Tonight is the 9th and the last day of 2013 Nine Emperor Gods Festival.
It has been 9 days after my last visit to the temple at Ampang.
The fire walking ritual started on 8pm and ended in 15 minutes.
Devotees were rushing in after the ceremony to bring home the ‘holy charcoal’.
Today is the first day of the 9-day Nine Emperor Gods Festival.
We made a day trip back to hometown for lunch, and passing Ipoh town. I made a short detour to Tow Boo Keong Temple (怡保斗母宫) where the largest celebration of this festival takes place around Ipoh region.
I decided to show Christine the Red Tortoise Buns made for this festival. There are few stores making the buns on location. So devotees can buy steamed bun (ready to eat) or cold one (for prayer).
The Nine Emperor Gods Temple in Ampang, and many other temples in the region will begin the 9 days celebration starting tomorrow.
Normally, the devotees would expect rain during this festival.
It is sunny day today in Kuala Lumpur. When I passed by a stall selling fried Cempedak, the owner said the fruit look even prettier if she cut open the fruit to show me, but the hot weather will dry up the juicy fruit in no time. I did order some fried Cempedak on my way home, the taste? Scoring 3 on a scale of 10. I have eaten better Cempedak.
I left the temple after the parade went to the nearby river bank to welcome the Nine Emperor Gods to the temple.
Tonight was the last night of 2012 celebration of the Nine Emperor Gods Festival. Tomorrow with the closing day.
The weather was surprisingly good this evening. Everyone expected another raining day but it turned out to be calm and clear sky.
If it rained, it could dampen the display of fire walk.
Fire walking is the finale and the climax of the Nine Emperor Gods Festival at Ampang.
It was a steamy hot event to close off the 9th day of the festival.