Upacara Mandi Minyak (PSSGM)

My big sisters and I before the Upacara Mandi Minyak.

My big sisters and I before the Upacara Mandi Minyak.

On the 5th of December, I took part in Upacara Mandi Minyak (Oil Bath Ceremony) at Masjid Taman Kosas, Ampang organised by Pertubuhan Silat Seni Gayong Malaysia (PSSGM).

It took long hours to cook coconut milk in huge woks before the milk turned into coconut oil for the oil bath ceremony.

Soon after the coconut oil was ready, the ceremony started.

We read a few verses from the Quran before dipping our hands into the hot oil and spread the oil all over our body.

Amazingly, the oil was not too hot even though it was just ready but we have to be very careful not to touch the very hot wok.

Silat is a type of Malay martial art.

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