Talk to the four-faced Buddha with your heart


In 2004 I was a poor, near penniless man, 32 yrs old then, with a family to feed. I went around looking for jobs and always ended up with none. Miraculously, I am now a chairman of a food chain in Singapore, living in a comfortable home and blessed with a wife to be assisting my business.

That year, I went to a four face Buddha temple on a small hill somewhere near the Singapore General Hospital to pray. I remember telling him that if one day I make it big in the food business (I sold my flat to start this business), I will fly to Bangkok to pray at the Erawan Shrine to thank him.

Guess what? I made it. My business expanded and it’s still growing. There is no special "technique" in praying effectively. But I am very, very sure it definitely works if you speak to him slowly, sincerely and truthfully, like a son to a dad. Don’t go to him only when you got trouble, go to him whenever you miss him.

I fly to Bangkok almost 4-5 times a year if time permits. The irony is I don’t even know how to cook but I am doing well in the food business. I have capable, honest and efficient staff who has been through thick and thin with me, strong backers and a wife to be who lessens my work load. I believe it’s the four faced Buddha who helped me.

I hope my real life encounter brings hope to readers out there! I hope that one day we, believers of the four faced Buddha, can meet at the Erawan Shrine and go for a cup of coffee after our prayers, all on me.

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Jan 27, 2023
by: Anonymous

My career has been the worst for me and I've changed jobs like tasting different kind of food due to politics,fear, worries and anxiety and also due to my own incompetence.

I have went to the temple and I prayed to secure a job and I hope and wish everyone's wishes come true as well by the blessing of the Four-faced Buddha.

Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple
50B Jalan Bukit Merah Road, Singapore, 169545

(Open – 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM Daily)
(T) 62769646
For enquiries on amulets, call 62724240
(F) 62755893

How to get here:
Bus: 120, 147, 167, 196, 197, 961
Nearest MRT Station: Outram Park, Redhill

Jan 10, 2023
How to make a wish to the four-faced Buddha
by: Anonymous

Hi all,

May I know how do I make a wish to the four-faced Buddha? I understand that the temple sells candles, flowers, and things like that and there are dancers there.

It's my first time making a wish there and I'd appreciate any help.

Sep 26, 2022
Offerings to the four-faced Buddha
by: Anonymous

What do you offer to the four-faced Buddha when you visit him in Bangkok?

Aug 03, 2022
My prayers come true
by: Anonymous

I am also a firm believer in the four-faced Buddha. He has helped me so much and finally I got the chance to pray in Bangkok last month.

I am going again on this November. My prayers are answered and I will keep my promise to go back again during his birthday this year.

Jun 11, 2022
How to make my wish come true
by: Anonymous

Kindly teach me how I can make my wish come true with the four-faced Buddha. 🙏😪

May 19, 2019
Good Luck Temple
by: Tan

I regularly visit Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple in Bukit Merah in Singapore. I was blessed with good luck and good health over the years.

Last year, my business luck was down and I was faced with many finances issues. I prayed for God’s help in this matter and this resulted in some of my problems solved.

I’m a strong believer of this temple which brings me good luck 👍

Feb 27, 2019
Thank you!
by: Anonymous

Wow nice!

Happy for you that the four-faced Buddha granted your wish.

I'll be in the Erawan Shrine this March 😊

Feb 23, 2019
Jalan Bukit Merah, Wat Ananda Metyarama (Thai Buddhist Temple
by: Anonymous

Some of you are asking. Below is the place.

Jalan Bukit Merah, Wat Ananda Metyarama (Thai Buddhist Temple)

Nov 22, 2018
by: Anonymous

For relationships, pray to the four-faced Buddha not to get back a past lover but to find the one who will respect you, your body and soul and accept you and your flaws.

As for the past, a cracked jade will still show cracks even after you glued the pieces back.

Aug 08, 2018
by: Anonymous

Does he really help on love matters?
My boyfriend left but I need him back.

Jun 29, 2018
Four-faced Buddha
by: Ms Chua

Sounds amazing!

Jun 20, 2018
Making a wish
by: Ngee88

I visited the Erawan Shrine from 11 to 13 June 2018.

Consistently prayed for three days and made wishes and thanked the four-faced Buddha for granting my prayer when I visited in January last year.
Engaged four dancers.

Made a promise I will return to offer my thanks next year.

Jun 19, 2018
Prayer has yet to be granted.
by: Nutella

Feeling depressed recently & decided to pay a visit at the Temple you mentioned in your post.

