UJ in “Erawan Museum”

Yesterday, I explored “Erawan Museum” in Samut Prakan Province, Thailand.

“Giant three headed elephant”
Erawan is one of the Thai names of Airaavatha.

The three heads represent three major Gods in Hindu mythology.
BRAHMA , VISHNU AND MAHESH. Brahma is the CREATOR, Vishnu is the KEEPER and Mahesh is the DESTROYER. The three headed elephant is of Buddhist/Hindu origin (Airavata or Erawan). 🤔

The massive three headed elephant made of bronze weighs 250 tons, is 29 metres high, 39 metres long and stands on a 15-meter-high (49 ft) pedestal. 😲

The three storeys inside the elephant contain antiquities and priceless collections of ancient religious objects belonging to Khun Lek Viriyapant who is the museum owner.

First floor represents the underworld, Second floor representing the earth (or human world), Third floor represents the Travatimsa Heaven.

2nd floor
Walking to heaven
“Travatimsa Heaven”

It was so good exploring day. I never seen before like this giant three headed elephant. Firstly I felt little scared. 😅

But elephant’s statue inside more interesting. I found beautiful arts. Explained our universe by art.( *religion )

Elephants have a positive symbolic meaning all over the world and are considered a symbol of good luck, power, success wisdom and experience.

You mustn’t be believer of Hinduism or Buddhism, anyone who loves an elephants you should watch this lovely museum. Seemed so unique also you can improve religion studies by Erawan museum.

Just few kindly tips: 1. Foreigners 400 baht for entry fee from 2020 (250 baht for Thai peoples) 2. Should wear long and gentle 3. Nowadays should wear mask when you are traveling.

Thank you for your attention everyone!


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