Articles Tagged ‘shrine’

Bangkok Photo Friday: Devasathan (Brahmin Shrine)

Bangkok Photo Friday: Devasathan (Brahmin Shrine) December 31, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
It’s the New Year and the Thai will want to start it out right by making some prayers and offerings at the local temples. Today’s photo is of Devasathan, more commonly known as the Brahmin Shrine. Actually three shrines in one dedicated to Shiva, Ganesh and Vishnu just a stone’s throw...

Bangkok Goes Vegetarian: Vegetarian Festival

Bangkok Goes Vegetarian: Vegetarian Festival October 10, 2010 | Events | Read More
Vegetarians take note: this is your week in Bangkok. Every year beginning at the first new moon after the fall equinox, the ten-day vegetarian festival begins. This vegetarian moment takes its roots from Chinese Buddhist practices. It’s a spiritual cleansing with a physical component. Photo by...

Nile Guide Bangkok: Photo Friday

Nile Guide Bangkok: Photo Friday March 26, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Traditional Thai dancers take a break, cooling off in front of a fan at Erawan Shrine in the heart of Bangkok. The origins of the shrines statue image are Hindu and though many call it “Four-Faced Buddha” it is in fact a representation of Brahma. Devotees offer prayers and wishes and when...