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  • Singapore 2009 Merlion Park
  • Thian Hock Keng Since 1840 Thian Hock Keng was built in 1840 along Telok Ayer street, a bustling meeting point among min businessmen and an important congregation point for Hokkiens. Upon the completion of Thian Hock Keng, southbound immigrants who had just landed or northbound immigrants heading back to China would always stop by the temple facing the waterfront to pray for calm waves and a safe journey. The construction of Thian Hock Keng signified the transformation of an immigrant society to one that planted its roots. The temple hailed to be the biggest building island-wide then, took many years of sweet and toil and heavy financial commitments to complete. It was also deemed to be the religious centre for the Chinese community at that time. Today although Thian Hock Keng is primarily a min temple its worshippers are not limited to min descendants. It has transcended dialect boundaries and worshippers are from all walks of life.
  • The stone carved windows are accentuated by bats in its corners. Bath in mandarin “fu” shares the same pronunciation “fu” as luck and prosperity. The presence of real life bath is a good omen for the temple.
  • Thian Hock Keng was constructed in an architectural style that resembled Chinese palaces. The exposed beams and cantilevered brackets are richly carved with heroes at war, sages, saints, patterns of flowers and animals, all enhanced by red and gold lacquer gilded in gold
  • After the restoration in 2001, Thian Hock Keng received four awards, including the UNESCO ASIA-PACIFIC Heritage 2001, Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation Building
  • Thian Hock Keng was gazetted as a national monument in 1973. Between 1998 and 2001 the temple’s owner, Singapore Hakkien Huay Kuan spent an estimated $4 million to carry out the most comprehensive restorations works.
  • Thian Hock Keng Birthday Celebrations of Deities Goddess of Mercy 19 th Day of 2nd Lunar Month (Guan Shi Yin Pu Sa) Heavenly Sage Bao Sheng 15 th Day of 3rd Lunar Month (Bao Sheng Da Di) Goddess of the Seas 23th Day of 3 th Lunar Month (Ma Zu) Heavenly Sage Guan 13 th Day of 5 th Lunar Month (Guan Sheng Di Jun) Goddess of Mercy 19 th Day of 6 th Lunar Month (Guan Shi Yin Pu Sa) Attained Enlightenment Confucius 27 th Day of 8 th Lunar Month Goddess of Mercy Celibacy 19 th Day of 9 th Lunar Month
  • Thian Hock Keng is a rare temple that encompasses Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism. In addition to its main deity, Goddess of the Seas, other deities include Goddess of Mercy and Confucius. Over the years, it has continued to attract devotees of different dialect groups and is especially crowded during birthday celebrations of deities.
  • Central Prayer Hall Main Deity Goddess of the Seas
  • The horizontal wooden plaque inscribed with the words Bo Jing Nan Ming (Waves be gentle over the South Seas) by Emperor Guangxu of Qing Dynasty in 1907 hangs above the Central Prayer Hall. The original scroll has been donated to the National Heritage Board.
  • Ma Zu (Goddess of the Sea) (Ma ZU is the Goddess who calm the sea and ensure the safety of those traveling across the seas) Original name: Lin Mo Niang Born in Fu Jian Province (Mei Zhou Island, China) Song Dynasty, in 960 A.D. and died on the 9 th Day of 9 th Lunar month in 987 A.D. She was familiar with the sea and had the gift of predicting the weather and foreseeing storms and torrential. She saved many fishermen and traders from many dangers at sea. She was 16, it so happened that one day her father and brother were at sea during a storm. She took a small boat and tried to save them but she only managed to save his father, she brought back her brother’s body for a proper burial. Her act of filial piety was greatly commended by the villagers, and she became known as “The Filial Daughter”
  • Ma Zu (Goddess of the Sea) (Ma ZU is the Goddess who calm the sea and ensure the safety of those traveling across the seas) On the 9 th Day of the 9 th Lunar Month in 987 A.D. she bade farewell to her family and told them that she was going for a long journey. She went by herself to the top of the mountain on Mei Zhou Island and ascended to heaven. It was said that some people on the island saw colorful clouds rising to the sky on that day and others claimed that they heard beautiful sounds from the sky. Lin Mo Niang who always risked her own life to save people from the dangers at sea, was respected by the people and she was honored by emperors of various dynasties. Her official title is “Mother of Heavenly Sage”. She is also often worshipped as the “Goddess of the Sea”
  • Bao Sheng Da Di (Heavenly sage Bao Sheng) Original surname is Wu He was a highly skilful physician and his whole life was dedicated to healing the sick and saving people’s lives. HE WAS THUS GREATLY RESPECTED BY THE PEOPLE and his good deeds. Bao Sheng Da Di was worshipped by the Chinese in southern Province as the Medicine Deity. When people from the Fu Jian province migrated they usually would pray to Bao Sheng Da Di for good health and to keep ailments away from them. Bao Sheng Da Di is also known as Da Dao Gong (The Sage Of ) and Wu Zhen Jun (The True Sage WU) Bao Sheng Da Di gives comfort to the minds of his devotees when they ask to him and at the same time tells them that they should seek treatment by a named physician and they should not practice self-medication, such as based on hearsay only and has no scientific proof.
