Friday, 27 June 2014

甲午馬年天貺日-天門開 Tian Kuang Day - Opening of Heavenly Gate 2014


In Taoist Culture, every year during the Lunar 6 Month, the Taoist or Chinese will celebrate this important Festival on the 6th Day of Lunar 6 Month (農曆六月初六日為天貺日﹐初七為天門開日).

For Year 2014, Tian Kuang Day falls on 02 July, a Wednesday.

Tian Men Kai aka Opening of Heavenly Gate falls on 03 July, a Thursday.

天貺日詳細介紹 The Introduction on Tian Kuang Day:

Tian Kuang Ri (天貺日), in Taoism, known as the Day of Jade Emperor of Heaven distribution Blessing for ALL Beings & also, the 2nd Inspection Day for All High Authority Deities of the Three Realms (在道教文化中﹐天貺日被譽為玉皇赦罪大天尊﹐開赦天下之日﹐也是上天貺福民間之時。不但如此﹐也是三界高真第二次校考天下之朝). In Chinese Culture, this Day is also known as Half Year Festival aka Ban Nian Jie (半年節).

Whereas, Tian Men Kai is the Day for the Deities to return back to the Celestial Palace for the Reporting & Submitting of the Inspection Result (而天門開日則是三界高真回返通明殿繳旨之日).

In South East Asia, due to the mis-interpretation and misconception, the Opening of Heavenly Gate is celebrated on the 7th Day of Lunar 6 Month, which is not that Official & Accurate. Recent Years, due to Commercialization, many Folks are using this Opportunity to make Money by holding Un-necessary Events & Blessing Ceremonies, which somehow contribute to Degrading & Distorting of the Culture of Tian Kuang Ri.

According to Chinese History, the Celebration of Tian Kuang Ri was only being fixed after Song Dynasty (this is a Day that being Bestowed by Song Emperor Zhen Zong 宋真宗祥符四年 on AD 1011, before AD 1011, Tian Kuang Ri is usually being celebrated on the 1st Day or 15th Day of Lunar 6 Month).

So does Really the Heavenly Gate opened on this Day?

This is just a Myth that the folks believed in, to be more exact, Heavenly Gate does not have the process of Opening or Closing.

In Taoist Context, the "Heavenly Gate" or so-called the Entrance to the Heavenly/Spiritual Realm is located at the Eastern Hemisphere, in between the 2 Stars in the Green Dragon Formation (東方青龍角宿二星) - in Western Astrology, these 2 Stars are located in Spica Formation (室女α星). And this is why, during Tian Kuang Ri, when Taoist Priests performed the Sending of Spiritual Petition to the Heavenly Realm, the Taoist Priests will have to step the Dipper-steps towards the Eastern Direction and then conduct the Burning-off the Spiritual Petition facing the East (天貺日﹐道士送表時須面向東方之位).

In most of the Chinese Myths, Heavenly Gate always being illustrated in the Southern Hemisphere (南天門), which is not Accurate.

So what is the actual meaning of this Tian Kuang Ri aka Tian Men Kai?

According to records and the Objective that being fixed by the Song Empire, actually Tian Kuang Ri is a Day for the Taoists to pay respect to the Heaven and other Deities and also, for Jade Emperor of Heaven (玉皇大天尊) to send his Officials to the Mortal Realm to distribute out the necessary Blessing to the Living Beings according to their Credits and Merits accumulated thru-out the past 6 Months (another Day of such Events will be on the 25th Day of Lunar 12 Month).

Due to this Tian Kuang Ri belief, this is why in our Taoist or Chinese Society, in the Spiritual Theory, we have a Theory of Luck will only changed after every 6 Lunar Months.

Tian Kuang Ri has another meaning of, Heaven gives out the Necessary Gifts/Rewards to the Necessary groups of Beings, such as Sick, Poor, Cultivated People or "Badies (its time for them to Receive the Rewards of what they have Accumulated)".

So how will the Taoists or Chinese Celebrates this Day?

For Taoists, we will visit Temples to pay Respect to Heaven & Jade Emperor of Heaven and then, do certain Chanting or Reciting of Scriptures or Incantations.

