Thursday, January 05, 2006

Kuan Kung, God of Wealth

This is Kuan Kung, the God of Wealth. I bought this in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia the last time we went there. And I am proud to display it together with my other Chinese ornaments.

For those who are interested to know who this Chinese deity is, do read the following:

KUAN KUNG Of the many colourful deities of the Chinese pantheon, there is probably none as popular as the God of War Kuan Kung who is also regarded as the God of Wealth. He is, amongst many other titles, the protector of the oppressed, patron saint of police, guardian deity of the triads, and in recent times, protector of businessmen and politicians and leaders alike. Kuan Kung is the renowned defender of all. He is also known as the God of War, but his true duties and reputation are as the defender of the state, civilization and morality. Images of Kuan Kung sells like hot cakes. Whether standing or sitting, on horseback or glaring at his enemies, Kuan Kung in your house brings with it his powerful energy.Kuan Kung through hisprotectiveinfluences has also become symbol of wealth. The more fierce his countenance the more powerful he is said to be. Do not lose either his bid staff or his sword, since this are his weapons and make sure you place them onto his image correctly.Other benefits of having Kuan Kung at home is peace and harmony for the residents, awesome protection for the Patriarch and prosperity luck for all. It is also believed that leaders and businessmen who place Kuan Kung behind them at work will never lack for powerful support from important people.Kuan Kung is most powerful when placed in the Northwest corner of the house. He should always face the main entrance door, so that he has his eyes on who comes in and out of the house. There is no necessity to worship Kuan Kung. From a Feng Shui perspective, his image is all you need.Kuan Kung will help to make sure there is prosperity and luck for everyone.

*SOURCE: www.charmsandcrystals.com

7 comments:

sha said...

I only collect mini buddha, but since I travel a lot the one i carry is my mothers buddha which she had before she married.

It must be 40years old. I touch it when I feel I need the feeling of security and comfort!!!!

Luchie said...

sha, for sure that buddha makes you secure and comfortable what with it being your mom's.

Major Tom said...

Hi Ms. Luchie...The figure is quite artistic and truly collectible. It was a nice to have known some Chinese mythology from you which I know to be so rich and wide-ranging. Maybe I'd research about it in the future...

JO said...

hi luchi.

they say that lucky charm like this should be given as a gift for more goodluck...

kaya hanggang ngayon, wala pa din akong mga lucky charm around the house, kasi am waiting for someone to give them to me.

Luchie said...

Hi Major Tom. Yeah, it is quite interesting to learn about Chinese mythologies too.

They really believe on that, giving charms gives good luck to the giver and the one given. My Chinese cat figurine is given by my HK national friend as she believes that she'll get luckier. Surely,Jo, you'll get one lucky charm soon.

rolly said...

I remember when my wife and I visited HK, one of the places the packaged tour included was a visit to that temple with a lot of different Buddhas. My wife, thinking that she was before the Buddha of prosperity, robbed its head. When I read the inscription, I immediately slapped her hand! Why, she was rubbing the fertility Buddha and we already have 4 kids. hahaha

Luchie said...

Maybe you are talking about Po Lin Monastery in Lantau Island. Ayy, katuwa naman yan, Rolly.