  • Bao Sheng Da Di (Heavenly sage Bao Sheng) Original surname is Wu He was a highly skilful physician and his whole life was dedicated to healing the sick and saving people’s lives. HE WAS THUS GREATLY RESPECTED BY THE PEOPLE and his good deeds. Bao Sheng Da Di was worshipped by the Chinese in southern Province as the Medicine Deity. When people from the Fu Jian province migrated they usually would pray to Bao Sheng Da Di for good health and to keep ailments away from them. Bao Sheng Da Di is also known as Da Dao Gong (The Sage Of ) and Wu Zhen Jun (The True Sage WU) Bao Sheng Da Di gives comfort to the minds of his devotees when they ask to him and at the same time tells them that they should seek treatment by a named physician and they should not practice self-medication, such as based on hearsay only and has no scientific proof.
  • Guan Sheng Di JUN (Heavenly Sage Guan Sheng) His original name was Guan Yi (220-280 A.D.), but he is generally known as Guan Gong. Guan Yi was an honest and faithful man and also a great warrior. Later he became sweet brother with two others warriors, Liu Bei and Zhang Fei, at the Peach Garden. He and Zhang Fei then had to help Liu Bei to restore the royal dynasty of Han. Because of his bravery and loyalty he became very famous throughout the country. He defeated a great number of warriors but finally lost in battle and was captured by his enemies. He refuse to surrender and was then killed.
  • Guan Sheng Di JUN (Heavenly Sage Guan Sheng) His original name was Guan Yi (220-280 A.D.), but he is generally known as Guan Gong. Guan Yu was widely respected by the people because of his bravery, loyalty and righteousness. After his death he was deified and worshipped by people as a hero and as a god for protection. He was honored with various titles by the Emperors of many dynasties such as “Loyal and Righteous Lord”, “Protector of the Country”, Marasubding (The Evil One) Lord of the three worlds” and “Protect Deity of the Country”
  • Thian Hock Keng was constructed in an architectural style that resembled Chinese palaces. The exposed beams and cantilevered brackets are richly carved with heroes at war, sages, saints, patterns of flowers and animals, all enhanced by red and gold lacquer gilded in gold
  • The temple’s roofs cape is its crowning glory. It consists of curved ridges, elongated eaves with upturned southern Fujian “shallow tails” and generous ornamentation.
  • Zue Gong Niang Niang (Goddess of the Moon Palace) is also known as “Zue Guang Pu Sa” (Moonlight Bodhisattva) Yue Shen (The Moon Goddess) or Tai Yin Xing Zhu (Master of the Moon). At night, the moon brings brightness, and it is also the brightest in the night sky, so it is also called “Da Ming” which means the Brightest. According to legend, the Goddess of the Moon is usually disguised as a fair maiden who descend from heaven to earth. She fulfilled wishes and answered requests for those who met her. Thus she is regarded as a commoners’ Goddess. Nowadays, young girls regard her a matchmaker and pray to her find good husbands, while the married women pray for happy marriages as well as personal beauty and youthfulness.
