A place where all desires are fulfilled!
There is such a magazine about billionaires – Forbes. This year, this magazine has chosen several magical places in the world where you can ask for financial well-being, health and even love.
Altar Erawan. Bangkok. One of the most respected places on this list is the Erawan Altar, this is in the capital of Thailand – Bangkok. Here you can make a wish, and it doesn’t matter whether it is material or spiritual, with almost one hundred percent guarantee of its fulfillment.
It is easy to find – the altar is located at one of the most busy intersections of Bangkok, at the junction of Ratchadamri and Pkhloen Chit streets, two hundred meters from the Chit Lom station of the Skytrain in Bangkok, opposite one of the largest shopping centers in the city – Central World Plaza .
Decorated with variegated flower garlands and smelling of incense, it is visible from afar, there are always people here, and it’s difficult for a tourist to pass by without even knowing about his wonderful properties: at least out of curiosity everyone will stop.
The altar was erected in honor of the god Indra and his elephant Erawan more than 50 years ago. In the center of the sacred structure is a bronze gilded figure of a deity. In general, Indra in the Vedic religion is the most revered deity – the leader, king of the gods, thunderer and organizer of the world. Indra – the god of battles and victories – earthly and heavenly. Thais are very respectful of this deity, and even the name of the city of Bangkok Indra name is mentioned twice (in general, the full name of the capital of Thailand is listed in the Guinness Book of Records because of the longest name in the world, consisting of 21 words).
Why such a noisy and crowded place was chosen for the altar, explains the story of its creation. Construction of the hotel of the same name, located opposite the altar, seemed to attract all sorts of troubles. The ship carrying the marble for the decoration of the hall sank. Ghibli under unclear circumstances workers. The alarmed Thais asked the clerics for advice, and they recommended building an altar near the site. The measure turned out to be effective: strange cases stopped. In gratitude for their help, the capital residents reached out to the altar to leave gifts to the deity, and the travelers followed their example.
Locals say that the desire will certainly be fulfilled if you sincerely ask the spirits for something. Indra appreciates elephants figurines, fragrant candles and garlands woven from flowers as gifts, but sometimes he is given food, such as boiled eggs.
If the deity responded and fulfilled your desire, you can thank him. Near the altar there is a small stage, and if you pay the dancers, they will perform a special dance in honor of Indra. Since they dance quite often, it is not difficult to guess how strong the magical properties of this altar are.