Saturday, 30 April 2011

Zheng Yi Long Shan Fei Jie Fu Ma Zu & Bao Sheng Anniversary Celebration 2011 (正一龍山飛捷府辛卯年媽祖及保生大帝暖壽及祝壽科儀)





On the 21st Day of Lunar 3rd Month ( 農曆三月廿一日 23 Apr 2011), Fei Jie Fu (正一龍山飛捷府) had conducted the Anniversary Celebration dedicating to Ma Zu & Bao Sheng Da Di. This time round, Gerald & Royce had came specially to assist in helping out and must special thank Vabien’s Mum for the assisting & preparing of the offerings.

At about 10.00Am in the Morning, Jave arrived at Vabien’s House to assist in the last part of the Preparation and at about 11.00Pm, the Ceremony started with 1st, performing the Cleansing (灑淨), Invitation of Deities (祝聖), Reporting (上奏) and then the Dotting of New Statues (開光) for Earth Deity of the Area (一方土地), General Qian Li Yan & Shun Feng Er (千里眼順風耳雙將軍), Lord of Sun (太陽星君) & Lord of Moon (太陰星君).

After the Dotting of the Statues had done, it was time to enhance the 2 new Spiritual Whips aka Huat Soh (法索) dedicated to Fei Jie Fu & Zheng Yi Long Shan Zhi De Fu (正一龍山至德府). Upon completion of the Enhancing, Royce was advised to Initial the using of the Whips – see Pics 21 - 29.

At about 12.45Pm, the Dotting Ceremony was completed and we proceed with the Anniversary Honouring & Birthday Respect. After Jave conducted the Anniversary Respect, Vabien was advised to chant the Qing Jing Jing (清靜經) once and upon completion, All LSM members were to present the 9 Kowtows (三跪九叩) in front of ALL the Invited Deities and the Main Star of the Day.

By 2.00Pm, Vabien with the assistance of Gerald & Royce, the Paper Offerings were being sent off and at 4.00Pm, we arrived at Sembawang Tian Hou Temple (三巴旺天后宮) to pay our respect to Ma Zu.

In the Offering Pictures, you all can see that Vabien had specially prepared 2 sets of Special Offerings dedicating to Ma Zu & Lord Bao Sheng:

1 – Qian Nian Nv Hong Tao (千年女紅套) – this consists of Round Fan (圓莆扇), Perfume (花露水), Needle Set (女紅針線), Pink Powder (粉盒), Wooden Comb (木梳), Handkerchief (手帕) & Red paper for Lipcolor (紅纓紙)

2 – Bai Yao Bao Sheng Li (百藥保生禮) – this consists of Hundred Medicine Fan (百藥扇), Handkerchief (手帕), Wooden Gourd (木葫蘆) & Eight Treasure Herbal Tea (藥草八寶茶) – packed by Vabien

Besides that, Vabien had also prepared special Food Offerings & 4 Paper Robes for Ma Zu, Lord Bao Sheng & the 2 Generals

For Higher Res Pictures, feel free to visit this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/1148084601/pic/list

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Teochew Pek Kong Anniversary Celebration (潮州籍貫伯公神誕吉慶)

Start:     May 1, '11 12:00a
Location:     All Over the World, Singapore


The Teochew Clan will be Celebrating the Anniversary of Teochew Pek Kong aka Gan Tian Da Di Kai Shan Hou (感天大帝開山侯) on this coming Sunday - 1 May 2011.

Temples in Singapore Celebrating this Event:

1) Yue Hai Qing Temple at Phillip Street (粵海清廟)
2) Kai Shan Temple at Jalan Bukit Merah, next to Blk 132 (開山廟)
3) Chongpang Combined Temple at Yishun Street 11, opp Blk 123 (忠邦聯合廟)

For more info on Teochew Pek Kong, feel free to visit the following web:

http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/284

Manifestation Anniversary of Emperor Lord Dong Yue 2011 (辛卯年東嶽大帝千秋聖誕吉慶)





28th Day of Lunar 3 Month (農曆三月廿八日) is considered as the Manifestation Anniversary of Emperor Lord Dong Yue aka Dong Yue Da Di (東嶽大帝).

