Mazu – Our Lim’s Ancestral Goddess of the Sea Birthday today   Leave a comment


Mazu is a Chinese sea goddess also known by several other names and titles. She is the deified form of the purported historical Lin Mo or Lin Moniang, a Fujianese shamaness whose life span is traditionally dated from 960 to 987. Revered after her death as a tutelary deity of seafarers, including fishermen and sailors, her worship spread throughout China’s coastal regions and overseas Chinese communities throughout Southeast Asia. She was thought to roam the seas, protecting her believers through miraculous interventions. She is now generally regarded by her believers as a powerful and benevolent Queen of Heaven. Mazuism is popular in Taiwan as large of early immigrant of Taiwanese were Fujianese; her temple festival is a major event in the country, with the largest celebrations around her temples at Dajia and Beigang.

Today is our Mazu, our Lim’s Ancestral Goddess of the Sea Birthday, Wednesday 15th April, 2020. Owing to the present virus situation, Mazu shall have an extended one year stay with my family. So I shall be Lor Choo ( the Urn Keeper ) for 2020 and 2021.
Today is our Mazu, our Lim’s Ancestral Goddess of the Sea Birthday, Wednesday 15th April, 2020. Owing to the present virus situation, Mazu shall have an extended one year stay with my family. So I shall be Lor Choo ( the Urn Keeper ) for 2020 and 2021.

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