星期四, 七月 16, 2009

别怕!那是妈祖的蜜蜂,不会伤害你们的。


香客向我反应:每天清晨,庙里有很多蜜蜂。
其实,你们知道吗?除了小龙女,三巴旺天后宫妈祖和蜜蜂也有一段耐人寻味的渊源。。

4年前,我刚来到这里不到一个月,天后宫还没建好,妈祖就安在建筑工地旁临时搭建的小锌棚里。那一天,天气阴霾,乌云密布,酝酿着就是不雨。可能是气压的缘故,在锌板的间隔里涌出了一群密密麻麻的蜜蜂,蜜蜂焦躁不安的乱窜,把我们都吓了一跳,不知如何是好。正当我们准备用杀虫剂大开杀戒时,庙里的理事就向我们安抚说:“不要怕,那是妈祖的蜜蜂,不会伤害你们的。”

???怎么回事?妈祖的蜜蜂

原来,三巴旺天后宫的妈祖和蜜蜂还有一段忘年的交情,据老理事说,早在他孩提时,在汫水港,他就看见天后宫的角头有一个蜂窝。后来,天后宫迁到西山园,他又发现庙的屋檐上住了一群蜜蜂。无独有偶,1988年,天后宫搬到义顺工业区,一个星期后,蜜蜂又在庙里的屋角上筑巢。他不能肯定这些蜜蜂是不是同一群蜜蜂,不过,很肯定的是,妈祖和蜜蜂之间一定是有着很微妙的渊源。因此,2002年,天后宫搬到三巴旺后,他们就预料到蜜蜂一定会跟着而来,果然,不久,他们就看见一大群蜜蜂在工地上飞舞。

2006年,三巴旺天后宫落成后,每天天一亮,就会有一大群蜜蜂在天后宫里盘旋,似乎在向妈祖请安,很快的,他们就会陆续的飞离。那时,我对这些怪现象已经是见怪不怪了。一个月后,我们在隔壁的蓬莱殿屋檐上的龙头嘴中看见了一个很大的蜜蜂窝。很可惜,蓬莱殿理事基于香客的安全理由,聘请了灭虫公司把蜜蜂窝清除了。

如今,在三巴旺天后宫,每天早晨还是可以看到有蜜蜂在飞舞,然而,已经不再像从前那么壮观了。不过,香客们,别怕!那是妈祖的蜜蜂,不会伤害你们的。

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媽祖 (韓寶儀主唱)

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媽祖靈驗傳奇:

Mazu and Mazu Culture

Over 1,000 years ago, a beautiful young girl by the name of Lin Mu was born at the Xianliang Port of Meizhou Bay in Putian, Fujian Province. Clever, brave and kind-hearted, Lin Mu could forecast the weather and was happy to help fishermen in distress at sea. She encouraged the people to conquer nature and defeat evil, so she was much loved and esteemed by the people in her hometown. Unfortunately she died an early death at only 28. As the legend goes, she ascended to heaven and became an immortal at Meizhou Bay located opposite to the Xianliang Port.

For more over 1,000 years, she has been living, with a composed and tender smile, in the hearts of the people. The people pay homage to her, respectfully calling her fairy, the daughter of dragon, goddness, the mother or Mazu ( a title of respect for an aged woman): rulers of past dynasties upheld her and granted her the titles of "Lady", "Heavenly Queen" and "Holy Mother"; the times have bestowed her a series of loveable and respected names such as "Goddess of the Sea", "Goddness of the the Straits" and "Goddess of Peace of the Straits".
She is none other than the world-renowned Mazu, goddess of the sea, of Fujian, China.
The respect for Mazu has turned into a wide-spread belief with the passage of time. Following the footprints of sea merchants and overseas Chinese, Mazu went out of Putian, out of Fujian and out of China, making her presence in many corners of Asia, America, Australia and Europe. Consequently, over 1,500 Mazu temples are found all over the world, where Muzu from Meizhou are consecrated. The belief in Mazu has become a sort of transnational folk belief with more than 100 million worshippers. However, different from a religion in the ordinary sense, is a special kind of ideology connected with theology, religion, folklore, sociology as well as the history of sea commnication overseas Chinese, culture and the development of Fujian and Taiwan. This is the culture of Mazu which has aroused an extensive interest and great attention of Chinese and foreign scholars and is now under integral part of the culture of the Chinese nation and a part of the brilliant civilization of China.