Dong Yue Da Di, a High Ranking Taoist Deity that being appointed to In-charge of ALL beings Life-span and After-life Issues. Due to misconceptions and misleading Info, Dong Yue Da Di is always being depicted as a Nether World Deity, which actually is NOT True.

In Year 2011, Lord Dong Yue’s Anniversary falls on 30 Apr 2011, a Saturday.

So in Singapore, what can Oneself do to honour Lord Dong Yue?

For Taoists, we can just prepare the Taoist 5 Offerings/10 Offerings (道教五供/十供) to honour Lord Dong Yue as these Offerings can consider as the Highest Respect in Taoist Culture.

Besides that, Oneself can add in some Traditional Cake/Cookies (傳統糕點) stuffs such as Longevity Peach Buns (壽桃包), Longevity Noodles (壽麵), Huat Kueh (發糕), Ang Ku Kueh (紅龜粿) & Ang Ee (紅圓包).

As for the Paper Offerings, actually for us Taoists, we can save up the Paper Offerings, as long as Oneself is able to prepare 3 sticks of Good Long Incenses and a pair of 24hours Red Candles for Lord Dong Yue, Oneself and the whole Family will be Blessed.

So in Singapore, where can Oneself honour Lord Dong Yue?

In Singapore, oneself can Honour Dong Yue Da Di at Dong Yue Temple (東嶽廟) located at Bukit Purmei Road (besides CHIJ Kellock).


東庭仁聖降覃恩。
嶽河山川萬靈澤。
大悲賜福全天下。
帝座赫赫顯豪光。


More info on Dong Yue Da Di:

Pictures of Dong Yue: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/110

Bao Gao of Dong Yue: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/326

For Higher Res Picture of the Banner, please proceed to this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/2000243177/pic/list

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Manifestation Anniversary of Ma Zu 2011 (辛卯年天上聖母媽祖華誕)





Ma Zu aka The Immortal Maiden or Heavenly Empress of the Sea, in Taoism, we addressed her as Tian Shang Sheng Mu Ma Zu (天上聖母媽祖).

According to Taoist Scripture, the Only & Official Taoist Scripture dedicating to Ma Zu, known as Tai Shang Lao Jun Shuo Tian Fei Jiu Ku Ling Yan Jing (太上老君說天妃救苦靈驗經), Ma Zu was actually the Manifestation of the Energy from the Great North Dipper Star Group into a Lady Immortal (known as Miao Xing Yu Nv 妙行玉女) which had overcome multiple testing & obstacles before gaining her Immortal-hood.

After which, Miao Xing Yu Nv was called upon by the Supreme Lord (道德天尊) to the gathering for the appointment of the task to descend into the Mortal Realm to perform the necessary Salvation for the Suffering Beings.

Upon getting the appointment, Miao Xing Yu Nv made her Sincerest & Greatest Vow of ceasing of ALL Sufferings before she returned back to the Celestial Realm again and so, upon getting the Vow, Miao Xing Yu Nv was being sent off to get her Re-incarnation aka Manifestated into Mortal at Song Dynasty Jia Shen Year 23rd Day of Lunar 3 Month (AD 960宋朝建隆元年农历三月年三日) in the Lin Family (降生莆田湄洲岛林家之中) – given Maiden Name as Lin Mo or Lin Mo Niang (林默/林默娘).

Since young, Mo Niang had been going around to assist the Needy, regardless of strangers or people she knew.

By the age of 8, one day while Mo Niang was out in the Sea-side to waiting for her father to return from the Sailing, a Elegant Lady approached her and passed her a few Books on Unknown Writings & Diagrams. Upon getting hold of the Books, Mo Niang was puzzled but after getting some advises from the Lady, Mo Niang accepted and promised the Lady to study all the information in the Books and understand the Diagrams.

