|Erawan Shrine Bangkok|
The Golden Brahma Statue
|Lord Brahma At The Erawan Shrine Bangkok|
The present Brahma statue is made of plaster, gold, bronze and other metals and was placed in the shrine in the year 2006 after the old statue was vandalised by a person believed to be of an unsound mind. The Lord Brahma statue was slightly damaged and repaired again in 2015 after a suspected terrorist bombing of the Erawan shrine.
|Thai Dancing At Erawan Shrine Bangkok|
A troupe of Thai dancers performs at the shrine. Its a series of short special dance performances that coincide with the prayer of a worshipper who pays for the dance. The dancers perform behind the person as he kneels to pray. It is supposedly a way to attract the attention of the Lord to the prayer. The cost of engaging the dancers in the prayer varies from 260 to 710 THB depending on the number of dancers that can be between 2 and 8. Photography / videography, etc. is allowed at the shrine.
|Skybridge Between Siam BTS and Chit Lom BTS Bangkok|
Erawan Shrine is located close to Chit Lom BTS Station. There is a skywalk that connects Siam BTS Station to Chit Lom Station. Its the Ratchaprasong intersection of Ratchadamri Road where one can climb down from the skybridge and cross the road to the shrine. It is a half hour stop but proves relaxing for a tourist in this primarily shopping area. Highly recommended.
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|Posted by Narinder Singh|