What is 4 Faces Buddha and meaning
the Buddha at Erawan Shrine has four faces. Facing the shrine's entrance, the front face represents career and life. Continuing clockwise, the second is symbolic of relationship and family, the third is for wealth, and the last for wisdom and health.
Every day, thousands visit the shrine and return with gifts when they believe their wishes have been granted.
Street vendors outside sell garlands and wooden elephants to be presented as offerings.
The best known of a number of Hindu shrines in the vicinity, the Erawan was built in 1956 to ward off bad luck from a hotel that had just been built nearby.
The shrine houses a golden statue of Phra Phrom - the four-faced Thai representation of the Hindu god of creation, Brahma.
Brahma is worshipped by Hindus and people pray to him for everything from a new child to a lottery ticket.