Friday, October 21, 2005

Xuan Jiang Dian 玄江殿


Said to have started its sintua in Amoy St, this sintua moved with the family to Bukit Merah View. Now, it is placed in a quiet neighbourhood in Jalan Rama Rama, off Balestier Road. The sintua has just celebrated its 35th anniversary on the 3rd of the 9th Lunar Month, the birthday of Xuan Tian Shang Di 玄天上帝, popularly known to the Hokkien as Siong Te Kong.

In this celebration, the temple has consecrated five huge statues of the Deities, the biggest being that of Xuan Tian Shang Di, a very much revered Diety amongst the Chinese Taoist population in Singapore.

The medium of this temple normally go into trance representing Shan Cai Tong Zi 善才童子 (Sian Chye Ya in Hokkien), but occasionally Siong Te Gong might come.

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