offering to spirits

~offering to spirits~ image copyright kris lee 2012

~offering to spirits~
image copyright kris lee 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In taoist rites, prayers and offering to spirits normally begins with the lighting of incense and joss sticks followed by joss paper burning. Here a traditional chimney shaped joss paper burner stood at the front courtyard of the temple to receive the offerings while some pigeons oblivious to the smoke and heat emitting from the burners were seen pecking scraps from the compound. A temple worker also helps in the upkeep of the temple. Picture taken at the Goddess of Mercy Temple Jln Masjid Kapitan Keling, Georgetown, Penang.

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2 responses to “offering to spirits

  1. I had a parrot who loved incense & whenever I burned some in the bowl – the parrot would come over and sit on the rim of the bowl. Perhaps these pigeons enjoy the warmth & smell of the incense too.

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