Penang Happenings | The Godness of Mercy Temple
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The Godness of Mercy Temple


Kuan Yin Teng, or more commonly known as KuanIm Ten orTemple of the Goddess of Mercy among the locals is one of the most important temples in Penang. The yellow-stained walls of this temple bears testament to 200 years of pious devotion. The temple was constructed in accordance to Feng Shui principles; it has three wells, one on the right side of the main shrine, another outside the temple and the third undr the main altart of the Goddess of Mercy. The water from these wells is believed to have healing properties, and is able to cure illnesses. While the temple was originally dedicated to Ma Chor Po, a patron deity of seafarers it also houses other deities which include TuaPek Kong (God of Prosperity), Kshitagarbha Buddha, Hu Ye (Tiger God), Tai Suey (God of the Year) and Boddhisattva Wei Tuo. The temple is busiest during the Lunar New Year as people come to pray for prosperity and good luck for the coming year.

Where to find

Address: Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town