1. 1. Short introduction to the temple and the history of the temple/ Nine Emperor Gods (NEG) festival at the temple
The main deity of the Yu Huang Dian Yu Hai Tang Guan Yin Tang temple is Guan Yin Da Shi (观音大士). It has been in the current location at Bedok Reservoir Road for 25 years, and shares the premises with Chong De Shan Tang (崇德善堂). Yu Huang Dian Yu Hai Tang Guan Yin Tang was established by Master Chen Yi Biao. Master Chen also leads the Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Yu Huang Dian Yu Hai Tang Guan Yin Tang. The temple has been celebrating the festival for 40 years, since its establishment, when Master Chen was instructed by Guan Yin Da Shi to worship the Nine Emperor Gods. Thus began the tradition of worshipping the Nine Emperor Bodhisattvas in the temple. It was also Guan Yin Da Shi who instructed Master Chen on the rules and protocols for celebrating the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. Yu Huang Dian Yu Hai Tang Guan Yin Tang has been following these traditions diligently and strictly observing the precepts as instructed by the deities, in celebrating the festival of the Nine Emperor Bodhisattvas.