Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Ng Shing Gung

"The Ng Shing Gung was built in San Jose’s Heinlenville Chinatown in 1888. The ground floor functioned as a community center with a Chinese calligraphy and literature classroom for children. An elaborately carved and gilded altar stood on the second floor. The temple housed statues of five divinities: Kwan Yin, Goddess of Mercy; Choi Sun, God of Wealth; Cheng Huan, God of Canton City; Kwan Gung, God of War and Justice; and Tien Hou, Queen of Heaven."


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