Bangkok’s “David Beckham Temple”: one of the world’s weirdest religious buildings

Bangkok’s temples are truly a wonder to visit, but after a few days of battling the crowds, the appeal of gilded Buddha statues may start to lose interest. Thus, when you’ve visited the major attractions, why don’t go to Wat Pariwat, a one-of-a-kind temple down the Chao Phraya River? Wat Pariwat gets its famous nickname, “David Beckham Temple”, from a gold-plated statue of the English former football player holding up a statue of Buddha. But that’s just one of the unexpected characters you’re bound to notice visiting this unusual holy…

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In India, people are praying to “Goddess Corona” in attempt to stop pandemic

While the world is still struggling with the coronavirus pandemic and researchers are busy finding an effective vaccine, in India people have found yet another way to help the world. India is one of the most affected countries by the Covid-19 pandemic, and people are turning to spiritual and divine powers in an attempt to protect themselves from the new coronavirus. Recently, Indian media reported on a group of women from a village in West Bengal who had decided to fight the coronavirus in their own way, by worshiping Corona…

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#TodayInHistory – August 8

August 8 – Some important events on this day. 1220 👉🏼 Sweden is defeated by Estonian tribes in the Battle of Lihula 1303 👉🏼 Crete earthquake strikes with estimated magnitude of 8, triggering a major tsunami with major damage including ships sweep 2 miles inland in Egypt 1508 👉🏼 Spaniard Juan Ponce de León founds Caparra the first European settlement in Puerto Rico 1509 👉🏼 Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern India 1609 👉🏼 Venetian senate examines Galileo Galilei’s…

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