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The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Prai, Mainland Penang   5 comments


The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Prai, Mainland Penang

The paper image is now replaced with a bronze 13-feet statue of the Tai Soo Yah the Taoist King of Hades, from China. There are also bronze idols being imported too.

SP Lim

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Prai, Mainland Penang

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Prai, Mainland Penang

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Prai, Mainland Penang

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Prai, Mainland Penang

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Prai, Mainland Penang

 

Hungry ghost is a concept in Chinese Buddhism and Chinese traditional religion representing beings who are driven by intense emotional needs in an animalistic way. The term 餓鬼 èguǐ, literally “hungry ghost“, is the Chinese translation of the term preta in Buddhism. “Hungry ghosts” play a role in Chinese Buddhism and Taoism as well as in Chinese folk religion. The term is not to be confused with the generic term for “ghost“,  guǐ (i.e. the spirit of a deceased ancestor). The understanding is that all people become such a regular ghost when they die, and would then slowly weaken and eventually die a second time. Hungry ghosts, by contrast, are a much more exceptional case, and would only occur in very unfortunate circumstances, such as if a whole family were killed or when a family no longer venerated their ancestors.

With the rise in popularity of Buddhism, the idea became popular that souls would live in space until reincarnation. In the Taoist tradition it is believed that hungry ghosts can arise from people whose deaths have been violent or unhappy. Both Buddhism and Taoism share the idea that hungry ghosts can emerge from neglect or desertion of ancestors. According to the Hua-yen Sutra evil deeds will cause a soul to be reborn in one of six different realms. The highest degree of evil deed will cause a soul to be reborn as a denizen of hell, a lower degree of evil will cause a soul to be reborn as an animal, and the lowest degree will cause a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost. According to the tradition, evil deeds that lead to becoming a hungry ghost are killing, stealing and sexual misconduct. Desire, greed, anger and ignorance are all factors in causing a soul to be reborn as a hungry ghost because they are motives for people to perform evil deeds.

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Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 4 Final   Leave a comment


Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah

Historical event of the final burning of the Tai Soo Yah Paper Effigy at Prai Megamall, Penang, on Merdeka Day eve of Tuesday, August 30, 2016 as there shall be no paper effigy as from 2017. A permanent idol of Tai Soo Yah of over 12 feet in height shall be replacing this paper effigy in future. Thus, this permanent idol of Tai Soo Yah put an end to future burning of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy – a logical economical decision.

I am glad and satisfied that I had recorded this historical event with Bertrand Linet, Allen Lim and Marilyn Ho in photographic records. There shall no burning of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy next year but I believe joss paper and other paper offerings shall be burnt instead.

SP Lim

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 4

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 4

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah on Merdeka Day eve of Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah on Merdeka Day eve of Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah on Merdeka Day eve of Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah on Merdeka Day eve of Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah on Merdeka Day eve of Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah on Merdeka Day eve of Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah on Merdeka Day eve of Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah on Merdeka Day eve of Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah on Merdeka Day eve of Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah on Merdeka Day eve of Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

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Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 4

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 4

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 4

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 4

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3   Leave a comment


Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Historical event of the final burning of the Tai Soo Yah Paper Effigy at Prai Megamall, Penang, on Merdeka Day eve of Tuesday, August 30, 2016 as there shall be no paper effigy as from 2017. A permanent idol of Tai Soo Yah of over 12 feet in height shall be replacing this paper effigy in future. Thus, this permanent idol of Tai Soo Yah put an end to future burning of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy – a logical economical decision.

I am glad and satisfied that I had recorded this historical event with Bertrand Linet, Allen Lim and Marilyn Ho in photographic records. There shall no burning of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy next year but I believe joss paper and other paper offerings shall be burnt instead.

SP Lim

Tomorrow is the Final Part 4 of this event. Hope you all enjoyed these postings.

 

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

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Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 3

Getting ready for the burning with addition of the joss paper and other paper offerings.

 

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical event of the final burning of the Tai Soo Yah Paper Effigy at Prai Megamall, Penang, on Merdeka Day eve of Tuesday, August 30, 2016 as there shall be no paper effigy as from 2017. A permanent idol of Tai Soo Yah of over 12 feet in height shall be replacing this paper effigy in future. Thus, this permanent idol of Tai Soo Yah put an end to future burning of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy – a logical economical decision.

I am glad and satisfied that I had recorded this historical event with Bertrand Linet, Allen Lim and Marilyn Ho in photographic records. There shall no burning of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy next year but I believe joss paper and other paper offerings shall be burnt instead.

SP Lim

Next shall be Part 3 and the Final Part 4. Happy viewing and the support. Thank you my friends and fellow bloggers. From 1st September, 2016 onwards, it is the Chinese Lunar 8th Moon/Month so it is Moon-cake and Lantern time as we celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival even though we have no Autumn locally in Malaysia.

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 2

 

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1   4 comments


Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1

It was around 7.00 pm when we left the house. The traffic at the entries to the First Penang Bridge was badly jammed with cars as tonight is the Merdeka (Independence) Day of Malaya (Peninsular Malaysia) and Sabah. Crossing the bridge which usually took 15 to 20 minutes, was done in 40 minutes or so with the crawling traffic. Just wondering why no body wanted to use the Second Penang Bridge?

Historical event of the final burning of the Tai Soo Yah Paper Effigy at Prai Megamall, Penang, on Merdeka Day eve of Tuesday, August 30, 2016 as there shall be no paper effigy as from 2017. A permanent idol of Tai Soo Yah of over 12 feet in height shall be replacing this paper effigy in future. Thus, this permanent idol of Tai Soo Yah put an end to future burning of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy – a logical economical decision.

I am glad and satisfied that I had recorded this historical event with Bertrand Linet, Allen Lim and Marilyn Ho in photographic records. There shall no burning of the Tai Soo Yah paper effigy next year but I believe joss paper and other paper offerings shall be burnt instead.

SP Lim

Next shall be Parts 2, 3 and the Final Part 4. Happy viewing and the support. Thank you my friends and fellow bloggers. From 1st September, 2016 onwards, it is the Chinese Lunar 8th Moon/Month so it is Moon-cake and Lantern time as we celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival even though we have no Autumn locally in Malaysia.

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1

Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1

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Historical final burning of Prai's Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1

Historical final burning of Prai’s Tai Soo Yah ~ Part 1

The Second Largest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang   Leave a comment


The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

The Second Biggest Tai Soo Yah Image in Penang

It is located at Prai beside the Megamall, Jalan Baru, Prai.

SP Lim

 

Some of the Indian Malaysian Cultural photographs I took   Leave a comment


Some of the Indian Malaysian Cultural photographs I took
This photo-shoot was arranged by Photographic Society of Penang at a Hindu Temple located at Prai, Mainland Penang. The two pretty Indian Malaysian models are paid models.

SP Lim

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