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Photographic Society of Penang Outing and Event Shooting

Theme: Guan Jiang Shou ( Hell General )

Date: Sunday, 15th September 2019

Time: 9.00 am till 12.00 noon

Location: Loo Pun Tong Temple, Love Lane, Penang

Photographic Society of Penang Outing and Event Shooting : Guan Jiang Shou ( Hell General )
In Taoist mythology, there are guards in the underworld who serve the nether deities. Many of them are depicted in guan jiang shou (senior officers) and ba jia tuan (eight generals) performances, which are an important feature of traditional folk processions all over Taiwan as they serve to punish evil and reward good.
The main role of the Guan Jiang Shou, much like the Ba Jia Jiang, is to police evil spirits, punish evil and reward good. In this role, Guan Jiang Shou sometimes perform a ‘night tour’ on the evening before a major ceremony, clearing the path of the ceremony of evil spirits so that the next day, the gods can pass through smoothly.

Photographic Society of Penang Outing and Event Shooting

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