Friday, October 17, 2008

Nine Emperor Gods Festival @ Ampang (Part 1)

The Nine Emperor Gods Festival (Chinese: 九皇爺; pinyin: jiǔhuángyé; Hokkien: Kow Ong Yah; Cantonese: Kow Wong Yeh) is a Chinese festival to celebrate the return from heaven to earth of the Nine Emperor spirits, who are worshiped as one deity known as Mazu (Chinese: 妈祖/天后), the Taoist goddess of the sea and queen of heaven who represents health, wealth and prosperity. The festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth moon in the Chinese lunar calendar. Devotees flock to temples throughout the country for the festival

The Nine Emperor Gods are part of a spirit-medium cult known locally as Jieu Hwang Yeh. These nine deities are believed to dwell in the stars in heaven under the reign of Mazu.

On the eve of the ninth moon, temples of the deities hold a ceremony to invoke and welcome the nine emperors. Since the arrival of the gods are believed to be through the waterways, processions are held from temples to the sea-shore or river to symbolize this belief. Devotees dressed in traditional white, carrying incense and candles, await the arrival of their excellencies.

A carnival-like atmosphere pervades the temple throughout the nine-day festival. During this period of time, the constant tinkling of a prayer bell and chants from the temple priests are heard. Most devotees stay at the temple, eat vegetarian meals and recite continuous chanting of prayer. It is believed that there will be rain throughout the nine days of celebration.

The ninth day of the festival is its climax. A procession which draws scores of devotees send the deities back home (a waterway such as river or sea).

Source from : Wikipedia

I went to this temple which is located at Ampang for this Nine Emperor Gods Festival on one of the saturday night with my mum and sisters first, then i meet WengChye and Donny to visit again after my family went back to home, lol...

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Here we are, after traffic jam for nearly 1 hour...

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Wanna have some chestnut?

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Pity him...

Ok enjoy the rest of the photos =)

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That's all for part 1, more photos soon...

Hohoho...It's Friday again...Kuala Lumpur Photopraghy Festival at Timesquare on 18th and 19th October, that's mean Saturday and Sunday, anyone going?

2 comments:

jennifer said...

现在九王爷诞吗?我都不知道哦,新加坡好像没有什么气氛哦。。

GoDBleSz said...

(jennifer)九王爷诞已经过了,哈哈不好意思,现在才有机会post上来...

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