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Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 ~ Part 4 FINAL   Leave a comment


Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

 

Mazu, also known by several other names and titles, is a Chinese sea goddess. 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 on Taiwan; her temple festival is a major event in the region, with the largest celebrations around her temples at Dajia and Beigang.

Extracted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Names and titles

In addition to Mazu or Ma-tsu, meaning “Maternal Ancestor Mother, “Granny”, or “Grandmother”, Lin Moniang is worshipped under various other names and titles:

  • Mazupo (“Granny Mazu”), a popular name in Fujian
  • A-Ma, also spelled Ah-Ma (“Mother” or “Grandmother”), a popular name in Macau
  • Linghui Furen (“Lady of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1156.
  • Linghui Fei[6] (“Princess of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1192.
  • Tianfei (“Princess of Heaven”), fully Huguo Mingzhu Tianfei (“Illuminating Princess of Heaven who Protects the Nation”), an official title conferred in 1281.
  • Huguo Bimin Miaoling Zhaoying Hongren Puji Tianfei (“Heavenly Princess who Protects the Nation and Shelters the People, of Marvelous Numen, Brilliant Resonance, Magnanimous Kindness, and Universal Salvation”), an official title conferred in 1409.
  • Tianhou (天后, literally meaning: “Queen/Empress of Heaven”), an official title conferred in 1683.
  • Tianshang Shengmu (“Holy Heavenly Mother”) or Tianhou Shengmu
  • Tongxian Lingnü (“Worthy & Efficacious Lady”)
  • Shennü (“Divine Woman”)
  • Zhaoxiao Chunzheng Fuji Ganying Shengfei (“Holy Princess of Clear Piety, Pure Faith, and Helpful Response”), an official title conferred during the reign of the Hongwu Emperor of the Ming.

Although many of Mazu’s temples honor her titles Tianhou and Tianfei, it became customary to never pray to her under those names during an emergency since it was believed that, hearing one of her formal titles, Mazu might feel obligated to groom and dress herself as properly befitting her station before receiving the petition. Prayers invoking her as Mazu were thought to be answered more quickly.

Extracted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

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Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 ~ Part 3   Leave a comment


Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

 

Mazu, also known by several other names and titles, is a Chinese sea goddess. 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 on Taiwan; her temple festival is a major event in the region, with the largest celebrations around her temples at Dajia and Beigang.

Extracted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Names and titles

In addition to Mazu or Ma-tsu, meaning “Maternal Ancestor Mother, “Granny”, or “Grandmother”, Lin Moniang is worshipped under various other names and titles:

  • Mazupo (“Granny Mazu”), a popular name in Fujian
  • A-Ma, also spelled Ah-Ma (“Mother” or “Grandmother”), a popular name in Macau
  • Linghui Furen (“Lady of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1156.
  • Linghui Fei[6] (“Princess of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1192.
  • Tianfei (“Princess of Heaven”), fully Huguo Mingzhu Tianfei (“Illuminating Princess of Heaven who Protects the Nation”), an official title conferred in 1281.
  • Huguo Bimin Miaoling Zhaoying Hongren Puji Tianfei (“Heavenly Princess who Protects the Nation and Shelters the People, of Marvelous Numen, Brilliant Resonance, Magnanimous Kindness, and Universal Salvation”), an official title conferred in 1409.
  • Tianhou (天后, literally meaning: “Queen/Empress of Heaven”), an official title conferred in 1683.
  • Tianshang Shengmu (“Holy Heavenly Mother”) or Tianhou Shengmu
  • Tongxian Lingnü (“Worthy & Efficacious Lady”)
  • Shennü (“Divine Woman”)
  • Zhaoxiao Chunzheng Fuji Ganying Shengfei (“Holy Princess of Clear Piety, Pure Faith, and Helpful Response”), an official title conferred during the reign of the Hongwu Emperor of the Ming.

Although many of Mazu’s temples honor her titles Tianhou and Tianfei, it became customary to never pray to her under those names during an emergency since it was believed that, hearing one of her formal titles, Mazu might feel obligated to groom and dress herself as properly befitting her station before receiving the petition. Prayers invoking her as Mazu were thought to be answered more quickly.

Extracted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

 

Mazu, also known by several other names and titles, is a Chinese sea goddess. 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 on Taiwan; her temple festival is a major event in the region, with the largest celebrations around her temples at Dajia and Beigang.

