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The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.   Leave a comment


The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.

This was the Ceremony held at the Chew Jetty – Clan Jetty of the Hokkiens with the Surname of Chew, for the Birthday Celebrations of the Jade Emperor. It was located at the front main road of the Jetty along Weld Quay, George Town, Penang from 7.00 pm onwards on the night of 23rd February, 2018. Prayers were held at midnight to coincide with the Jade Emperor’s Birthday. This long array of offerings was offered by residents, relatives and friends who stayed at Chew Jetty or those who worked around this area including my late father.

SP Lim

 

The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.

The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.

 

The Jade Emperor (Chinese玉皇pinyinYù Huáng or 玉帝Yù Dì) in Chinese culturetraditional religions and myth is one of the representations of the first god (太帝 tài dì). In Taoist theology he is Yuanshi Tianzun, one of the Three Pure Ones, the three primordial emanations of the Tao. He is also the Cao Đài (“Highest Power”) of Caodaism known as Ngọc Hoàng Thượng đế. In Buddhist cosmology he is identified with ŚakraIn Korean mythology he is known as Hwanin.

The Jade Emperor is known by many names, including Heavenly Grandfather (天公Tiān Gōng), which originally meant “Heavenly Duke”, which is used by commoners; the Jade Lord; the Highest Emperor; Great Emperor of Jade (玉皇上帝Yu Huang Shangdi or 玉皇大帝Yu Huang Dadi).

 

 

The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.

The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.

The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.

The Birthday of The Jade Emperor at Chew Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang.

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The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Clan Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang   Leave a comment


The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Clan Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Clan Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Clan Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Clan Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Clan Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Clan Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang

The Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Clan Jetty, Weld Quay, 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.

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

The Dushan Lee Jetty of Weld Quay, Penang   Leave a comment


The Dushan Lee Jetty of Weld Quay, Penang

The Dushan Lee Jetty of Weld Quay, Penang

The Dushan Lee Jetty of Weld Quay, Penang

The Dushan Lee Jetty of Weld Quay, Penang

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 3   Leave a comment


Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 3

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 3 ~ The Procession around the Kuan Yin Temple

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 3 ~ The Procession to the Kuan Yin Temple and back again.

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 3 - The Procession to Kuan Yin Teng and back again.

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 3 – The Procession to Kuan Yin Teng and back again.

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 3 - The Procession to Kuan Yin Teng and back again.

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 3 – The Procession to Kuan Yin Teng and back again.

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 3 - The Procession to Kuan Yin Teng and back again.

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 3 – The Procession to Kuan Yin Teng and back again.

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 3 - The Procession to Kuan Yin Teng and back again.

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 3 – The Procession to Kuan Yin Teng and back again.

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 3 - The Procession to Kuan Yin Teng and back again.

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 3 – The Procession to Kuan Yin Teng and back again.

 

 

 

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang – Final Night, Part 1   Leave a comment


 

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah on Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday, 22 August, 2016.

 

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

Tai Soo Yah at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah of the Festival of Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah of the Festival of Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah of the Festival of Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah of the Festival of Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah of the Festival of Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah of the Festival of Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah of the Festival of Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah of the Festival of Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah of the Festival of Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah of the Festival of Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah of the Festival of Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

Celebrations of the Tai Soo Yah of the Festival of Hungry Ghost at Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang on the final night of Monday 22 August, 2016.

 

The internet at my local network is acting up again as I was trying to upload the last 5 photographs since 10.00 pm last night. Now it is 2.10 pm on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 I has just managed to be successful in uploading the rest of the photographs. My e-mails for blogging had piled up to over 2,500 in numbers. My apologies, folks.

SP Lim

 

 

 

Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016   Leave a comment


Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016

Lim Jetty's Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 - Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 – Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty's Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 - Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 – Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty's Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 - Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 – Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty's Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 - Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 – Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty's Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 - Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 – Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty's Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 - Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

Lim Jetty’s Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 – Scene taken on Thursday, 18 August 2016 night.

 

From Wikipedia:-

Taboos

As the ghosts and the suffering spirits will come out from the hell to visit their homes during the 7th lunar month (the ghost month), many things should be avoided during this month including the ghost day:

  1. Do not stroll at night.
  2. Do not swim. It is said that drowned evil ghosts might try to drown people in order to find victims for them to rebirth.
  3. As the month is considered to be inauspicious, do not move to a new house, start new businesses or marry.
  4. Do not hang clothes outside at night.
  5. Do not pick up coins or money found on the street and if one does, never bring any home.
  6. Do not step on or kick the offerings by the roadside. If someone were to step on any offerings by accident, he or she should apologize aloud to ameliorate the situation
  7. Do not wear red because ghosts are attracted to red.
  8. Don’t sing and whistle as these may attract ghosts.
  9. Keep away from the walls as it is believed that ghosts like sticking to walls.
  10. If someone is born during the ghost month, avoid celebrating his or her birthday at night. It is better to celebrate during the daytime.
  11. Do not go out at 12 midnight as the ghost may approach you for food and other offerings for them.
  12. Do not open umbrellas in the house. It may attract spirits
  13. Do not take selfies or take videos. Ghost may appear in it. You may never know
  14. Do not sleep facing the mirror or something reflective. It guides the ghosts.

Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Clan Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang   Leave a comment


Festival of the Hungry Ghost at Lim Clan Jetty, Weld Quay, Penang
These were the various activities of the celebration of the Festival of the Hungry Ghost at the Lim Clan Jetty located at Weld Quay, Penang.These activities were organized to celebrate the Birthday of the Tai Soo Yah of Lim Clan Jetty last night – 1st. August, 2015. There were Teochew Puppet Show by Ling Goh, Hokkien Wayang from China, Lion Dances of various types of Lions and a colourful and skillful Dragon Dance to climax it all.

SP Lim

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