Friday, 29 May 2015

Erawan Shrine

Hindu holy place in Bangkok with The four-faced Brahma statue in the middle.
The Erawan Shrine was built in 1956 as part of the government-owned 
 Erawan Hotel to eliminate the bad karma,
believed caused by laying the foundations on the wrong date.

21st of March 2006, the Shrine was vandalised 
by a Thai man believed to be mentally ill. After smashing the statue 
with a hammer, 27-year-old Thanakorn Pakdeepol 
was beaten to death by angry bystanders.

Two months after the incident a new Brahma statue was completed 
and placed in the shrine on 21 May 2006. 

Since that day, being visited by thousands of tourists and Thais every day,

Who believe, their prayers will be answered.

People will immolate flowers, incenses, coconuts ... Red Fanta...

Or simply light a candle and pray...

Erawan Shrine often features performances by resident thai dance troupes, 
who are hired by worshippers in return for seeing their prayers 
at the Shrine answered.

So why is Shrine, a MUST Visit?
Beacause it is an absolutely Beautiful place!
 The Statue itself is a masterpiece, 
plus all the flowers and candles, the smell of incences, men playing instruments,
 women singing and dancing...

...People full of hope, concentrated on their prayers,

 All of that together, creates a very special and unique atmosphere 
and makes ES absolutely magical place.

Whatever you believe in, God, Brahma, Music, Kindness, Yourself...

Be Blessed!

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