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#1 Shaolin

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 07:28 AM

Hi,

I am doing a research on the "Nine Emperor Gods" also known as " Jiu Wang Ye".It is a very popular religion for the chinese in Singapore and especially Malaysia.Its trademark tradition is the "shaking" of the "chairs of the gods" while en route to the sea.

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Can anyone point me the any previous threads ,links or explain the exact origins of the 9 Emperors.

tks.
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Posted 23 June 2006 - 12:28 PM

The nine emperors gods (called "Jiu Wang Ye 九王爷" in Singapore and Malaysia) actually refers to the " Jiu Huang Da Di 九皇大帝" (The Nine Great Emperors) in the Daoist deities system (Daoist Patheon). The birth of the nine emperors happened to be on the 9th of September in the chinese lunar calendar, and this day was often celebrated as the festival of "Jiu Huang 九皇" by the Daoist in Singapore and Malaysia.

The nine emperor gods are very often known as "Bei Dou Jiu Xing 北斗九星" (9 north star plough Gods), since they are gods of the stars or planets. Their mother, "Dou Mu Yuan Jun 斗姆元君" (Mother north star), is also the mother of stars.

The nine emperor gods consist of the following:

1. "Gou Chen Tian Huang Da Di 勾陈天皇大帝" (Vega Star)
2. "Bei Ji Zhi Wei Da Di 北极紫微大帝" (Polaris Star)
3. The 7 Northern Constellation Stars (called "Bei Dou Qi Xing 北斗七星"):
a. "Tan Lang 贪狼"
b. "Ju Meng 巨门"
c. "Lu Chun 禄存"
d. "Wen Qu 文曲"
e. "Lian Zhen 廉贞"
f. "Wu Qu 武曲"
g. "Po Jun 破军"

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The 7 Northern Constellation Stars.

The origin of the nine emperor gods can be traced back to the Daoist worship of the northern constellation during Qin and Han dynasty (北斗崇祀). Actually, the observation and worshipping of stars had already been present among the public before Daoism religion was founded during han dynasty. As daoist religion was developed during han dynasty, it began to absorb this practice of worshipping the stars and began to deitify them as gods.

If you can read chinese, there is a detail chinese article on the worshipping of constellation during Han dynasty at http://www.cqzg.cn/h...0212/46512.html, which explains this origin
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Posted 23 June 2006 - 12:58 PM

The following chinese article tells you the historical origin of the nine emperors in Singapore and Malaysia

http://soc.sinchew-i...id=200110280526
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Posted 24 June 2006 - 04:51 AM

Many thanks...I will study the article....
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Posted 27 June 2006 - 11:32 AM

The following chinese article tells you the historical origin of the nine emperors in Singapore and Malaysia

http://soc.sinchew-i...id=200110280526


Link is dead,unfortunately.
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 12:21 AM

That article seems to be deleted..
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Posted 28 November 2006 - 11:54 AM

Hi!! i am newbie here hope that can learn from you all..i am very like to know in details od the history of the chinese history.


how to get the information or to know in more details about this GOD 九皇大帝

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    ah, let's take a moment and think... ^_~

Posted 29 November 2006 - 12:54 AM

According to the Taoist 《北斗本生经》, it said that in the LongHan period a king had an empress named 紫光夫人. One day she was bathing in the gold lotus pond and became pregnant. She delivered nine lotus buds, they turned into nine sons and became the 九皇.

If you can read simplified Chinese, here are some informative sites:
http://xiao-en.org/c...a...zh-cn&id=50
http://angkukuehblog...og-post_17.html

Hope the information above helped. ^_^
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