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Encyclopedia > Wong Tai Sin
Wong Tai Sin
Born 328[1], Lanxi City, China
Died 386
Major shrine Wong Tai Sin Temple
Feast
Saints Portal

Wong Tai Sin (黃大仙; Pinyin: Huáng Dàxian) is a Chinese deity popular in Hong Kong with the power of healing. His name literally translates to the "Great Immortal Wong". Wong Tai Sin is the divine form of the individual "Wong Cho Ping"[2]. Lanxi is a Chinese city located in the province of Zhejiang. ... Eastern Orthodox shrine Buddhist shrine just outside Wat Phnom. ... Worshippers at the main altar of Wong Tai Sin Temple. ... The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organising a liturgical year on the level of days by associating each day with one or more saints, and referring to the day as that saints day. ... Image File history File links Gloriole. ... Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), commonly called Pinyin, is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Look up deity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about living for infinite period of time. ...

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The famous Wong Tai Sin Temple, dedicated to Wong Tai Sin. Everyday Hong Kong people flock to this temple to wish for good health and prosperity.
The famous Wong Tai Sin Temple, dedicated to Wong Tai Sin. Everyday Hong Kong people flock to this temple to wish for good health and prosperity.

According to Self-Descriptions of Chisongzi (赤松子自述) located in Wong Tai Sin Temple, in Hong Kong, Wong Tai Sin was born under the name Wong Cho Ping (黃初平 Huang Chuping) in 338 in today's Lanxi City, Jinhua County (金華縣蘭溪市), Zhejiang Province, China[3]. Western sources have him listed at (c. 284-364 CE)[2]. Image File history File linksMetadata Wong_Tai_Sin_Temple. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Wong_Tai_Sin_Temple. ... Worshippers at the main altar of Wong Tai Sin Temple. ... Worshippers at the main altar of Wong Tai Sin Temple. ... Events Eusebius of Nicomedia becomes Patriarch of Constantinople after Paul I is banished. ... Lanxi is a Chinese city located in the province of Zhejiang. ... Jinhua (Simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; lit. ... Zhejiang (Chinese: 浙江; pinyin: Zhèjiāng; Wade-Giles: Che-chiang; Postal System Pinyin: Chehkiang or Chekiang) is a eastern coastal province of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


Wong Cho Ping experienced poverty and hunger, and decided to become a shepherd boy when he was eight[4]. He began practicing Taoism at fifteen. Forty years later, he was said to have been able to transform stones into sheep under the cultivation of the religious philosophy[4]. He is also known as Immortal Chisong (赤松仙子), named after his hermit mountain. His birthday is on August 23 of the lunar calendar[3]. Shepherd in FăgăraÅŸ Mountains, Romania. ... Taoism is the English name referring to a variety of related Chinese religious and philosophical traditions and concepts. ... The rocky side of a mountain creek near Orosí, Costa Rica. ... Species See text. ... It has been suggested that lunar year be merged into this article or section. ...


Establishment

In the early 20th century, Leung Renyan (梁仁庵) spread the influence of Wong Tai Sin from Qiaoshan (樵山), Guangxi province of China to Wan Chai, in Hong Kong. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... Guangxi (Zhuang: Gvangjsih; old orthography: ; Simplified Chinese: 广西; Traditional Chinese: 廣西; Pinyin: GuÇŽngxÄ«; Wade-Giles: Kuang-hsi; Postal System Pinyin: Kwangsi), full name Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (Zhuang: Gvangjsih Bouxcuengh Swcigih; old orthography: ; Simplified Chinese: 广西壮族自治区; Traditional Chinese: 廣西壯族自治區; Pinyin: GuÇŽngxÄ« Zhuàngzú ZìzhìqÅ«) is a Zhuang autonomous region of... See Wan Chai District for the broader administrative district that covers Wan Chai, Causeway Bay, Happy Valley, etc. ...


