Devasathan
The Divine Halls inside the Devasathan in Bangkok
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictPhra Nakhon
ProvinceBangkok
DeityShiva and Vishnu
FestivalsTriyampawai ceremony
Location
Location268, Ban Dinso Road, Sao Chingcha Subdistrict, Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, Thailand
CountryThailand
Devasathan
Location within Bangkok
Geographic coordinatesCoordinates: 13°45′9.1368″N 100°30′2.1924″E / 13.752538000°N 100.500609000°E / 13.752538000; 100.500609000
Architecture
TypeThai Architecture
CreatorRama I
Completed1784
Website
Devasthan

Devasathan or Brahmin Temple (Thai: เทวสถานโบสถ์พราหมณ์; RTGSThewasathan Bot Phram; meaning 'the abode of the gods') or Royal Brahmin Office of Thai Royal Court (Thai: สำนักพราหมณ์พระราชครูในสำนักพระราชวัง) is a Hindu temple near Wat Suthat in the Phra Nakhon District, Bangkok, Thailand. The temple is the official centre of Hinduism in Thailand, especially Brahmanism. The temple is the home of the Court Brahmins, who are descended from an ancient lineage of priests from Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. The Brahmins perform many important royal and religious ceremonies for the Monarchy of Thailand every year. The temple was founded in 1784 by King Rama I, the founder of the Chakri dynasty.

Structures

The temple is enclosed by a white wall. The temple is dominated by three large rectangular buildings, on an East to West axis. Each of the three white structures is a shrine dedicated to a particular Hindu deity.

See also

References

Cites
  1. ^ "สถานพระอิศวร Devasthan Bangkok" (in Thai). Retrieved 2019-11-24.
  2. ^ "สถานพระมหาวิฆเนศวร Devasthan Bangkok" (in Thai). Retrieved 2019-11-24.
  3. ^ "หัวข้อ: พระมเหศวรี". www.hindumeeting.com. Retrieved 2019-11-24.
  4. ^ "สถานพระนารายณ์ Devasthan Bangkok" (in Thai). Retrieved 2019-11-24.
  5. ^ "เทวาลัย Devasthan Bangkok" (in Thai). Retrieved 2019-11-24.
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