Consistently, the Nine Emperor Gods Festival is held for nine days of the Chinese ninth lunar month. This is typically in right on time October. The celebration begins when the divine beings, who stay in stars drop to earth and groups the soul mediums. It begins with bringing the divine beings from paradise to the sanctuary. The divine beings are invited at the shoreline by the lor chu.
Be that as it may lets begin toward the starting. A week or two preceding the celebration, which I had never heard off, I was visitor with Mr. Chandra and Mrs. Silvery. They thought it would be pleasant to visit the Tow Boo Kong sanctuary in Butterworth.
The sanctuary is genuinely new, form in 2000 however in 1971 there was at that point a much littler and humble sanctuary. Throughout the years cash was gathered and in 2000 the sanctuary was done (in spite of the fact that the front entryway is still not totally completed). The sanctuary is currently one of the premier None Emperor Gods sanctuaries in Malaysia. Furthermore believe me, its an excellent outlined sanctuary with some great craftsmanship. Case in point, the columns at the front entryway are around 3 meters high and of one stone piece. The entire column is one perfect work of art of stone cutting.
All the materials for the sanctuary originated from China and is made by Chinese craftsman in or from China. To me, strolling the first run through in the sanctuary, it was more Chinese then I saw more often than not in China itself. The custom is overall saved and really alive.
Amid that first visit we met the Lor Chu. Not long from now the Lor Chu was an English instructed lady, the first. The Lor Chu deals with the most paramount thing in the sanctuary: the Sacred Urn, something nobody aside from the Lor Chu and his/her achieved are permitted to see.
The Lor Chu, Mrs. Girlie welcomed us to visit the sanctuary amid the celebration however much as could reasonably be expected as there would be a great deal to do. Clearly I needed to comprehend what I could anticipate. Mrs. Girlie and Mrs. Magnificent, being extremely generally educated in Taoism, clarified numerous points of interest and let me know that the first day the Gods would be invited at the shoreline when they dive from the stars, the Big Dipper star grouping.
Different exercises would incorporate a Chinese Opera which would be performed each of the nine days to satisfy the Gods who’s statues would be brought outside the sanctuary so they could watch the musical show.
The fourth day would incorporate some awesome scenes, 9 mediums would go in stupor and would speared by a lance through their cheek. The lance, 9 feet, around 3 meters would leave no harm to the cheek, no blood would be ruined and just a little scar would be cleared out. One of the mediums even began hitting the dancefloor with the lance speared through his mouth.
An alternate medium had a great deal of iron snares in his back and a lance through his mouth.
The seventh day was for the firewalk, an alternate activity for the aficionados to cleans themselves. On all days you could see a full sanctuary with lovers of all ages. The way the Chinese in Butterworth safeguard their religion was astonishing. It appeared the divine beings comprehended that if the Nine Emperor Gods celebration needs to survive it needs fresh recruits, youngsters joining and being dynamic in the sanctuary.
I have gone by 7 of the 9 days, did a meeting with the Lor Chu at the main day without much action. This meeting you can see at http://www.pulau-pangkor.com/nine-ruler gods.html
The ninth day the divine beings were brought again to the shoreline and send over to the stars by a custom blazing of the watercrafts. It was an otherworldly encounter and something I need to encounter one year from now.
Dwindle van der Lans is a Dutchman who lives nowadays in Sitiawan Malaysia. After years of voyaging, he cycled from Holland to Malaysia, stayed a months in the Middle East, a year on the Indian Subcontinent and 2 years in China in addition to a year in the UK, he settled himself in Malaysia.