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“Tang Kang” Prayer Ceremony at Tai Tay Yah Temple in Jelutong, Penang

Cheng Leong Keong better known as Tai Tay Yah Temple in Jelutong, Penang will be undergoing a major renovation to repair the roof and the temple.  Sai Kong Moh Eng was called in to say prayers for the Commencement of Work Ceremony (“Tang Kang”) at 12 noon on Friday, 15th May 2015.  This auspicious date and time have been chosen by Sai Kong Moh Eng.

Offerings for "Tang Kang" Ceremony for the renovation of Tai Tay Yah Temple in Jelutong.

Offerings for “Tang Kang” Prayer Ceremony for the renovation of Tai Tay Yah Temple in Jelutong.

Khoo Kay Hock putting joss-sticks in the urn at the commencement of the Prayer Ceremony.

Khoo Kay Hock putting joss-sticks in the urn at the commencement of the Prayer Ceremony.

Sai Kong Moh Eng seeking the blessing of Tai Tay Yah for the Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang.

Sai Kong Moh Eng conducting the “Tang Kang” Prayer Ceremony.

Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang at the "Tang Kang" Prayer Ceremony.

Trustees and Co-ordinator of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang at the “Tang Kang” Prayer Ceremony.

Mid-way during the Prayer Ceremony, Khoo Kay Hock pouring tea and wine into the cups.

Mid-way during the Prayer Ceremony, Khoo Kay Hock pouring tea and wine into the cups.

Pheng of Zhonghua Artistry starting the renovation work of Tai Tay Yah Temple.

Pheng of Zhonghua Artistry starting the renovation work of Tai Tay Yah Temple.

Pheng of Zhonghua Artistry with Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang.

Pheng of Zhonghua Artistry with Trustees and C0-ordinator of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang.

Cheah Cheng Ean putting the talisman on the altar of Tai Tay Yah to bless the devotees who come to pray at Tai Tay Yah Temple.

Cheah Cheng Ean putting the talisman on the altar of Tai Tay Yah to bless all devotees who come to pray at Tai Tay Yah Temple.

"Kim Chuah" for burning after the "Tang Kang" Prayer Ceremony.

“Kim Chuah” for burning after the “Tang Kang” Prayer Ceremony.

Burning of "Kim Chuah" at the end of the "Tang Kang" Prayer Ceremony.

Burning of “Kim Chuah” at the end of the “Tang Kang” Prayer Ceremony.

David Yeoh, our Clerk of Works, with the Tristees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang.

David Yeoh, our Clerk of Works, with the Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang and the Chairman of the Celebration Committee of Tai Tay Yah Temple.

Reporters taking notes.

Reporters taking notes while listening to the explanation of David Yeoh.

Devotee praying to Tai Tay Yah.

Devotee praying to Tai Tay Yah.

Group Photograph to commemorate this auspicious day.

Group Photograph to commemorate this auspicious day.

We welcome donations for this major renovation of Tai Tay Yah Temple, which will cost at least Rm500,000/- .  The proceeds from the sale of our book on The Story of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang will also go towards funding the renovation of Tai Tay Yah Temple.

 

 

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The Story of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang

Hi Readers,

Photo by Peter Ho, our Webmaster on our book on The Story of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang which is available at our 5 Temples.

Photo by Peter Ho, our Webmaster on our book on The Story of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang.

Our 200-page hard cover books priced at Rm100/- each on The Story of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang are available at the following places:-

 

Books are sold at Sian Chye Tong, 395 Hye Keat Estate, Ayer Itam, Penang

Books are sold at Sian Chye Tong, 395 Hye Keat Estate, Ayer Itam, Penang.

Khoo Kongsi Gift Shop at No.15 Cannon Square (opposite Ticketing Office)

Khoo Kongsi Gift Shop at No.15 Cannon Square (opposite Ticketing Office) on the left of the entrance leading to the courtyard.

Toon Boon Tong Gift Shop, 6 Cannon Street, Penang

Toon Boon Tong Gift Shop, 6 Cannon Street, Penang.  See Sim Kuang Nien and his staff for The Story of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang.

