Why do they Not allow devotees to burn the candles and jossticks at Erawan Shrine in Bangkok now? I visited the shrine last week. Can someone please reply?
I didn't know the exact reason. At first, I was looking for the lit candle for the joystick, and I found nothing until I saw the notice. It stated it is for health reason and pollution.
I asked my Thai guide and it is for health reasons. Because there are so many people visiting and the enclosure is quite small, the smoke of the incense and the heat can make people feel uncomfortable.
Because of health and pollution reasons
As far as I know it is a very new policy as I've been there so many times and people were allowed to burn sticks and candles. Not sure about the reason but could it be for security purposes? Imagine how crowded it is there, especially during the weekends. People are pushing each other, the place is tiny tiny small, everyone is carrying burning candles and sticks around so it can easily cause fire, people can get burns or get burnt by ashes or hot candle wax.
Can not answer, as I am currently in Europe - sorry....
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