Maneesh Foto

Maneesh Foto

Posted on 05/11/2012


Photo taken on July 26, 2009


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Guan Ti
Ma Zu Po
Thian Hock Keng
Sigma 10-20mm 1:4-5.6 DH SM
Guan Yin
National Monument
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Singapore
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Bao Sheng Da Di


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Thian Hock Keng, Singapore

Thian Hock Keng, Singapore
This temple began as a humble joss house in 1821-22. It was erected in honour of Ma Zu Po, the Protector of the Sojourners, and Chinese immigrants would go there to offer thanks for a safe passage.

Constructed using traditional techniques, this temple is entirely supported on bricks and wooden posts, with no nails in any part of the main structure. In the main prayer hall, the shrine of the Queen of the Heaven occupies the central place. She is flanked by Guan Ti, the God of War, and Bao Sheng Da Di, the Protector of Life. In the rear courtyard is an altar to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.

Thian Hock Keng was gazetted as a National Monument in 1973.

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Lovely image Maneesh and interesting description...no nails!..wow!
4 years ago.