It is indeed such interesting facts. The Nine Emperor Gods (九皇星君/九皇大帝) are the nine sons manifested by Father Emperor Zhou Yu Dou Fu Yuan Jun (斗父周御國王天尊) and Mother of the Big Dipper Dou Mu Yuan Jun (斗母元君) who holds the Registrar of Life and Death. The Chinese will held a nine-day Taoist celebration beginning on the eve of 9th lunar month of the Chinese calendar. During this Nine Emperor Gods Festival, everyone is encouraged to be vegetarian throughout the nine days period of time.
So here we go, on the date of 20th October 2012, I headed over to Ampang temple and checked out the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. Address: Jalan Merdeka, Ampang New Village, Ampang, Selangor.
The prayer's ceremony:
|How can I go in? Impossible!|
|Believed they are the gods...|
|Dou Mu Gong|
|Lantern with the words Nine God Emperor|
|so many offerings!|
|Full of joss sticks and smoke|
|Big chair for the prayer later on I supposed...|
|Errr...is this the bridge?|
|Joss sticks bosses...|
|another type of joss...|
|The joss sticks are taller than me...|
What for sale?
|Why must we pay to free the birds, while you, seller can do it? profit...|
|be sure fly further, before they catch you in cage again!|
|A chef lets go living birds....erm....|
|Jeweleries for sale...|
|this is chicken wing, but not made of chicken...vegetarian soy chicken|
|colorful decorative items...|
|Fans for sale|
|Fans for sale?|
Sorry, uncle is not for sale...the chestnuts are...
|The chest nut uncle|
|A natural mountain candle|
|Beggars trying to get some offerings too..|
Okay, we did have a good time...next!
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