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Yik Wang Pak Ku Meo-Linggi / 玉皇盤古庙-寧宜

Yik Wang Pak Ku Meo-Linggi / 玉皇盤古庙-寧宜

aka Yu Huang Pan Gu Miao, Pertubuhan Penganut-Penganut Rumah Berhala Yik Wang Pak Ku Meo, Linggi, Negeri Sembilan.

Location:- Linggi, Negeri Sembilan / 寧宜, 森美兰州.

The Chinese new year has been a hectic one this year. With all the festive preparation, my plans to visit Linggi, Negeri Sembilan has to be postponed since last year. Today, with the weather looking fine, we decided to head for it. After spending a while viewing a tract of land, we decided to head toward Lubok China, a small town at the north of Melaka bordering Negeri Sembilan. Plying the federal routes between palm and rubber estates, we came upon a signage by the side of the road leading to this temple. And since time permits, we stop by to document this place.

Located approximately 200 meters of the main road, this temple is surrounded by mature rubber trees and by the looks of things on this visit, more future attraction is definitely in the drawings. A shrine is built on the side for it tutelary deity, Na Du Gong / 嗱督公, and the nearby opera stage is in the midst of completion.

Yik Wang Pak Ku Meo-Linggi / 玉皇盤古庙-寧宜

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An information board inside the main prayer hall did shed some light on its existence. This temple said to have been established in 1870 and was rebuilt in 1971. It is also said to be the first temple devoted to Pan Gu / 盤古 in Negeri Sembilan while the first medium/caretaker of this temple is known as Mr Li Bao / 李保 (Now deceased).

During the Japanese Occupation, about 100 chinese villagers, mostly the aged, took refuge in temple. When the Japanese troops were passing the temple, a few soldiers went in to investigate, strangely, the soldiers too a look at them and left. These to the villagers, was a miracle because massacre of the chinese has been happening in nearby town during the Occupation. The fortunate villagers believe those soldiers saw the image of Pan Gu and left.

Uniquely, based on a news paper clipping found, wild boar is known to frequent this temple and visitors would comes in buses loads just to touch them. Rumour has it that these wild boars would bring good luck to those that managed to do so. Maybe it was just not my day or it was the day been too hot because I didn’t see any of them during my visit.

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The main prayer hall consist of three altar. The main altar is dedicated to the worship of its main patron deities, Pan Gu / 盤古, Yu Huang Da Di / 玉皇大帝 aka The Jade Emperor, Xuan Tian Shang Di / 玄天上帝, Tai Shang Lao Jun / 太上老君 and Ji Gong Huo Fo / 濟公活佛,. Other deities enshrine here includes Guan Sheng Da Di / 關聖大帝, Qi Tian Da Sheng / 齊天大聖, Fa Zhu Gong / 法主公, Na Zha San Tai Zi / 哪吒三太孑,etc. An altar to the left is dedicate to the worship of the Goddess Guan Yin Pu Sa / 觀音菩薩, while another altar to the right is dedicated to the worship of Da Bo Gong / 大伯公.

The myth and legends of Pan Gu, in my opinion, should be told as a good bedtime story. Be noted that Pan Gu / 盤古, to many chinese, is known as the one whom opened heaven and dividing it from earth by standing between them. I’ll let those search engine fill your curiosity about him.

Well, After a visit to Lubuk China, we headed towards Port Dickson… yet another town i had not spend time for many many years.

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Below:- Its local tutelary deity, Na Du Gong / 嗱督公.

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Location Map / 神廟地圖

Click here to open location in GOOGLE MAP / 點擊這裡打開谷歌地圖

Yik Wang Pak Ku Meo-Linggi / 玉皇盤古庙-寧宜 – My Time – – Cataloging Chinese temples in Malaysia / 記錄馬來西亞廟宇文化.

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