Tu Di Gong , also known as Da Po Gong or Tua Pek Gong in Hokkiens and Teochews, is a Chinese earth god worshipped by Chinese. A formal name for Tu Di Gong is Fu De Zheng Shen , meaning the earth god of wealth and merit. In China, every village had a shrine to Tu Di Gong. It was this deity who was in charge of administering the affairs of a particular village.
In traditional times, village concerns were primarily agricultural or weather-related. This god was a modest heavenly bureaucrat to whom individual villagers could turn in during times of drought or famine.Fu De Zheng Shen is considered a Rank and Title and not one particular God. They were mortals on Earth in the past and after passing-on, according to their merits, they are being bestowed as the Earth Deities. They have limited area of governing. Today, the images of Tu Di Gong or Da Po Gong can be found on the altar at the main hall in most Chinese Homes or the altar is placed below next to the main door of the house or shop houses. When the image or statue is placed on the main hall altar, it is known as Da Po Gong . When it is placed near the ground or the altar is set on the ground, it is known as Tu Di Gong . In the countryside, he is sometimes given a wife, T Dì Pó (, Earth Grandmother), placed next to him on the altar.
Tu Di Gong is portrayed as an elderly man with a long white beard, a black or gold hat and a red or yellow robe, which signifies his position as a bureaucrat. He carries a wooden staff in his right hand and a golden ingot on the left. Many worships make prayers to him for wealth and their well being.When the Chinese left China and resettled in Malaysia , Singapore and Indonesia, they brought the Fu De Zhen Shen worshiping culture with them. Thus, they created new image of Malay Old Man wearing a Religious Hat and Malay Costume and Quran Verses painted and Banners hanged on the Altar.
It is called - Datok Gong or Keramat Datok. Festivals dedicated to Fu De Zheng Shen typically take place on the second day of the second month and the 15th day of the eighth month on the Chinese lunar calendar. 1 For Singaporeans / Malaysians / Indonesians/ Asian Countries.Fu De Zheng Shen do possess the Taoist Medium during Consultation Service in Temple. Approach him if You have important issue to seek help and not to look for him for Lottery Numbers. During his Celebration Day, he may give out Potential Winning Lottery Numbers and he is very good at it if he wants you to strike. Just hang around the Temple or Make-Shift Temple during his Celebration Day and You may get to see the Lottery Numbers written on Joss-Papers. 2 For Folks in Western Countries.
Taoist-Medium Consultation is totally unseen or unheard of in Western Countries. You may not heard of Fu De Zheng Shen Deity. Fu De Zheng Shen Statue is good to be worshiped at Home.
Make sure the Statue is consecrated. You may seek Lottery Numbers every time and anytime while facing his Statue but not during the time when he possessed the Taoist Medium to give consultation to people with more important issues. The tiger (hu) is one of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac and is considered the ruler of the beasts on Earth as opposed to the dragon which rules the beasts in the sky and heavens. The word for tiger (hu) is also a pun because it has the same pronunciation as the word "protect" (hu). In ancient China, the tiger was the Guardian Spirit of Agriculture which could devour the Drought Demon.The God of Wealth (caishen) is sometimes shown riding a black tiger. Tigers appear on amulets because they are powerful animals, symbolize heroism, and are believed to be able to eat evil spirits, or at least cause them to flee, and can in general protect people from misfortune. Tigers also are able to see well in the dark. For these reasons, images of tigers and tiger's heads are considered particularly effective in protecting children from malignant spirits. Tigers also symbolize longevity because the ancient Chinese believed tigers turned white after 500 years and could live for 1,000 years.
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