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Nine Emperor Gods Festival - Rumah Berhala Tow Boo Kong Butterworth Print
From Sunday, 18 October 2009 -  8:00am
To Monday, 26 October 2009 - 5:00pm
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Temple: Tow Boo Kong

Address: Lot 894 & 896, MK 14, Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang

Contact: 04-3318717

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NIne Emperor Gods Festival

The worship of the Nine Emperor Gods (known as Kew Ong yah in Hokkien, and Kow Wong Yeh in Cantonese) is very prevalent in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.

Every year, the Nine Emperor Gods Festival is held for 9 days, from 1st day to the 9th day of the 9th lunar month. This is when the spirits of the Nine Emperor Gods which are believed to dwell in the stars, descend to earth and posses the spirit mediums, putting them in a trance. During the Nine Emperor Gods Fstival, many devotees will go on a vegetarian diet. Stalls are set up to sell vegetarian food, vegetarian cakes and goodies. An opera show will also be performed as a mark of respect to the Gods.

During these 9 days, you will be able to witness a variety of events like the Spear Skewing Ceremony, the Making of the Herbal Medicine and the Fire Walking Ceremony. These reituals are spectacular, extraordinary but yet challenging.

Festival Events:

1st Day - Deity Lam Sin Birthday Celebration

3rd Day - Deity Pak Tao Birthday Celebration & Playing with Hot Oil Ceremony

5th Day - Spear Skewing Ceremony & Float Procession

6th Day - Selection of New urn Trustee (Lor Chu)

7th Day - Fire Walking Ceremony

8th Day - Fort Crossing Ceremony

9th Day - Deity Dou Mu Birthday Celebration & Sending Off Ceremony


Download Tow Boo Kong Temple brochure here. Download Nine Emperor's schedule here.


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