After long preparations, the first stone of the Erawan
Museum was laid on 13 July 1994. Of particular note on the
building is of course the huge three-headed elephant, Airavata,
a figure from the mythology of the Hindus. Because of this,
the building is less than 43.6 meters high. The museum consists
of three floors of antiquities and priceless collections of
ancient religious objects.
Address: Sukhumvit Road, Samut Prakan.
The museum is located in the city of Samat Prakan, also
known as Muang Pak Nam. This city is found in the south of
Thailand around the area where the Chao Praya river flows
into the Gulf of Thailand. The distance from Bangkok is approximately
30 km. There are 460,141 inhabitants (2005). Attractions include
Muang Boran, an artfully landscaped outdoor museum, the Crocodile
Farm and the Erawan Museum.
God's name: On one of the pillars there
are biblical scenes depicted. We see the first couple in paradise.
We also see Moses with the two tablets of stone. On the tablet
right on the top line left is the Tetragrammaton. On the second
line there is a word that is similar to the tetragrammaton,
though the first and the third character is the same. Here
stands 'Ha Shame "which means" The Name ".
This would be a reference to the divine name without actually