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Lovelorn Bangkokians pray for a Valentine


Many devotees showed up at the Trimurti Shrine on Thursday in Bangkok’s CentralWorld complex to pray for a happy Valentine’s Day or a successful match.

Lovelorn Bangkokians pray for a Valentine

Though this shrine is popular among those seeking love in Thailand, the Trimurti does not really signify love and partnership in Hinduism.

Lovelorn Bangkokians pray for a Valentine

For Hindus, the Trimurti represents the three aspects of divinity: Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver and Shiva the transformer or destroyer.

Lovelorn Bangkokians pray for a Valentine

Before offering prayers at the Trimurti shrine, devotees are required to first say prayers at the Ganesha shrine nearby. Usually, couples or people seeking a partner are seen dressed in red and queuing up to make offerings at the shrine on Thursday evenings.

Lovelorn Bangkokians pray for a Valentine

Like last year, hearts mark out the areas where devotees can stand to ensure social distancing. They are also required to wear face masks.

Lovelorn Bangkokians pray for a Valentine

Published : February 11, 2021

By : THE NATION