I took my grandmother to Longshan Temple (龍山寺) today. Longshan Temple is the biggest and most active temple in Taipei, so there are usually a fair amount of worshipers there. However, for some reason there were a ton of people there today chanting mantras. As far as I know today isn't a special holiday, although according to my husband's Chinese calendar, today is considered to be auspicious for sacrifices and weddings. I don't know, it's hard to understand what ritual is performed on what day and why. My grandmother and I were wondering if this display of piety had something to do with the approaching super typhoon, typhoon KROSA. In any case, watch the clip to get an idea of the traditional worship done in these temples.