By the age of 16, Mo Niang was able to use the Skills that mentioned in the Unknown Books to assist more Needy in her Hometown.

At the age of 28, on the 8th Night of Lunar 9 Month, Mo Niang got a dream from the Elegant Lady again, this time round Mo Niang finally knew who she was – Zi Guang Fu Ren (紫光夫人). After getting the advises from Zi Guang Fu Ren, Mo Niang decided to leave home on the 9th Day of Lunar 9 Month to gain her Immortal-hood at the Highest Peak in her hometown.

On Song Dynasty AD 987, 9th Day of Lunar 9 Month (宋雍熙四年九月初九日得道), Mo Niang got her Immortal-hood and was summoned back to the Celestial Realm to receive her Official Title before she was being sent back to the Mortal Realm to assist the Needy again.

In Southern Taoism Culture, Ma Zu was a highly respect Lady Immortal by the Taoists & also Chinese. Every year, during her Manifestation Anniversary, ALL Temples that dedicated to Ma Zu in Southern China will conduct Supreme Rituals/Ceremonies to honour Ma Zu as a form of Gratitude for her hardship in Salvaging the Sufferings & Blessings.

Till today, in Hokkien Pu Tian Mei Zhou County (中國福建省莆田湄州), on the 23rd Day of Lunar 3 Month, tons & tons of Devotees will flocked to the Main Ancestral Temple of Ma Zu to pay their respect to her in-order to request for Blessing through-out the Year.

In Year 2011, Ma Zu Anniversary falls on 25 Apr 2011, a Monday.

So in Singapore, what can Oneself do to honour Ma Zu?

For Taoists, we can just prepare the Taoist 5 Offerings/10 Offerings (道教五供/十供) to honour Ma Zu as these Offerings can consider as the Highest Respect in Taoist Culture.

Besides that, Oneself can add in some Traditional Cake/Cookies (傳統糕點) stuffs such as Longevity Peach Buns (壽桃包), Longevity Noodles (壽麵), Huat Kueh (發糕), Ang Ku Kueh (紅龜粿) & Ang Ee (紅圓包).

As for the Paper Offerings, actually for us Taoists, we can save up the Paper Offerings, as long as Oneself is able to prepare 3 sticks of Good Long Incenses and a pair of 24hours Red Candles for Ma Zu, Oneself and the whole Family will be Blessed.

Due to Ma Zu had made her Greatest Vow to Salvage the Mortals, the Honouring shall be Simple and filled with Sincerity, rather than Grand but Commercializing.

And One that WE ALL must remember to do while preparing any form of Offerings for Ma Zu. Remember to prepare the following Label (print out on Pink or Red Paper) and stick onto any form of Offerings that dedicated to Ma Zu. This is an Old Traditional method of Honouring Ma Zu while Oneself is making certain Request or Blessing. By doing so, Oneself’s Name & Address will be recorded by the 2 Generals of Ma Zu and whenever Oneself needed the assistance of them, just by Calling Ma Zu’s Name of Title, she will be there to provide the assistance.

Ma Zu Official Title Label (do remember to write your name & address at the blank space at the bottom of the Label):



So in Singapore, where can Oneself honour Ma Zu?

In Singapore, there are quite a number of Old Temples that Oneself can visit to Honour Ma Zu, in the following is the List of Temples:

1 Yue Hai Qing Temple located at Phillip Street (粵海清廟)
2 Tian Fu Gong located at Amoy Street (天福宮)
3 Ban Gang Tian Hou Temple located at Sengkang (半港天后宮)
4 Sembawang Tian Hou Temple located at Admiralty Road (三巴旺天后宮)
5 Kampong San Teng Tian Hou Temple located at Sin Ming Industrial Estate (甘榜山亭天後廟)
6 Wan Shou Shan Guan Yin Tang located at Telok Blangah Height infront of Blk 54 (萬壽山觀音堂)
7 Hainan Association Tian Hou Temple located at Beach Road (海南會館天后宮)

Last of All, may Tian Shang Sheng Mu Ma Zu bestowed her Blessing to ALL and hope that the World will have lesser Disaster in the next 1 year.