For Chinese, they will visit Temples to do requesting of Lucks and also, to do reprimanding of one self Debts, Sins and Evil-doing, once the Reprimanding is done, then they will do another round of Luck-requesting.

For those whose Requests being fulfilled within the 6 Months, they will need to return to the Temple to show their Gratitude to the Heaven or Deities before 25th Day of Lunar 12 Month.

For the Folks, on this Day, they will bring out their Clothing, Paintings, Books or some Valuable-stuffs to do Sun-bathing. Why they do so? Folks believed that by doing the Sun-bathing, the Objects will be blessed by Heaven and all these Objects will be able to last longer (天貺日也被稱為晒經日。這天﹐習道者會將經文﹐道袍﹐置于烈日下曝晒).

In the Early Days (in Singapore), Old people who had bought their Shou Yi (壽衣 the Apparel for their Funeral) to keep, on this Day, they would bring out one piece (out of the 7 Layers) to do Sun-bathing. Why they do so? The Old people believed that by doing so, their Age-span would be prolonged by 1-3 years. If they didn’t do that, meaning that on that year, it might be their Last Year staying in this Mortal Realm (民間則在這天﹐將老年者準備的壽衣﹐取一件出來曝晒).

Besides the Sun-bathing for the Items, Taoists will also do Copying of Taoist Scriptures (天貺日抄經也是必然的功課之一) at Home. This is the time that Taoists show their Respect & Gratitude to the Big Dao.

On this Day, Taoists & Chinese will use Glutinous Rice Powder (Red, White is Forbidden for this Day) to make Sweet Dumplings aka Tang Yuan (在天貺日所準備的湯圓不可有紅或白). Consuming of Tang Yuan on this Day is to request for Blessing on Reunion & also for Ushering in New Hopes for the Next 6 Months.
 
So how can one self Celebrates this Day in this Modern Society?

Its very simple, just get some simple Offerings (as followed) to any Temple. Sincerely pay your respect and I’m sure your Request will be heard by the Heaven.

天貺日所需供品  Here the offerings go:

1) 1 set of 3 Long Incenses (長壽香一副)

2) 1 pair of Red Candles (紅燭一對)

3) 1 set of Fruits (5 Quantity 生果五顆)

4) 1 set of Loose Flowers (鮮花一盤)

5) 1 or 3 set(s) of Tian Gong Jin (Big Josspaper 天公/太極金三疊)

6) 1 or 3 set(s) of Shou Jin (Normal Josspaper 大壽/三寶金三疊)

Upon reaching the Temple, place All the offerings on the Main Altar or at the Jade Emperors Altar, then proceed to the Whole Temple to pay respect to the Other Deities and then return to the Altar where you placed the Offerings, sincerely make a Bow and then Kneel down on the Kneeling-pad and start your Requesting:

1) Start with the Offering of Incense Incantation:

祝香神咒 (Incenses Offering Incantation)

道由心學。心假香傳。
Dao You Xin Xue, Xin Jia Xiang Chuan

香爇玉爐。心存帝前。
Xiang Re Yu Lu, Xin Cun Di Qian

真靈下盼。仙旆臨軒。
Zhen Ling Xia Pan, Xian Pei Lin Xuan

令民關告。逕達九天.
Ling Min Guan Gao, Jing Da Jiu Tian (Bow 鞠躬)
 
Then Recite Yu Huang Da Tian Zun's Praise Incantation (玉皇大天尊寶誥)

太上彌羅無上天。妙有玄真境。
Tai Shang Mi Luo Wu Shang Tian. Miao You Xuan Zhen Jing

渺渺紫金阙。太微玉清宮。
Miao Miao Zi Jin Que. Tai Wei Yu Qing Gong

無極無上聖。廓落法光明。
Wu Ji Wu Shang Sheng. Kuo Luo Fa Guang Ming

寂寂浩無宗。玄範總十方。
Ji Ji Hao Wu Zong. Xuan Fan Zong Shi Fang

湛寂真常道。恢漠大神通。
Zhan Ji Zhen Chang Dao. Hui Mo Da Shen Tong

玉皇大天尊。玄穹高上帝。
Yu Huang Da Tian Zun. Xuan Qiong Gao Shang Di (Bow 鞠躬)

2) Report your name and where you stayed

3) Report what is the event Today

4) Report what is your Request (remember to request for those that is possible to fulfill)

5) Once the report is done, sincerely make 3 Bows and then stand-up and place your Incenses into the Urn

6) Make a Bow and leave the Spot

7) After 10 - 15 Minutes, retrieve the Incense-papers and proceed to do the Sending-off

8) Once the Burning is done, retrieve the Offerings and then leave the Temple

Remember, once the Request is being fulfilled within the 6 Months, please return to the Temple again to show your Gratitude.

