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Praying to the gods of fortune

Feb 08. 2018
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Lifestyle navigation application Nostra Map is gearing up for the Chinese New Year festival with a special map featuring nine places to get a special blessing as we enter the Year of the Dog.

The map is ready for downloading through the App Store and Google Play, or you can visit https://map.nostramap.com/mobile. The application uses the Text-to-Speech technology to create voice navigation that reads the name of alleys (Soi) or streets. 

The navigation also provides the Turn-By-Turn alert and allows users to see the traffic congestion and plan before travelling. It’s available for private vehicle, car, motorbike, or public transportation.

The nine sites include the Jao Por Suea Shrine (the god of tiger) for women wanting to get pregnant in line with the Chinese belief that “Lent Day” or “Catch the Righteous Thoughts” (Ngomae), which is the 15th day of the first lunar month, is the right time to ask.

 

Another is the Guanyin or Guan Yin Goddess shrine in a posture of giving a child at Leng Ne Yi temple (Ju Sae Niew angel). This is a place for those want children as well as for those who have enjoyed success to offer fruits and vegetables by way of thanks. 

Mae Nak Phra Khanong, Mahabusaya Temple, or widely known as Wat Nak Phra Khanong is another sacred place to ask for a child and good fortune. 

Also ideal for asking for good fortune, Narayana (God Vishnu) on top of the Garuda in Ploenchit is the supreme absolute deity of eliminating evils and the giver of success to those who help others. If a worshipper is good, he will give the luck and good chance to him. 

 

Phra Mae Maha Uma Devi temple is home to the Uma Dhevi statue, a goddess of compassion and stability in love. The Trimurti statue at Central World is a popular place to beg for love. He is the incarnation of Brahman (the creator) of Vishnu (defender), Shiva (destroyer), who is the supreme god of Brahma, and also the god of love.

Make a wish for happiness and success at the Ganesha God shrine, Central World or make a pilgrimage to the City Pillar Shrine to ask for a better job. By paying homage to Ganesha here, the belief is that you will be successful in both personal and professional life.

Phraphrom Erawan Shrine will give you a lucrative business. One of the three highest gods and famous for his compassion, it is said he listens to the requests and prayers of all and helps worshippers who have strong faith become successful. 

 

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