天生好德佑萬民。
上化慈悲憐眾生。
聖恩覃蓋十方界。
姆儀臨凡顯真身。


More Links dedicating to Ma Zu:

Music Video (1): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URoR0vVKu34

Music Video (2): http://youtu.be/0q_S6aY7wBk

Celebration at Sembawang Tian Gong Temple: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/644

Ma Zu Pictures: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/102

Intro on Black Face Ma Zu: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/492/492

Friday, 22 April 2011

Video on The Song of the Great Honourable Ma Zu (天上聖姆禮讚)





The Song of the Great Honourable Ma Zu, a Taiwanese Chanting Song composed dedicating to Ma Zu (天上聖姆媽祖) - the Lord Empress of the Sea.

This Song was specially composed to be sang on the Anniversary of Ma Zu on every 23rd Day of Lunar 3 Month (農曆三月廿三日).

A Wonderful Song to listen too.

Youtube Link: http://youtu.be/0q_S6aY7wBk

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Manifestation Anniversary of Emperor Lord Zhong Yue 2011 (辛卯年中嶽大帝千秋聖誕吉慶)





18th Day of Lunar 3 Month (農曆三月十八日) is known as the Manifestation Anniversary of Emperor Lord Zhong Yue aka Zhong Yue Da Di (中嶽大帝) or Lord of Mountain Song (嵩山帝君).

This Year 2011, it falls on 20 Apr (Wednesday).

Zhong Yue Da Di, a High Ranking Taoist Deity that being appointed to In-charge of Life-span and After-life Issues of All Living Plants. Besides that, Zhong Yue Da Di and the other 4 Mountain Lords also assist San Guan Da Di (三官大帝) in distributing the necessary Blessings to the Beings.

In Singapore, oneself can Honour Zhong Yue Da Di at Dong Yue Temple (東嶽廟) located at Bukit Purmei Road (besides CHIJ Kellock).

More info on Zhong Yue Da Di: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/242

For High Res Picture of the Poster, please proceed to this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/635813141/pic/list

Monday, 18 April 2011

Manifestation Anniversary of Lord of Sun 2011 (辛卯年太陽星君聖誕吉慶)





Tai Yang Xing Jun aka Lord of Sun or Lord of Sun (日宮太陽星君), one of the Important Deities in the Heavenly Realm that provide the direct Blessings for All Beings in the Mortal World.

According to Taoist Records, there are 2 Manifestation Anniversarys for Tai Yang Xing Jun, one of them is on 19th Day of Lunar 8 Month.

On this Day, the Taoists or Chinese will tend to visit Temples that being dedicated to Tai Yang Xing Jun to pay respect in early Morning, usually during the timing of Sun-rise.

In Ming Dynasty, the belief on Tai Yang Xing Jun became more popular, cos in some contexts, the folks believed that Ming Empire was somehow closely connected with him.

And so, what to prepare?

According to our Chinese Custom & Folks Practice, here are some recommended items to be prepared for the paying respect:

1 Five Oranges (桔子)
2 Longevity Noodles (壽麵)
3 Longevity Peaches (壽桃)
4 Ang Ku Kueh (紅龜粿)
5 Huat Kueh (發糕)
6 Pong Phia (大碰餅)
7 Rice Wine (米酒)
8 Chinese Tea (茶)
9 Paper Offerings (紙料)
10 Candles (蠟燭)

Once all these stuffs are prepared and ready, then one self can proceed to the Temple.

1st, pay respect to the Heaven & Main Deities in the Temple and then last, proceed to the Altar that honoured Tai Yang Xing Jun.

