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Buddhist Culture and Other Religions including Hindu Gods and Deities

Buddhist Culture and Other Religions including Hindu Gods and Deities 

 

Asian religions as practised in many Asian countries often have a dominant theme but then incorporate elements from other cultures,religions and practices to create a sort of spiritual “pick and mix”  marketplace. This can sometimes seem bizarre and dissonant TO a western mind. For instance in Thailand a country which is predominately Buddhist – they have incorporated elements from animism, ancestor worship and Hindu deities into their public spaces and shrines. Each god or image represents a different aspect sought by the supplicant.

Here we detail in particular a few of the Hindu gods and deities and how they have been incorporated into Thai spiritual culture. 

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The Hindu elephant god also known as the god of sucess 

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