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Devasathan, Bangkok

Devasathan - Bangkok, Thailand
Devasathan
Bamrung Muang Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10200Map
Chingcha Sub-District
+66 2 225 7612(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Phra Nakorn
Overview

Devasathan is also known as the Brahmin Temple. It comprises of three shrines, the main shrine, housing the bronze images of Shiva in the blessing posture; the middle shrine, dedicated to Ganesha with five seated images of Ganesha in granite and sandstone, and two of greenstones and bronze; and the shrine of Vishnu with his images in bronze and his consorts Laksmi and Savari in plaster. King Rama I ordered its construction in 1784 (at the same time as the Giant Swing) according to the ancient custom of building Devalaya in the city centre, as in Phimai, Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.

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