Hindu Temples & Shrines in Bangkok
Bangkok is full of stunning Buddhist temples but there are also wonderful Hindu Temples & Shrines. Most Thais are Buddhist, but all religions are welcomed and practiced in Thailand. Several thousand Hindus of Indian origin live in Thailand, mainly in Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya. Thailand also has strong cultural roots to Hinduism as the country was once part of the Hindu influenced Khmer Empire. One of Thailand’s most popular legends is the Ramakien epic which is based on the Hindu Ramayana.
Thai’s are big fans of Hindu gods & goddesses and there are many in Bangkok. They like to pray for good fortune, success in business & even love! The most prominent gods worshiped are Ganesh, Shiva, Brahma, Indra, Lakshmi & Vishnu. There are also three important Indian community temples, where shrines to a full range of Hindu deities can be found and worshiped.