Guan Di Temple is an amazing Chinese Temple located in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur. The temple is set to honor the brave and loyal Chinese general who was defied by peasants after his death in 219 A.D. At the entrance of the temple, the idol of the Taoist God of War, Guan Di is adorned very carefully. The walls of the temples are coated in bright red colour what signifies the abundance and happiness in human life. Two fearsome stone lions are set across the wall to keep the scaring evil spirits away. Fishes and dragons are adorned on the rooftop and gateway of the temple which symbolize the power and wealth. The fiery golden dragon wind around the temple pillars. The pillars are very much close to the Guan Di and his opposition, Skanda, who again stands wearing armor and headgear of a Chinese general. He holds a vajra staff in his right hand. Spiral incense coils are burnt under their feet. Worshippers carry flowers, fruits, and incense sticks to offer to the deity. These are placed on the table in front of the Guan Di statue. The statue is set magnificently in an emerald robe with a smile on his golden face. Incense sticks are burnt in front of him. Tourists enjoy the delicately designed wood carvings and burn incense here. The scents of the incense are damn strong. So, those who smoke or have perfume allergies should be careful about this. The famous 59kg copper Guan Dao or the Chinese pole weapon is sited in this place. People have a strong belief that the sword contains a special power to protect and bless a person. So a huge swarm is seen here to lift or touch the sword. Some are having the belief that it possesses an inner energy that can turn the luck of any person magically. Other than the splendid architecture, the temple is also famous for containing the wonderful wooden statue of Guan Ping and Zhou Cang. At the left side of the corridor, an amazing altar is there, which is not seen easily. So, if you are adventurous enough, you can move on to explore this path. Have some fabulous clicks here. The temple remains crowded for whole day. Devotees are seen to be offering burning paper at the brick kiln at the side.
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