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Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) Temple Penang - a video clip


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blue grass

Registered: September 2008
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December 3, 2009 4:31am

Thanks for video Kayes. Must say you have very steady hands indeed!

Registered: February 2009
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December 3, 2009 3:32pm

"Pai tak san dohh (many times), san poh yau." - hope someone can translate this. Smile
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
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December 3, 2009 8:48pm

The Kuan Yin Temple or Goddess of Mercy Temple on Pitt Street (Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling) is reputed to be the oldest Chinese temple in Penang. Built in 1801 on a piece of land that was owned by the British East India Company, the temple was the focal point for religious activities among the early Chinese settlers, many of whom were of Hokkien and Cantonese descent. The temple is especially crowded during the Chinese New Year festive season and on the 1st and 15th day of every lunar month. During peak periods, the place can be noisy and smoky but even then, seeing hundreds of devout worshippers praying with unwavering faith is quite an awe-inspiring experience. Orange, literally translated, the phrase you mentioned means that if a person often makes a conscious effort to pray regularly, then he or she will be rewarded with bountiful blessings from the Almighty.

Registered: February 2009
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December 4, 2009 2:07am

Hi Ken,

Thank you very much for that interesting infor. about the Kuan Yin Temple in Penang. It's true that all temples are constantly smoky, people like me who has sensitive sinus are always advised to stay from dusty and smoky places. Thanks for the translation too. Always wonder how to translate the word "san" into English.

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