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Happy Chinese New Year 2015 / Gong Xi Fa Chai / 恭喜發財


Wishing all readers with a Prosperous and Healthy
Chinese New Year 2015.
Gong Xi Fa Cai.

祝大家,身體健康,心想事成,万事如意, 年年有餘, 合家平安, 恭喜發財.

Happy Chinese New Year 2015 / Gong Xi Fa Chai / 恭喜發財


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Auspicious Dates for Chinese New Year 2015

Auspicious Dates for Chinese New Year 2015.

Listed below are Astrology & Feng shui information on auspicious dates and direction for Chinese New Year 2014. These auspicious dates are formulated from the chinese almanac or commonly known as Tung shu / Tung shing / 通勝. I have edited this list into a shorter version as the original list would be too long with too much information.

2015 Yi Wei Goat Year / 二零一五年 乙未年

Heavenly Steam is Yi Yin Wood / 天干 乙木年
Earthly branch is Wei Yin Earth / 地支 未土年

Li Chun 2015 begins at 11:58am on 4th February 2015. 1st season of the year.
立春進節 中午十一點五十八分 十二月十六甲午年

Jing Zhe begins at 05:16am on 6th March 2015
驚蟄進節 早晨五點十六分 正月十六日乙未年

Qing Ming begins at 10:39am on 5th April 2015
清明進節 早晨十點三十九分 二月十七日乙未年

Dong Zhi begins at 12:35pm on 22nd December 2015
冬至進節 中午十二點三十五分 十一月十二日乙未年

Li Chun 2016 begins at 17:46pm on 4th February 2016. 1st season for year 2016
立春進節 傍晚五點四十六分 十二月二十六日乙未年2016

Related acticle’s on this site:-

* Click here to see my small write-up on Li Chun / 立春
* Click here to see my small write-up on Dong Zhi / Winter Solstice / 冬至
* Click here to see my small write-up on Hanging Red / 掛紅
* Click here to see my small write-up on Chinese New Year Taboo
* Click here to see my small write-up on Offering to White Tiger / 拜白虎 (During Jing Zhe)
* Click here to see my small write-up on Chinese Ghost Month Taboo

Inauspicious direction of the Year Yi Wei 2015 / 二零一五年乙未年吉凶方向

Dominating star is 3 Green, which is also an Inauspicious star 三碧星為主

Tai Sui – SOUTH WEST – 西南方202.5º – 217.5º 太歲坐位方向.
3 Killing – WEST – 正西方犯三煞
5 Yellow – WEST – 正西方犯五黄
2 Black – SOUTH EAST – 東南方犯二黑

Tai Sui / 太歲 2015 Information.

Tai Sui dominating this year is General Yang Xian. “Yang” is the surname of Tai Sui 2015
乙未年太歲姓名 楊仙星君

Lamb offend Tai Sui 羊犯太歲
Ox clashes Tai Sui 牛冲太歲
Dog minor clash Tai Sui 狗刑冲太歲
Dragon reflect Tai Sui 龍偏冲太歲

Offending White Tiger 2015 / 二零一五乙未年犯白虎.

Signs that are suppose to pray to white tiger / prayers for noble people. – Rabbit / Ox / Rooster / Dragon / Dog
拜白虎 / 送小人- 驚蟄日早晨五點十六分 生肖 – 兔、牛、雞、龍、狗

* Jing Zhi / 惊蟄 is the day when White Tiger prayers begin. The time of the beginning of Jing Zhi is also know as “The time when the White Tiger Opens it’s mouth / 白虎开口”

** Click here to know more about Offering to White Tiger / 拜白虎

Auspicious Dates for house cleaning and clearing only / 掃舍吉日

5th Feb 2015 Thu – Clash Horse 冲 馬 十二月十七 (星期四)
6th Feb 2015 Fri – Clash Lamb 冲 羊 十二月十八 (星期五)
8th Feb 2015 Sun – Clash Rooster 冲 雞 十二月二十 (星期日)
11th Feb 2015 Wed – Clash Rat 冲 鼠 十二月二十三 (星期三)
15th Feb 2015 Sun – Clash Dragon 冲 龍 十二月二十七 (星期日)

Auspicious Dates for Hanging Red, Cleaning Altar Table and Change of Gold Flower/ 掛紅, 換金花、換花球、吉日.

