Chinese Temple of Dili
|Chinese Temple of Dili|
The main shrine of the temple is dedicated to Lord Guan, a historical Chinese general from the 3rd century, who is popularly worshipped in Chinese folk religion, Confucianism, and Chinese Buddhism. Another room is dedicated to Guan Yin, a bodhisattva venerated in Chinese folk religion.
In 1926, the Chinese community who migrated from Macau set up a shrine in a garage where they worshipped a 30 cm high statue of Guan Gong that had been sent from China. In 1928, after getting funding from both the Portuguese government and the Chinese diaspora, they built the current temple and enshrined the statue inside the temple. A shrine dedicated to Guan Yin was built in 1977.
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