I did make a wish last year but it wasn't granted. Despite that, I never blamed the four-faced Buddha & decided to give it a try & pray again... hope the four-faced Buddha can grant my new wish this time.

After reading comments of readers whose wishes had been granted made me kinda jealous. Well, I think everything happens for a reason.

I really do hope the four-faced Buddha & I got 缘。

Wish everyone luck~

Jan 29, 2018
Where is the temple near SGH?
by: Ct

Hi, I am currently in a very bad situation but i am trying to keep myself optimistic. May I know where exactly is this place near SGH so I can pray there?

Jan 27, 2018
Wishes at the four-faced Buddha answered.
by: Ngee88


Just want to share with you that my wishes were answered three months since I visited the four-faced Buddha during Chinese New year in 2017.

As promised I will return to the shrine to offer my thanks. Decided to make a trip to Bangkok sometime this coming April 2018.

January 2018

May 11, 2017
Thai Chetawan Temple in PJ
by: Cheryl

Hi Annonymous! Thank you for replying to this thread! Appreciate it a lot. I now have to read up a little on how do I pray to the four-faced Buddha.

I'm not an atheist, however I am open to the different types of religions or prayers that is able to help me have a smooth sailing life.

Would like to talk to you about it too only if you are open to it. I have never encountered anybody who has strong beliefs in praying to the four-faced Buddha, whether it is having good or bad outcomes

(I don't think there are any bad outcomes just maybe a delayed gratification).

I only read about it here.

Thank you again for your help.

May 08, 2017
Thai Chetawan Temple in Petaling Jaya
by: Anonymous

Cheryl about the Thai temple in Petaling Jaya with the four-faced Buddha, that should be the Thai Chetawan Temple.

Find it in Waze or Google. I experienced a miracle praying to the four-faced Buddha there. I have continued to be a sincere devotee since then.

May 03, 2017
Where in Petaling Jaya?
by: Cheryl

February 12 2017 comment by VC Matsuda.

Hi, I'm not sure if VC Matsuda is able to read this comment. But I would like to ask where in Petaling Jaya did you pray to the four-faced Buddha?

I'm also a Malaysian who is facing some difficulties which is affecting my mental health.

Would like to talk to you personally about the four-faced Buddha if given a chance.

Thank you.

Feb 16, 2017
Sincerity of prayers
by: Ngee88

I always believe in sincerity especially praying to the four-faced Buddha.

You will feel some kind of peace within your heart after making a wish and pray sincerely with a true heart.

I do pray to the four-faced Buddha in my home by offering him incense, flowers and candles.

I am also wearing a four-faced Buddha amulet.

Always have faith in whatever you wish for and I do always believe that someday or somehow your wishes will be answered.

Be patient.

Feb 15, 2017
Prayers not answered yet.
by: Ngee88

I am indeed very delighted to read comments from several readers that their prayers were answered in a very special manner.

However my wish has thus far not been granted as yet.

So I am patiently waiting day after day, praying to my four-faced Buddha at home everyday offering incense and candles and praying with true faith to him.

I always believe he will grant me my sincere wish someday.

Feb 12, 2017
My devotion to Thao MahaProm
by: VC Matsuda

I am a Malaysian.

It all began in 2008 when I bought a four-faced Buddha pendant from a street stall in Jonker Street, Melaka. It was just instinct then.

In 2010, when I planned for a home for my coming marriage, a few banks rejected my loan application initially.

Out of desperation, I went to a Siamese wat in Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur. I knelt down in front of the four-faced Buddha on a hot sunny day and made my wish from my heart.

Three days later, miraculously I secured a bank loan when three banks had rejected me earlier! I don't know how to explain this!

I happily got married and was granted a son.

But my problem was I never went on to fulfil my promise to the four-faced Buddha, which was to pray at the Erawan Shrine.

My excuses being the series of political protests and the bombing in 2015. From 2011 onwards, I went through bad times year after year.

On 9 February, 2017, I finally visited the Erawan Shrine. It was a full moon that night. On reaching the front gate of the shrine, my feelings were so strong that tears came to my eyes.

I realised the four-faced Buddha had helped me before and I had failed to fulfil my promise.
Believe me, the four-faced Buddha is a very compassionate GOD, he will listen to your heart.

My devotion to the four-faced Buddha will be for a lifetime. I even plan to write and publish a booklet about the four-faced Buddha and distribute it to the temples in Malaysia. No such publication has ever been done here.

I hope my son will continue this good work or any charitable work in the name of the four-faced Buddha.

My wish is that all will receive the same blessings from the four-faced Buddha.

