About Kwan Tee Pagoda

The Kwan Tee or Guan Di Pagoda is the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere and the oldest one in Mauritius. Located at Les Salines, on a Longitude of -20°9'42.12" and Latitude 57°29'31.2", it faces the sea and against the mountains. Its construction and location  abides by the principles of spirituality. The pagoda is a very peaceful place with its majestic piece of land and beautiful gardens full of coconut trees in the front of the yard and at the back and a few seasonal fruit trees.  The Kwan Tee pagoda is an oasis of peace and tranquillity though located in one of the most busiest and stressful place and capital of Mauritius. It is a perfect place for meditation.






Kwan Tee Pagoda was the first  Chinese Pagoda that was built in the Indian Ocean

We are at the service of the community. Come and pray and attend our special events or just spend a quiet moment in the Pagoda. You are going to experience an internal moment of peace and joy.

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1842 - 2017

175th Anniversary of Kwantee Pagoda

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The pagoda was built by Hahime Choissane and his coterie was inaugurated on 29 January 1842 as the Cohan Tai Biou or Kwan Tee. Hahime, the Kapitan retreated with his followers into a secret society called the Zhongyitang association grouped around the Kwan Tee pagoda.

The cult of Kwan Tee is associated with the god  of wealth - Choisan. Kwan Tee or Guan Di is also the god of war and the righteousness and the benefactor. There are  smaller altars inside the pagoda like Ma Chou protector of sailors and Kwan Yin, giver of Children. There is also an ancestor cult altar. The oldest tablet in the pagoda was affixed there circa 1841 and was restored in 1890. There is also a bell which dates back from 1871. Another tablet was offered in 1868 by the disciples of the Zhongyitang association which is believed to have been created by Hahime Choissane.

The red, green and yellow are the predominant colours in the Chinese pagoda: they represent happiness, prosperity and purity.

Each year, the 24th day of the sixth lunar month, Guan Di's birthday is celebrated. "This celebration is known as" Fête Mine", an important event in the city of Port Louis. That day, offerings are made to the highest rank of warrior  deity. After a religious ceremony, fried dishes noodles are distributed to the guests.

Hahime Choisane - Founding Father of Kwan Tee Pagoda

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The Cult of Kwan Tee

The  cult  of  Kwan  Tee  is  associated  with  the  god    of  wealth.  Kwan  Tee  or  Guan  Di  is  also  the  god  of  war  and  the  righteousness  and  the benefactor.  There  are    smaller  altars  inside  the  pagoda  like  Ma  Chou  protector  of  sailors  and  Kwan  Yin,  giver  of  Children.  There  is  also  an ancestor  cult  altar.

Kwantee Council Rules
Council News  |  08.06.2021 9:23 am  |  A+ | a-
For the good running and transparent of SOCIETY COHAN TAI BIOU PAGODA (KWAN TEE PAGODA),
the Rules have been amendment on the 8th April 2003, and registered with the Registrar of
 Associations as Follows:


The governing body of this Society shall be a Council of twenty one (21) members composed of
Seven (7) members from each of the three groups [ the Fukhien, the Cantonese (Nam Soon) and
The Hakka] whose names are duly entered in the register members and elected for a period of
Three years by the general meeting of the members on or before the first September preceding
each period of three years.

Such members shall hold office for three consecutive years reckoning from the fifteenth of
September.

The Council shall choose amongst their body for each of the three years of their tenue of office,
The following officers: 1) a President.  2) Vice-Presidents. 3) a Secretary and 4) a Treasurer.

On a rotation basic, for every three years, the Fukhien, Cantonese, and Hakka will be elected once
                    for the President of this Association, and also for others Office Bearers.
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1842 - 2017

175 Anniversary
of
Kwan Tee Pagoda

Read more >

Hahime Choisane
Founding Father
of Kwan Tee Pagoda

The pagoda was built by Hahime Choissane. and his coterie was inaugurated on 29 January 1842 as the Cohan Tai Biou or Kwan Tee. Hahime, the Kapitan retreated with his followers into a secret society called the Zhongyitang association grouped around the Kwan Tee pagoda.

The cult of Kwan Tee is associated with the god  of wealth - Choisan. Kwan Tee or Guan Di is also the god of war and the righteousness and the benefactor. There are  smaller altars inside the pagoda like Ma Chou protector of sailors and Kwan Yin, giver of Children. There is also an ancestor cult altar. The oldest tablet in the pagoda was affixed there circa 1841 and was restored in 1890. There is also a bell which dates back from 1871. Another tablet was offered in 1868 by the disciples of the Zhongyitang association which is believed to have been created by Hahime Choissane.

The red, green and yellow are the predominant colours in the Chinese pagoda: they represent happiness, prosperity and purity.

Each year, the 24th day of the sixth lunar month, Guan Di's birthday is celebrated. "This celebration is known as" Fête Mine", an important event in the city of Port Louis. That day, offerings are made to the highest rank of warrior  deity. After a religious ceremony, fried dishes noodles are distributed to the guests.

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Pagoda

Welcome
to
Kwan Tee Pagoda

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© Kwan Tee Pagoda 2015 - 2022
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