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Temple in Perlis
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Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖

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Location:- 8th mile, Jalan Senggarang, Batu Pahat, Johor / 新加蘭路八支, 峇株巴辖, 柔佛.

Build on a hilly slope above a papaya farm, this temple provides a magnificent view to its visitors. Staring afar, one would definitely be mesmerized by the view of its surrounding hilly greens. We arrived late so i was rushing to get some photos of its exterior before the sunlight fades away.

Be aware that the road leading to this place is located on a curve along federal route 5 also known as Jalan Batu Pahat-Pontian. It also has a small signage erected by the side of the main road for easy finding.

Upon arrival, visitors would be greeted by two miniature pagoda in front of a prayer hall known as Dou Mu Gong / 斗姥宮. These pagodas, if not mistaken are known as the north and south tower that is usually found in much temple devoted to Dou Mu Yuan Jun / 斗母元君 or Jiu Huang Da Di / 九皇大帝.

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖1

The main prayer hall of this temple is uniquely designed. It’s structure is octagonal in shape and it has a huge maindoor leading into it. On its main altar, its main patron deity Qi Tian Da Sheng / 齊天大聖 commonly known as the monkey god, Sun Wu Kong / 孫悟空 sits grandly on it.

The main deity is huge making it about 6-7 feet in height even when its sitting down. Other deities worshipped on this altar includes Na Zha San Tai Zi / 哪吒三太孑, Fa Zhu Gong /法主公, Fu De Zheng Shen / 福德正神, Goddess Guan Yin / Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩, Tian Hou Niang Niang / Goddess Tian Hou / 天后娘娘, Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝, etc…

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖2

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖3

Uniquely in this prayer hall, a Bronze Shakyamuni Buddha / Shi Jia Mou Ni Fo / 釋迦牟尼佛 statue with a finger pointing upwards on one hand and pointing downwards on the other is placed standing on a big bowl fill with water. This deity is rarely seen and I was astonish to see it here. To my understanding from other visits, devotees would scoop some water and pour it over the statue. This is said to bring good luck and prosperity.

Mythologically, It is said that when Shakyamuni was born, he walked seven steps to each cardinal and return to the center with one finger pointing to heaven and another pointing to earth. Hence the pose of this deity.

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖4

On one side of it main prayer hall, the figurine of the 60 Tai Sui / 太歲 is worshipped. All 60 of them has it name and year of ruling tag on it for easy recognition.

Multiple shrine are seen on its side of its main prayer hall. They are devoted to Na To Gong / 嗱督公, Hu Ye Gong / 虎爺公 aka Bai Hu / 白虎 and a shine for its Yin Deities.

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖5Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖6

The Dou Mu Gong / 斗姥宮 prayer hall mention earlier is build devoted to the worship of Dou Mu Yuan Jun / 斗母元君 along with other deities. They includes Nan Dou Xing Jun / 南斗星君, Bei Dou Xing Jun / 北斗星君, Lin Fu Tai Shi / 林府太師 and Hua Guang Xian Shi / 華光先師.

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖7Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖8

Another prayer hall is located behind the Dou Mu Gong / 斗姥宮 prayer hall. It is build with a higher view and is devoted to the worship of Lord Buddha / Fo Zu / 佛祖.

On this visit, the temple is at the final stage of building a Pavillion in front of it. Already, it has a vast surrounding with landscape ponds decorated with beautiful garden ornaments of Pi Xiu / 貔貅 and dragons. This place will definitely be more beautiful when I visit again in future.

Qi Tian Da Sheng Fu-Batu Pahat / 齊天大聖府-峇株巴辖9

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