8th Feb 2015 Sun – Clash Rooster 冲 雞 十二月二十 (星期日)
11th Feb 2015 Wed – Clash Rat 冲 鼠 十二月二十三 (星期三)
12th Feb 2015 Thu – Clash Ox 冲 牛 十二月二十四 (星期四)
15th Feb 2015 Sun – Clash Dragon 冲 龍 十二月二十七 (星期日)
17th Feb 2015 Tue – Clash Horse 冲 馬 十二月二十九 (星期二)

Auspicious dates to resume work / 開巿、開工吉日
23th Feb 2015 Mon – Clash Rat 冲 鼠 正月初五 (星期一)
24th Feb 2015 Tue – Clash Ox 冲 牛 正月初六 (星期二)
27th Feb 2015 Fri – Clash Dragon 冲 龍 正月初九 (星期五)
28th Feb 2015 Sat – Clash Snake 冲 蛇 正月初十 (星期六)
1st Mar 2015 Sun – Clash Horse 冲 馬 正月十一 (星期日)

Date For Blessings / 祈福吉日
20th Feb 2015 Fri – Clash Rooster 冲 雞 正月初二 (星期五)
21st Feb 2015 Sat – Clash Dog 冲 狗 正月初三 (星期六)
23th Feb 2015 Mon – Clash Rat 冲 鼠 正月初五 (星期一)
27th Feb 2015 Fri – Clash Dragon 冲 龍 正月初九 (星期五)
1st Mar 2015 Sun – Clash Horse 冲 馬 正月十一 (星期日)

Direction of Auspicious and Inauspicious gods on NEW YEAR day 19-2-2015 / 正月初一吉凶方位

Cai Shen 財神 / Wealth God West – 正西方
Xi Shen 喜神 / Joy God South West – 西南方
Gui Shen 貴神 / Nobility God West – 正西方
Ji Men 吉門 / Lucky Door North – 正北方
Sheng Men 生門 / Living Door North East – 東北方
Kai Men 開門 / Open Door North West – 西北方
Wu Gui 五鬼 / Five Devils South West – 西南 方
Si Men 死門 / Dead Door South West – 西南方
E Shen 噩神 / Wicked Deity South – 正南

:- Auspicious Time to invite Auspicious gods on Lunar New Years Day / 接神吉時.

1) Between 12.00am to 12.45am – Day clash Monkey and Hour clash Horse 日冲猴, 時冲.

2) Between 03.00am to 04.45am – Day clash Monkey and Hour clash Monkey 日冲猴, 時冲.

3) Between 5.00am to 06.45am – Day clash Monkey and Hour clash Rooster 日冲猴, 時冲.

4) Between 09.00am to 10.45am – Day clash Monkey and Hour clash Pig 日冲猴, 時冲.

5) Between 11.00am to 12.45pm – Day clash Monkey and Hour clash Rat 日冲猴, 時冲.

本壇祝贺每一位善男信女在新一年:身体健康、心想事成、步步高升、万象更新、恭喜发财

Wishing You and your Family a Happy and Prosperous Chinese New Year.

* Dates above are courtesy of Ji Gong Xian Ling Tan, Kuala Lumpur.

** The word “CLASH” means that the particular day is unsuitable or inauspicious to those born under the astrological sign listed.

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Below:- A chart that shows the directional influence in the Tung shu / Tung shing / 通勝 2015.

2015AuspiciousMap


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Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里.

Location:- Kampung Bukit Chandang, Batang Kali, Selangor / 峇冬加里,雪蘭莪.

Registered as Persatuan Penganut Dewa Kuan Sheng Ti Batang Kali in 1994.

Travelling from Fraser Hill to Kuala Lumpur, we stopped upon this usually quite village of Batang Kali for some evening tea. This village is known now Kampung Bukit Chandang after a change of name from Kampung Baru Batang Kali.

