October 10, 2011

Nine Emperor Gods celebration in Sungai Way, Petaling Jaya


The 40-year old
Leng Eng Tian Temple located in Jalan SS9A/4, Sungei Way, Petaling Jaya celebrated the Nine Emperor Gods Festival for the last time this year.

Next year the celebration will be held at the new and bigger temple located at nearby Jalan SS9A/5. It is now under construction and nearing completion.

The land on which the temple sits will be taken over by the developer who has provided an alternative land for the new temple.

The nine-day celebration started from the first day to the ninth day of the ninth moon (Sept 27 – Oct 5, 2011) according to the Chinese Lunar Calendar.

Thousands of devotees thronged the temple to offer prayers to the Gods.

The grand finale to the festival was the fire-walking ceremony where devotees walk over burning charcoal.


Devotees throng the temple to pay respect to the Gods.

A devotee with burning jossticks prays
to the Gods.
A ritual where mediums in trance offer blessings to devotees.
...
Bare-footed devotees walking over a pit of burning
charcoal fire.
The devotees said they felt no pain and showed no injury on
their feet after the fire-walk.

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