Famous Taoist priest dies during ‘steaming man’ ritual

KANGAR: A renowned Taoist priest died while performing the “steaming man” ritual as part of the ongoing Nine Emperor Gods festival.  

According to Chinese-language portal Sin Chew Daily, 70-year-old Lam Man Wah was believed to have died from a heart attack during the ritual, held at an unknown Taoist temple at 10.30pm on Monday (Oct 23).  

The ritual requires an individual to be “steamed” alive on top of a pile of burning coal, while being covered by a large metal container.

The monk succumbed to a heart attack suffered during the "steaming man" ritual conducted in conjunction with the Nine Gods Festival in Kangar, Perlis on Oct 23.

Lam was attempting to break the current “steaming man” ritual record, which is set at 75 minutes, in a video that has since gone viral.  

However, when he was approaching the 30-minute mark, he could be heard slamming the metal container, believed in an attempt to ask for help.  

His assistants were seen frantically removing the metal cover and rescuing Lam, who was trembling in shock.  

According to the news portal, Lam, a renowned practitioner of the “steaming man” ritual, was said to have undergone a heart bypass procedure two years ago.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


Next In Nation

No political motive for state of Emergency, but a matter of life and death, says Takiyuddin
PMO: RM35.43mil allocation to build three public halls in Pagoh, not one
Cops arrest man in suspicion of throwing petrol bombs, red paint at several houses
Ten-year-old boy who met Dr Wee a decade ago now accepted at Stanford University
Only students sitting for SPM, STPM exams allowed in school from Jan 20
Sabah govt to roll out Bantuan Prihatin Covid-19 2.0, says CM
Cops say man seen at R&R was not wearing a pink tag
Authorities using all possible means to reach victims of natural disaster in Pitas
We have lost a gem, says Wee on Salleh Abas’ passing
Explosion at Pasir Gudang factory kills one, two injured

Stories You'll Enjoy