Batang Kali was mainly developed due to the rise in tin mining and rubber plantation in the 19th century. There isn’t much history I could uncover beside the 1948 massacre tragedy that you could search online for more detail.

Located a top the village with a green hill as it’s background, this temple has been the place of worshipped by the nearby local for many years.

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 2

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 3

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 4Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 5

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 6

It has a Pai Lou / 牌樓 in front of the temple that can be seen from the nearby main road. A wooden staged use for its festival purposes is also constructed nearby with two stone lion guarding the temples entrance.

The temple caretaker were about to close up the place when we arrived but he was kind enough to let us document this premise before doing so.

This temple houses three altars in the main prayer hall with painting of the Si Da Tian Wang / 四大天王 on both wall. The centre altar consist of three sections. Enshrined on the center section is their main patron deity, the chinese god of prosperity and war, Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝 also commonly known as Guan Di / 關帝. The left section is dedicated to the worshipped of Liao Fu Da Ren / 廖府大人 and Huang Li Da Shi / 黄利大使 while the section on the right is dedicated to Tong Yuan Zun Wang / 通遠尊王 and Xuan Tian Shang Di / 玄天上帝. The altar to the far right is dedicated to the worshipped of Fu De Zheng Shen / 福德正神 or more commonly know as Da Bo Gong / 大伯公 and the altar to the left is dedicated to the founder of this temple.

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 7

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 8

Fu Quan Miao-Batang Kali / 福泉廟-峇冬加里 9





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Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛.

Location:- Kuala Kubu Baru, Selangor / 新古毛, 雪蘭莪.

My last visit to Kuala Kubu Baru was in 2011 and after visiting a temple nearby, it was already getting late to visit this temple then. Since i’m passing through this area, we decided to stop by for a visit.

There is two entrance leading to this place. The first entrance would bring you pass a small bridge and to the steps leading up the hill. Atop those steps, a Pai Lou / 牌樓 stood grandly above. The other entrance is located further down the road and it would let you drive all the way to the top reaching the temples courtyard. Located at the top of a hill, it does has a good view with a statue of Guan Yin Bodhisattva overlooking the nearby village.

The caretaker were going about his chores when we arrive. Mr Yong Wei Sin / 楊偉盛, the caretaker of this temple, has been taking care of this premise for only a few years so the exact history of this temple is not known to him but he did try to help shed some light on its existence.

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 2

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 3Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 4

To determine the exact date on when this temple was first establish prove to be a difficult task. There were a few version of how it all started. Searches on the Internet resulted with conflicting theories.

Some news and reports mention that this place was first establish in 1923 or 1926 or 1953.

However, a marble attach to the inner wall is engraved with brief information about its existence. Based on the inscription, this temple was relocated from its original location in Old Kuala Kubu to this place in 1948 and in 1979, funds were raise for refurbishment along with a committee been setup to manage this temple. An old bell in the temple is engraved with the dated Guang Xu Ding Hai Year / 1887. The date on the bell also gives a clue that this temple, once located in old kuala kubu, may has been around way before the date’s above.

And also, the design on most of the statues in this temple is fairly old and rarely seen today.

Short History about the Flood in Kuala Kubu

There were two known major flood recorded in the history of Old Kuala Kubu. One happened sometime in October 1883 where a major flood was cause by a broken dam and the other happened in December 1926, when heavy rain causes the dam to burst its banks again. Both this events cause the lost of life and properties.

Between that period, there were many floods occurring in the area with each event getting worse than the previous. This is said to be caused by the tin mining activities up stream. The goverment needed a solution and decided to temperory moved all its administration center to a nearby town called Rasa at the same time rebuilding a new town nearby to the previous. This new town is named Kuala Kubu Bharu translated as New Kuala Kubu. The new town were completed in 1931 and all the government administration moved to the new township. Even in 1931, it is also recorded that a major flood did occur at the old town. The location where Old Kuala Kubu town once stood is now known as Ampang Pecah.

