Banner

Penang Pesta Chingay Parade

Penang Pesta Chingay ...

Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014

Penang Bridge International Marathon ...

Penang Dragon Boat 2014

Penang Dragon Boat ...

Penang World Music Festival 2014

Penang World Music Festival ...

http://www.visitpenang.gov.my/portal3/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/378868chingay.jpg
http://www.visitpenang.gov.my/portal3/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/418754pbim.jpg
http://www.visitpenang.gov.my/portal3/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/638699dragonboat.jpg
http://www.visitpenang.gov.my/portal3/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/803367pwmf.jpg
News Image

Penang Pesta Chingay Parade

Penang Pesta Chingay Parade...

News Image

Penang Bridge International Maratho

Penang Bridge International Marathon 2014...

News Image

Penang Dragon Boat 2014

Penang Dragon Boat 2014...

News Image

Penang World Music Festival 2014

Penang World Music Festival 2014...

Home
Events Calendar
Previous month Previous day Next day Next month
See by year See by month See by week See Today Search Jump to month
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
Every day
by  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Hits : 9366

 

Temple: Tow Boo Kong

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

Contact: 04-3318717

Web site: www.towbookong.org.my

email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

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.

Back

Spotlight Destination for Penang on TripAdvisor

Read about Penang and Penang vacation rentals on

Penang's Attractions

Latest News

Download PDF

Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner
Banner

Links

Subscribe Newsletter

Who's Online

We have 71 guests online

VisitPenang Flickr

Connecting to us

Banner
Banner
Banner