Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Jui Tui Chinese Shrine and it's figurines

Guang Gong

A fascinating thing to do is to look carefully at all of the figurines!
Le Loh Chia

This is the Spirit which leads the Phuket Vegetarian Festival.
Tsai Shen Yeh (God of Wealth)
One of the most powerful and popular Chinese Gods of Wealth is Tsai Shen Yeh who is frequently depicted wearing a dragon robe and sitting on a tiger.He also known at times as Lu Hsing the Star God of Wealth.

He carries a gold ingot and a sword. After he returned from a forest after studying the Tao, he was seen riding a black tiger in all directions and carrying a sword to ward off evil influences.

He is not meant to be worshipped but is there to symbolise money and wealth an attracts the same into the house. This is why he should be gold in colour (as the statue shown is) as like attracts like.
(text from Mercury Treasures)

Cheng Huang - the Town God

This is the God who looks after the Town or is referred to as the 'Religious Magistrate'.
Sun Wukong or The Monkey King
A favourite of many (including the media) because of his troublesome outcomes.

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