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A-Ma Temple


A-Ma Temple, situated on the southwest tip of the Macau Peninsula, is one of the oldest and most famous Taoist temples in Macau. Built in 1488, the temple is dedicated to Matsu, the goddess of seafarers and fishermen.

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Google previewReligious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations by J. Gordon Melton

Besides the temple on Meizhou Island in Putian county of Fujian Province, other important pilgrimage sites for Mazu believers are the Chaotian Gong temple in Beigang, Taiwan, which has a statue of Mazu that comes from Meizhou Island; the A-Ma Temple, which is the oldest temple in Macau, constructed in 1488 to commemorate Mazu as the goddess who blesses Macau's fishermen; and the old temples in Kowloon, Wanchai, Stanley, and Joss House Bay in Hong Kong. J. Gordon ...

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Earth-bound providence man discovered
To make Him descend
From His invincible farther Temple
His own dwelling is a Temple
If only man desires to be
In secret chamber of his soul
Templed is Himself (Indira Renganathan)
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