Taipei Xia-Hai City God Temple-English

Taipei Xia-Hai City God Temple was built in 1859, and it is the most famous temple inDa-Dao Cheng.Da-Dao Chengis a well-developed and prosperous area in the early development history of Taipei City since the opening of Tamsui Harbor, andTaipei Xia-Hai City GodTemple, located in Da-Dao Cheng, has always blessed the residents who live here and the businessmen who do business here with peace, joy and prosperity.Each year of the lunar calendar May 13 is the mostcheerful and bustling timeof the Taipei Xia-Hai City God Temple, as there will be a grand festival and a celebration parade to celebrate the birthday ofthe important God worshipped by the temple, The City God.


Taipei Xia-Hai City God Temple


In addition to the main worship of The City God, Taipei Xia-Hai City God Temple also includes: " Yi-Yong-Gong (the Brave Guards)", " The Matchmaking God "……etc.In Traditional Chinese mythology, The City God was originally a god who specializes in protecting the city's walls and moats, and later became praying for rain, saving people from disaster, protecting the country, and managing the dead.The City God has an upright character, supervising and managing the world of the Underworld and the living by rewarding good people and punishing the wicked.The main idol of The City God, located in Taipei Xia-Hai City God Temple, was originally the patron god of Xia Cheng, Tongan County, Fujian Province, China. In early 19th century, when Tongan people emigrated to Taiwan, they brought a portrait of God to Monga in Taiwan to settle down. 
However, in 1853 a skirmish took place in Bo-Pi-Liao, and the Tong-An people were forced to flee, and this event is also called “ Dingxiajiao Conflict” in the history. Hence, a large number of Tongan migrants fled the area and came to Da-Dao Cheng with their The City God Idol;in the process of escape, 38 people were killed in the protection of the statue, these martyrs are now held in the temple as " Yi-Yong-Gong (the Brave Guards)", they are said to bless the faithful from the evil soul.
In addition, the most famous of the gods worshipped by the Taipei Xia-Hai City God Temple in recent years is " The Matchmaking God ", because in Chinese traditional mythology, " The Matchmaking God "is the god of love and marriage, he holds a marriage book and Red Line, and everyone's ideal partner is recorded in the marriage book, so The Matchmaking God will help single boys and girls find the right person to fall in love and have a chance to get a happy marriage as soon as possible."