Erawan Shrine, also known as four gods, gods of India, was originally a Hindu, Brahmanism, one of three main god Brahma, the god of the creation of heaven and earth, with four faces. In Southeast Asia, Thailand is considered to be the Custodian of the Buddhist god almighty, in charge of human wealth and status and promoting a harmonious Buddhist god; its sides towards the four cardinal points, respectively, for the faithful pray. As the approximate shape of the Chinese Buddhist statues, so many Chinese as Erawan Shrine. Erawan Shrine is a creation of God Brahma (Brahmā), Buddhist kings called Brahman, is the color industry Chuchan days. Brahma faith in India, though not extensive, but considerable influence in Thailand, but many believers.
Thai people worship and yearning for a long time the concept of Brahma. Thai phrom likhid refers to the number of days borrowed from Sanskrit, literally translated is Brahma notch. Since ancient times, Thai people believe that human life after birth, the number engraved on the sixth day of Brahma in his forehead. Traditional culture in Thailand - Buddhist culture also has the foundation of worship Brahma. India Brahma faith was spread in Indochina and have a profound impact on the local culture, but later subsided, more than 700 years, the Thai people more interested in the worship of the Hindu god Indra in another respect.
So now Thailand's Erawan Shrine worship, we can put it as Brahma worship in India, Thailand, the revival, which began in central Bangkok Erawan Shrine Erawan Hotel in front of the establishment. 1951 began the construction of Erawan Hotel, frequent accidents during the construction period, four years later has not completed. Hotel Management Committee held several meetings to explore solutions to problems, but none could, and finally it was suggested that participants wear to Major General Joseph Su Wei for help, he is said to have Tianyan Tong.
Major General Joseph Su Pei Wei reference trustee come after inspection concluded that the problem is the hotel's name "Erawan" too domineering. When things are not ground-breaking approach to seek the consent of the local gods and protection. Erawan God Indra's horse as though it is, but its status but rather with the latter. In view of the future, the world will become a land of frequent travel, etc., respectfully recommend Major General divinity higher than the gods Indra Brahma sits. Major parties in accordance with the instructions of the hotel at ceremonies in 1956, the hotel successfully completed. Opened immediately after casting Brahma statue placed in front of the altar, they opened the Brahma faith in the prelude to the rise of contemporary Thailand.
The Erawan Shrine Modeling
Thailand is not a fixed shape around the Erawan Shrine. The number of face and hands from the point of view, the majority of four eight hands. 3-6 century, India has emerged Brahma shape surrounded by four hands, but the display of ancient artifacts in Indochina until the 6-11 century Tuo Luo bowl to time, local people still believe the Brahma hand side,12-13 century when mostly surrounded by four hands.
So now in addition to Thailand, surrounded by statues of Brahma's eight hands, but also to see four hands and four second-hand side of the shape. Occasionally, one can also see five faces eight hands, and this is the use of India's legendary five-sided shape of Brahma, that there is a four-piece head.
Brahma created the legendary goddess of eloquence days spare women (Shatarupā, also translated Shatelupa), the female on the day of love with eloquence. Eloquence-day women feel wrong, so often go to Brahma's left, right, back and even flew above, for the convenience of living eloquence days to see women, who had a face of Brahma face to grow five. Brahma was another major offensive to Hindu gods - the destruction of God Shiva, Shiva said the ritual law, eloquence days women are Brahma's daughter, married daughters violated the ethical righteousness, so with the third eye on his forehead emitted flame, to burn off the top to see the heads of Brahma, then Brahma has only four faces are now common.
The Erawan Shrine in the hands of sacred objects, there are these types of objects. The implementation of the different sub-hand relics, such as prayer flag, by the book, conch, Falun, mace, kettles, beads and so on. Sitting posture that is the basic semi-Jiafu Zuo sit cross-legged on one leg, usually set right leg, left leg occasionally see the disk.
Erawan hand with law enforcement fingerprint device has its significance:
1 prayer flag: on behalf of universal magic
2 classics: of wisdom
3 Conch: Representative bless
4 Falun: on behalf of misfortunes, fell monsters, destroy trouble
5 tokens: first achievements on behalf of
6 bottle: on behalf of thirst; responsive
7 beads: on behalf of reincarnation
8 fingerprints: Representative bless and protect
Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, Thailand Thai incense altar is the stronghold of the most flourishing of religion in central Bangkok Erawan of Ratchadamri Road and Phloen Chit Road junction, near the Grand Hyatt Hotel and Sogo Department Store. Erawan altar set up in here, the reason, said in 1956 Erawan Hotel (formerly the Grand Hyatt Hotel) built when a series of unfortunate accidents occurred, the authorities therefore invited a Taoist practice, according to their suggestions Erawan Shrine so is safely and smoothly. Each year even more Buddhists and Hindus to this worship, most of which Hong Kong and Singapore. Muslims believe that Erawan extremely efficacious, if the desire to pray to reach after, believers must be prepared to sacrifice again this thanksgiving would also like to, or even their own or hire someone to song and dance. In Thailand and Southeast Asia, "Erawan" is considered extremely benevolent gods, so thanks to "Erawan" vegetarian meat to quit before, to show the love of animals, the faithful in their daily lives against abuse of animals. Erawan Shrine (Four-Face Buddmst ldol), known as "responsive" Buddha, the Buddha has four face Buddha, representing love, career, health and wealth, in charge of all human affairs, is the Buddha in Thailand one of the most popular incense. Of people who believe in Buddhism, to the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok to not worship, as Rumiao not worship, is an unthinkable thing. Erawan said the efficacious extraordinary, therefore, some visitors to the Erawan Shrine before the promise and oath would also like to travel in Thailand many times, there are many film stars Hong Kong and Taiwan, Thailand every year to worship the Erawan Shrine, seen Erawan charm.