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The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah ~ 2.2   Leave a comment


The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah  ~  2.2

The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah  ~  2.2

The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah  ~  2.2

The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah  ~  2.2

The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah  ~  2.2

The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah  ~  2.2

The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah  ~  2.2

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The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah ~ 1.2   Leave a comment


The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah

The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah

The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah

The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah

The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah

The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah

The Cave Temple of Baling, Kedah

Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017   2 comments


Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017

These prayers shall be conducted on the night of the 15th of the 8th moon – the  actual day of the Mid-Autumn Festival. It ends with the burning of Joss Paper as their voluntary rewards to the Diety for the wishes fulfilled successfully.

SP Lim

Modern celebration

The festival was a time to enjoy the successful reaping of rice and wheat with food offerings made in honor of the moon. Today, it is still an occasion for outdoor reunions among friends and relatives to eat mooncakes and watch the moon, a symbol of harmony and unity. During a year of a solar eclipse it is typical for governmental offices, banks and schools will close of extra days to enjoy the extra celestial celebration an eclipse brings.  The festival is celebrated with many cultural or regional customs, among them:

  • Burning incense in reverence to deities including Chang’e.
  • Performance of dragon and lion dances, which is mainly practiced in southern China and Vietnam.

Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017

Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017

Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017

Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017

Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017

Wayang Performers offer prayers to the Moon Goddess 2017

Dates

The Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Han calendar—essentially the night of a full moon—which falls near the Autumnal Equinox (on a day between September 8 and October 7 in the Gregorian calendar). In 2015, the Mid-Autumn Festival fell on September 27. It will occur on these days in coming years:[43]

  • 2017: October 4 (Wednesday)
  • 2018: September 24 (Monday)
  • 2019: September 13 (Friday)
  • 2020: October 1 (Thursday)
  • 2021: September 21 (Tuesday)
  • 2022: September 10 (Saturday)

Inserted by SP Lim from Wikipedia.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice )   Leave a comment


Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. A wholw raw pig was also offered as required by past tradition in the prayers.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. A wholw raw pig was also offered as required by past tradition in the prayers.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. A raw goat was also offered as per past tradition requirements.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. A raw goat was also offered as per past tradition requirements.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. Prayers led by the Taoist Priest for the Committee Members.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. Prayers led by the Taoist Priest for the Committee Members.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. Lunch was hosted by Lor Choo or Urn Keeper of 2016 at CRC Restaurant.

Food offerings at the Tung Chek ( Dongzhi or Winter Solstice ) at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang on Wednesday, 21 December, 2016. Lunch was hosted by Lor Choo or Urn Keeper of 2016 at CRC Restaurant.

Arahant Upagutta’s Prayer Ceremony at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang   1 comment


Arahant Upagutta’s Prayer Ceremony at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang on Sunday, 4th December, 2016.

Arahant Upagutta's Prayer Ceremony at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang on Sunday, 4th December, 2016.

Arahant Upagutta’s Prayer Ceremony at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang on Sunday, 4th December, 2016.

Arahant Upagutta's Prayer Ceremony at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang on Sunday, 4th December, 2016.

Arahant Upagutta’s Prayer Ceremony at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang on Sunday, 4th December, 2016.

Arahant Upagutta's Prayer Ceremony at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang on Sunday, 4th December, 2016.

Arahant Upagutta’s Prayer Ceremony at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang on Sunday, 4th December, 2016.

Arahant Upagutta's Prayer Ceremony at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang on Sunday, 4th December, 2016.

Arahant Upagutta’s Prayer Ceremony at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang on Sunday, 4th December, 2016.

Arahant Upagutta's Prayer Ceremony at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang on Sunday, 4th December, 2016.

Arahant Upagutta’s Prayer Ceremony at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang on Sunday, 4th December, 2016.

Arahant Upagutta's Prayer Ceremony at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang on Sunday, 4th December, 2016.

Arahant Upagutta’s Prayer Ceremony at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang on Sunday, 4th December, 2016.

 

Prayers to the Moon Goddess   4 comments


Prayers to the Moon Goddess

On a moonless Mid-Autumn Festival or Mooncake Festival Night on Thursday, September 15, 2016 by the Wayang Chinese Opera Troupe from Thailand, the Prayers to the Moon Goddess began with the lighting of the joss sticks.

SP Lim

 

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

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Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Prayers to the Moon Goddess

Mid-Autumn Festival

The festival is intricately linked to legends of Chang E, the mythical Moon Goddess of Immortality. According to “Li-Ji”, an ancient Chinese book recording customs and ceremonies, the Chinese Emperor should offer sacrifices to the sun in spring and the moon in autumn. The 15th day of the 8th lunar month is the day called “Mid-Autumn”. The night on the 15th of the 8th lunar month is also called “Night of the Moon”. Under the Song Dynasty (420), the day was officially declared the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Because of its central role in the Mid-Autumn festival, mooncakes remained popular even in recent years. For many, they form a central part of the Mid-Autumn festival experience such that it is now commonly known as ‘Mooncake Festival’.

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ~ Part 2   2 comments


Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

The Prayers Session before the mini procession to the main road to burn the Tai Soo Yah image and the Joss Paper Boat.

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 2

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

 

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 2

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 2

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 2

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 2

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 2

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

Sian Chye Tong's Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~ Part 2

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

 

Sian Chye Tong’s Annual Filial Piety Celebration during the Hungry Ghost Festival ending on Saturday, 27 August, 2016 ~
Part 2

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