Located at Hollywood Road, Man Mo Temple in Sheung Wan is a compound comprising 3 blocks built between 1847 and 1862 – Man Mo Temple, Lit Shing Kung and Kung Sor. Man Mo Temple was mainly dedicated to Man Cheong and Kwan Tai. Lit Shing Kung was built for the worship of all Chinese gods and Kung Sor served as a meeting place and venue for dealing with matters related to the Chinese community in the neighbourhood. The 3 blocks are separated by 2 alleys.
Man Mo Temple enshrines the gods Man Cheong (God of Literature) and Kwan Tai (God of Martial Arts). Legend has it that Man Cheong, also known as “Wen Chang Celestial Lord” and “Wenquxing”, governs knowledge and studies and therefore many students and examination candidates pay homage to him. He is also a figure representing filial piety. Kwan Tai refers to Guan Yu (courtesy name Yunchang) who was a famous military general of the State of Shu during the Three Kingdoms period (220 - 280). He was reputed as "the enemy of ten thousand people", and is the paradigm of mightiness, loyalty and righteousness. Kwan Tai is widely glorified and worshipped for his wisdom, trustworthiness, benevolence, righteousness and courage.
Man Mo Temple Compound was declared a monument in 2010.
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