Cheers! We have prepared you a list of 4 sacred places to pray for each specific aspect of life: love, wealth, and career.
Check out the following places: Trimurti Shrine, Wat Chedi Ai Khai, Wat Phra That Doi Kham, and Sri Maha Mariamman Temple.
Love: Trimurti Shrine Bangkok
One of the most famous sites where singles pray for their love is Trimurti Shrine, located outside the Central World.
The Trimurti Shrine comprises the three most powerful Hindu gods: Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver), and Shiva (the destroyer).
Trimurti Shrine (Cr. learnthaiwithmod.com)
Although the shrine was originally associated with success, prosperity, and happiness, it is currently an established venue for people searching for soulmates to make a prayer and offering. Thais believe that the Trimurti symbolizes love and unity.
To pray, prepare nine red roses, one rose garland, and nine red incense sticks. This is because roses are believed to represent love, and nine is a Thais’ lucky number. If you are single, also bring along one red candle. For those attached, bring along one pair of red candles.
The recommended praying timing is at 9.30 AM or best at 9.30 PM on Thursday.
Open Hours: Daily, 24 hours
Location: Pathum Wan, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330
Love & Career: Sri Maha Mariamman Temple Bangkok
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, commonly known among locals as Wat Khaek, is a famous Hindu temple located in a busy Silom area, Bangkok. The temple’s name reflects the founder’s belief in Shakti, which is mainly dedicated to Goddess Mariamman.
There are multiple colorful sculptures of gods and goddesses carved against the walls, roofs, and pillars at this South Indian-style temple.
Singles looking for love and couples who want to have children usually come here to worship the Hindu goddess Mariamman. The belief originated from the devoted love between Mariamman and God Siva. You may purchase an offering set at the temple.
In addition, you can worship the Hindu goddess Mariamman for promotion at work or other Hindu Gods and Goddesses such as Ganesha for prosperity, fortune, and career success, particularly for those doing commerce.
Do take note that at Wat Khaek, you are only allowed to offer milk, fruits (mostly, bananas and coconuts), Indian snacks, and flowers. All kinds of meat are prohibited. For females on period, you are advised not to enter the complex.
One highlight you should not miss here is the annual event called Navratri. Taking place in September or October, the event is held for ten days. On the final day, there will be a lively procession featuring the image of Sri Mariamman and other Hindu gods and goddesses. The street in front of the temple will also be colorfully decorated with yellow flower garlands and candles.
Open Hours: Mon – Thurs, 6 AM – 8 PM
Fri, 6 AM – 9 PM
Sat – Sun, 6 AM – 8.30 PM
Location: 2 Pan Rd, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500
Wealth: Wat Chedi Ai Khai Nakhon Si Thammarat
Wat Chedi Ai Khai has become a popular attraction of Nakhon Si Thammarat, a province in the southern region of Thailand.
The majority of people come here to pray for wealth-related wishes, such as lottery wins, business success, and recovery of lost or stolen items.
At the main entrance of the temple, there are two huge plaster rooster statues. Inside the pavilion stands a wooden statue of a boy aged between 9 and 10, named Ai Khai or Egg Boy.
A legend tells that Ai Khai was a young disciple of a revered monk from the South in the Ayutthaya era. He was told to guard a treasure trove at the spot where the temple is now located.
Ai Khai (Cr. sanook.com)
People who had their wishes granted are supposed to follow the customary practice of donating items such as rooster statues, military camouflage uniforms, slingshots, and toys for boys. You can purchase them from the shops along the street leading up to the temple.
The most famous item is the rooster statute as Ai Khai was fond of cockfighting.
Moreover, they are to set off firecrackers at the outside area in return for their favor received. Hence, it is normal for you to hear a loud sound continuously.
Place to set off firecrackers (Cr. blockdit.com)
Open Hours: 8 AM – 6 PM
Location: 36/1 Chalong, Sichon District, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80120
Wealth & Career: Wat Phra That Doi Kham Chiang Mai
Established for over 1,300 years, Wat Phra That Doi Kham has great significance to locals. It is also a religious landmark in Chiang Mai. Inside, there are various Buddha statues in different postures.
Apart from the 17-meter Big Buddha image, which can be seen from the foothill, another main highlight here is Luang Por Tan Jai. Thais highly revere Luang Por Tan Jai, which is believed to grant wealth and career success.
Big Buddha image (Cr. tripadvisor.com)
Luang Por Tan Jai (Cr. naewna.com)
To ask for the blessing, you will need 3 incense sticks and tell a specific number of Jasmine garlands you will bring if your prayer comes true. The number mentioned has to be more than 50. The garlands can be purchased from shops near the temple.
Behind the temple is the sightseeing spot where you can see Chiang Mai town and the Royal Park Rajapruek from the mountain.
Open Hours: Daily, 6 AM – 6 PM
Location: Mae Hia, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50100
As each site is known for helping to improve different areas of life, you may choose the places you would like to visit. Let’s get lucky in game and lucky in love!