Extracted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Names and titles

In addition to Mazu or Ma-tsu, meaning “Maternal Ancestor Mother, “Granny”, or “Grandmother”, Lin Moniang is worshipped under various other names and titles:

  • Mazupo (“Granny Mazu”), a popular name in Fujian
  • A-Ma, also spelled Ah-Ma (“Mother” or “Grandmother”), a popular name in Macau
  • Linghui Furen (“Lady of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1156.
  • Linghui Fei[6] (“Princess of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1192.
  • Tianfei (“Princess of Heaven”), fully Huguo Mingzhu Tianfei (“Illuminating Princess of Heaven who Protects the Nation”), an official title conferred in 1281.
  • Huguo Bimin Miaoling Zhaoying Hongren Puji Tianfei (“Heavenly Princess who Protects the Nation and Shelters the People, of Marvelous Numen, Brilliant Resonance, Magnanimous Kindness, and Universal Salvation”), an official title conferred in 1409.
  • Tianhou (天后, literally meaning: “Queen/Empress of Heaven”), an official title conferred in 1683.
  • Tianshang Shengmu (“Holy Heavenly Mother”) or Tianhou Shengmu
  • Tongxian Lingnü (“Worthy & Efficacious Lady”)
  • Shennü (“Divine Woman”)
  • Zhaoxiao Chunzheng Fuji Ganying Shengfei (“Holy Princess of Clear Piety, Pure Faith, and Helpful Response”), an official title conferred during the reign of the Hongwu Emperor of the Ming.

Although many of Mazu’s temples honor her titles Tianhou and Tianfei, it became customary to never pray to her under those names during an emergency since it was believed that, hearing one of her formal titles, Mazu might feel obligated to groom and dress herself as properly befitting her station before receiving the petition. Prayers invoking her as Mazu were thought to be answered more quickly.

Extracted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 ~ Part 1   Leave a comment


Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

 

Mazu, also known by several other names and titles, is a Chinese sea goddess. 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 on Taiwan; her temple festival is a major event in the region, with the largest celebrations around her temples at Dajia and Beigang.

Extracted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

 

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Names and titles

In addition to Mazu or Ma-tsu, meaning “Maternal Ancestor Mother, “Granny”, or “Grandmother”, Lin Moniang is worshipped under various other names and titles:

  • Mazupo (“Granny Mazu”), a popular name in Fujian
  • A-Ma, also spelled Ah-Ma (“Mother” or “Grandmother”), a popular name in Macau
  • Linghui Furen (“Lady of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1156.
  • Linghui Fei[6] (“Princess of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1192.
  • Tianfei (“Princess of Heaven”), fully Huguo Mingzhu Tianfei (“Illuminating Princess of Heaven who Protects the Nation”), an official title conferred in 1281.
  • Huguo Bimin Miaoling Zhaoying Hongren Puji Tianfei (“Heavenly Princess who Protects the Nation and Shelters the People, of Marvelous Numen, Brilliant Resonance, Magnanimous Kindness, and Universal Salvation”), an official title conferred in 1409.
  • Tianhou (天后, literally meaning: “Queen/Empress of Heaven”), an official title conferred in 1683.
  • Tianshang Shengmu (“Holy Heavenly Mother”) or Tianhou Shengmu
  • Tongxian Lingnü (“Worthy & Efficacious Lady”)
  • Shennü (“Divine Woman”)
  • Zhaoxiao Chunzheng Fuji Ganying Shengfei (“Holy Princess of Clear Piety, Pure Faith, and Helpful Response”), an official title conferred during the reign of the Hongwu Emperor of the Ming.

Although many of Mazu’s temples honor her titles Tianhou and Tianfei, it became customary to never pray to her under those names during an emergency since it was believed that, hearing one of her formal titles, Mazu might feel obligated to groom and dress herself as properly befitting her station before receiving the petition. Prayers invoking her as Mazu were thought to be answered more quickly.

Extracted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018   Leave a comment


Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

 

Mazu, also known by several other names and titles, is a Chinese sea goddess. 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 on Taiwan; her temple festival is a major event in the region, with the largest celebrations around her temples at Dajia and Beigang.