  • Tai Yang Gong (The Sun God) Tai Yang Gong also known as Ri Guang Pu Sa (Sunlight Bodhisattva) “Ri Gong Tian Zi” (Son of the Sun Palace) which is also “Tai Yang Shen” (The Sun God) He was born in the east, who patrols the heaven and the earth, divides the day and the night and provided light to brighten the world to destroy darkness, diseases and enemies. Tai Yang Gong is one of the protector deities of the world
  • Guan Shi Yin Pu Sa (Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara) Also known as Bodhisattva of Thousand Hands And Thousand Eyes Avalokitesvara is a bodhisattva of great compassion. Motivated by her great compassion she always thinks about how liberate living beings from their suffering. She is also known to be able to manifest herself in different worlds to liberate living beings. In a Sutra called “Bei Hua Jing” Karunapundarikasutra, Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara vow is described as follows: When I practice as a Bodhisattva, and there are any living beings experiencing any fear or suffering, degenerates in the Dharma, born in a deprived state poor, alone and helpless; and if they were think of me and recite my name, then being heard by my divine ears and being seen by my divine eyes, may they be liberated from suffering. If they are not liberated from suffering, may I not attain Nirvana” It is because of her great vow that Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is able to manifest herself everywhere to liberate living beings. We should develop the same aspiration as Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara and put her great vow into action. In this way, we will definitely receive her blessings and attain liberation.
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  • The temple Thian Hock Keng adheres to the Chinese principle of axial symmetry. There are three halls – entrance, main and rear – that are built on slightly raised podiums to underscore their importance.
  • Kai Zhang Sheng Wang (The Sacred governor Kai Zhang) His original name was: Chen Zhi Guang Also known Chen Yuan Guang (657- A.D.) At that time, there was a place surrounding the Zhang Zhou City of Fu Jian Province, by the name of “Nan Man Qi Min” which was not developed at all. Chen Zhi Guang received the order to govern that place. He developed the rural and unused land of Ming Nan and made the economy grow, thus providing people jobs and increasing their standard of living. He was highly respected for his capabilities and what he did for them later he worshipped as deity. He was one of the most respected deities of the Hokkians people in Fu Jian Province.
  • Cheng Huang (City Gods) The word “Cheng” refers to a CITY and the word “Huang” refers to a City-wall and the moat surrounding a city which protects the inhabitants’ well being and their wealth and also safeguards them from intruders. The phrase “Cheng Huang” originated from the book “ZHOU YI”. Is a kind of title for the Magistrate. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, there were five categories of Cheng huang, namely: Jing Du Cheng Huang ( The capital C.H.) Sheng Cheng Huang (The Province C.H. ) Fu Cheng Huang (The City C.H.) Zhou Cheng Huang (The Division C.H.) Xian Cheng Huang (The County C.H.)
  • Sometimes these titles were also given different names by various emperors during the dynasties. “ Cheng Huang” did not initially have any spiritual connotation. However due to the worship of nature ant spirits at the time “ Cheng Huang” also became deities which protect the place and the people. As such, people respected and worshipped the Lord of “ Cheng Huang” with his subordinates, both civilian and military generals, such “The Inspector of Day and Night”, The Lady of “ Cheng Huang” , etc These deities teach people that they should not be evil and they should only do good deeds to other people. Thus they became highly respected by the people.
  • Stone lion sculptures were introduced into China together with Buddhism. It is said that having a pair of lions to “guard” a building’ doorway will ward of evil spirits. Lions also symbolize “yang” and represent strength. The lioness usually has her foot on a young cub whereas her male counterpart plays playfully with a ball.
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  • Ma Zu, Zeiţa Mărilor
  • Ma Zu, Zeiţa Mărilor
  • Înţeleptul celest Bao Sheng
  • Înţeleptul celest Bao Sheng, Zeul Medicinei
  • Înţeleptul celest Guan Sheng
  • Înţeleptul celest Guan Sheng
  • Bodishattva (Zeiţa) Lunii
  • Bodishattva (Zeul) Soarelui
  • Hock Keng este unul dintre puţinele temple care cuprind Taoismul, Buddhismul şi Confucianismul
  • Guan Shi Yin, Bodishattva AvalokitesvaraGuan Shi Yin, Bodishattva Avalokitesvara
  • Generalul Fan (Hei Wu Chang)
  • Generalul Xie (Bai Wu Chang)
  • Guvernatorul sacru Kai Zhang Sheng Wang
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