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The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3   Leave a comment


The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) ~ Part 3

 

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The Nine Emperor Gods Festival (Nine Emperor Gods: Chinese: 九皇爺; pinyin: Jiǔhuángyé; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Káu-ông-iâ; Cantonese: Kow Wong Yeh) is a nine-day Taoist celebration beginning on the eve of 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, which is observed primarily in Southeast Asian countries like Myanmar, Singapore,Malaysia, Southern Vietnam, Thailand and also the Indonesia.

From Wikipedia.

Today – Sunday, October 9, 2016 is the Ninth and Final Day of the Nine Emperor Gods (Kew Ong Yah) Festival in Penang, Malaysia. Devotees will go on a strict vegetarian diet for nine days and some for ten days.

SP Lim

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival ( Chinese: 九皇爺 ) or Kew Ong Yah Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 2

 

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God  ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God  ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God  ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God  ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God  ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God  ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God  ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God  ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God  ~ Part 2

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 2

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Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

This is a Chinese name; the family name is Sun.
Sun Wukong (孫悟空)
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Sun Wukong depicted in Japanese artist  Yoshitoshi‘s  One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, 1889.
First appearance Journey to the West
Sun Wukong
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“Sun Wukong” in Traditional (top) and Simplified (bottom) Chinese characters
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 孫悟空
Simplified Chinese 孙悟空
Vietnamese name
Vietnamese Tôn Ngộ Không
Thai name
Thai เห้งเจีย
RTGS Heng Chia[1]
Korean name
Hangul 손오공
Japanese name
Kanji 孫悟空
Hiragana そん ごくう
Malay name
Malay Sun Gokong
Indonesian name
Indonesian Sun Go Kong

Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King, is a mythological figure who features in a body of legends, which can be traced back to the period of the Song dynasty. He appears as a main character in the 16th century Chinese classical novel Journey to the West. Sun Wukong is also found in many later stories and adaptations. In the novel, he is a monkey born from a stone who acquires supernatural powers through Taoist practices. After rebelling against heaven and being imprisoned under a mountain by the Buddha, he later accompanies the monk Xuanzang on a journey to retrieve Buddhist sutras from India.

Sun Wukong possesses immense strength; he is able to lift his 13,500 jīn (7,960 kilograms (17,550 lb)) staff with ease. He is also extremely fast, able to travel 108,000 li (21,675 kilometres (13,468 mi)) in one somersault. (Note that this is more than half way around the world.) Sun knows 72 transformations, which allow him to transform into various animals and objects; however, he is troubled in transforming into other forms, due to the accompanying incomplete transformation of his tail. Sun Wukong is a skilled fighter, capable of holding his own against the best warriors of heaven. Each of his hairs possess magical properties, capable of being transformed into clones of the Monkey King himself, and/or into various weapons, animals, and other objects. He knows spells to command wind, part water, conjure protective circles against demons, and freeze humans, demons, and gods alike.

Inserted by SP Lim from Wikipedia

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Mid-Autumn Festival Procession in honour of the Monkey God ~ Part 1

Wesak Procession 2016 from the blogger’s view   Leave a comment


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Wesak Procession 2016

The 2016 Procession started off smoothly after an earlier downpour. The blogger started the vegetarian dinner for helpers during the heavy rain. After dinner, the rain was just drizzling until we took our group photographs. After the photographs, the Chief Minister of Penang Tuan Lim Guan Eng arrived and the Ceremony started with speeches. Then, there was the presentation of certificates to the participants from 38 Buddhist bodies and organizations with 34 Floats. Cheques were then presented to other Charitable Bodies in Penang.

Those photographs with the blogger inside were taken by my good friend Bertrand Linet. Some were taken by the blogger as he was walking towards the start of the Procession. There was a bad and big piece of road which was badly tarred and a fork-lift was trapped in the this pot-hole for several minutes. So, the blogger as Procession Chairman stayed at this junction to warn the other participants especially children as safety is the top priority. Two years ago, it was a parked car that stalled the procession until a fork-lift removed this stationery obstacle to the moving procession. It was later found out that this was a rented car parked here by an outstation tourist. Anyhow, the blogger completed the task until the Main Wesak Float had pasted by safely followed by several buses.

Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu.

