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Sheng Niang Miao-Mantin / 聖娘廟-文丁

Sheng Niang Miao-Mantin / 聖娘廟-文丁

Location:- Mantin, Negeri Sembilan / 文丁, 森美兰州.

More commonly known as Tian Hou Shui Wei Sheng Niang Miao-Mantin / 天后水尾聖娘廟-文丁.
Registered as Rumah Berhala Thian Heow Sui Moi Sin Nyong in 1974.

A little signage lead us to this temple when we were searching around for a good place to have our evening coffee. This temple is located in housing area located not far away from the main town of Mantin.

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the temple caretaker, Madam Lim Choon Lan / 林春蘭 and she was kind enough to take the time to tell us about the temple’s history and activities. According to her, this place of worshipped was establish in 1900. The main deity, known here as Tian Hou Shui Wei Sheng Niang / 天后水尾聖娘, has been in existence for more than a hundred years and was actually housed in a small wooden shrine in a location near this current temple. After years of worshipped, the villagers nearby decided to rebuild a bigger temple to commemorate the deities. Uniquely, due to the age, the design of the deities on the altar are less likely seen today.

Sheng Niang Miao-Mantin / 聖娘廟-文丁

Its main prayer hall consist of a main altar with five section. The first section is enshrined with two wooden tablet. I couldn’t be sure to whom exactly one of these tablet is dedicated to but the other is dedicated to the 108 brothers / 108兄弟公, based on the inscription carved on the tablet. The 108 brothers is a group of 19th century sea merchant from Hainan, China. They were killed by pirates and was thrown into the sea off the coast of Vietnam. It was told that the 108 brothers killed became sea spirit whom protect sea merchants who travel that route at sea. Later, these 108 spirit was bestowed with the tittle Zhao Ying Ying Lie 108 Zhong Hun / 昭应英烈108忠魂 by the hainanese sea merchants.

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Enshrined on the second section facing the main entrance is their main patron deity, Shui Wei Niang Niang / 水尾娘娘 along with Tian Hou Niang Niang / 天后娘娘. The third section is dedicated to the worshipped of Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝 flank by it assistants, Zhou Cang / 周倉 and Guan Ping Tai Zi / 關平太孑. Other deities worshipped on this section includes Hua Guang Da Di / 華光大帝 and Xuan Tian Shang Di / 玄天上帝. The fourth section is dedicated to the worshipped of the Goddess Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩 and the last section towards the right is dedicated to the worshipped of the yearly Tai Sui / 太歲.

On the left hand corner of this main prayer hall, a papier mache of the wealth deity, Da Bo Ye / 大伯爺 is enshrined. The tiger deity, Bai Hu / 白虎 is also worshipped in the main prayer hall and the it’s Na To Gong / 嗱督公 is housed in a shrine outside, next to the temple.

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Location Map / 神廟地圖

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