In China Nan Chang City, there are 2 Wan Shou Gong, 1 known as Xi Shan Wan Shou Gong (西山萬壽宮) – which is the main HQ dedicated to Heavenly Master Xu Xun (淨明忠孝道許遜天師) and the 2nd 1 is known as Nan Chang Wan Shou Gong (南昌萬壽宮) – being built by the Commoners for remembering of the Merit of Subduing of the Jiao Demon in the Nan Chang River.
On this Trip to China to explore on Taoism, Jave and the others visited Nan Chang Wan Shou Gong to pay our respect to Heavenly Master Xu and also, to bring back the “Spiritual Lineage” aka Xiang Huo (香火).
In the whole Nan Chang Wan Shou Gong, it is being divided into 4 Main Halls and 2 Sub-Halls.
The Halls are as followed:
1 – Main Gate Hall known as Shan Men (山門) or Cai Shen Hall (財神殿)
2 – Zhen Jun Ge aka Main Hall of Heavenly Master Xu & his 12 Assistants (真君閣)
3 – Yu Huang Hall dedicating to Jade Emperor of Heaven & the 4 Heavenly Masters (玉皇殿)
4 – Yu Ce Ge dedicating to Lord Supreme Lao Jun and the various Taoist Scriptures (玉冊閣)
5 – Sub-Hall One dedicated to Dou Mu Yuan Jun (斗姆元君), known as Dou Mu Hall (斗姆殿)
6 – Sub-Hall Two dedicated to Chen Mu Yuan Jun (諶姆元君), known as Chen Mu Hall (諶姆殿) – which was the Master of Heavenly Master Xu
After paying respect to All the Deities in Wan Shou Gong, Big Bro Chee Seng and Sis-in-law Cherie bought a bundle of Fire-crackers to be lighted in the Temple and within moment, the whole Temple was being surrounded by the Joyous Cracking Sound. Everyone was so delighted, cos after a long long time, finally we were able to hear the Fire-cracker crackering sound again.
With the completion of the honouring, we proceed to have a chat with the Taoist Priests of Wan Shou Gong.
Staying in Wan Shou Gong for a few hours, finally we proceed to the Main River where the Huge Stone Carving of Heavenly Master Xu was being placed.
After taking a few pictures, we proceed to have our Dinner.
PS: All the Chinese Calligraphy shown in Wan Shou Gong were being written by Famous Poets – Wang Xi Zhi (王羲之), Su Dong Po (蘇東坡) & Huang Ting Jian (黄庭坚).