Phra In

Thai - A god of wealth and king of the gods. It is said that, to reward the people for good living, he created three wells from which they could obtain anything steal, he sent two giants who erected a huge column, the radiation from which restored nationwide virtue but eventually the people reverted to their old ways and Phra In sorrowfully had the pillar removed. He appears at the Songkran festival to indicate future trends. If he is armed, the year ahead will be turbulent, a torch signifies hot weather, a pot foretells rain and a wand indicates peace. Referred to as Phra In, In, In, Hindu Indra, Hindu Indra, Amoghasiddhi, Preas Eyn, Shakra, Tung Wang Kung, Venda, Verethragna or Wei-t'o.

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