More info on Tian Kuang Day (天貺日多知一點點):

Official Offerings for Tian Kuang Day (
天貺日上敬蒼天供品簡介):

http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2013/07/official-offerings-for-tian-kuang-day.html

Tian Kuang Zither of Tang Dynasty (唐代天貺琴簡介):

http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2013/07/tian-kuang-zither-of-tang-dynasty.html
The Eight Predictions (天貺日之八大預言):


Temples to visit in Singapore for Tian Kuang Ri:

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

2) Yu Huang Dian (玉皇殿), located at Havelock Road

3) Hai Nan Shan Tian Gong Tan (海南山天公壇), located at Upper Thomson Road


Monday, 23 June 2014

王禪聖祖鬼谷仙師寶誥 Praising Incantation (Bao Gao) of Immortal Master Wang Chan, Gui Gui Zi


王禪聖祖鬼谷仙師寶誥
Praising Incantation (Bao Gao) of Immortal Master Wang Chan, Gui Gui Zi

應同道好友之詢問﹐在此與各位分享王禪聖祖鬼谷仙師寶誥﹐希望大家會喜歡。

三無量。
大樂心。

Sunday, 22 June 2014

甲午馬年夏季龍神朝玉皇之期 Annual Summer Reporting for Dragon Deities to Celestial Palace 2014


每年的農曆五月(蒲月/夏季)為三界四海五方九壘諸位龍神回天庭朝見玉皇大天尊之期。

農曆蒲月廿二日為各部龍神聚集與天門亭。也就相傳從這天起﹐雨量會減少至龍神回歸本位。

農曆蒲月廿九日為各部龍神分組覲見玉皇大天尊並上奏該年相關事宜。如果當天下雨﹐便是上蒼垂憐眾生。

農曆荔月初二日為各部龍神回駕之日﹐此日通常會有細雨或雷雨。

該日﹐民間為了祈求來年風調雨順等﹐會在龍神案前供上清水三碗﹐青竹/竹葉十二支以及白飯三碗。

祭祀後﹐將青竹/竹葉焚化﹐在火即將熄滅時﹐將三碗清水倒於火邊﹐之後將白飯於家人分著吃﹐這樣就能祈求一年豐收﹐三餐溫飽或熱毒驅散。

Every Year Lunar 5th Month is the Month for the various Dragon Deities in the Three Realms reporting back to the Celestial Palace to do their annual reporting to Jade Emperor of Heaven for the Summer Season.

The main Day of the reporting takes place on 29th Day of Lunar 5 Month, which for Year 2014, it falls on 26 June, a Thursday.

Before the Actual Day of the Reporting, the various Dragon Deities will gradually report back, by areas, and in Traditional Belief, from the day of the Reporting back, the frequency of Rainfall will decrease and this will only resume back after All Dragon Deities got back to their Work-position on 2nd Day of Lunar 6 Month.

On this Day, the Taoists/Chinese will prepare 3 bowls of Clean Water, 12 sticks of Bamboos/Bamboo Leaves and 3 bowls of cooked rice.

After the honouring, the Bamboos will be burnt and before the fire goes off, the water will be sprinkle around the fire. Upon completion, the rice will be distributed among the family members for consuming.

This practise is to request for Good Harvesting and Prosperity Blessing.




