Built in the 3rd year of the Xianfeng reign (1853) of the Qing Dynasty, Kwun Yum Temple at Shatin Pass Road, Tsz Wan Shan has a history of over 150 years. The Temple underwent restoration and expansion projects between 1970s and 1990s.
Apart from Shui Yue Gong (Water Moon Palace) which is dedicated for the worship of Kwun Yum, and Tai Hung Po Din housing Sakyamuni Buddha, Medicine Buddha and Amitabha Buddha, at the back of the Temple are Lover’s Rock and Treasure Reflection Rock which attract many visitors praying for marriage and good fortune.
Kwun Yum, originated in India, was a male divinity in the earlier times but evolved to be a gracious female deity. She is also known as a deity of sympathy, compassion and mercy, responding to the pleas of those who are suffering, thus earning her the title of the “Buddhist of Goddess of Mercy”.
Many worshippers pay tribute to Kwun Yum at Kwun Yum Temple, Tsz Wan Shan on Kwun Yum Festivals. They also flock to the Temple to "borrow money" from the Goddess during Kwun Yum Treasury Opening Festival (meaning Kwun Yum opens her treasury and lends money to people) on the 26th day of the 1st lunar month, hoping to increase wealth in the year ahead.
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