Today’s photos were taken at the Nine Emperor Gods procession early this morning. This year, Ipoh Tong Tien Koon Temple managed to obtain a permit for the procession, and hence, the other temples and Taoist organisations joined in the event. The procession began from the Tong Tien Koon temple in Jalan Bunga Raya, Pasir Pinji at about 8.30am.
From there, the procession proceeded to Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Jalan Pasir Putih, Jalan Dato’ Onn Jaafar, Jalan Sultan Idris Shah, Jalan Raja Ekram, crossing Jalan Tokong, turning left into Jalan King, right to Jalan Queen and finally returning to the temple through Jalan Theatre.
The following photos were taken during the ceremony to welcome the Nine Emperor Gods, Goddess Dou Mu, Legendary Third Prince, and other deities from the Kinta River in Ipoh. These disciples and devotees are from two of Ipoh’s major Nine Emperor Gods temples, Tow Boo Keong and Tung Thean Kung.