The Erawan Shrine (Thao Maha Brahma) is a Hindu shrine in Bangkok that houses a statue of Phra Phrom, the Thai representation of the Hindu creation god Brahma.
It was built in 1956 to appease the supposed evil forces that were taking the lives of construction workers and causing other calamities in the construction what is now the Grand Hyatt Erawan. The misfortunes were caused, it seemed, by starting the construction on an unfavorable date. After the shrine was erected, construction deaths stopped and the hotel grew very prosperous.
The area is crowded with worshippers day and night and always wafting with incense smoke. It is also common to see people bowing as they pass by bus, taxi or above by skytrain.
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