Thursday, June 28, 2007

Jin Mian Da Ren 金面大人 "an" the Tentage

Tonight, Jin Mian Da Ren 金面大人 arrived to "an" (set up) the tentage, launching the week-long celebrations in honour of Jin Mian Da Ren. As is the tradition with Jin Dong Fu 金洞府, Jin Mian Da Ren will arrive on the first evening to "an" the tentage and consecrate the Statues for worship.

This celebration saw another few more new statues being consecrated, of which the biggest must be the 8-foot-tall bronze Monkey God. The others included the Black Face Monkey God, the Sea Dragon Gods, Sea Dragon Third Prince and one of the Tiger Gods.

When he arrived, Jin Mian Da Ren would perform the mortification of burning his body with joss-sticks.

Thereafter, he went throughout the tentage perimeter as well as to the sections containing the different Deities to consecrate them and to setup "camp" of the celestial armies.
Jin Mian Da Ren normally only arrives on the first day of the celebrations. As this celebration is in honour of him, he will come again.

Tomorrow night, Wu Bao Bo Ye 吴包伯爷 will arrive.

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