Oct 29, 2016
Everywhere, in all forms
by: Ram Lohkar

When one sincerely and truthfully reaches out for HIM, anywhere and in any form, he gets what he wants; and who does not want anything but only HIM he gets everything.

Oct 05, 2016
Four-faced buddha
by: Anonymous

Hi all,

May I ask, what is the difference between praying to the four-faced Buddha at Bukit Merah in Singapore and the one in Bangkok?

Since they are both the same thing, it cannot be that if you pray in Singapore, you are less blessed than if you pray at Bangkok?


Sep 29, 2016
Blessed at the Erawan Shrine
by: Peng

In 2015 I went to the four-faced Buddha at Erawan Shrine in Bangkok. I sincerely asked to win few projects. And true I won the projects.

I went back March this year and returned what I promised and again I will going back this year end. If we are truly sincere in what you are asking, I believe the four-faced Buddha will answer our request.

If time allow I will going back more often.

Sep 25, 2016
My first visit - may my prayer heard
by: Anonymous

I just got back from Bangkok, this was my first trip there. My main purpose for this trip is to visit & pray to the four-faced Buddha.

I am in very bad situation now, living on credit, mentally & physically stressed plus a child to feed, I am desperately in need of help & advise.

I visited the Erawan Shrine three days in a row, prayed & engaged the dancers too. I couldn't sleep well when I got back back. I was continuously calling out for Him. :(

May the four-faced Buddha hear my prayer & grant my wishes soon.

Aug 08, 2016
My story about the four-faced Buddha
by: Mel

This Singaporean from my hotel told me that his wish came true that's why he goes to Bangkok every year to thank the four-faced Buddha. So, when he told me his story, I've also tried my luck to make a wish.

Back then, I wished for me and my ex to get back together. I was surprised when it was really answered.

I made a promise that if he answered my wish then I would go back to Bangkok every year to thank him and this is one reason why I keep on going back to Bangkok.

As for my finances, it's been okay and the same goes with the other wish I've made.

I hope it works for you as it worked for me. And sometimes, I think it's the four-faced Buddha who's been making a way so I would go back to Bangkok every year to keep my promise

Jul 13, 2016
Thank you
by: Ls

I also prayed for my broken relationship last year when he blocked me off from all conversation. He speaks to me now even though we are not together. Plan to go for a trip this month and return my favor.

Thank you Erawan!

Jul 04, 2016
The four-faced Buddha near SGH
by: CT


I have been that temple in Singapore. Hope this is the one you are referring to.

Address: 50B Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 169545
Phone: 6276 9646

Jul 04, 2016
Location of four-faced Buddha in Singapore
by: Anonymous

Does anyone know exactly where is the location of the four-faced Buddha temple near the Singapore General Hospital?

I mean the exact address or building/landmark beside the four-faced Buddha temple. I want to go there but not too sure where is the exact location.


Nov 11, 2015
Shines in Education with Erawan Shrine
by: C.C.W

I would make a trip to the Erawan Shrine at least once a year. I always pray for my studies, health and wealth.

Finally, I have graduated with a first class bachelor degree. On top of that, my education loan was also converted to scholarship successfully.

Of course, your hard work is needed besides your prayers. Now, I am pursuing a PhD degree (fast-track). May my prayers come true.

All the best to everyone. Thank you Erawan Shrine.

Aug 24, 2015
A new life through the four-faced Buddha
by: Charlie3

It's almost a year after I put up a poster of the four-face Buddha in my office. It's almost a year since I've been burning incense and making a wish.

Now after all these things, I have progressed. Today I'm very glad that I'm standing on many sacks of grain instead of just a packet!

Aug 18, 2015
Wish come true
by: CT

I just prayed at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok recently, to be exact one week before a bomb incident. I just prayed for my broken relationship.

Last year around October, I prayed for for my brother's exam. My prayers were answered. So, I went there to say thanks for my brother and myself.

I have not been to Wat Ananda Metyaram in Jalan Bukit. Normally I go to four-faced pagoda in Bugis. I will go to Jalan Bukit too.

Most of my colleagues said that "you cannot pray for this kind of thing". But for me, whatever it is, I want to pray and really wish with my heart to come true.

Nov 08, 2014
Believe in the four-faced Buddha
by: Anonymous

My first trip to the four-faced Buddha at the Erawan Shrine was when I was just having a low salary. My first wish was that I can make more. And I really made it. From then I make another wish for even more. And I made it too.

But I just wasn't good at managing my money. Then I made my wish last year to have my own house, I make it with no bank loan. I am really thankful for the help and guidance from my belief in the four-faced Buddha.

