At the entrance of Taisui Hall, there is a cave dedicated to Lord Tiger. A kind of deity worshiped by the Han people is the Tiger God. He was originally the mount of the Land God or the City God, and later evolved into the mount of the gods, and has the function of guarding villages, cities and temples. Tiger Lord can also protect children. In many areas, it is a custom for children to recognize Tiger Lord as their adoptive father. Tiger Lord can also attract money. As the saying goes, “Tiger Lord bites money and brings it”. In addition, Tiger Lord can also scare villains and drive away evil spirits. The Tiger God is enshrined in the Cave of the Nine Emperor Gods Temple.
Tai Sui Xingjun
Tai Sui Xingjun: There is a Chinese saying: “Who dares to touch Tai Sui’s head?” It shows people’s awe for Tai Sui. People believe that the direction Tai Sui travels every year is related to taboos on construction, migration, and marriage. Perhaps because Tai Sui “walks on the earth”, people have legends that if they break ground in the direction of Tai Sui, they will dig up a moving piece of meat, which is the incarnation of Tai Sui. This is the origin of “Don’t disturb Tai Sui’s head”. In Taoism, the Tai Sui God is also called “Sixty Yuan Chen” or “Sixty Years”. He is the natal god believed in by Taoism to seek good luck and avoid evil. In ancient times, the method of counting the heavenly stems and earthly branches was used, that is, the ten heavenly stems (A, B, B, Ding, Wu, Ji, Geng, Xin, Ren, Gui) and the twelve earthly branches (Zi, Chou, Yin, Mao, Chen, Si, Wu, Wei, Shen, You, Xu, Hai) are matched cyclically, and there are sixty pairs of Jiazi, Yichou, Bingyin, Dingmao, etc., which are called “Sixty Jiazi”. In this way, sixty years are counted as one week. Taoism calls the Sixty Years a year as the sixty constellations. Each constellation has a god. There are sixty gods in total, who take turns celebrating the year. When a person is born in a certain year, the god on duty that year is his or her natal god. For example, if a person is born in the year of Jiashen, his or her natal god is the god of the year of Jiashen. According to legend, worshiping the god of Yuan Chen in your birth year can bless your life with smoothness and good fortune. Chinese people call it “Qiushunxing”. In the past, temples in Singapore usually provided a “Tai Sui” statue to represent the sixtieth year of the Yuan Dynasty. Nowadays, it is popular to set up 60 Tai Sui statues, which are changed every year during the Tai Sui year. The custom of worshiping Tai Sui at the end of the year has become a common practice. Doumu Palace still enshrines a statue of Tai Sui, which enjoys the worship and worship of believers year after year.
There is a brand new statue of Dou Mu on the altar table in front of the main shrine of the main hall. Doumu Palace originally did not have a statue of Doumu, but this statue was invited from China in 2005. From then on, “Doumu Palace” became worthy of its name. Taoism calls Doumu “Doumu Yuanjun”, and Yuanjun is the honorific title of the female immortal. In addition to being in charge of the sun, moon and stars, and being the mother of all the stars in the Big Dipper, Dou Mu is also the yin god of the innate origin, who governs life, cures diseases and provides disaster relief, and provides safe pregnancy and childbirth. Therefore, many Taoists go to the Doumu Hall in Taoist temples to pray for heirs or longevity, praying for health and longevity and the safety of their descendants. Dou Mu is in charge of the stars in the Big Dipper, and is in charge of people’s birth and death. She has great magical powers and boundless magical power. People say that as long as they fast in the spring and worship Dou Mu, even the ten sinful karma can be eliminated. Mother’s incense has always been strong. The statue of Dou Mu is unique: there are three eyes on the forehead, a head and four faces on the shoulders, and four arms on the left and right sides of the upper body. With both hands in the middle, put your palms together to perform the scooping technique. The remaining six arms hold the sun, moon, bell, golden seal, bow, and sword respectively. The image of Dou Mu has rich meanings: the two wheels she holds in her hand symbolize the yin and yang and Tai Chi; her four heads are upright in response to the four images; her eight arms hang down her head to symbolize the Bagua. The miraculous image of Dou Mu also foreshadows her boundless power and lofty status as “the Taoist Mother of Heaven”. Coincidentally, the “sun” and “moon” held by Dou Mu’s hands are interpreted as the characters for “ming”, which makes her related to the legend of the Hongmen Society who “revolted against the Qing Dynasty and restored the Ming Dynasty”.