Wednesday, 18 June 2014

解冤释结科儀/延生解連科儀分享 The Brief Introduction on the Gai Lian Ritual aka Eliminating the 36 Mistakes that Mortals made





應同道好友之詢問﹐在此分享解冤释结三十六連總符及以下簡介﹕

解冤释结科儀﹐()又稱延生解連科儀 不同地區有著不同版本的演科法﹐不但如此﹐還會有生及冥兩種科儀 (針對生人及過往人所行的科法)﹐因此得注意其內容﹐等等。

在此科儀中﹐你可能/或會看到以下一些事物﹕

1 – 一只由黑/金色紙折成的烏鴉/火鴉

注﹕此鴉專為改連/解冤所用﹐民間認為此鴉為玄天上帝之手下﹐也有傳說此鴉為馬華光天君所降伏之靈鴉。

在改連/解冤儀式後﹐此鴉會與三十六結(彩色紙條)及改連/解冤疏文一起化掉﹐在化送之前﹐會有一個特別的奉送儀式。

2 – 三十六結﹐代表著三十六種冤﹐厄﹐束縛﹐等等。

注﹕有由彩色紙所剪成的﹐也有用真的彩繩所綁成的。

在一些地方﹐在道長為善信向聖真祈求解冤/解連後﹐會將一個繩結打開或將一條彩色紙條拉斷。

3 – 三十六或一百二十個銅錢 (有些在潤月當年會增加多十個銅錢)

注﹕此為買求赦罪解連之錢﹐在每段落完成後﹐道長會將一定數量的銅錢往水中丟﹐以求將一切冤//厄﹐由大海之水沖洗調﹐迎來新的福氣/護佑。

4 – 改年/改連/赦罪紙禡

注﹕ 在道長邊行科/向聖真祈求改連/解冤之時﹐一旁的助手/理事人員須不停的分化改年/改連/赦罪紙禡

5 – 十二雙筷子 (潤月當年會增加多一雙)

注﹕寓意快快將一切不好的解掉或釋義將不好的一切用筷子夾掉﹐之後丟進水中﹐希望此舉能將厄運由海水沖走。





Monday, 16 June 2014

甲午馬年福建城隍周苛公聖誕吉慶 Manifestation Anniversary of Hokkien Cheng Huang 2014


On 22nd Day of Lunar 5 Month (農曆五月廿二日), it is considered as the Manifestation Anniversary of Hokkien Province Cheng Huang  福建省城隍).

For Year 2014, it falls on 19 Jun, a Thursday.

相關資訊  For more info on Lord Cheng Huang, you can proceed to the following links:

一千七百年福建城隍周苛廟 1700 Years old Temple of Lord Zhou Ke’s Temple in China Fujian Province: 



Pictures of Cheng Huang (城隍尊神照片):


Introduction of Cheng Huang Zun Shen (城隍尊神簡介):


Cheng Huang Taoist Scripture (城隍消災集福經):


Documentary of Cheng Huang (城隍文化記錄片):

Part 01 (上集)


Part 02 (下集):
 

歷代城隍封號 各別區域 The Bestowed Titles of the Five Ranking of Lord Cheng Huang:


And for those who are keen in paying your respect to Lord Cheng Huang (城隍尊神) in Singapore, you may wish to visit the Official Temples that dedicate Altars to him, in the following is the list of Temples that oneself can visit:

1) Du Cheng Huang Temple (都城隍廟), besides Tanjong Pagar MRT Station

2) Lian Shan Cheng Huang Temple (蓮山城隍廟), located at Toa Payoh

3) Dong Yue Temple (東嶽廟), located at Bukit Purmei
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 14 June 2014

青城山天師洞千年銀杏樹 The Ginkgo Tree planted by Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling

點擊圖片以便放大觀賞
Click on individual picture to enlarge for viewing
 




有去過中國青城山天師洞的同道好友們應該對此銀杏樹不會感到陌生。

相傳此樹為張祖道陵天師親手所種﹐距今已有一千八百年之久。年久時長﹐但此樹還是聳立與天師洞內﹐可稱一奇。

○○四年﹐該樹也被列入天府十大樹王之內﹐成為該此鎮山之寶。

The Ginkgo Tree standing in China Mt Qing Cheng Tian Shi Cave was infamous due to it was planted by Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling, now, it was about 1800+ years old.

In Year 2004, it was being Graded as the Top 10 Tree Kings in Sichuan Province.

