PHOTOS: Thais flock to shrine of love ahead of Valentine's Day

Hundreds of single Thais attended a ceremony this week at a Hindu shrine in Bangkok to make offerings as they prayed to find that special someone, just days ahead of Valentine's Day. Tucked beside one of the capital's biggest shopping malls, the Trimurti shrine to Hinduism's three most powerful gods has become famous in Thailand as a place people visit every Thursday in the quest to find love. But this week's crowd, mainly young people of all genders, was larger than usual as the timing also coincided with an auspicious alignment of the stars.

Published on Feb 12, 2021 03:18 PM IST
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Phra Trimurti shrine, the God of Love, is pictured ahead of Valentine's Day at Bangkok's shopping district, Thailand, February 11, 2021.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 12, 2021 03:18 PM IST

Phra Trimurti shrine, the God of Love, is pictured ahead of Valentine's Day at Bangkok's shopping district, Thailand, February 11, 2021.(REUTERS)

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A woman prays during a religious ceremony at Phra Trimurti shrine, the God of Love to wish for luck in searching for soulmates ahead of Valentine's Day at Bangkok's shopping district, Thailand, Feb. 11, 2021.(REUTERS)
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A woman prays during a religious ceremony at Phra Trimurti shrine, the God of Love to wish for luck in searching for soulmates ahead of Valentine's Day at Bangkok's shopping district, Thailand, Feb. 11, 2021.(REUTERS)

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People pray during a religious ceremony at Phra Trimurti shrine, the God of Love to wish for luck in searching for soulmates ahead of Valentine's Day at Bangkok's shopping district, Thailand, February 11, 2021.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 12, 2021 03:18 PM IST

People pray during a religious ceremony at Phra Trimurti shrine, the God of Love to wish for luck in searching for soulmates ahead of Valentine's Day at Bangkok's shopping district, Thailand, February 11, 2021.(REUTERS)

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