Thean Hou Temple is one of the most famous Chinese temple in Malaysia. During Chinese New Year or weekend and public holiday, there is always crowded.
The main God in the temple is MaZu,Lin Mo Niang. According to legend, since she’s only a kid, she is able to forecast the weather and rescue people before the sea disaster. When she passed away on 29 years old, she ascended to heaven and became immortal. Thean Hou Temple normally located at seaside in order to protect those who put out to sea.
Thean Hou Temple in Malaysia very particular on the architectural design, dragon pillar, plafond, color beams, arches, carved ceilings look so lively and vividly. Every Chinese New Year, there are various theme of decorative lanterns, along with little red lantern blushing, very nice. Therefore, this is one of the must-visit spot for the photography enthusiasts in Malaysia.
The second floor is the Selangor & KL Hainan Association. Here is also the venue which lots of couples set their life-long commitment - The Marriage Registry. Under MaZu, YueLao (the eastern cupid) and other deities’ witness, hopefully all couples were deeply blessed and look forward to their everlasting marriage.
Regarding the Yue Lao, some says it’s quite efficacious. With RM10 dedication, you can receive a pack which has two red strings inside, one is for you, another one is for your beloved; and place the little Yue Lao doll bedside or at any conspicuous place. I'll tell you later if it’s really efficacious. Besides, you can also get a pack from god of wealth for your wealth and WenChang Emperor for your studies. I can only say, nowadays the temples really done well at marketing.
虎年特備 Year of Tiger Special:
There are YueLao statue and GuanYin wishing pool, and some lantern decoration occasionally. On ground floor, there are also some stalls selling foods and souvenirs as some other tourist attraction. Welcome to KL Thean Hou Temple.
It’s just a casual visit and I only brought a normal camera, excuse me for the low quality photo.