The most famous of the Ratchaprasong shrines and its story is one most Bangkokians know. In 1956, following several mishaps in the construction of the adjacent hotel (the current Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok), a four-faced Brahma image, Phra Phrom, was installed to appease angry spirits and from there the problems stopped.
An important deity in the Hindu pantheon, Brahma oversees Heaven and Earth. Devotees visit Erawan Shrine seeking answers to their prayers, and many will attribute any change of luck to their having paid respect there. There is Thai dancing displays and incense sticks and flowers can be bought to make offerings. To do this, circle the shrine clockwise to respect each face of the god and give 12 incense sticks, four candles and four jasmine garlands.