Tai Sui Hall

Lord General Tiger
At the gate of the Hall of Tai Sui, there is a hole for Lord Tiger. Lord General Tiger is a folk deity of the Han Chinese, he is also known as the Tiger God. He was initially riding upon by the Earth God (土地爷 or the City God城隍爷), and later on he became the beast of mount for all the other Gods as well, with the additional duties of guarding the villages, the cities as well as temples. The Tiger God can also protect children from harm. In many places in China, there is the practice of getting kids to become godchildren of the Tiger God. The Tiger God is also capable of attracting wealth, as the saying goes, "the Tiger God is using his teeth to bring the money to you." In addition, the Tiger God can also deter evildoers and drive away the evil spirits. The Tiger God at thethe Kew Ong Yah Temple is enshrined in a"cave"specially built for the purpose.


Tai Sui Xing Jun
Tai Sui Xingjun: There is a Chinese saying: "Who dares to break ground on Tai Sui?" It shows people's awe of Tai Sui. It is believed that the location that Tai Sui travels every year is related to the taboos of starting a building, migrating, and marrying. Perhaps because of Tai Sui's "walking on the ground", people have said that if you break the ground in the Tai Sui position, you will dig a piece of meat that can move, which is the incarnation of Tai Sui. This is the origin of "Should not break ground on Tai Sui's head". In Taoism, Tai Sui God is also called "Sixty Yuanchen" or "Sixty Jiazi", and is the natal god believed in Taoism to seek good fortune and avoid evil. In ancient times, the method of heavenly stems and earthly branches was used, that is, ten heavenly stems (A, B, C, D, E, Ji, G, Xin, Ren, Gui) and twelve earthly branches (Zi, Chou, Yin, Mao, Chen, Si, Wu, Wei, Shen, You, Xu, and Hai) are cyclically matched, and there are sixty pairs of Jiazi, Yichou, Bingyin, Dingmao, etc., called "Sixty Jiazi". In this way, sixty years is a week. Taoism refers to the sixty Jiazi as sixty stars, each of which has a god, and there are 60 gods in total, who take turns to watch the year. People in the world were born in a certain year, and the god on duty that year was someone's natal god, such as a person born in Jiashen year, his natal is the god of Jiashen year. According to legend, ritual worship to the god of life and Yuanchen can bless a smooth and auspicious life. Chinese folks call it "Qing Shun Xing". In the past, temples in Singapore generally offered a "Tai Sui" statue to represent 60 yuan. Now it is popular to set up sixty Tai Sui statues, which are changed every year at the time of Tai Sui, and the custom of worshipping Tai Sui becomes common at the end of the year. Dou Mu Gong is still dedicated to Tai Sui, who enjoys the worship and worship of believers year after year.


Lady Mother of the Dipper
On the altar table in front of the main hall's main shrine was a brand-new statue of Dou Mu. Dou Mu Gong originally did not have a statue of Dou Mu. In 2005, this statue of Dou Mu was invited from China. Since then, "Dou Mu Gong" has been worthy of its name.

Taoism calls Doumu as "Doumu Yuanjun", and Yuanjun is the honorary name of female fairy. In addition to taking care of the sun, moon and stars, Dou Mu is the mother of the Big Dipper stars, and is also the Yin God of the innate Yuanshi. Therefore, there are more Taoists than Taoist temples inside the Doumu Hall to pray for heirs or prolonged life, praying for health and longevity, and the safety of descendants. Doumu is in charge of the stars of the Big Dipper, and the birth and death of people. It is really supernatural and boundless. It is said that as long as you fast on the last spring day and pay respects to Doumu, you can be eliminated even if you have ten serious sins. The mother's incense has always been strong.

The statue of Dou Mu is unique: there are three eyes on the forehead, four faces on the shoulders, and four arms on the left and right sides of the upper body. In the middle of the two hands, put your palms together and scoop the tactics. The remaining six arms hold the sun, moon, treasure bell, gold seal, bow, and sword respectively. The image of Dou Mu is rich in meaning: she holds two chakras to symbolize yin and yang, two qi and Tai Chi; her four heads are upright in response to four images; her eight-armed Yong Yong symbolizes gossip. The magical image of Dou Mu also indicates that she is infinitely powerful and has the lofty status of "Tao Mu Tianzun". Coincidentally, the "day" and "moon" held by Dou Mu's hands were interpreted as the word "ming", which made her have a connection with the legend of the Hongmenhui that "anti-Qing and restoring Ming".