Who has their money on ‘the religion of peace?’
The Erawan shrine is located in the absolute centre of Bangkok. This place is visited by thousands of people daily. When in Bangkok, I usually stay at the Grand Hyatt Erawan hotel right next to this shrine. Matter of fact I had planned to stay there tonight on my way to Europe. I postponed my trip because I’m tied up here in Australia for some time to come.
The place is mostly visited by Buddhists but Brahma is a Hindu God. The two religions are pretty much mixed up together. Its more obvious in Cambodia, where the two religions are interchangeable.
On 21 March 2006, a
man Muslim vandalised the shrine and was killed by bystanders. However, two months after the incident a new Brahma statue was completed and placed in the shrine on 21 May 2006.
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