For those who are visiting Mt Qing Cheng, do visit Tian Shi Cave to take a look at this special Immortal Tree.


Friday, 13 June 2014

正一左右真人趙昇王長(常)祖師 Grandmaster Zhao Sheng & Wang Chang



道教教祖正一張祖天師聖誕將至﹐在上供祝壽之時﹐各方正一同道可別忘了也向左右二真人趙昇王長()祖師請安。

相關資訊如下﹕

On 18th Day of Lunar 5 Month is known as the Manifestation Anniversary of Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling, while offering your respect to Zhang Tian Shi, please do accord your respect to Grandmaster Zhao Sheng & Wang Chang too, they are the 2 mighty disciples of Tian Shi.

More Info as followed;




甲午馬年正一祖天師聖誕吉慶 Manifestation Anniversary of Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling 2014


Its again the arrival of the important Day for ALL Taoists to honour our Founder of Taoism – Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling (正一張祖天師).

On the 18th Day of Lunar 5 Month (農曆五月十八日), it is considered as another Manifestation Anniversary for Heavenly Master Zhang (some contexts dated as 15th Day of Lunar 1 Month 又記載農曆正月十五日).

This Year, 2014, it falls on 15 June, a Sunday.

On this Day, as usual, the Taoists will visit Temples that dedicate Altars to Heavenly Master Zhang to pay their respect, besides that, in other Countries in Asia; Grand & Official Ceremonies/Rituals will be conducted dedicating to Heavenly Master for the Credits of Founding Taoism and the Promoting of the Upright Teaching of Zheng Yi Sect (正一天師道).

To find out more on Heavenly Master Zhang, please proceed to the following links:

Introduction of Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling (張道陵天師簡介):

http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2007/11/introduction-of-heavenly-master-zhang.html

Pictures of Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling (張道陵天師照片):

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/1476980312/pic/list

Praise Incantation for the Four Heavenly Masters (四大天師寶誥):
http://javewutaoismplace.blogspot.sg/2007/10/praise-mantra-for-four-heavenly-masters.html

Videos on Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling (張祖天師相關影片):

Documentary on Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling (台灣封神榜之張祖天師簡介) 

Part One (上集): http://youtu.be/abwW3YCCgbk

Part Two (中集): http://youtu.be/LFPf0Ac4ERc

Part Three (下集): http://youtu.be/2cwR-o-3UoM

Founder of Taoism - Heavenly Master Zhang Dao Ling (道教祖師張道陵天師紀錄片)

Part One (上集): http://youtu.be/ZOA8YlkmK_I

Part Two (下集): http://youtu.be/wN7ZzCwqwgM

Tree planted by Heavenly Master Zhang (張天師親手種之杏樹):

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/taoism_deity_singapore_2007/photos/album/1263192436/pic/66158048/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc



Monday, 9 June 2014

甲午馬年江府仙官聖誕吉慶 Manifestation Anniversary of Heavenly Marshal Jiang Xian Guan 2014


On 16th Day of Lunar 5 Month (農曆五月十六日), it is considered as the Manifestation Anniversary of Heavenly Marshal Jiang Xian Guan (江府仙官). 

For Year 2014, it falls on 13 June, a Friday.

For more info on Heavenly Marshal Jiang Xian Guan, you can proceed to the following links:
 
Pictures (江仙官簡介及照片):


Praising Incantation aka Bao Gao (江仙官寶誥):

 

Saturday, 7 June 2014

歷代城隍封號 – 各別區域 The Bestowed Titles of the Five Ranking of Lord Cheng Huang


應同道好友之詢問﹐在此上貼分享 歷代城隍封號﹐以各別區域為準。

In Taoism, Cheng Huang can easily be categorised as Five Level/Ranking (五階官):

1) Du Cheng Huang aka Jing Cheng Huang (都城隍/京城隍) - given the title King, in Chinese Wang ()

Official Title: Ming Ling Wang (明靈王)

And to be accurate, in the Whole Chinese Deities System, there can be only one Du Cheng Huang which is in the Imperial Capital of Ancient China 帝都 (which now got no more).