Make a Bow in front of the Altar and then sincerely kneel down and proceed with the following Passage (for those who know how to recite the Bao Gao of Tai Yang Xing Jun, can recite it first before reciting the following Passage or recite the following Praising Phrases):

太陽太陽。去陰現陽。
Tai Yang Tai Yang.Qu Yin Xian Yang

寒不侵心。邪不擾身。
Han Bu Qin Xin.Xie Bu Rao Shen

剛以伏柔。柔中生剛。
Gang Yi Fu Rou.Rou Zhong Sheng Gang

陰陽相互。百福臻生。
Yin Yang Xiang Hu.Bai Fu Zhen Sheng

志心皈禮。太陽聖真。
Zhi Xin Gui Li.Tai Yang Sheng Zhen

今逢。
Jin Feng.

太陽星君。(拜)
Tai Yang Xing Jun (Bow)

千秋聖誕之期。
Qian Qiu Sheng Dan Zhi Qi.

南洋新加坡共和國。 (你的住址) 。
Nan Yang Xin Jia Po Gong He Guo. (Your Address)

信士 (你的名字) 。及闔家同人。
Xin Shi (Your Name). Ji He Jia Tong Ren.

於此。
Yu Ci

虔備薄禮酒儀。
Qian Bei Bo Li Jiu Yi.

敬向。
Jing Xiang.

太陽星君。(拜)
Tai Yang Xing Jun (Bow)

虔誠請安。慶賀聖誕。
Qian Cheng Qing An. Qing He Sheng Dan.

於此虔祈。
Yu Ci Qian Qi.

太陽星君。(拜)
Tai Yang Xing Jun (Bow)

太康太健太安天。陽光普照九重地。
Tai Kang Tai Jian Tai An Tian.Yang Guang Pu Zhao Jiu Chong Di

星宿移動又一春。君誕案前祝壽綿。
Xing Xiu Yi Dong You Yi Chun.Jun Dan An Qian Zhu Shou Mian

以佑。
Yi You.

信士 (你的名字) 。及闔家同人。
Xin Shi (Your Name). Ji He Jia Tong Ren.

一年貴助常在。月月陽極陰埋。
Yi Nian Gui Zhu Chang Zai. Yue Yue Yang Ji Yin Mai.

四季神光普照。萬事遂心平安。
Si Ji Shen Guang Pu Zhao. Wan Shi Sui Xin Ping An.

於此。
Yu Ci.

信士 (你的名字) 。及闔家同人。
Xin Shi (Your Name). Ji He Jia Tong Ren.

敬向。
Jing Xiang.

太陽星君。(拜)
Tai Yang Xing Jun (Bow)

獻三拜三叩禮。
Xian San Bai Li.

一拜。再拜。三拜。禮成。(起立)
Yi Bai. Zai Bai. San Bai. Li Cheng (Raise)

After rising, make another sincere Bow and then left the spot.

After about 15 minutes, retrieve the Paper-offerings and then burn them off.

Once the Paper-offerings are being burnt, go back to the Altar, make another sincere Bow and then retrieve back the Offerings, bring them back home and share with the other members in the Family.

And so, the whole Paying Respect to Tai Yang Xing Jun is considered end.

So where can we find Tai Yang Xing Jun in Singapore?

Here are a few Temples that Oneself can visit to honour Tai Yang Xing Jun:

1 Telok Blangah Drive Tian Gong Temple (新加坡天公廟) at Telok Blangah Drive besides Blk 45

2 Wan Shou Shan Guan Yin Tang (萬壽山觀音堂) at Telok Blangah Height infront of Blk 54 (Biggest Statue in Singapore)

3 Tai Yang Gong (太陽宮) at Bedok North Ave 4

4 Dong Tian Gong (東天宮) at Bukit Batok Street 21

In the following are some extra information related to Tai Yang Xing Jun:

