready to lift the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016. Getting ready to lift the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016. Getting ready to lift the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016. Lifting of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy and following the trail of burnt joss paper.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016. Lifting of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy and following the trail of burnt joss paper.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016. Lifting of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy and following the trail of burnt joss paper.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016. Lifting of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy and following the trail of burnt joss paper towards outside of the praying area.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016. The Medium Twa Pek starts the ceremony of lifting of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy and following the trail of burnt joss paper.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016. The Medium Twa Pek starts the ceremony of lifting of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy and following the trail of burnt joss paper. Time for a smoke.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016. The Medium Twa Pek starts the ceremony of lifting of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy and following the trail of burnt joss paper.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016. The Medium Twa Pek starts the ceremony of lifting of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy and following the trail of burnt joss paper. The trail of joss paper is now being burn.

 

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