2) Fu Cheng Huang (府城隍) - given the title Duke/Lord ()

Official Title: Wei Ling Gong (威靈公)

3) Zhou Cheng Huang (州城隍) - given the title Marquis ()

Official Title: Sui Jing Hou (綏靖侯)

4) Xian Cheng Huang (縣城隍) - given the title Bo as of Sire ()

Official Title: Xian You Bo (顯佑伯)

5) Cheng (as in City or an Area) Cheng Huang (城城隍) - folks addressed him with the title Ye (Officer/Magistrate)

Official Title: Cheng Huang Ye (城隍爺)
 
 
 
 

Friday, 6 June 2014

甲午馬年關公磨刀日暨關平壽辰 Anniversary of Guan Gong’s Sharpening of Sabre & Guan Ping’s Birthday 2014


蒲月十三日(農曆五月)﹐普遍地會為關平太子(關公之子)舉行祝壽儀式﹐除此之外﹐也會紀念關公磨刀。

民間相信﹐在關公磨刀日這一天﹐上天一定會降雨﹐一是尊敬關公的忠勇﹐二是為關公磨刀時添水

而一般作生意人﹐則會在此日舉行聖誕﹐答謝關公並將關公聖刀符請進住家或辦公室安奉﹐祈求生意興隆﹐小人遠離。

13th Day of Lunar 5 Month is known as the Anniversary of Guan Gong’s Sharpening of Sabre (before he went to attend the Banquet Dinner, which later he had to defeat a few various famous Generals) & also, the Birthday Celebration of Guan Ping, the son of Guan Gong.

For Year 2014, it falls on 10 June, a Tuesday.

In Taoist Culture, on this Day, usually it will rain.

Reasons for the raining;

1 – Highest Respect to Guan Gong for his Braveness

2 – Adding Water to the Sharpening of the Sabre

For people who are doing businesses, on this Day, they will hold grand celebration or banquet to offer to Guan Gong, after then, the bosses will usher in a Big Talisman of Guan Gong’s Eliminated Invaders into the House or Office for honouring, this is to get Blessing from Guan Gong and also, to get rid of “Backstabbers” aka Xiao Ren.



Thursday, 5 June 2014

甲午馬年天下都城隍楊繼盛公聖誕吉慶 Manifestation Anniversary of Du Cheng Huang 2014


On 11th Day of Lunar 5 Month (農曆五月十一日), it is considered as the Manifestation Anniversary of Du Cheng Huang aka Overall In-charge of City Deity (天下都城隍).

For Year 2014, it falls on 08 Jun, a Sunday.

相關資訊  For more info on Lord Cheng Huang, you can proceed to the following links:

知多一點點 Knowing More;

楊繼盛(1516年-1555年),字仲芳,號椒山,追諡忠愍。北直隸容城縣人,明代後期官員。著有《杨忠愍文集》。因彈劾嚴嵩而死,被奉为北京城的城隍﹐既是天下都城隍。

楊繼盛為嘉靖二十六年(1547年)丁未科進士。他生性鯁直,剛正不阿。任兵部員外郎時,韃靼首領俺答數次入寇,咸寧侯仇鸞請開馬市以和之,楊繼盛上書《請罷馬市疏》,力言仇鸞之舉有“十不可五謬”,嚴嵩庇護仇鸞,繼盛坐貶狄道(今甘肃临洮县)典史。楊繼盛在狄道開辦學校,選了一百多名孩子上學,其妻張貞變賣珠寶首飾,作學校的經費。一年後,俺答依然擾邊,马市全遭破坏。明世宗知繼盛有先見之明,再度起用楊繼盛,调为山东诸城县令,改任南京户部主事、刑部员外郎、兵部武选司,连迁四职。

嘉靖三十二年(1553年),楊繼盛以《請誅賊臣疏》彈劾嚴嵩,歷數嚴嵩「五奸十大罪」,嚴嵩反冠以“詐稱親王令旨”的罪名下錦衣衛獄,廷杖一百,有人送與蚺蛇膽一具,說是可解血毒,楊繼盛拒絕,曰:“椒山自有膽,何蚺蛇為?”後楊繼盛於獄中自行割下爛肉三觔,斷筋二條,受盡三年折磨。