Pictures of Tai Yang Xing Jun:

http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/641/641

PS: Tai Yang Xing Jun Bao Gao:

http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/268

Poster of Tai Yang Xing Jun:

http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/46

Tai Yang Xing Jun Taoist Scripture:

http://javewu.multiply.com/journal/item/143

For High Res Picture of the Poster, please proceed to this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/62844577/pic/list

LSM Celebrating Anniversary of Lord Bao Sheng & Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming 2011 (正一龍山門辛卯年保生大帝與趙公明天君聖誕暖壽儀式)





This Year, with the assistance and volunteering of Vabien & Gerald, the Anniversary Celebration dedicating to Lord Bao Sheng (保生大帝) & Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming (趙公明天君) was being conducted successfully on the 15th Day of Lunar 3 Month (農曆三月十五日).

The simple Anniversary Celebration of Lord Bao Sheng was being conducted at Vabien’s HQ – Long Shan Fei Jie Fu (正一龍山飛捷府) & Celebration for Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming was conducted at Gerald’s HQ – Long Shan Du Cai Fu (正一龍山督財府).

After then, Vabien, Ruihe & Jave went to Telok Blangah Tian Gong Temple (新加坡天公廟) to pay our Respect to Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming and assist in settled 2 Geomancy cases for the Devotees and by 5.00Pm, we arrived at Redhill MRT to meet up with Royce & Gerald to proceed to Zhen Ren Gong (真人宮) to pay our Respect to Lord Bao Sheng.

By 6.00Pm, we left the Temple and headed to Geylang Lord 3 to pay Respect to Lord Bao Sheng at Peng Hong Temple (鵬峰宮).

For higher Res Pictures, please proceed to this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/2104264369/pic/list

Friday, 15 April 2011

Sembawang Tian Hou Temple Ma Zu Anniversary 2011 (新加坡三巴旺天后宮辛卯年慶典活動)

Start:     Apr 21, '11 10:00p
End:     Apr 26, '11 11:00p
Location:     All Over the World, Singapore, North

On the 23rd Day of Lunar 3 Month, Over the Whole World, the Taoists and Chinese will be celebrating the Anniversary of Ma Zu (天上聖姆媽祖), in Singapore, we had Temples conducting a series of Events too.

Sembawang Tian Hou Temple's Celebration will starts on the Evening of 21 Apr (Eve of Good Friday) and Ends on the 26 Apr (a Tuesday).

Please visit the Temple and give your Fullest Support to them.

Full Size Poster on the Event: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/1688534202/pic/list


Manifestation Anniversary of Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming 2011 (辛卯年趙公明天君聖誕吉慶)





On this coming Sunday (17 Apr 2011), 15th Day of Lunar 3 Month (農曆三月十五日), is known as the Manifestation Anniversary of Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming (趙公明天君聖誕吉慶日).

On next Monday (12 Sep 2011), 15th Day of Lunar 8 Month (農曆八月十五日), it is also known as the Manifestation Anniversary of Heavenly Marshal Zhao Gong Ming (趙公明天君聖誕吉慶日).

Remember, do not request any Un-necessary stuffs from him, cos even though Heavenly Marshal Zhao is considered as Deity of Wealth, but he is not a Deity that will distribute the Wealth Un-necessarily.

Be Sincere & Faithful, once your Luck-period ripes, your Blessing from him will be there.

More Info on Zhao Gong Ming:

Intro & Pictures: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/93

Bao Gao: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/349/349

Video: http://javewu.multiply.com/video/item/162

Requesting of Wealth: http://javewu.multiply.com/reviews/item/265

For High Res Picture of the Poster, please proceed to this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/601119775/pic/list

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Manifestation Anniversary of Medical Lord Bao Sheng 2011 (辛卯年保生大帝聖誕吉慶)





15th Day of Lunar 3 Month (農曆三月十五日) is considered as the Manifestation Anniversary of Medical Lord Bao Sheng aka Bao Sheng Da Di (保生大帝聖誕吉慶).

This Year, it falls on 17 Apr, a Sunday (星期天).

