Ong Chun/Wangchuan/Wangkang ceremony, rituals and related…China, Malaysia
Representative List 2020
EN: On 2 November, 2016, people of Lyucuo Community (Tong’an District, Xiamen, China), conducted the ritual for welcoming Ong Yah at the Yingwang Square near the northeast coast.
EN: On 13 June, 2017, Chen Shuilang, a bearer of decor-painting was making oil- colour decoration on the wooden body of Ong Yah barge at the dockyard of Longzhudian Temple, located in Shapowei Community (Siming District, Xiamen, China). near the northeast coast.
EN: At far back, clearly visible a very high pole with lanterns on it (Ko-Teng) indicating an invitation to all good brothers/wandering souls that a Ong Chun ceremony is going on and they are invited to go on board.
EN: On 26 November, 2016, Lyu Duqing, Chairperson of Huazang’an Temple Council, and Gan Suan Hong (right), Vice Chairman of Yong Chuan Tian Temple Committee (Melaka) acted as Chief Directors of Ong Chun Ceremony around Huazang’an Temple, Lyucuo Community (Tong'an Distircit, Xiamen, China)
EN: Devotees of various age groups and gender can be seen praying, presided by a Taoist ritualist, to invoke blessing for participating in this meritorious act.
EN: On 26 November, 2016, the ritual for presenting offerings to Ong Yah and arraying performance, as components of Ong Chun ceremony, were carried out in Lyucuo community (Tong’an District, Xiamen, China).
EN: A group of Taoist ritualist performing ritual at the cross road, inviting the wondering souls/good brothers to board the Ong Yah Barge witness by Medium Assistant (Fuluan Handler)
EN: On 14 December, 2013, members from Zhongshan Community (Haicang District, Xiamen, China) along with other participants scrambled to carry the Ong Chun, escorting Ong Yah to head for his inspection tour.
EN: The Ong Yah Statuette is paraded on a sedan chair, carried by people of different ethnic, in this case, the Chinese and the Indian community.
EN: The Ong Yah Barge or Ong Chun passing through Melaka City Centre and being watched by the public and tourist.