Tiger Amulet - LP Jamnian

Tiger Face Kong Grapan/Amnaj Amulet
from Hlwong Por Jamnian, Wat Tam Suea, Krabi
size of amulet - approximately 3.5 to 4 cm.

Rental price for this amulet - 120 SG$ (now reduced to 100SG$)

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This is a "Kong Grapan Chadtri" amulet (protection against physical harm, invincibility) made bt Hlwong Por Jamnian, the abbot of Wat Tam Suea in Krabi, South Thailand. Wat tam Suea is also known as the "Tiger Temple" because of the tiger cave there. This temple was originally a place where Bhikkhus (monks) would stay to practise in the cave and surrounding Jungle - because of the faith instilling practise of the monks, the place slowly became famous and a place of reverence. The great number of sacred shrines, relics and places of worship here adds to the sacredness of this amulet when you consider the amount of Dhamma being practised here

The temple then developed naturally until it became the world famous place it is today. LP Jamnian is renowned for his Dhamma teachings and travels around the world to the many "samnak" (centres) he has in many western countries, teaching the Dhamma. His amulets are considered very powerful. The temple is now in a further stage of develpment with the building of a massive Chedi spire (Stupa) which is so high that you can see it from many miles away. The temple has a giant Buddha statue (see pics at bottom of this post), on the top of the mountain which the temple is shadowed by, visible from up to 40 kilometres away. The stairs leading up to the top have 1200 steps to get there!

Above pic; Stairway of 1200 steps leading up to the Buddha footprint and Statue on top of Mount Khao Gaew (Khao Gaew means "Crystal Mountain"

You can make merit at the temple by renting a collection of Nine Amulets with nine famous geji Ajarn master monks on them, but you dont get to keep the amulets; they are inserted in trays layer upon layer inside the giant stupa which will have i believe 999,999 amulets inside when it is finished.

These amulets have a special unbreakable cement mixture you can throw one at the wall and it will not break! I personally met the maker of the amulets and he gave me the recipe which i was honored to recieve. This is his secret tecipe and i have to keep it sevret. He gave it to me because he knows of my plan to make amulets in the future when i have collected all the necessary sacred ingredients for it. This Tiger amulet from Wat tam Suea is now out of stock in the temple and there are no more left. I have only one example, which is the one you see here.
The rear side of the amulet has the image of LP Jamnian on it surrounded by sacred Khmer Agkhara letters, sacred Unalome spires and the famous "Yant Gao Metta" of LP Jamnian.
Yant Gao Metta is a spiral with nine rings to it - Gao meaning "Nine" and Metta meaning "Loving Kindness and compassion" - this increases the charm factor of the amulet making it useful both for protection and lucky charm and fortune. Nine is a sacred and lucky number in Buddhism. The goldd painted tiger face on the front has the number nine inscribed on its tongue too, which will give the power of "lin tong" (golden tongue) - Gonden Tongue means that you will be a good salesperson and convincing in your sales pitch.

Tiger Amulet Rental price for this amulet - 120 SG$ (now reduced to 100SG$)

The temple has many Chinese descended devotees and the temple grounds have several shrines which are specifically built for the Chinese manner of devotional practise

The temple has many opportunities of practising dhamma and dhamma retreats - and provides a host of different nooks and crannies where you can find a place to sit and meditate, and practise.
There is also a shrine with Buddha relics to worship - i myself did this and felt a very powerful and pure energy emitting from the Shrine.
Below pic; Relic Shrine

Below pic; Place of Practise for meditation

Above pic; the Kutis used for monks, apasoka and upasika (lay practitioners in white) to practise

You can contact me on sakyant at windowslive dot com or fone 98323062 (Singapore) if you wish to rent these amulets. Or go to the new online shop at Siam Amulets Online Siam Amulets Online
The Buddha statue on Mount Khao Gaew at Wat tam Suea;

Below pic; Buddha footprint on the Khao Gaew mountain at wat tam suea where the Buddha statue sits

Dhamma practise and reverence on the mountain top

Video of Wat tam Suea

This is a beautiful place to visit if you are in krabi - the mountains around the temple are so beautiful, as you can see in the short clip below which is taken from the top of the mountain where the Buddha statue is in Wat Tam Suea

Jatukam Ramatep - Wat Bang Hwa

Jatukam Ramatep - Wat Chompoo Pradit
Tep hai Ngern Tep hai Tong edition (Deva give money, Deva give gold)

Rental Price; $SG75

This is a Jatukam Ramatep amulet made at Wat Chompoo Pradit (otherwise known as Wat Bang Hwa), in Nakorn Sri Tammarat. It was made in summer 2550 and reblessed also at Wat Maha Tat in Nakorn Sri Tammarat. This amulet was completely financed and comissioned by a very rich and devoted disciple of Wat Chompoo Pradit and faithful believer in Jatukam Ramatep.

