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Temple hosts heavy metal band

HISTORY:Chthonic wanted to hold a concert at the temple in Puli because it was where a group of Taiwanese fought against KMT troops during the 228 Incident

By Loa Iok-sin  /  Staff Reporter

Although heavy metal is something new for the temple, its board of directors thought it was worth a try, Chang said.

Still, the decision was only settled after the deities in the temple agreed to it.

“After the board of directors discussed my proposal to let the place be used for the concert, the chairman said they still needed to ask the deities at the temple,” Lim said after the concert. “So they threw the divine blocks to ask the deities, and the deities said ‘yes’ right away.”

The divine blocks are pairs of cresent-shaped wooden blocks used by Buddhists and Taoists to ask the deities their opinion. If one block faces up while the other faces down when thrown to the ground, it means “yes.”

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