Yesterday, 30 Aug 2009, 11th Day of Lunar 7 Month (農曆七月十一日), is considered as the Salvation Day of Heavenly Lord Tai Yi (太乙救苦天尊). As usual, Long Shan Men (龍山門) will need to honour Lord Tai Yi in-order to request for the Blessing for the Suffering Wanderings.
This Year, Million Thanks to Vabien for taking the Initiative to conduc the Salvation Day Ceremony on behalf of Long Shan Men.
And so, at Evening time, I arrived at his Place to assist him for the Honouring & Offering to the Wanderings.
Just before I arrived at his Place, he had already prepared the Spiritual Salvation Water aka Tai Yi Pu Du Gan Lu Shui (太乙普度甘露水) (Pic 04) and while I was there, we started to pack up for the Offering at the Open field under his Block.
Due to its getting late, so the Open Field was quiet, so without hesitation, we started to the Summoning of Earth Deity (此間土地神) 1st before the Offering started.
While Vabien was away to do the Summoning of Earth Deity, I was at the Burning Area to lay out the Offerings, just as I was laying out the Offerings, I could sense that someone pad on my shoulder. I knew that this was "abnormal", so definitely no turning of the Head. Without paying attention to that, I just carried on with the spreading of the Offerings.
After Vabien returned from the Summoning of Earth Deity, I asked him to go to the 2 sides of the Roads to summon in the Wanderings, just as he finished the summoning, a gust of Strange Wind appeared at the Burning Urn, so immediately, the Burning had to start.
Once the Fire was started, the Salvation Water must be Sprinkle around the whole Area. The Main Purpose of this Salvation Water was to allow the Wanderings to lessen their Burdens & Sins and then, proceed with the Leaving of this Suffering Mortal Realm.
Usually for Long Shan Men, once the Water was being Sprinkle out, no One was allowed to look at the Area where the Burning was carried out and so, immediately, Vabien & I had to leave the Place to proceed with the Sending Off of Earth Deity (Pic 08).
After the Sending Off & Thanking the Earth Deity, the Salvation Day was considered Completed.
For High Res Pictures, please proceed to this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/889139057/pic/list