Four Face Buddha Bangkok

Four Face Buddha Bangkok
Four Face Buddha Bangkok
The four face buddha in Bangkok is located at the Erawan Shrine. The location is in front of Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel, corner of Ploenchit and Ratchadamri Road, which is also near to The Central World Trade, a few minutes walk beside the BTS: Chidlom station.

This famous shrine attracts more visitors than many of the city's temples and the opening hour is from 06:00-24:00.
Four Face Buddha In Bangkok At Erawan Shrine

Four Face Buddha In Bangkok At Erawan Shrine

Four Face Buddha Meaning and Story

The four face buddha is Brahman (creator of the world and all things), not strictly Buddhist.

One of the earliest iconographic descriptions of Brahma is that of the four-face god seated on a lotus.

In Thai Buddhism this Brahminist 4 face god is known as "Phrom Sie Nah ", but it often referred to by others as the 4 face Buddha. The features of Great Brahma is a God with 4 faces and four pairs of hands.

The four face Brahma God, Than Tao Mahapromis a Brahma god, full of kindness, mercy, sympathy and impartiality. These four virtues are represented by his four faces, each radiating serene grace.

Four Face Buddha Bangkok How To Pray

Worshipers of the god usually offer incense, candles, jasmine flowers or jasmine garlands and young coconut milk (with water in them) in their worship, usually placing these offerings before all four heads of Phra Phrom, each head representing a different aspect of the deity; it is believed each side of Phra Phrom offers different blessings.

Another common way of worship is to place wooden elephant statues on the altar to honor him. Phra Phrom is also known to admire Thai classical music, which is played near larger scale outdoor altars, accompanied by dancers.

For a small fee, the dancers include worshiper's name into the songs they sing while dancing. Worshipers of Phra Phrom are also usually advised to abstain from consuming meat.

It is also believed that worshipers have to make good on any promises made to the deity else misfortune will befall them instead of the fortune that was asked for. Items needed for prayers are available in the premises of the shrine.

Starting from the front (where the main gate is), going a clockwise direction to pray for Health, Career, Love and lastly, Wealth blessing.

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