The Ancestral Temple of Dragon Mother (Longmu)

The Ancestral Temple of Dragon Mother (Longmu)

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Introduction: IntroductionThe temple is situated at Yuecheng Town o­n the bank of West River where is th..

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The temple is situated at Yuecheng Town o­n the bank of West River where is the hometown of the Dragon Mother (Longmui) as the legend goes. It is o­ne of the largest ancestral temples in South Guangdong and its architectural value is matchless. It maintains many mysteries unknown till now. o­n 8th of May in Chinese lunar calendar, Dragon Mother's birthday, a large number of worshippers from Zhaoqing, Pearl River Delta as well as from Hong Kong and Macau come to worship the Dragon Mother, and an unprecedented grand occasion is held here.

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In Chinese mythology, Long Mu, or Dragon's Mother is a Chinesese woman deified after raising dragonss which had strong bond with her, a strong filial piety and parental love commanded by many.
She was born in 290 BC (during the Qin Dynasty) by the Xi River in the Guangdong province of southern China, with an ancestry in Teng District, Guangxi. She was born as the middle of three daughters of Wen Tianrui and Liang-shi.
Her family became quite poor by the time Wen-shi grew up. She often went to fish and wash clothes by the Xi River. o­ne day, she found a big slippery beautiful stone beside the river. She took it home and found that it was actually an egg, which hatched 5 small animals. (Another version says o­ne.) Wen-shi saved the best food for these critters and fed them by hand. They became dexterous snakes very adept at helping Wen-shi catching fish. Quickly these animals grew up to be five impressive and powerful dragons. Wen-shi asked her dragon children to summon rain for her village when there was drought, and the villagers thanked her for it and called her Dragon's Mother or Divine Human.
Qin Shi Huangdi heard about Wen-shi and her dragons, so he gave her gold and jade to ask her to meet him in the capital. As an old woman who never travelled away from her village, she was very afraid to go so far. The dragons knew this, so under the boat that was carrying Wen-shi to the capital, they dragged the boat backward so it never reached beyond Guilin and the officials eventually gave up.
After Dragon's Mother died, the dragons were overwhelmed with sadness and took the forms of five scholars and buried her in the northern side of Zhu Mountain.

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