This weekend, I will be away to visit the very ancient Mogao Caves in Dunhuang. My wife and I have to fly to the Silk Road's belt of Xi'an again and board a 22 hour train ride to reach Dunhuang in the Gansu Province of China, where the famous Gobi Dessert lies. We had visited Xi'an 2 years ago and saw the Terracota Warriors and scaled China's most dangerous Huashan Mountains. What makes Mogao Caves in Dunhuang so famous today??
Read on for answer in red bold letters below!
I would like to share some unknown facts about this beautiful Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur. It is a very popular temple since it was officially opened in 1989 and has attracted millions of tourists and worshipers from all over the world. I must say that it one of the Most Powerful temple I have ever stepped in with so many testimonials of my own. My prayers and wishes have been answered several times besides the very precise and accurate fortune telling sticks. I know I sound superstitious but I sukak la. LOL... (Where is this blogger Princess Ribbon?)
Last Sunday, I made my way there with a bundle of new joss sticks as my offering of thanks to the Goddess Tian Hou. That was the second time I prayed to her when my friends had dengue fever and were admitted to hospitals with no recovery in sight. I knew that this Goddess Tian Hou would help to heal the deserving victims. Dengue Fever is not to be taken lightly and has claimed so many lives with just a single deadly bite from a mosquito.
My good friend's teenage son was admitted to Columbia Hospital with dengue. After a week's stay, his blood platelet count dropped to dangerously low levels and he was at risk of dying after all sorts of rashes & bodily aches took over. The worried parents took turns to camp over night beside him as they were worried sick that he appeared to be dying. I went to visit the young son in the morning and brought his father to this temple to pray at noon. Later in the evening itself, the doctor announced that the son's blood platelet count rose up high suddenly! Next day, the parents were overjoyed that the son could be discharged right away. They took the son straight to this temple to pray and offer their sincerest thanks. Miracles!
2 weeks ago, I could not see my neighbour for many days and realised his car & 3 motorbikes had not moved for days. I found that strange and texted him. He replied that he was admitted to hospital with dengue fever. It had been almost a week and he was worried sick to see his platelet count dropping everyday like monitoring a stock market crash. Knowing that he is a Christian, I told him that I would visit this temple for divine's help and he should be home soon to go ronda-ronda on his big bike. Next day, my neighbour's doctor told him that he has recovered! He is over the moon and the whole family would be able to fly to Melbourne this week as planned. Miracles!
1. I made my way to the temple and the storm was coming.
So all my photos looked dull and lifeless.
2. On a sunny day, the temple looks majestic like this
3. The outdoor area is very spacious with statues.
4. This is a popular God Of Marriage.
Some fellas took a pen and wrote their names
onto the concrete book! Muahahaha
5. This is the information of the God Of Marriage.
Many singles came to pray for blessings of
a happily ever after......
6. The architecture is very colourful with elaborate carvings
and motifs, all steeped in the ancient styles of a Chinese Taoist Temple.
7. A big Joss Stick urn in the outdoor.
8. Every weekend, the whole temple would be packed with visitors
from all races and nationalities.
9. The main prayer hall with 3 Heavenly Goddesses.
The main Goddess Tian Hou sits in the middle while the
Goddess Guan Yin is on her left while the
Goddess Shui Wei Sheng Niang is on her right. Many pregnant
women would often come to seek the blessings of the
Goddess Shui Wei Sheng Niang for a smooth delivery.
10. Closer view of the Goddess Tian Hou, who is also known
as Mazu, A-Ma or Ma Chor. She is the Queen of Taoism who is
highly worshiped all over Macau and Taiwan. In the Tibetan Buddhism,
she is also known as the Golden Mother of The Jade Pond.
Inside the Dunhuang Caves, this Golden Mother of The Jade Pond
appears side by side with Sakyamuni Buddha and Padmakumara,
symbolizing that the three are of equal importance.
When Buddhism was spread from India to China over 2500 years
ago, they had first preached inside this ancient Mogao Caves.
11. Exterior view of the temple's complex.
12. The temple sits on the hills and overlooks the skyline
of Kuala Lumpur City.
13. There are many novelty and prayer shops in the basement
besides a food court.
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