Art Gallery of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Cannon Square, Penang

Art Gallery of Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Cannon Square, Penang

Snake Temple (Hock Hin Keong), Sungei Kluang, Penang

Hock Hin Keong (Snake Temple), Sungei Kluang, Penang (photo by Peter Ho)

Cheng Leong Keong (Tai Tay Yah Temple), Jelutong, Penang

Cheng Leong Keong (Tai Tay Yah Temple), Jelutong, Penang (photo by Peter Ho)

Kim Hoe Keong/Siew Thean Keong, Jalan Dato' Keramat, Penang

Kim Hoe Keong/Siew Thean Keong, Jalan Dato’ Keramat, Penang (photo by Peter Ho)

Seng Hong Beow, Jalan C.Y. Choy

Seng Hong Beow, Jalan C.Y. Choy (photo by Peter Ho)

 

Chooi Bee Keong, Jalan Tanjung Tokong (photo by Peter Ho)

Chooi Bee Keong, Jalan Tanjung Tokong (photo by Peter Ho)

 

Please note that all proceeds from the sale of our books are for repairs, renovation, upkeep and maintenance of the above 5 Temples.  We will be undertaking a major renovation of Cheng Leong Keong (Tai Tay Yah Temple) in Jelutong, Penang soon.

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Phor Thor Festival at Cheng Leong Keong (Tai Tay Yah), Jelutong, Penang

Hokkien Kongsi, Penang held their Phor Thor Festival on the 1st day of the 7th lunar month (corresponding to 7th August 2013) by holding a prayer ceremony at 11.00 a.m.  This month-long Festival will be celebrated on a grand scale in Penang with Chinese operas and singing by local artistes in temples and commercial venues (especially markets) in Penang.

The Chief Abbott and his monks saying prayers at the altar of Tai Tay Yah in the Main Hall of Cheng Leong Keong.

The Chief Abbott and his monks saying prayers at the altar of Tai Tay Yah in the Main Hall of Cheng Leong Keong.

Board of Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang in  attending prayer ceremony.

Board of Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang attending prayer ceremony.

Dato' Lim Eng Soon and fellow trustees.

Dato’ Lim Eng Soon and fellow trustees.

Praying at altar of Tai Tay Yan

Praying at altar of Tai Tay Yah

Altar of Tai Tay Yah

Altar of Tai Tay Yah

Altar of Tai Su Yah for Phor Thor Festival

Altar of Tai Su Yah for Phor Thor Festival (in temple grounds outside Tai Tay Yah Temple).

Prayers ceremony to Tai Su Yah,

Prayers ceremony led by Chief Abbott and his monks for Tai Su Yah,

Board of Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang attending prayer ceremony to Tai Su Yah.

Board of Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang attending prayer ceremony for Tai Su Yah.

Board of Trustees praying to Tai Su Yah.

Board of Trustees praying to Tai Su Yah.

Chief Abbott "tiam ngan{ (dotting of eyes) of Tai Su Yah.

Chief Abbott “tiam ngan” (dotting of eyes) of Tai Su Yah.

Chief Abbott doing the honours.

Chief Abbott doing the honours.

Chief Abbott and  his monks praying to God of Heaven (Thni Kong).

Chief Abbott and his monks praying to God of Heaven (Thni Kong).

Hokkien Kongsi, Penang started the month-long Phor Thor Festival annually by holding prayers on the 1st day of the 7th lunar month, which will be followed by their annual dinner.  This year they will be holding their 157th Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, 17th August 2013 at Zhonghua Restaurant, Cititel Hotel, Penang.

Tai Tay Yah Birthday Celebration by Night at Cheng Leong Keong, Jelutong, Penang

The Cheng Leong Keong Celebration Committee held a week-long celebration of the birthday of Por Seng Tai Tay, which falls on 15th day of the 3rd moon (corresponding to 24th April this year), by holding nightly Teochew opera shows and singing by local artistes.  Some of these shows were sponsored by devotees to show their appreciation for the blessings bestowed upon them by the Deity of Healing, Por Seng Tai Tay.

Devotees seeking help from Deity Por Seng Tai Tay will use the correct containers with pre-numbered bamboo sticks and shake the container to get a bamboo stick out of it (refer to photo 4).  Then they used almost crescent-shaped wooden implements in photo 5 to see whether the bamboo stick is the correct one.  After praying and dropping them, they should fall with one right side up and one wrong side up (as shown outside the box in photo 5).  If the bamboo stick is the correct one, then devotees proceed to get the prescription paper from temple staff on duty from prescription boxes (as shown in photo 6).

For devotees asking for medicine, they then proceed to a Chinese Medical Hall to purchase the medicine for consumption, application etc.

