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Ban Ka Lan Snake Temple Annual Flame Watching Festival 2015 (“Chneah Hoay” Ceremony)

At 11.30 p.m. on the 5th day of the 1st lunar month, there is the usual “Chneah Hoay” ceremony by Cheng Hoe Seah to forecast the economy of Penang.  Usually the Main Hall of Snake Temple is so full of devotees that it is difficult for our photographers to take photos.  I received photos from Max Teoh Yeam Chuan (Alpha Moments Photography) and I was so impressed by the sequential photos he took of the “Chneah Hoay” Ceremony that I would like to share them with you.  The other photos were taken by Michael Chuan.  I think these are priceless photos and I am documenting them for posterity.  I have also added a sublime fish-eye shot taken by our Webmaster Peter Ho of the Main Hall of Snake Temple.

Prayers by Sai Kong Moh Eng before the "Chneah Hoay" Ceremony by Cheng Hoe Seah.

Prayers by Sai Kong Moh Eng before the “Chneah Hoay” Ceremony.

Cheng Hoe Seah members bringing in their urn for the "Chneah Hoay" Ceremony.

Cheng Hoe Seah members bringing in their urn for the “Chneah Hoay” Ceremony.

Mr. Yeoh Chin Eng of Cheng Hoe Seah preparing for the "Chneah Hoay" Ceremony while his fellow members prayed and assisted him.

Mr. Yeoh Chin Eng of Cheng Hoe Seah preparing for the “Chneah Hoay” Ceremony while his fellow members prayed and assisted him.

Y.B Danny Law praying at the start of the Flame Watching Ceremony and he was having fun recording it himself.

Y.B Danny Law praying at the start of the Flame Watching Ceremony and he was having fun recording it himself with his iPad (inset photo below).

Fanning the flame by adding joss-sticks while Y.B. Danny Law and the crowd watch.

Fanning the flame by adding joss-sticks while Y.B. Danny Law and devotees watched with anticipation.

Watch the flame just starting.

Watch – the flame just starting.

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The above sequential photos taken by Max Teoh are priceless showing the flames for the 3 Quarters of 2015.  The prediction of the economy of Penang is Good for the 1st Quarter, Normal for the 2nd Quarter and Very Good for the 3rd Quarter.

The above sequential photos taken by Max Teoh are priceless showing the flames for the 3 parts of 2015. The prediction of the economy of Penang is Good for January-April, Normal for May-August and Very Good for September-December.

Y.B. Danny Law seeking the blessing of Chor Soo Kong after the "Chneah Hoay" Ceremony.

Y.B. Danny Law seeking the blessing of Chor Soo Kong after the “Chneah Hoay” Ceremony.

Mr. Cheah Cheng Ean, Chairman of Ban Ka Lan Organising Committee seeking blessing from Chor Soo Kong.  Inset photo (left) Mr Yeoh Seng Hoe and (right) Mr. Khoo Kay Hock.

Mr. Cheah Cheng Ean, Chairman of Ban Ka Lan Organising Committee seeking blessing from Chor Soo Kong. Inset photos Mr. Yeoh Seng Hoe (top left), Mr. Lim Poh Hock (bottom left) and Mr. Khoo Kay Hock (top right).

Dato' Lim Hua Kwang and family members of the Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang seeking the blessing of Chor Soo Kong.

Dato’ Lim Hua Kwang (centre), Mr. Tan Joo Chye (bottom right) and family members of the Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang seeking the blessing of Chor Soo Kong.

Beautiful fish eye photograph taken by Peter Ho of the "Chneah Hoay" Ceremony

We will leave the Main Hall of Snake Temple with this beautiful photograph taken by our Webmaster, Peter Ho of the “Chneah Hoay” Ceremony.

Band Playing outside during the duration of the "Chneah Hoay" Ceremony.

Members beating gongs and cymbals outside the Main Hall of Snake Temple during the “Chneah Hoay” Ceremony.

Thank you Peter Ho, Max Teoh and Michael Chuan for taking these wonderful photos in such crowded and smoky condition.  Certainly not an easy task at all.

 

Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong’s Birthday – 15th February 2013

Hokkien Kongsi, Penang held their usual prayer ceremony at 10.00 a.m. at Snake Temple to pay homage to Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong on his birthday.  Seven priests said prayers at the altar of Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong, followed by prayers at Kuan Yin Pavillion, then Tua Peh Kong, Thni Kong and finally at Chor Soo Kong’s altar again.

Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang praying to Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong on his birthday

Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang praying to Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong on his birthday

Chief Monk blessing all the Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang

Chief Monk blessing all the Trustees of Hokkien Kongsi, Penang

Praying to Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong

Praying to Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong

Offering prayers to Goddess of Mercy at Kuan Yin Pavillion

Offering prayers to Goddess of Mercy at Kuan Yin Pavillion

Pr aying to Kuan Yin

Praying to Kuan Yin

Altar of Goddess of Mercy

Altar of Goddess of Mercy

At the altar of God of Prosperity (Tua Peh Kong)

At the altar of God of Prosperity (Tua Peh Kong)

Hokkien Kongsi, Penang's Trustees Cheah Phee Guan, Dato' Lim Eng Soon and Cheah Hock Cheok praying to Tua Peh Kong

Hokkien Kongsi, Penang’s Trustees Cheah Phee Guan, Dato’ Lim Eng Soon and Cheah Hock Cheok praying to Tua Peh Kong

Praying to God of Heaven (Thni Kong)

Praying to God of Heaven (Thni Kong)

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

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

Back at the altar of Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong again for the end of the Prayer Ceremony

Back at the altar of Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong again for the end of the Prayer Ceremony

Coins which have been blessed will be distributed to all Trustees and their wives

Coins which have been blessed will be distributed to all Trustees and their wives

Chinese Opera Show staged in honour of Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong on his birthday

Chinese Opera Show staged in honour of Cheng Chooi Chor Soo Kong on his birthday