Erawan Shrine

Shrine: Belief and beyond

School children or grandmothers, labourers or corporate woman; there is no stereotype for those who come to pay respect at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok. Some offer a short prayer across pressed palms, others include incense, candles or blessed water. A few set free caged birds, or give prayer while surrounded by traditional Thai dancers.

Whatever method chosen to pass respect to Phra Phrom (the Hindu creation god Brahma), each visitor has their own motives and whispers; which you see hidden in their eyes as they step up to the golden shrine.

Erawan Shrine

Erawan Shrine

Erawan Shrine

Erawan Shrine

Erawan Shrine

Erawan Shrine

Erawan Shrine

Erawan Shrine

Erawan Shrine

Erawan Shrine

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