Ganesh pops into Bang Saen beach as lottery fever grips the town!
Pictures: Thai Rath
A yam (spicy salad) vendor thought she saw a child playing at the water's edge on the popular Bang Saen beach in Chonburi.
But when 60 year old Wiphada Phuangpho looked again she could barely believe her eyes - it was not a child but a resin coated figure of Ganesh.
This is the elephant headed Hindu god of beginnings known in Thai as "Phra Phikhanet".
More mystery was to come. Two people attempted to bring it out of the waves but they couldn't lift it.
Permission clearly had not been sought so a prayer was said - hey presto! Now just one person could lift it.
A temporary shrine was set up before it was moved to the tourist center so that those who want lottery numbers could pay their respects.
77kaoded reported that a lot of lottery ticket vendors had gathered to service customers convinced that a win was theirs in the next draw.
Wiphada said that this was the second time a Ganesh figure had been washed up on the beach in recent years.
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