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The Shrine of the Four-Faced Brahma

 
 
The Brahma Shrine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trinket Troy, July 8, 2014
1. The Brahma Shrine Marker
Inscription. The Brahma Shrine is renowned throughout the Far East, to people of all faiths, as a place of prayer which in turn bestows prosperity and good fortune on those who come to visit and make their hopes and wishes known.

The casting ceremonies for the four-faced eight-handed statue of the Brahma were held in Bangkok, Thailand on November 25, 1983, and many important religious authorities and international dignitaries participated. Separate Plaque: The installation, on this site of the magnificent four-faced Brahma Shrine was made possible through the warm, generous and wholehearted sponsorship of Mr. & Mrs. Kamphol Vacharaphol, Mr. Yip Hon; February 5, 1984, Caesars Palace
 
Erected 1984 by Mr. & Mrs. Kamphol Vacharaphol, Mr. Yip Hon.
 
Location. 36° 6.946′ N, 115° 10.41′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker is on South Las Vegas Boulevard just north of West Flamingo Road (Nevada Route 592), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. It is at Ceasars Palace in the Roman Plaza behind the Serendipity 3 restaurant. Marker is in this post office area: Las Vegas NV 89109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "Bugsy" (about
The Shrine of the Four-Faced Brahma and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trinket Troy, July 8, 2014
2. The Shrine of the Four-Faced Brahma and Marker
The brass tablet on the right reads, “The Shrine of the Four-Faced Brahma is under constant surveillance.”
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The "Bugsy Building" (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Little Church of the West (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Welcome To Las Vegas Sign (approx. 2.4 miles away); Old Well Tower #10 (approx. 3.2 miles away); First Water Company (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mary Dutton Park (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Huntridge Neighborhood (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
More about this marker. The Four-Faced Brahma is known as Phra Phrom in Thailand.
 
Also see . . .
1. What That Shrine Outside Ceasars Palace is All About. 2012 article by Pappagiorgio at the Vegas Chatter website. Excerpt: “ Cast in bronze and plated in gold Weighs more than 8,000 pounds 14 feet high Formally dedicated on February 5, 1984 under the supervision of Buddhist monks Visitors express gratitude for wishes granted by offering flowers, incense, money (which Caesars donates to charities in Thailand) or by placing small wooden elephants The four faces of the Brahma statue represent Four Divine States of Mind: Loving Kindness, Compassion, Sympathy and Equanimity
The Shrine of the Four-Faced Brahma Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trinket Troy, July 8, 2014
3. The Shrine of the Four-Faced Brahma Marker
Original was installed at the Erawan Hotel in Bangkok Thailand to ward off bad luck after several construction disasters at the hotel” (Submitted on January 8, 2015.) 

2. Wikipedia Entry for Phra Phrom. “Phra Phrom is the Thai representation of the Hindu god Brahma, who is regarded in Thai culture as a deity of good fortune and protection.” (Submitted on January 8, 2015.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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