Now I have a home and my own business that still goes on. I come back to the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok every year to pray and pay my respects.

Once your wish comes true, do not forget to do what you vowed to the four-faced Buddha.

Believe and miracles will happen. Time has proven it.

Aug 15, 2014
Almost conned at Erawan Shrine
by: Anonymous

I was visiting Bangkok and stumbled into the famous Erawan Shrine. We offered some prayers and after coming out of the area a woman in her early 60s started a conversation in English about precious stones.

Then gave us an address where to buy it cheap. Then she was joined by a man, claiming to be a doctor from the nearby hospital who also agreed with her. They told us to take a tuk-tuk to a shop called Chin Jewellery.

While on the way we thought. We were not rich the precious stones not our diet. When we arrived and walked into the shop we realised it's not our type. So we walked out. Took another tuk-tuk back to the city centre.

He questioned us why we came and whether did we buy anything. His query was suspicious and even took us by some smaller back roads, complaining of petrol. I said we pay for your petrol.

Just take us to Siam Paragon. Even took pictures of him (by pretending to take scenes) from the back. Word of caution. Watch for conman near the Erawan Shrine

May 05, 2014
Pray with all your heart and soul
by: charlie3

I have a friend who has a four-faced Buddha in his house, one day his father told me to light incense and say my wishes. I did what my friend told me to and stood for a few mins. After that I went home.

A miracle happened that hour, I realized that I must have awaken from my long and bad day dream. The saddest thing is that even my printing shop didn't work as well.

On the second day my friend gave me a poster of the four-faced Buddha. She told me to put it in the right direction and at the right time.

I burn incense every day and for three months I've been doing this every morning and night. I say my wishes and my dreams to my four faces Buddha.

Now I have a new life and new direction. My printing shop works fine, my mind is clear. Small problems don't affect me anymore. That's what I've been praying for to the four-faced Buddha everyday.

All I can say is never stop learning to pray with all your heart and soul, he's always listening to our prayers.

Nov 10, 2013
Dont give up
by: Jenna

The four-faced Buddha hears us all, when we think our prayers and wishes are not heard, that is when they are. To everyone out there whose prayers were heard and the ones who are still waiting, DONT GIVE UP!

This deity hears you and knows the right time to make our dreams come true.

I have been waiting my whole life for my prayer to be answered and still waiting, but I will never give up on the four-faced Buddha.

The Buddha will know when the right time is for my prayer to come true, so hold on to your belief in this deity and watch the small things unfold, that we miss and take for granted.

Nov 09, 2013
When you believe..
by: Anonymous

Hello all, I heard about the four-faced Buddha long time ago and last year i made one big decision in my life. I quit the job I liked and started my own little business.

When i prayed to the four-faced Buddha at the Erawan Shrine Bangkok last year in 2012 I wished that I could find a partner and start the business soon.

I prayed with all my heart. It came true finally even though the partnership didn't work well and we must end this year, 2013. Since I've prayed to the four-faced Buddha in Bangkok I have never stopped praying and asking for advice and help,in happiness and sadness.

Now I run my little business from the start again but what I can tell to you all. I've got my way to run it myself, no fears and doubts like before.

Hope I can manage it well, pray with all your heart and believe. He will hear and see in all four parts of the world to help you.

May 08, 2013
Sought out four-faced Buddha's help too
by: Down and out


I'll keep my own story short and simple. For the past few years, I made some bad decisions, and owe the banks about $60,000. I know it's not a big sum to some people, but it is to me.

I do not want to run away from my problems, and have been paying off my debt. However, no matter how I pay it off, it's still huge. I have come across your blog, and I am at my wits end.

I have just prayed to the four-faced Buddha at the Bukit Merah temple. I hope he deems my prayers to be sincere enough and I hope he will help me. As advised in your blog, I poured my heart out to him, and told him I know I made bad decisions. All I need is a fresh start. I really really hope he can help me. :(

Nov 11, 2012
by: Rainie

My child has been a pretty good kid but now turned very wild and bad.

My family is depressed and heart kbroken.

I thought only Bangkok has the famous four-faced Buddha. I will now pray for help at the four-faced Buddha in Singapore.

To those devotees of four-faced Buddha,I will join you in praying and in believing in faith that my child will be saved and be a good kid once more.

Jun 25, 2012
by: Anonymous


I am inspired by your experience because I am feeling down and feel my career is going no where even though I work very hard.

Hope to hear more from you.

