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Why do people burn clothes as a tribute to Doumu?

The Chinese goddess of the North Star, Doumu, is known for her various themes, such as death, ghosts, health, and divination. People invoke her to protect their loved ones and keep them from sickness. She also serves as a patroness of fortune-telling services. From her heavenly domain, Doumu can record each death and birth.

 

Before you start to perform any activity, it’s important to invoke the goddess of the North Star, Doumu. She will only respond to those who have your best interests at heart. To protect yourself from illness, wear white and yellow items that represent the moon and sun, and apply lime and lemon juice to your face.

 

During the last festival of the year for the dead, which is held in November, Chinese people traditionally burn clothes and other items to keep their loved ones safe from the cold. They also give money and gifts to the deceased as Doumu will pass it onto the dead via the smoke.

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19 February, 2023

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