Maria João Sereno (Brigitt)
Bà Chúa Xứ (Vietnamese for “Lady of the Realm”) is a prosperity goddess from southern Vietnam, a supporter of business, health, and a protector of the Vietnamese border. She is housed in Vinh Te village at the foot of Sam Mountain, near Cambodia. A three-day festival is held in the village at the beginning of the rainy season, beginning on the twenty-third day of the fourth lunar month, in her honour. Ba Chua Xu reached her peak popularity in the 1990s and still entertains pilgrims every year with her responsiveness to loyal followers.
According to French archaeologist Louis Malleret, the statue of the Lady of the Realm which is worshipped in Vinh Te village is, in fact, an appropriated and feminized statue of the Indian god Shiva. The stone statue was created by the pre-Angkorean Khmer people of Cambodia. However, many of her worshippers may disagree with this theory. Stories of her heritage recount her growing naturally from stone before being discovered by the Vietnamese of Sam Mountain.
Goddess Ba Chua Xu will help you with:
- Assistance for business success
- Domestic harmony
- Loyalty and marital fidelity
- Scholastic success
- Divination of the future