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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

Pai Thnee Kong by our mother tonight ..   Leave a comment


Pai Thnee Kong by our mother tonight 

Today, Friday 23 February, 2018 is the 8th Day Of The Lunar Chinese New Year being the Eve of The Jade Emperor’s Birthday.
My mother is making Nyonya “ANG KOO” Kueh in preparation to make offerings & pray to The Jade Emperor on his birthday at the stroke of midnight that is Saturday 24 February, 2018!

Today is the 8th Day Of The Lunar Chinese New Year.
MOM is making Nyonya “ANG KOO” Kueh in preparation to make offerings & pray to The Jade Emperor on his birthday at the stroke of midnight !

Today is the 8th Day Of The Lunar Chinese New Year.
MOM is making Nyonya “ANG KOO” Kueh in preparation to make offerings & pray to The Jade Emperor on his birthday at the stroke of midnight !

Extracted from my sister’s Facebook post.

 

After tonight’s “Pai Thnee Kong”, we are now looking forward to the 15th day of The Lunar Chinese New Year “CHAP GOH MEH” aka known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day !    Cindy Lim, my sister’s comments.

This Eighth Day of the Chinese New Year is the very day the Hokkiens Clan emerged from the sugar cane plantations safely after an invasion from some barbaric tribes during Chinese New Year. We, the Hokkiens Clan, prayed to the Jade Emperor for our safety and peaceful conclusion to the unwelcome invasion with two stalks of sugar cane ( one each tied to the front leg of the altar table ) with other offerings. As some of us are more Buddhist-oriented,  we do not offer Roasted Pigs, Ducks, Chicken and other meat offerings anymore.  My mother offers only vegetarian offerings and fruits only. Thus, it is normally the Hokkiens dialect  Chinese Community prays to The Jade Emperor during the night of the 8th Day. The actual day of the Jade Emperor’s Birthday is the 9th Day of the Chinese New Year.

SP Lim

Please note that each stalk of sugar cane is covered with yellow prayers’ joss paper. Each stalk is tied to the right/left leg of the altar table.

The Tung Cheh or Dongzhi Festival ( Winter Solstice Festival ) Prayers at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang   2 comments


The Tung Cheh or Dongzhi Festival ( Winter Solstice Festival ) Prayers at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

The Tung Cheh or Dongzhi Festival ( Winter Solstice Festival ) Prayers at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

The Tung Cheh or Dongzhi Festival ( Winter Solstice Festival ) Prayers at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

The Tung Cheh or Dongzhi Festival ( Winter Solstice Festival ) Prayers at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

The Tung Cheh or Dongzhi Festival ( Winter Solstice Festival ) Prayers at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

The Tung Cheh or Dongzhi Festival ( Winter Solstice Festival ) Prayers at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

The Tung Cheh or Dongzhi Festival ( Winter Solstice Festival ) Prayers at Kew Leong Tong Lim Kongsi, Penang

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