嘉靖三十四年(1555年)十月初一,嚴嵩授意刑部尚書何鰲,將繼盛與閩浙總督張經、浙江巡撫李天寵、蘇松副總兵湯克寬等九人處決,棄屍於市,臨刑有詩曰:“浩氣還太虛,丹心照千古。生平未報國,留作忠魂補。」,繼盛妻殉夫自縊。

燕京士民敬而憫之,以繼盛故宅,改廟以奉,尊為城隍,並以其妻配祀。死後十二年,穆宗立,追諡忠愍。「杨椒山祠」位于北京市西城区达智桥胡同十二号,为杨继盛故居。祠内有谏草堂,堂内石碑上刻杨两次批评朝政的谏言草稿。

Pictures of Cheng Huang (城隍尊神照片):


Introduction of Cheng Huang Zun Shen (城隍尊神簡介):


Introduction of Cheng Huang Zun Shen Bao Gao (城隍尊神寶誥):


Cheng Huang Taoist Scripture (城隍消災集福經):


Documentary of Cheng Huang (城隍文化記錄片):

Part 01 (上集)


Part 02 (下集):


And for those who are keen in paying your respect to Du Cheng Huang (都城隍) in Singapore, you may wish to visit the Official Temples that dedicate Altars to him, in the following is the list of Temples that oneself can visit:

1) Du Cheng Huang Temple (都城隍廟), besides Tanjong Pagar MRT Station

2) Lian Shan Cheng Huang Temple (蓮山城隍廟), located at Toa Payoh

3) Dong Yue Temple (東嶽廟), located at Bukit Purmei



Wednesday, 4 June 2014

道教十二元辰守護神北斗七元君 The Protecting Star Lords of the 12 Lunar Zodiac


應同道好友之詢問﹐在此上貼分享正統道教十二元辰守護神北斗七元君

中天北斗七元星君﹐既是北斗九皇大道君中的首七位﹐各別為﹕

北斗第一天樞宮。陽明貪狼太星君。

北斗第二天璇宮。陰精巨門元星君。

北斗第三天璣宮。真人祿存貞星君。

北斗第四天權宮。玄冥文曲紐星君。

北斗第五天衡宮。丹元簾貞罡星君。

北斗第六凱陽宮。北極武曲紀星君。

北斗第七瑤光宮。天衝破軍關星君。

而每位皆負責掌管一至二元辰之福禍及好壞﹐其元辰如下﹕

陽明貪狼太星君 子屬年生人 ()

陰精巨門元星君 丑亥年生人 (牛豬)

真人祿存貞星君 寅戌年生人 (虎犬)

玄冥文曲紐星君 卯酉年生人 (兔雞)

丹元簾貞罡星君 辰申年生人 (龍猴)

北極武曲紀星君 巳未年生人 (蛇羊)

天衝破軍關星君 午屬年生人 ()

正統道教禮斗科儀中便有提到此資訊。

而在正統道教科儀中﹐除了禮斗法會會恭請北斗七元君/九皇君駕臨之外﹐在改連()補運科補庫科﹐等等﹐皆須要北斗七元君/九皇君們的賜福解厄

Upon request, in here, Jave will be sharing with all of you on the brief introduction on the Protecting Star Lords of the 12 Lunar Zodiacs.

The Protecting Star Lords are actually the First 7 Star Lords of the Great Northern Dipper Formation, which are known as;

Lord Tan Lang - Rat

Lord Ju Men – Cow & Pig

Lord Lu Cun – Tiger & Dog

Lord Wen Qu – Rabbit & Rooster

Lord Lian Zhen – Dragon & Monkey

Lord Wu Qu – Snake & Goat

Lord Po Ju – Horse

In Taoism Ritual Culture, beside the Dipper Honouring Ritual aka Li Dou Ceremony, the 7 Star Lords are being invited to provide Blessing for the various Lunar Zodiacs, in other Taoist Rituals such as “Eliminating of Sins & Debts Ritual”, “Luck Enhancing Ritual”, “Spiritual Coffer Replenishing Ritual”, all these Star Lords will be invited/evoked for the necessary Blessing.