When to Receive The God of Wealth in 2022 (接财神)


The God of Wealth is one of the deities commonly worshipped by the Chinese. People believe that the God of Wealth shall bestow great fortune to those who worship sincerely.

During the festive season, welcoming the God of Wealth is one of the important new year customs in addition to having a reunion dinner, and visiting loved ones. People hope that life will flourish with great prosperity under the blessings of the God of Wealth.

The God of Wealth will arrive on the 1st day of the 1st Lunar Month (01/02/2022) from Southeast (135°). The best time for reception is at 23:40hr on 31/01/2022. People whose zodiac sign is Rabbit or Rooster are in conflict with the day that the God of Wealth arrives, and hence are not recommended to participate in the ceremony.




How to receive the God of Wealth?

Prepare the offerings for the reception of the God of Wealth. These include: 3 types of sweet cakes; Nian Gao [年糕], Jin He [进合] and Fa Gao [发糕], 5 types of fruits (bananas, oranges, pears, snow pears and pineapple), 6 vegetarian dishes (based on personal preference), 5 cups of Chinese tea and 5 cups of white rice wine.

You should also get ready 1 set of the God of Wealth incense papers and his portrait. These are generally available at the incense shops.

It is best to carry out the reception of God of Wealth either outside of the main entrance or at the balcony. The altar table should be cleaned with water and wiped dry before the ceremony. Worshippers should also take a bath first to show respect and sincerity.

Alternatively, you may also receive the God of Wealth using your mobile phone this year! Download the God of Wealth image here, and set it as your phone wallpaper on 31 January 2022 at 2340 hrs. Position your mobile phone such that it is facing Southeast (135°) and offer your respects to the God of Wealth. However, if the Southeast position is blocked by a wall, you will have to head downstairs to receive the God of Wealth.

Set your reminder here to Welcome God of Wealth virtually this Chinese New Year.

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