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"Kuan Yin Temple" Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin) Temple Tip by Audrey118

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by Audrey118

Taoist offer bundles of incense to the Gods, their prayers rising with the smoke.

The Goddess of Mercy is associated with fertility and good fortune of mercy and worshippers had left offerings of flowers and fruit, oil, papers with scripts written etc
According to the Chinese legend, she forgo her privilege to enter eternal bliss after having attained Nirvana and chose instead to stay back and help lost souls in the world of suffering. Her sacrifice was worshipped to this very day...

The temple was erested in 1801 on a ladn given by the East India Company.

Address: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Pulau Pinang
Directions: At Lorong Stewart
Phone: +604-264 3494/263 4941

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  • Updated Jul 17, 2003
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