Shen Xian Gong 神仙宫 2017 [中文版]

 

九皇大帝节日

深入探讨在神仙宫庆祝多年的节日


在新加坡,九皇大帝节日是华人社群庆祝的节日之一。每年,节日从农历九月初一到九月初九举行,信众们会聚集在全岛各个九皇大帝庙宇。

成立超过九十年的神仙宫是新加坡最旧的九皇大帝庙宇之一。 每年的九皇大帝节日,神仙宫迎来几百个信徒。其中一些信徒从神仙宫在史达拉摩道(Strathmore Avenue)地带时就跟随神仙宫。神仙宫后来搬到其他地区如汉德森路(Henderson Road),红山和麟谷巴鲁(Lengkok Bahru)。对于神仙宫信徒和新加坡其他庙宇的信徒,九皇大帝会保佑信徒与家属长寿、平安。


Shen Xian Gong holds the Nine Emperor Gods Festival in an open field next to Block 402 in Jurong West Street 42.
神仙宫在大牌402裕廊西42街旁的一个草场举行节日。

筹备工作

神仙宫的筹备工作从节日五天前就开始了。


The setting up process involves raising the various banners of the different deities and laying out the altars.
筹备工作包括悬挂起各个神明的横幅和摆设各个神台的用品。
Many of the helpers are family members and friends of the owner of the temple, Mr James Quek.
庙宇的许多帮手都是庙主郭志强先生的家属或朋友。
James’ sister, Joycelyn (left) cleaning the dust off the deity’s statue with another helper.
郭志强的妹妹,Joycelyn(左)和另一名帮手给神像清除灰尘。
James’ mother, Auntie Ah Hong bundling incense paper with joss sticks together for offering purposes.
郭志强的母亲,Auntie Ah Hong,用金纸把线香包裹在一起,供祭拜使用
Other preparation works include re-painting the Dou Mu Niang Niang Sedan Chair (斗母轿)。
其他筹备工作包括给斗母娘娘轿子上漆。
Most of the work are done around night time where most of the helpers knock off from work.
多数的帮手在晚上下班,因此多数的工作在晚上进行。
The temple assistant also went to James’ house to bring the statues and tablets of the different deities over to the temple.
庙宇助理也前往郭志强的家把各个神明的神像与神牌运送到节日场地。
The deities were all loaded up onto a lorry and brought over to the temple.
神像与神牌搬上罗里后,被运送到节日场地。

天灯

天灯引导神明们到节日场地。


The structure of the lamp post of decorated with straw hat, yellow ribbons and bamboo leaves.
庙宇人士用一个草帽,黄色丝带与竹叶点缀天灯的架子。
The Nine Lamps are then raised in a high and prominent position in front of the temple.
点缀完毕后,天灯被抬起,安置在帐篷外。

安坛

请神过来后,庙宇人士进行仪式,以清理与维护节日场地。


Offerings such as buns and incense paper were placed in each corner of the temple.
中坛元帅在安坛仪式时检查神台摆设。
Kamunyan cubes were used to cleanse the temple thoroughly during the process of An Tan.
包子、 金纸等供品摆放在帐篷的各个角落。
A key event during the An Tua process was the trancing of Zhong Tan Yuan Shuai (中坛元帅), the Central Marshal of the Spiritual Armies.
进行安坛时,庙宇人士用甘文烟块清理帐篷
Zhong Tan Yuan Shuai inspecting the layout of the altar during the An Tan process.
在安坛的过程中,一个重要环节是忠坛元帅乩童起乩。

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