A version of its existence.

There is another temple with the same name located in Ampang Pecah (Old Kuala Kubu back then) . It is recorded that this temple survived the major flood in 1926 (some suggested in 1883 but photos and other clues suggested otherwise) and there is a probability that it may have relocated to this new premise on a higher elevated area since the older town was frequently flooded.

Some even suggested that the old temple was left abandoned as the occupants in the Old Kuala Kubu town moved to the new town of Kuala Kubu Bharu. To commemorate the older temple, the villager’s builded a new premise in the new area using the same name.

It was during the early 1980s that the location of where the older temple once stood were rediscovered and with donation from public and charity organisation, it was rebuild back at the original grounds and renamed to Guan Yin Gu Si / 觀音古寺. Today this place is also a famous tourist attraction in Kuala Kubu Bharu.

There are stories that the villager took shelter on a hilly temple during the major flood and also took shelter during the japanese invasion on malaya but i couldn’t determine which temple this is as the date on all these events are not confirm.

Kindly note that the above information were gathered with no documentation. Much are by piecing together the hearsay with resources found from the internet. I hope any of you who hail from this Kuala Kubu Bharu area could shed more light into the history of this temple. Kindly do leave a comment if you do have more information.

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 5

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 6

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 7Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 8

The temple now

This temple has huge statue of Si Da Tian Wang / 四大天王 looking at you as you walk into the main prayer hall. Everything inside look as it has stop in time a few decade ago. With the smoke stain surrounding, one could just imagined those grand celebration it held during festival times.

There is a total of seven altar enshrined in the main prayer hall of this temple. The center altar is devoted to the worshipped of its main patron deity, The goddess Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩.

The altar to the left is dedicated to Di Zang Wang Pu Sa / 地藏王菩薩 along with Wei Tuo Pu Sa / 韋馱菩萨, Qi Tian Da Sheng / 齊天大聖, Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝, Hua Tuo Xian Shi / 華佗仙師, The Eighteen Arhats / Shi Ba Lou Han / 十八羅漢 and Xuan Tan Yuan Shuai / 玄壇元帥 whom is more commonly known as Zhao Gong Ming / 趙公明. The altar to the further left is fill with ancestral tablets with a statue of a monk. This altar, according to the caretaker, is dedicated to the founder of this temple.

Based on information written on a yellow notice attach to this altar to the right, enshrined here are Shang Zhong Xia San Yuan / 上中下三元, Zhun Ti Pu Sa / 準提菩薩, Wen Chang Gong / 文昌公, Hua Guang Da Di / 華光大帝, Tai Yin Xing Jun / 太陰星君, Tai Yang Xing Jun / 太陽星君 and Guang Ze Zun Wang / 廣澤尊王 while the altar to the further right is dedicated to the worshipped of Lord Buddha / Fo Zu / 佛祖 and Tai Sui / 太歲.

An individual altar by the left wall is dedicated to Jin Hua Fu Ren / 金花夫人 aka Jin Hua Niang Niang / 金花娘娘 and the remaining altar by the right wall is dedicated to Fu De Zheng Shen / 福德正神 also commonly known as Da Bo Gong / 大伯公.

An adjoining prayer hall on the side is dedicated to it Yin deities, Cheng Huang Ye / 城隍爺 with Da Bo Ye / 大伯爺 and the civil judge, Pan Guan / 判官. Enshrined along in this prayer hall is the tiger god, Bai Hu / 白虎 and the dragon god, Lung Shen / 龍神. There is also another room by the side that is used to house many ancestors tablet. There is two statue dressed in chinese imperial clothing’s. According to inscription at the base of the statue, one of them is known as Mr.Tan Kim Bee / 陳金美 . It is said that he was once the biggest miner in Kuala Kubu. The named on the other statue is known as Mr Zhang Hon Diao / 張鴻釣. I believe, he too, is a prominent member of the society back then. Kindly do leave a comment if you any information pertaining this two statues or this temple.

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 9

Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 10Guan Yin Ge-Kuala Kubu Baru / 觀音阁-新古毛 11





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