It is a Chinese tradition to honor ancestors and pay tribute to them. Through the ancestor worship ceremony, people can not only express their nostalgia for their ancestors, but also ask their ancestors to bless their children and grandchildren with safe access through prayers. Before the ancestral ritual, people prepare not only tributes but also thick piles of paper money.
It is said that only when the ancestors receive the paper money from their children and grandchildren, they will not be starved and poor in the underworld. The ancestors have money to spend so that the children and grandchildren can live in peace. So how do you prepare the paper money for your ancestors on New Year's Eve? What are the instructions for ancestor worship? Next, I will talk to you about the preparation of paper money and ancestral sacrifice.
1, the choice of joss paper money : ancestors with paper money, there are two main yellow burning paper and coins. There is no limit to the amount of yellow burning paper, the ancestors want to spend how much can be printed; coins are usually printed, there is a fixed amount, regardless of the denomination of the coins are called small money in the underworld. When children and grandchildren burn paper money, they should mainly burn yellow burning paper, but they can also burn some underworld coins (the so-called small money) to send off those lonely souls who have no children and grandchildren to send money for them, so that the ancestors can receive money and enjoy the tribute without worry.
2, the preparation of paper money: yellow burned paper bought back, to cut it with scissors, and then five fingers of one hand to hold down a pile of paper in the middle part of the non-stop rotation, so that the paper money can be staggered. Then take three or five sheets along the diagonal for folding, the pile of paper money into a number of small parts. This is not only convenient for the paper money to fully burn, but also convenient for the ancestors to take.
3, burning paper money to draw a circle: when the ancestors of the grave, to draw a circle in the direction of the gas mouth (the direction of the feet of the deceased). The so-called gas mouth is also the direction of the soul pole is located. According to legend, the gas mouth is the ghost door of the underworld, burning money in the direction of the gas mouth, can facilitate the following people to take money. Also note that the children and grandchildren in the drawing circle, can not draw themselves in, so prone to disease and demons.
4, when burning paper money to be serious: when sending paper money to the ancestors, the expression must be serious, not laughing and scolding. Before you start burning paper, you should first use the coins to pay tribute to the surrounding "ghosts", that is, first with a little money to send off. Then burn paper to the ancestors, burn paper when the mouth to silently recite the name or name of the ancestors, so that they can take the "money" away in time.
5, burning paper to be thorough: Chinese people pay attention to the beginning and end, burning paper money is the same. Before the children and grandchildren burn, you can prepare a wooden stick or bamboo pole, and when the burning paper is about to burn out, then pick it with a wooden stick, so that the paper money fully burned, so that the ancestors can receive more money. Remember to always wait for the paper money to finish burning before leaving, otherwise there will be trouble.
5 Traditional Chinese Joss papers are suitable for funerals, ancestors’ birthdays and festivals such as Spring Festival, Qingming Festival and Ghost Festival.
Each piece is made of bamboo fiber paper and decorated with a square gold or silver aluminum foil to symbolize wealth. The first one is printed on bronze paper and the following is bamboo pulp paper.
It is suitable to be used as a gold or silver gold ingot after being folded into a shape design.
Buy with confidence. This product uses traditional Joss paper and family members to provide money and materials for the afterlife.