Arriving at the place of worship, I noticed tins of cooking oil for the Boiling Oil Cleansing ritual were offered to deities for their blessings. That is a lot of oil!
OMG! What a huge cauldron! They did not say we have to sit in it!?
A talisman, copper coins and a mysterious red packet were placed at the bottom of the huge cauldron before oil was poured over them.
More oil was added, and a few bottles of ..... rice wine and herbal concoction!? Hey! Braising me!? I was starting to get nervous.
Fanning the fire until the oil began to boil.... my breathing was getting heavier.
More talismans were scattered over the boiling oil ..... I was standing next to the boiling cauldron of oil, the heat was unbearable.....
I was sweating and my heartbeats quickened. Final call for all participants to get ready.....