Gods goddesses worship in Thailand

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Gods goddesses worship in Thailand

Post by thomaslaw » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:55 am

Hi

I am looking for website information about gods goddesses, such as Nangguk, Pakmedolani (spelling not correct), in Thailand. Such a workship coexists well with Thais who are also Buddhists.

Thanks.

Thomas

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Re: Gods goddesses worship in Thailand

Post by Dhammanando » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:40 pm

thomaslaw wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:55 am
I am looking for website information about gods goddesses, such as Nangguk
Nang Kwak (นางกวัก) or Thep Pakoranam, is the goddess of trade and is essentially the Hindu goddess Lakṣmī, though with a few Thai modifications (e,g., she rides on a pig rather than an owl). She’s mostly worshipped by Buddhist shopkeepers and small businessmen.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nang_Kwak

Ara Wolson, The Sacred Geography of Bangkok's markets
http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/media2/csea ... Wilson.PDF
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Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:55 am
Pakmedolani (spelling not correct
Phra Mae Thoranee/Dharaṇī (พระแม่ธรณี) or Phra Sii Wasuntharaa / Phra Śrī Vasundharā (พระศรีวสุนธรา) is the earth goddess and is popular with almost everyone.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phra_Mae_Thorani

There is also a rice goddess called Mae Phosop (แม่โพสพ), or Mae Khosok (แม่โคสก) in the North and Northeast of the country.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosop

https://web.archive.org/web/20070526103 ... mother.htm

These are the three main ones. Then a couple of minor ones are Phra Suratsawadee (พระสุรัสวดี) = Sarasvatī, who's popular among artists and entertainers, and Phra Mae Khongkha (พระแม่คงคา). Goddess of the Ganges and, by extension, of all rivers.

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Re: Gods goddesses worship in Thailand

Post by thomaslaw » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:42 am

Many thanks indeed, ven. Dhammanando.

Also, a special monk called Sivali is worshipped for good luck in some shops in Thailand.

Thomas

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Re: Gods goddesses worship in Thailand

Post by Kim OHara » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:15 am

thomaslaw wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:42 am
Many thanks indeed, ven. Dhammanando.

Also, a special monk called Sivali is worshipped for good luck in some shops in Thailand.

Thomas
Beloved local monks are revered in many places, and you will find images or statues of them in temples but I don't know that they would be counted as 'gods'. I don't even know if Thai people categorise holy personages in the same way we do, i.e., as gods, lesser divine beings (angels) and worthy humans (saints). Can you help out here, ven. Dhammanando?

More additions to your pantheon, since the thread seems to be heading that way: Ganesh (more in the north-east, I think) and Kuan Yin.

:namaste:
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Re: Gods goddesses worship in Thailand

Post by thomaslaw » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:47 am

Kim OHara wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:15 am
thomaslaw wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:42 am
Many thanks indeed, ven. Dhammanando.

Also, a special monk called Sivali is worshipped for good luck in some shops in Thailand.

Thomas
Beloved local monks are revered in many places, and you will find images or statues of them in temples but I don't know that they would be counted as 'gods'. I don't even know if Thai people categorise holy personages in the same way we do, i.e., as gods, lesser divine beings (angels) and worthy humans (saints). Can you help out here, ven. Dhammanando?

More additions to your pantheon, since the thread seems to be heading that way: Ganesh (more in the north-east, I think) and Kuan Yin.

:namaste:
Kim
The person in the shop told me Sivali as Buddha for good luck.But she possibly means he is a spiritual being or god for good luck!

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