Jun 15, 2012
Pray to different Buddha or diety
by: Anonymous J


I just want to know if I am praying to different or other Buddha and deities will have any affect??

I'm having a relationship problem this year, have always got problems when I'm into the third year of all relationships.

So I want to pray that this time it will work out, though a lot things has happened.

Please advise.


Apr 25, 2012
Waiting for my wish to come
by: Lim

I have been praying to the four-faced Buddha since January this year to secure myself with a job opportunity.

So far, no answer or not even an interview. Already getting disappointed.

Feb 11, 2012
Language to pray in
by: Anonymous

It does not really matter what language is used. Pray with our heart.

Feb 10, 2012
What language did your use?
by: Anonymous

What language did you use to tell the four-faced Buddha about your problem and asked for help?

Nov 06, 2011
Four-faced Buddha shows the way.
by: Vincent

Six years ago, I was in Bangkok to negiotiate an Alliance contract. I was tasked to look after operations. We were there for about six days. I woke up at 6 am daily to go to the Erawan Shrine to pray to the four-faced Buddha for success in the project.

The Alliance project was sucessful in terms of growth and profitability. I was promoted and I went back to Bangkok to offer my thanks. Recently I am feeling down with my career, I prayed to Great Brahma and he showed me the direction.

I am thankful that he is looking after me, guiding me and showing me the way. Pray to him sincerely and he will show you the way.

Dec 28, 2010
Talk to the four-faced Buddha with your heart
by: Anonymous

You can offer your prayers here:-

Wat Ananda Metyaram
50-B Jalan Bukit Merah
Singapore 169545.

Dec 27, 2010
Giving thanks at the Erawan Shrine
by: Fang


I've prayed at Erawan Shrine five months back. My career flourished and I really wanna give thanks. But I am really short of cash right now.

Do you think it's possible to give thanks to a four-faced Buddha here in Singapore instead till I have more money???

Sep 10, 2010
Four-faced Buddha in Singapore
by: Anonymous

My last posting was dated February 28, 2010. While in Singapore I go to this Thai temple.

The address is:

Wat Ananda Metyaram
50-B Jalan Bukit Merah
Singapore 169545.

My life has improved significantly and I do agree that we should not pray to the four-faced Buddha only when we have problems. Whenever you can, go and pray. That I have been doing almost on a daily basis.

My heart is so much at peace.

Sep 03, 2010
Four faced Buddha near Singapore General Hospital
by: Anonymous

There's a small hill near Singapore General Hospital which has a Thai temple. There a four-faced Buddha there and you can offer your prayers there.

Aug 21, 2010
Location of four-faced Buddha
by: Anonymous


Anyone knows where to pray to the four-faced Buddha in Singapore?


Mar 17, 2010
Pray to the four-faced Buddha
by: Onliner


Care to share more? I'm making a trip specially to Bangkok to pray at the Erawan Shrine. I've been depressed over a broken relationship for the past 3 years.

You can say I'm hoping for a miracle. But at the same time, these 3 years have totally worn me out, physically, mentally and spiritually.

I've been told to pray to this and that but nothing works. So I guess I'm placing all my hope on four-faced Buddha now.

Feb 28, 2010
My belief and trust in the four-faced Buddha
by: LWP

I am staying in Singapore and I have been to Bangkok many times, passed by the Erawan Shrine many times but never stopped to pray.

Lately, life has been one upset followed by another and I was really depressed. Went to a temple in Singapore to seek advise and was told that the four-faced Buddha is my hope and my saviour. Went to another and was told the same thing.

As I was about to travel to Bangkok again, I did what I was told, go and pray to the four-faced Buddha. Miracle or no miracle, I felt very good after the prayer and felt peace and harmony.

I was in Bangkok as a member of a team to negotiate a business proposition. In Singapore, I continue to pray to the four-faced Buddha. Apart from being calmer and being able take things in their stride, I'm beginning to feel that my prayers have been answered.

Though, no great wealth flowed in, I managed to get by month after month with more successes in work. I'm grateful for all the changes that are happening and I continue to pray to the four-faced Buddha with or without problems and seek the Lord's guidance and blessing.

I'm interested to meet with other people who firmly believe in the four-faced Buddha and share our beliefs.

Jun 15, 2009
Good idea
by: Anonymous


Good idea. I did not wish for others but to be with my ex. For my career, I am still OK with my workload and do a little part time online business. Although coping with two jobs may be tough, I think not as tough as those workers who work under the hot sun.

I mean good idea. I also wish to join in but my wishes haven't come true.

Thank you


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