Birthday of Tua Pek Kong 2018

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戊戌(狗)年二月初二日 : 大伯公千秋
Lunar: 2nd of 2nd mth – Birthday of Tua Pek Kong Celebration at the Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple on 18 March, 2018.

In the morning, the ceremony was held at the temple and conducted by the Taoist priest who chanted the century-old Tua Pek Kong sutras in Hokkien.

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The Taoist priest and the Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple Committee Members.

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The devotees and their family at the Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple to celebrate Tua Pek Kong’s birthday and to offer with good luck and blessings.

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戊戌(狗)年二月初二日 : 大伯公千秋
Lunar: 2nd of 2nd mth – Birthday of Tua Pek Kong Celebration at the Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple on 18 March, 2018.

The Origin, Legends & Power Of Tua Pek Kong (大伯公) – Fu De Zheng Shen (福德正神) – Chinese Earth Deity

Fu De Zheng Shen (福德正神) is the Earth Deity worshipped by Chinese folks. In China and Taiwan, he is addressed as Tu Di Gong (土地公) or Tu Di Shen (土地神). In South East Asia, he is often called Da Bo Gong (大伯公) – The Great Grand Uncle. In Indonesia, he is known as Dewa Bumi. In Ryukyu – Japan (日本琉球), he is known as 土帝君(トゥティークー).

In ancient time, Chinese Folks pray to Earth God for the abundance of crops, grains , healthy livestocks etc. In this modern era, Earth God is prayed for prosperity, wealth ,safety and happiness. Fu De Zheng Shen (福德正神) is also revered as one of the Chinese Gods of Wealth.  He can even be sought after to win the lottery / 4D, if you know the way.

Within the celestial pantheon, Tu Di Gong occupies a unique position, as he is at the same time the lowest ranking official in the bureaucracy, yet also the most commonly worshiped deity. Almost every homes of the Chinese Folks in South East Asia, has an altar of Fu De Zheng Shen (福德正神) in the main hall / living room.

Today, many Chinese young adults still pray to him but without knowing the origin, the legends , the way to pray , and the power of him. This is the article to share with you the knowledge and information of  Fu De Zheng Shen (福德正神).  [Source:  Taoist Sorcery website].

Since my birth at the Bukit Ho Swee kampong, my mother and our neighbors worship to Tua Pek Kong.   The framed image of Tua Pek Kong was placed just below the ceiling of the house and my mother, a pious Taoist since young, would offer 3 sticks of joss-sticks every morning to pray to Tua Pek Kong to bless the family.

Please check out the related blog on Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple here .

I am pleased to share the YouTube video-clip of the Tua Pek Kong birthday ceremony at Loyang Tua Pek Kong Temple on 18 March, 2018 here .

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