Shutter: The Image of Brahma at the Erawan Shrine

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The Erawan Shrine (ศาลพระพรหม or San Phra Phrom) seats at the intersection of Ratchaprasong and Ratchadamri Roads in Pathum Wan district, Bangkok. Unlike any other Thai temples in city, the image, which is a Thai depiction of the Hindu god of creation, isn’t sheltered with a big mondop.

The shrine was built in 1956 by Erawan Hotel to counter the negative karma caused by laying the hotel’s foundations on a wrong date.

The shrine was once a subject of great controversy when a man was killed by bystanders last March 21, 2006 after hammering the statue.

The Erawan Shrine (ศาลพระพรหม or San Phra Phrom)
The Erawan Shrine (ศาลพระพรหม or San Phra Phrom). The hotel on its background is the Grand Hyatt Erawan.
The four-faced Image of Brahma
The four-faced golden image of Brahma

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