Ganesha Shrine in Bangkok

Ganesha Shrine is one of the important Hinsu shrine in Bangkok. The deity has human body with an elephant head and four arms. Each arm has different weapon to destroy obstacles. People come here to pray for success and accomplishment.

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Things that people should bring here when they want to pray

  • Fruits such as banana, mango, coconut, grape, apple, sugar cane peeled and chopped, and watermelon
  • Desserts such as khanom tuay fu, thong yip, thong yod, look choop, and fresh milk.
  • Flowers such as marigold, Chinese rose, and chrysanthemum
  • And 9 joss sticks

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The mantra is available both in Thai and in English (I guess, it is an English language).

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Next to the Ganesha Shrine is Trimurti Shrine, and diagonally opposite is Erawan Shrine. I usually pray the other two shrines when I come here.

Update: December, 2014

Location/ How to get there: in front of CentralWorld shopping mall. You can go there by BTS (getting off at Chidlom Station and walk to the mall).

Admission fee: Free

Opening Hours: Everyday, 24 hours

Have you ever been to Ganesha Shrine? Share your experience with me in the comments!

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