2014 Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kota Bahru, Kelantan

October 6th, 2014 by Admin

The following are photos of the Nine Emperor Gods festival this year at a temple in Kota Bahru, Kelantan, Malaysia.

Images courtesy of Ms. Alicia Lau. Thank you.

One thought on “2014 Nine Emperor Gods Festival in Kota Bahru, Kelantan

  1. Cheu Hock Tong says:

    I am the author of The Nine Emperor Gods: A Study of Chinese Spirit-Medium Cults, Singapore: Times Books International, 1988.

    I am now doing research on the Nine Emperor Gods Vegetarian Festival in Thailand. I would appreciate very much if you could kindly grant me permission to reprint some of the pictures at your website for cross reference purposes.

    I have also published the following works on the Nine Emperor Gods:

    (1) “The Nine Emperor Gods in Malaysia,” in Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Asian Studies, Hong Kong: Asian Research Service, 1983: 159-176.

    (2) “The Festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in Peninsular Malaysia”, in Cheu Hock Tong (ed.) Studies on the Chinese Religion in Malaysia, Singapore ad Indonesia: Chinese Beliefs and Practices in Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur: Pelanduk Publicaitons, 1993: 17-57.

    (3) “The Festival of the Nine Emperor Gods in Malaysia: Myth,Ritual and Symbol,” Asian Folklore Studies, Vol. LV-1, Nagoya, 1996: 49-72.

    In the event that your temple has the desire and resource to reprint or translate the above works into Chinese, I would be happy to work in collaboration with you.

    Thank you very much for your kind consideration.

    Yours sincerely,

    Dr Cheu Hock Tong

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