Matsu refuses blessing rites for Ting Hsin executives - Taipei Times
about 2 years ago
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"Kneeling down while holding bouquets of flowers, Wei Ying-chiao and Wei Ying-chun, like thousands of other devotees of Goddess Matsu, waited outside Ting Hsin International Group’s office in Yongjing Township (永靖), Changhua County. When the palanquin, escorted by thousands of pilgrims, approached, the brothers prostrated themselves to plead for blessings However, the palanquin bypassed the men triggering applause from the crowd as the men have become widely unpopular after their involvement in the production and sale of tainted cooking oil."
"Although four people carry the palanquin, it is believed that the goddess orders which direction to take, where to stop and whether to perform the blessing rites."
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