Lakshmi Shrine - The Goddess of Wealth and Fortune
Lakshmi - The Shrine of the Hindu Goddess of Wealth and FortuneLakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity looks out from her shrine at the top of Gaysorn Village shopping mall. The small golden statue, wrapped in a delicate pink robe, stands high above Bangkok, watching over downtown and blessing the city's businesses with good fortune. The shrine to Lakshmi is the only shrine to a Hindu goddess in downtown Bangkok.
|The Shrine to the Goddess Lakshmi, downtown Bangkok|
LakshmiThe goddess Lakshmi is the Hindu patron of business, wealth, and fortune. Lakshmi is the consort to the god Narayana (Vishnu) whose shrine stands nearby in front of the Hotel Intercontinental in Bangkok.
The Lakshmi Shrine really is a hidden gem in Bangkok, as even many locals either don't know of its existence or how to find it. In fact, the shrine is tucked away in a corner on the fourth floor outdoor terrace at Gaysorn Village shopping mall. The statue stands looking out over Bangkok's busy business district.
|Lakshmi Shrine - looking out over downtown Bangkok|
The Lakshmi shrine is one of eight Hindu shrines in the Ratchaprason area of downtown Bangkok. If you can, make a mini pilgrimage to pay a visit to all eight shrines in the same day. The shrine to Lakshmi stands next to the Jatukokbal Shrine.
|pink lotus blossoms, marigold garlands, and incense as offereings|
When to visit the Lakshmi Shrine
- The Lakshmi Shrine is open to visitors at any time that Gaysorn Village shopping mall is open. The mall is open daily from 10:00 to 20:00.
How to pray at the Lakshmi ShrinePeople visit the Lakshmi shrine to pray for prosperity and good fortune in business ventures. The goddess Lakshmi is said to like the color pink, so petitioners will bring pink lotus blossoms to the shrine in offering. You'll also see many offerings of incense and coins surrounding the shrine.
If you have trouble finding the shrine, simply ask for assistance downstairs at the information counter at Gaysorn Village.
Eat, Pray, Shop - Eight Hindu Shrines at the Ratchaprasong Intersection in downtown BangkokThe Lakshmi Shrine is just one of the eight Hindu shrines in the Ratchaprasong Intersection. The Thai Tourist Authority has instituted an initiative called "Eat, Pray, Shop" to encourage people to take a short pilgrimage to each of the shrines and discover the sacred hidden secret of downtown Bangkok.
Where is the Lakshmi Shrine?
- The Lakshmi Shrine is somewhat hidden on the 4th floor terrace at Gaysorn Village, next to the Jatukokbal Shrine. You can reach it by entering the shopping mall and taking the elevator to the fourth floor.
- 999 Phloen Chit Rd, Khwaeng Lumphini, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330