Nine Altars

Posted March 23rd, 2016 by Sandra

We veterans of the festival, attending more than one decade, the scars quite conspicuous. At the parade, we see hundreds of people. Vegetarian Festival is now not only religious but also commercial holiday. Children dressed in T-shirts for hotels, mobile phones, banks, and yellow flags are carried through the vegetarian festival. Officials pass on machines with ice cream and hand out balloons to wish the cooling wafer cups. Among them are decorated with flowers and flags of the machine, pulling a Nine Emperor Gods. On some pickup trucks, women are immersed in a trance, they chanting prayers in the ancient Chinese and sprinkled holy water around. Warriors of the Gods, surrounded by aides carry their heavy burden.

They bless the people of Phuket Town, which put special tables near their homes and shops with offerings ma-song. Everyone tries to get a gift from elected: charms on his hand, blessed with candy or small pieces of yellow cloth with Chinese characters, protecting them from evil spirits. Rounding out the procession of men bearing the brunt of the Nine Altars with Imperial Gods. They hang on long ribbons figurines of gods and firecrackers explode them. The noise is incredible, and smoke enveloped the street, strewn asphalt scraps of red paper to the ankle. By nightfall, it starts the next part of the festival vegetarians.

The temples are set huge ladders, steps which are sharp blades. Featured pass on them without a single drop of blood. By comparison with these, walking on hot coals and bathing in hot oil seems child's play. At the end of the day ma Song gather in temples where the monks, he laid his hands on the Warriors of the Gods, eliminate them from the trance. For says he does not remember what happened during the day. His exploits resemble a strip of adhesive on the cheeks. On the last day of the festival the people of Phuket Vegetarian Nine Emperor Gods escort. Hundreds of men, bare to the zone, are altars with figures of gods. Everywhere squib. The city surrounds a thick pall of smoke, and I think that this is not a happy ending celebration, and the beginning of an unexpected invasion of the enemy. Gods, with honors, was escorted to heaven to a year later they again paid tribute to Phuket with his presence.

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