PRAYING FOR WEALTH:Worshipers at the temple to the Earth God in Nantou can borrow up to NT$600 for investment and touch a chicken statue for luck
Date: Feb 09, 2016 – Page 2
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Zihnan Temple (紫南宮) in Nantou County’s Jhushan Township (竹山) is the No.
1 choice for people wishing to pray during the Lunar New Year for wealth and good fortune, according to an online poll conducted by the Web portal Yam.
At the temple, where the main deities are Tudigong (土地公, Earth God) and his wife, worshipers can borrow up to NT$600 for investment, which can be repaid within a year, according to the temple’s Web site. Worshipers usually throw divination blocks for a sign that they have the deity’s “permission” to borrow the money.
Visitors are also invited to touch a chicken statue at the temple for good luck, the Web site says.
Fude Temple (福德宮) in New Taipei City’s Jhonghe District (中和) ranked as the second-most popular place of worship for people hoping for wealth in the new year.