Persons of all faiths who visit Las Vegas, Nevada, the World Capital of Casino, come across a unique Indian God Brahma Temple at Caesars Palace here. The casting ceremonies of the four-faced, eight-handed statue of the Brahma were held in Bangkok, Thailand on November 25, 1983 in the presence of religious authorities and international dignitaries.
The Brahma Statue was donated to Caesars Palace on February 5, 1984, by the Vacharaphol and Hon families of Mr and Mrs Kamphol Vacharaphol and Mr Yip Hon.
The precious metal statute of the Four-faced Brahma was installed at the North end of the Roman Plaza under the supervision of Buddhist monks. Brahma Shrine in Las Vegas is a replica of the Brahma Shrine at the Erawan Hotel in Bangkok.
The Hindu God Temple is a stark contrast from the busy life in Las Vegas which is under constant surveillance, warns one of the plaques. 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, reads a plaque at the site.
The shrine stands 14 ft tall and weighs more than 8k lbs. The monetary donations that are offered to the Shrine are donated to charities in Thailand by Caesars Palace. The statue is a symbolism of the four divine states of mind comprising Love, kindness, sympathy, equanimity, and compassion.
The visitors can light incense sticks at the Hindu shrine and pray for prosperity and good fortune. On the front side, there is an incense box and matches on the right and a donation offering box on the left. The Hindu Shrine is having a plethora of elephant statues on all four sides. Different decorations are done on different occasions.