Extracted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Penang Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi’s Mazu Birthday Celebrations on Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Names and titles

In addition to Mazu or Ma-tsu, meaning “Maternal Ancestor Mother, “Granny”, or “Grandmother”, Lin Moniang is worshipped under various other names and titles:

  • Mazupo (“Granny Mazu”), a popular name in Fujian
  • A-Ma, also spelled Ah-Ma (“Mother” or “Grandmother”), a popular name in Macau
  • Linghui Furen (“Lady of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1156.
  • Linghui Fei[6] (“Princess of Numinous Grace”), an official title conferred in 1192.
  • Tianfei (“Princess of Heaven”), fully Huguo Mingzhu Tianfei (“Illuminating Princess of Heaven who Protects the Nation”), an official title conferred in 1281.
  • Huguo Bimin Miaoling Zhaoying Hongren Puji Tianfei (“Heavenly Princess who Protects the Nation and Shelters the People, of Marvelous Numen, Brilliant Resonance, Magnanimous Kindness, and Universal Salvation”), an official title conferred in 1409.
  • Tianhou (天后, literally meaning: “Queen/Empress of Heaven”), an official title conferred in 1683.
  • Tianshang Shengmu (“Holy Heavenly Mother”) or Tianhou Shengmu
  • Tongxian Lingnü (“Worthy & Efficacious Lady”)
  • Shennü (“Divine Woman”)
  • Zhaoxiao Chunzheng Fuji Ganying Shengfei (“Holy Princess of Clear Piety, Pure Faith, and Helpful Response”), an official title conferred during the reign of the Hongwu Emperor of the Ming.

Although many of Mazu’s temples honor her titles Tianhou and Tianfei, it became customary to never pray to her under those names during an emergency since it was believed that, hearing one of her formal titles, Mazu might feel obligated to groom and dress herself as properly befitting her station before receiving the petition. Prayers invoking her as Mazu were thought to be answered more quickly.

Extracted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home ~ Part 3 FINAL   Leave a comment


Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 3 FINAL

Firstly in the morning is the cleaning and tidying of Mazu’s Place of Worship and presentation of a new yellow robe bought for me by a clansman from Taiwan. I was elected the Lor Choo or Urn Keeper for 2017/2018 and the Mazu Diety was worshipped in my house for one year. This Urn and Diety shall be returned to Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi and to be worshipped by the next elected Urn Keeper for the next year of 2018/2019.

After the cleaning and wearing of the new robe, a joss-stick was lit and placed into the urn. Next, was the transportation to the car which was driven by Marilyn slowly to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang. George Town is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. We reached the Temple safely and slowly carried Mazu, our Lim’s Ancestral Diety into the Temple and placed on a special table. The Ceremony is thus completed safely.

The actual birthday of Mazu is on this coming Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 but our Lim Clan of Seang Kooi Tong celebrates on Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 which is also the the Election Day of the Malaysian 14th General Elections.

SP Lim

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 3 FINAL

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 3 FINAL

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 3 FINAL

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 3 FINAL

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 3 FINAL

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 3 FINAL

 

Mazu, also known by several other names and titles, is a Chinese sea goddess. 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 on Taiwan; her temple festival is a major event in the region, with the largest celebrations around her temples at Dajia and Beigang.

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 2

Firstly in the morning is the cleaning and tidying of Mazu’s Place of Worship and presentation of a new yellow robe bought for me by a clansman from Taiwan. I was elected the Lor Choo or Urn Keeper for 2017/2018 and the Mazu Diety was worshipped in my house for one year. This Urn and Diety shall be returned to Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi and to be worshipped by the next elected Urn Keeper for the next year of 2018/2019.

After the cleaning and wearing of the new robe, a joss-stick was lit and placed into the urn. Next, was the transportation to the car which was driven by Marilyn slowly to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang. George Town is a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. We reached the Temple safely and slowly carried Mazu, our Lim’s Ancestral Diety into the Temple and placed on a special table. The Ceremony is thus completed safely.

The actual birthday of Mazu is on this coming Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 but our Lim Clan of Seang Kooi Tong celebrates on Wednesday, 9 May, 2018 which is also the the Election Day of the Malaysian 14th General Elections.

SP Lim

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 2

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 2

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 2

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 2

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 2

Departing Ceremony of Mazu and Urn from my home back to the Kew Leong Tong Lim Clan Temple at Ah Quee Street, Penang ~ Part 2

 

Mazu, also known by several other names and titles, is a Chinese sea goddess. 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 on Taiwan; her temple festival is a major event in the region, with the largest celebrations around her temples at Dajia and Beigang.

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