Leung arrived in Hong Kong in 1915[5]. He rented an apartment in Wan Chai, and set up an altar in his apartment. Later he opened an herbal medicine shop nearby and moved the altar to the back of the shop. Customers coming to his shop could pray at Wong Tai Sin's altar and seek advice for their ailments. Leung would then fill their prescriptions. We can assume that healing did take place, as the popularity of Wong Tai Sin began to grow. 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Look up Altar in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


However in 1918, Leung's shop was destroyed by fire. In 1921, Leung said that he received a message from Wong Tai Sin instructing him that a new shrine should be built. The message said that the god had chosen a site that was 3,600 paces from a pier. Leung soon found the spot at the foot of Lion Rock Mountain, near Chuk Yuen village, which was the right distance from the Kowloon City pier[5]. 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for full calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Kowloon City (九龍城, Pinyin: Jiu3long2cheng2) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ...


Leung continued to receive messages from the god dictating the orientation and dimensions of the temple to be built. Wong Tai Sin also told Leung that the shrine should be called "Puyi Tan", and that the temple compound should be called "Sik Sik Yuen" (嗇色園)[5].


Transition

The revival of Wong Cho Ping into Wong Tai Sin only happened at the end of the 19th century. Prior to 1911, the dynastic emperor mostly served as the divine religious symbol[2], often stretching the mandate of heaven into religious terms. After the fall of the Qing Dynasty, a replacement faith symbol was needed. Leung Renyan arrived in Hong Kong in 1915 with a portrait of the Taoist god. Because his timing of reviving the figure into modern society was so exceptional, one can debate whether the success of Wong Tai Sin Temple is beyond pure coincidence. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... For the volcano in Indonesia, see Emperor of China (volcano). ... Mandate of Heaven (天命 PÄ«nyÄ«n: Tiānmìng) was a traditional Chinese sovereignty concept of legitimacy used to support the rule of the kings of the Zhou Dynasty and later the Emperors of China. ... The Qing Dynasty (Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ching chao; Manchu: daicing gurun; Mongolian: Манж Чин), occasionally known as the Manchu Dynasty, was the ruling Chinese Dynasties. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Worshippers at the main altar of Wong Tai Sin Temple. ...


Influence

The Wong Tai Sin area and Wong Tai Sin districts are named after the deity's influence. Today, Sik Sik Yuen is an educational and charitable foundation that, true to Leung's origins as a healer, runs a free clinic. Wong Tai Sin (黃大仙; Pinyin Huang2da4xian1) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... Wong Tai Sin (黃大仙; Pinyin Huang2da4xian1) is one of the 18 districts of Hong Kong. ... The territory of Hong Kong is divided in 18 administrative districts (Population as of 2000) Hong Kong Island Central and Western (274,400) Eastern (620,800) Southern (282,400) Wan Chai (190,300) Kowloon (New Kowloon included) Kowloon City (406,000) Kwun Tong (564,700) Sham Shui Po (372,200...


References

  1. ^ Chinese wiki. "link." "chinese wikipedia link." Retrieved on [2007-04-18].
  2. ^ a b c Geertz, Armin W. McCutcheon, Russell T. Elliot Scott S. McCutcheon, Russell. [2000] (2000) Perspectives on Method and Theory in the Study of Religion. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 9004118772
  3. ^ a b Self-Descriptions of Chisongzi at the temple
  4. ^ a b Siksikyuen. "Siksikyuen." "Bio." Retrieved on [2007-04-18].
  5. ^ a b c Siksikyuen. "Siksikyuen." History. Retrieved on 2007-04-18.

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See also

Chinese mythology is a collection of cultural history, folktales, and religions that have been passed down in oral or written form. ... Huang is the transliteration of the Chinese surname (Simplified Chinese: 黄; Traditional Chinese: 黃; Hanyu Pinyin: ), which also has the literal meaning yellow. ... For the Chen Dynasty empress whose Buddhist nun name was Guanyin, see Empress Shen Wuhua. ...

External links

  • Sik Sik Yuen

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