Tow Boo Kong Temple Butterworth build in 1974 which has nearly 40 years old. With the support of the government and its devotees, it had grown steadily throughout the years. It built with excellent quality building materials imported directly from China, expert craftsmen and specialists were brought in from China to do the artisan work of the temple’s building. In 1994, the temple committee decided to rebuild a new Tow Boo KongTemple.
On April 2000, the temple with a total land area 40,000 square feet, was officially completed at a cost of RM7 million. And in year 2008, an entrance arch which cost about RM1.5 million was completed.
The temple have 3 section of Sanctum.
First Sanctum (Front Prayer Hall)
This prayer hall houses Deity Dou Mu, the principal deity of this temple. Also known as The Dipper Mother, Deity Dou Mu sits in the centre of the hall altar while the Nine Emperor Gods are seated below the goddess on the same altar. On both sides of the altar are deities like The Third Lotus Prince (Nezha), The Spirit of the North (Seong Tay Kong), The Cycle God (Tai Sui), The Monkey God(Sun Wukong), just to name a few.
Middle Sanctum (Scared Prayer Room)
As you walked to the middle section of the temple, you will come across a big urn placed in front of a locked door. Here lies the Sacred Prayer Room, the most respectful place in the temple. This sanctuary houses the urn of the Nine Emperor Gods and only selected members are permitted to enter this room. During the Nine Emperor Gods festival, the urn is taken to the sea to welcome the gods back to the temple.
Third Sanctum (Dou Mu Prayer Hall)
Deity Dou Mu or in Chinese, Dou Mu Niang Niang sits in the deepest and revered place in the last sanctum of the temple. The other deities worshipped here are Deity Bei Dou (Bei Dou Xing Jun) and Deity Nan Dou(Nan Dou Xing Jun).
RUMAH BERHALA TOW BOO KONG BUTTERWORTH
TOW BOO KONG TEMPLE BUTTERWORTH
On Lot 894 & 896, Mukim 14, Jalan Raja Uda, 12300 Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia
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