In recent years, there are a number of academic groups, experts and scholars working on research of Mazu and published special works on the subject in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao regions and in such countries as Japan, the United States, France, Singapore and Malaysia. The research on the Mazu culture has a great appeal and cohesive force to the Chinese both at home and abroad. Now the achievements in the research on the Mazu culture have become valuable material in the research on the history of navigation, science, overseas Chinese, development of off-shore islands and economic and cultural exchanges with foreign countries as well as the history of folklore and religion of ancient China.

在新加坡追寻天后圣母妈祖的足迹(Mazu @ Singapore)

以下是善信提供的资料,欢迎善信补充和指正,谢谢!

(虽然,有些地方已经消失在时间的洪流里,不复存在。大家还是希望将其记录在妈祖的足迹中。)

天福宫(Tian Hock Keng)158 Telok Ayer Street

粤海清庙 (Wak Hai Cheng Beo)30B Philip Street

海南会馆
琼州天后宫 (Hainan Hui Guan) 47 Beach Road

福州会馆 (Fu Zuo Clay Association)
21 Tyrwhitt Road

林氏大宗祠九龙堂家族自治会 239 Cantonment Road

新加坡潮州西河公会 285 River Valley Road

云峰天后庙 (Yun Feng Tian Hou Miao) 8a Ang Mo Kio Street 44

星洲金榜山亭天后宫 (Kampong San Teng Tien How Assn) 99 Sim Ming Ind Estate Sector B

保赤宫(陈氏宗祠)15 Magazine Rd

新加坡三和会馆 409 Jalan Besar

南洋莆田会馆 兴安天后宫 25 Geylang Road

木山圣母宫(Bak Sua Siah Boon Temple) 21 Bangkit Rd

圣母宫 Blk 95 Henderson Road

廣應宫 (Guang Ying Gong) Bt Purmei

金合发联谊社 (Jin He Fa Lian Yi She) Upp Hokkien Street

圣莲宫 (Sheng Lian Gong) Telok Blangah Cres

济正堂 (Ji Zeng Tang) Blk 159 Ang Mo Kio

西河别墅(Sai Ho Piat Su)777 Upp S'goon Rd

半港天后宫(Ban Kang )80 Rivervale Crescent Sengkang New Town

慈悲妈祖宫 (Ci Bei Ma Zu Gong) Blk 116 Pending Rd

后港万天府 (Wan Tian Fu) Blk 686 Hougang St 61

灵慈行宫(Ling Ci Xing Gong) 53 Truro Road

善德宫(Shun De Gong) Geylang Lor 29

天后庙 (Tian Hou Miao) Geylang Bahru

善兴坛 (Shan Xing Tan) 蔡厝港联合殿

钟头宫 (Zhong Tou Gong) 109C Hougang Ave 5


天德圣庙 (Tian De Sheng Miao)

吉山庙 (Ji Shan Miao)

紫云开吉宫 (Zi Yun Kai Ji Gong)

勇义宫 (Yong Yi Gong) 1116A Serangoon Rd

善莲堂 (Shang Lian Tang) 28 Admiralty Street

玉皇殿(Jade Emperor Temple ) Havelock Road

汕头社天后庙(Swatow Sia Mazu Temple)5 Geylang Lorong 40

新加坡宁阳会馆

林厝港阿妈宫

新加坡红灯码头电船公会

新加坡摩多船主联合会

星洲碳商公局

永春会馆

文山联谊社










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