In Singapore, Oneself can visit the following Temples to pay respect to Bao Sheng Da Di:

1 - Zhen Ren Gong (真人宮) aka Zhen Long Gong (真龍宮) located at Redhill Close
2 – Wan Shou Shan Guan Yin Temple (萬壽山觀音堂) located at Telok Blangah Height, infront of Blk 54
3 – Peng Hong Temple (鵬峰宮) located at 432 Geylang Lor 3

More info on Bao Sheng Da Di:

Pics of Bao Sheng: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/107

http://javewu.multiply.com/reviews/item/163

For Higher Res Picture of the Poster, please proceed to this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/536304264/pic/list

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Manifestation Anniversary of General Wu Dao 2011 (辛卯年泰山五道將軍聖誕吉慶)





12th Day of Lunar 3 Month (農曆三月十二日), known as the Manifestation Anniversary of General Wu Dao of Mt Tai (泰山五道將軍聖誕).

General Wu Dao, an important Role in Taoism while Salvation Rituals/Ceremonies are involved.

According to Taoist Context, General Wu Dao was being manifested by Heavenly Lord Tai Yi (太乙救苦天尊) for the assistance for the Leading of the Suffering Souls to the respective Route, in-order to get back to the Source.

And in Folks Religion, General Wu Dao was believed to be the Leader and the Main “Boss” (冥府統領) of the Nether World Beings & Deities, such as Cheng Huang (城隍尊神), Tu Di (土地神祇) & Hei Bai Wu Chang (黑白無常勾魂使者).

To know more about General Wu Dao, feel free to visit the following links:

Intro: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/558

Bao Gao: http://javewu.multiply.com/photos/album/677

For Higher Res Picture of the Banner, please proceed to this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/912029216/pic/list

Video on The Great Praising of Bao Sheng Da Di (保生大帝禮讚)





The Great Praising of Bao Sheng Da Di, the Only Hokkien Song dedicating to Lord Bao Sheng Da Di (保生大帝).

This Song was composed in China Hokkien Province to promote the Culture of Bao Sheng Da Di.

In the Song, it tells us the Brief History of Bao Sheng Da Di and the Great Credit that he had done for the Mortals.

Youtube Link at: http://youtu.be/S20M8NHOjUU

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Long Shan Men Spring Qing Ming Ancestor Honouring 2011 - Updated (辛卯年正一龍山門春季清明祭祖)





Its again the Year the Qing Ming Period and we, LSM, will be conducting a simple Ancestor Honouring during this important festival (春季清明祭祖) – postponed to another Auspicious Date.

As advised by the Elders of LSM and Seniors of the Tan & Lee Clan, this Year, besides Honouring the Founder and other Masters of LSM (正一龍山始祖及歷代祖師), we will also be conducting the Qing Ming Honouring dedicated to the Various Pioneers & Founders (開廟始祖及諸位先賢) of Telok Blangah Tian Gong Temple (新加坡天公廟).

This Year, with the Support and Permission-granted, the Selected Departments for the holding of the Honouring Ceremony will be;

1 – Zheng Yi Long Shan Fei Jie Fu (正一龍山飛捷府)
2 – Zheng Yi Long Shan Zhi De Fu (正一龍山至德府)

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Friday, 1 April 2011

An Ancient Hokkien Saying on Filial Piety (閩南孝道俚語)





On the way back from Jave's Medical Consultation, Jave and Mum stopped at Coffeeshop to have a quick bite, just at that moment, both of us saw a middle-age daughter feeding her Senile Mother. That moment, we will so touched by the scene. Suddenly this phrase that pass-down from my Grandmother appear in mine and Mum's mind.

The Phrase is:

父母飼咱生。咱飼父母老。
Pronouce as Peh Bhoo Chee Lang Shee.Lang Chee Peh Bhoo Lhao.

This is an old Hokkien saying of - Parent bring us to this World, feed us, support us till we got our own Family. We, as Children, also needed to support them till old and feed them when they are not able to feed themselves.