Hindu deity image returns to Bangkok
Bangkok, May 20 (TNA) Admist religious rites and celebrations, a statue of Brahma, one of the Hindu Triune, will be restored to the Erawan Shrine tomorrow.india Updated: May 20, 2006 21:00 IST
Admist religious rites and celebrations, a statue of Brahma, one of the Hindu Triune, will be restored to the Erawan Shrine tomorrow.
The statue , which was destroyed by a deranged man in March this year will be taken to the shrine in a procession.
The ceremonies will be presided over by the caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
The image will be moved from the Fine Arts Department in the central province of Nakhon Pathom, where it was recast to Bangkok tomorrow morning.
The procession which will halt at Lak Muang (City Pillar), the Temple of the Emerald Buddha and a Brahma temple for a religious ritual before moving on to the shrine, where it will be placed .
Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister and Culture Minister Surakiart Sathiratha said yesterday that it took some two months to recast and restore the image of the God.
Visitors and dignitaries from Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei are expected to attend the ceremonies to pay their respect to the God, Sathiratha said.
First Published: May 21, 2006 18:00 IST