SP Lim

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The Wesak Day Procession 2016 on Saturday 21.05.2016 with Photographs by Max Teoh Yeam Chuan ~ Part 6   1 comment


The Wesak Day Procession 2016 on Saturday 21.05.2016 with Photographs by Max Teoh Yeam Chuan ~ Part 6

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History

The decision to agree to celebrate Vesākha as the Buddha’s birthday was formalized at the first conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists held in Sri Lanka in 1950, although festivals at this time in the Buddhist world are a centuries-old tradition. The resolution that was adopted at the World Conference reads as follows:

That this Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists, while recording its appreciation of the gracious act of His Majesty, the Maharaja of Nepal in making the full-moon day of Vesak a Public Holiday in Nepal, earnestly requests the Heads of Governments of all countries in which large or small number of Buddhists are to be found, to take steps to make the full-moon day in the month of May a Public Holiday in honour of the Buddha, who is universally acclaimed as one of the greatest benefactors of Humanity.

On Vesākha Day, Buddhists all over the world commemorate events of significance to Buddhists of all traditions:
The birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Gautama Buddha. As Buddhism spread from India it was assimilated into many foreign cultures, and consequently Vesākha is celebrated in many different ways all over the world. In India, Vaishakh Purnima day is also known as Buddha Jayanti day and has been traditionally accepted as Buddha’s birth day.

In 1999, the United Nations resolved to internationally observe the day of Vesak at its headquarters and offices.

The name of the observance is derived from the Pali term vesākha or Sanskrit vaiśākha, which is the name of the lunar month in the Hindu calendar falling in April–May (see Vaisakha). In Mahayana Buddhist traditions, the holiday is known by its Sanskrit name (Vaiśākha) and derived variants of it. Local renditions of the name vary by language, including:
Assamese: বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা Buddho Purnima
Bengali: বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা Buddho Purnima, বুদ্ধ জয়ন্তী Buddho Joyonti, ভেসাক Bhesak
Dzongkha: སྟོན་པའི་དུས་ཆེན་༥ འཛོམས་ Dhüchen Nga Zom
Burmese: ကဆုန်လပြည့် ဗုဒ္ဓနေ့ “Full Moon Day”
Chinese: 佛陀誕辰紀念日; pinyin: Fótuó dànchén jìniàn rì, 佛誕 (Fódàn, Birthday of the Buddha), 浴佛節 (Yùfójié, Occasion of Bathing the Buddha), 衛塞節 (Wèisāi jié)
Hindi: बुद्ध पूर्णिमा Buddha Pūrṇimā, बुद्ध जयन्ती Buddha Jayantī, वैशाख पूर्णिमा Vaisākh Pūrṇimā
Indonesian: Hari Raya Waisak
Japanese: 花祭 Hanamatsuri (Day of Flowers)
Khmer: វិសាខបូជា Visak Bochea
Kannada: ಬುದ್ಧ ಪೌರ್ಣಮಿ Buddha Pournami
Hangul: 석가 탄신일; hanja: 釋迦誕辰日; RR: Seokka Tanshin-il (Birthday of the Shakyamuni Buddha)
Lao: ວິສາຂະບູຊາ Vixakha Bouxa
Malay: Hari Wesak (هاري ويسق)
Mongolian: Бурхан Багшийн Их Дүйцэн Өдөр (Lord Buddha’s Great Festival Day)
Newar: स्वांया पुन्हि Swānyā Punhi
Nepali: बुद्ध पुर्णिमा Buddha Purnima, बुद्ध जयन्ति Buddha Jayanti
Sinhalese: වෙසක් Vesak
Tamil: விசாக தினம் Vicāka Tiṉam
Telugu: బుద్ధ పౌర్ణమి Buddha Pournami or alternatively Telugu: వైశాఖ పౌర్ణమి Vaisakha Pournami
Thai: วิสาขบูชา Wisakha Bucha
Tibetan: ས་ག་ཟླ་བ།, THL: Sa Ga Dawa
Vietnamese: Phật Đản (Birthday of the Buddha)

Inserted by SP Lim from Wikipedia

The Wesak Day Procession 2016 on Saturday 21.05.2016 with Photographs by Max Teoh Yeam Chuan ~ Part 5   2 comments


The Wesak Day Procession 2016 on Saturday 21.05.2016 with Photographs by Max Teoh Yeam Chuan ~ Part 5

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Wesak Eve Night 100

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