Malaysian Chinese religion refers to religious beliefs of Chinese origin as practiced by the sizable Chinese minority of Malaysia. These beliefs and practices are heavily influenced by the three faiths practiced by Chinese communities, Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism.
According to The Encyclopedia of Malaysia, vol. Religions & Beliefs, statistics from the 2000 census indicate that around 20% of the population, mainly Malaysian Chinese, are Buddhist and a further 3% follow Chinese religions including Confucianism and Taoism. The Chinese folk beliefs in Malaysia include beliefs in local guardian spirits which originated from traditional animism and mysticism, and the worship of sacred monks and spirits popular among the Thais, also elevated local heroes and leaders to patron saints and guardians.
Malaysian Chinese DeitiesThe name of deities listed here does not represent Chinese of The People's Republic of China. However the Deities listed here were tradition passed down from ancestors living in ancient China. Na Tuk Kong, in particular, was a localized Deity where the name derived from 'Dato', which is a local Malay word.
Picture of a family of Malaysian Chinese Deities.List of Malaysian Chinese Gods:
Na Tuk Kong (Chinese : 拿督公)
Celestial God Tnee Kong (Chinese : 天公)
Earth God Teh Choo Kong (地主公), Tu Di Gong (Chinese : 土地公)
Tua Pek Kong (Chinese : 大伯公)
God of Prosperity Choy Sun Yeh / God of Fortune (Chinese : 财神)
Kwan God Kwan Kong (Chinese : 關公)
Kuan Yin originated from Sanskrit Avalokiteśvara (Chinese : 觀世音), commonly known as the Goddess of Mercy.
Ma Zu (Chinese : 媽祖) is the Taoist Goddess of the Sea who protects fishermen and sailors.
Di Zhu God (Chinese: 地主神) Lord of the Land Used.