Cheng Leong Keong at night

Photo 1 – Cheng Leong Keong at night

Singing by local artistes to commemorate the week-long birthday celebration of Por Seng Tai Tay.

Photo 2 – Singing by local artistes to commemorate the week-long birthday celebration of Por Seng Tai Tay.

Celebration Committee Members and guests watching the live shows on stage.

Photo 3 – Celebration Committee Members and guests watching the live shows on stage.  The yellow papers show donations from devotees towards the week-long celebration of the birthday of Por Seng Tai Tay.

From left to right - Container 1 for punters to ask for numbers; Container 2 & 3 for asking for help in all matters; Container 4 for asking for medicine for eye ailments; Container 5 for medicine for external applicaction; Container 6 for medicine for children and Containers 7 & 8 for medicine for consumption.

Photo 4 – from left to right – Container 1 for punters to ask for numbers; Container 2 & 3 for asking for help in all matters; Container 4 (with spectacles) for asking for medicine for eye ailments; Container 5 (with mortar and pestle) for medicine for external application; Container 6 for medicine for children and Containers 7 & 8 for medicine for consumption by adults.

Wooden implements used to check whether the bamboo stick is the correct one.

Photo 5 – Wooden implements used to ascertain whether the bamboo stick is the correct one.

Prescription boxes holding prescription papers for devotees to collect from temple staff on duty.

Photo 6 – Prescription boxes holding prescription papers for devotees to collect from temple staff on duty.

Bell presented by the late Khoo Thean Teik in 1888.  He was the main benefactor in the construction of the temple and also on the first Board of Trustees.

Photo 7 – Bell presented by the late Khoo Thean Teik in 1888. He was the main benefactor in the construction of the temple in the late 1880s (some time from 1882 to 1888) and also sat on the first Board of Trustees of the temple.

Finale of show by well-known local artiste, Chang Mei Lin, sponsored by a devotee.

Photo 8 – Finale of show by well-known local artiste, Chang Mei Lin, sponsored by a devotee.

Chang Mei Lin with a Mandarin rendition much to the pleasure of the crowd.

Photo 9 – Chang Mei Lin with a Mandarin rendition much to the delight of the crowd.

Altar of Por Seng Tai Tay in Cheng Leong Keong, Jelutong, Penang.

Photo 10 – Altar of Por Seng Tai Tay in Cheng Leong Keong, Jelutong, Penang.

Birthday of Por Seng Tai Tay at Cheong Leong Keong, Jelutong, Penang

The Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang celebrated the birthday of Tai Tay Yah at 11.00 a.m. on 15th day of the 3rd moon (corresponding to 24th April 2013) with the usual prayer ceremony led by 2 monks and 3 nuns.  

Por Seng Tai Tay is better known as the Deity of Medicine and people come far and wide to seek help from him to cure them of their illnesses.

For more information of Tai Tay Yah of Cheng Leong Keong in Jelutong, Penang please visit

http://www.hokkienkongsipenang.com/chengleongkeong.html

Altar of Tai Tay Yah on his birthday on 15th moon of 3rd month.

Altar of Tai Tay Yah on his birthday on 15th day of 3rd moon.

Beating of drum to signify start of prayer ceremony for Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang

Beating of drum to signify start of prayer ceremony for Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang

Start of prayer ceremony for Por Seng Tai Tay.

Start of prayer ceremony for Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang and their wives.

Praying to Por Seng Tai Tay on his birthday.

Praying to Por Seng Tai Tay on his birthday.

Trustees and their wives praying to Por Seng Tai Tay on his birthday.

Trustees and their wives praying to Por Seng Tai Tay on his birthday.  Other devotees also joined in the prayer ceremony.

Chief Monk reading the names of the Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang to bestow blessing upon them.

Chief Monk leading prayer ceremony to Tai Tay Yah on his birthday.

Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang praying to God of Heaven (Thni Kong)

Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang praying to God of Heaven (Thni Kong)

Going round the temple led by monks.

Going round the temple led by monks.

Khoo Kay Hock, Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang followed by Tan Joo Chye, Hon. Secretary.

Khoo Kay Hock, Chairman of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang followed by Tan Joo Chye, Hon. Secretary.

Tan Kok Chye, Tan Lye Hock, Cheah Hock Cheok and Datin Lim Eng Soon.

Tan Kok Chye, Tan Lye Hock, Cheah Hock Cheok and Datin Lim Eng Soon in the procession going round the temple.

Altar with offerings from devotees.

Altar with offerings from devotees.