The Brahma Shrine at Caesars Palace

I am starting a series of posts on lesser known Las Vegas attractions and tidbits.
The first post in the series is about on of my favorite Las Vegas sites.

The Brahma Shrine at Caesars Palace.

It is at the North end of the Roman Plaza, near Serendipity, in front of Caesars Palace. It was made in Thailand and was installed with the supervision of Buddhist monks. The shrine is a replica of the Brahma Shrine at the Erawan Hotel in Bangkok.

There are a few plaques at the shrine with additional information.  This one reads:
“The Brahma Shrine is renowned throughout the far east, to people of all faiths, as a place of prayer which in turn bestows prosperity and good fortune on those who come to visit and make their hopes and wishes known.

The casting ceremonies for the four-faced, eight-handed statue of the Brahma were held in Bangkok, Thailand on November 25, 1983 and many important religious authorities and international dignitaries participated.”

I visit the shrine for moments of self-reflection, contemplation and centering.
Visitors can light incense sticks at the shrine and on occasion I will do that, too.  It is not the kind of thing you would expect to see in Las Vegas and does seem a little out of place. That makes it all the more notable to me. The shrine is being stumbled upon by more people now that Serendipity 3 is getting more foot-traffic. Ultimately, that is a good thing, but it makes it a little more difficult to have a private moment.

The next time you need to slow down and take a break from the action of Las Vegas, stroll over to the shrine.

 

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