The ingredients were sought out and collected from a number of sources, including Mai Tep taro, a very rare wood which has great power of metta. This sacred wood has a perfumed smell and the amulet still has a wonderful aroma to it. The back side has the great Chedi of Wat Mahatat in Nakorn SriTammmarat on it, which houses a sacred Buddha relic. You can see the many tones and textures on the back side revealing the great quantity of varied sacred ingredients in this amulet. The amulets were not marketed and are all kept with the lady who had them created. You can only obtain one of these amulets either from the temple directly, or by contacting the lady who had them created and financed them. She spent 5 million baht in their creation.

You can contact me on sakyant at windowslive dot com or fone 98323062 (Singapore) if you wish to rent amulets - or go to the new online shop at Siam Amulets Online Siam Amulets Online

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Pra Narai, Garuda & Rahu amulet

Pra Narai Song Krut Run Srong Nam 52 - Luang Por Jon, Pak Chong, Nakorn Rachasima
This is a Pra Narai Chid Pised (special edition) amulet of Vishnu riding on a Garuda who is holding Naga serpents. The Garuda is then seated upon Pra Rahu. This combination of deities is considered extremely powerful. The sun and the moon are depicted on the top left and right of the amulet . The amulet has been treated with "long rak" (a black laquer used to cover sacred amulets and Buddha statues before applying gold leaf).

Pra Narai Song Krut Run Srong Nam back side

Price: SG$85  - Sold

The rear side of the amulet has sacred yant (yantra) designs on it as well as two tagrud scrolls inserted and four sacred na designs in each corner. The amulet's powerful magic is then topped off with some sacred Khmer agkara lettering in pali around the edges.
creation date 2552.

This amulet is bound to become a collectors item, due to the fact that it was never greatly advertized or commercialised and is lesser known in commercial circles, which almost always leads to becoming greatly sought after once the edition has gained in age a few years.
I am now trying to locate some of these amulets, and will re-post them if i find some, due to having received many requests for this amulet. The amulets were made in various colors and different number of Tagrud in the back face. I hope to be able to obtain various types if possible.

Ruesi & Kumarn Tong amulet

Ruesi Por Gae Narot Maha Tep Normo - Wat Sala Fai Sakorn Sri Tammarat.

This is a Ruesi amulet from famous temple Wat Sala Fai in Nakorn Sri Tammarat. The front side has Ruesi Por Gae Narot (Naradha) embossed on it, with the Ruesi mantra "Leu Leur inscribed above his head.
The amulet has a tagrud in the base, as well as semi precious stone inserted in the tip of the amulet. You can see glittering points of white which is a sign of there being both Nga Chang and Pong Itaje present in the mixture, as well as Kakyayaks earth, which produces white beads that grow and increase with age. Both these ingredients are considered to have strong magical properties of protection. The back side of the amulet has a Kumarn Tong impressed on it, which increases the opportunity of it's wearer to have good business, wealth and fortune as well as lots of friends and good love life. The Ruesi will protect you from magic and bad luck and physical dangers, obstacles etc, and aid you in your practise if you are a meditator or practise magic yourself. The Kumarn will increase your popularity and business sales as well as making your home and family life a happy one.
I am sorry about the rather blurry fotos i shall re-edit with clearer ones later.

This amulet ia available for rent at a price of SG$50

This amulet is from the "Maha Tep Normo" edition of amulets made with a massive number of monks blessing in Nakorn Sri Tammarat. I have published and will publish more amulets in this series on the blog.

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LP Dto Amulet - Wat Rakang

Pra Luang Por Dto - Wat Rakang Kositaram

This is an amulet in the likeness of Luang Por Dto (Prohmrangsri), made in Wat Rakang Temple.
The "Nuea Wan" (herbal cement mixture) is of the finest quality, and has the style of "Krabueang Dtaek" (cracked ceramic tile effect), which is so definitive of the Wat Rakang amulet mixture. This technique of creating amulets and putting them through temperature changes whilst drying and curing them to obtain the crackly effect on the surface was developed by LP Dto himself. Apart from examining the front side of an amulet to discriminate it's authenticity and beauty, the way esperts define further beauty and richness of the cement mixture is preferably to examine the back side of the amulet - for this is the side with no details, and thus enables an accurate examination of the grain and texture of the amulet. Luang Por Dto was renowned for his famous Chinabanchorn kata, which he brought and translated and adapted from Sri Langka, and which all faithful Thai Buddhist love to chant. The benefits of chanting Chinabanchorn Kata are countless, it creates a crystall wall of all the Buddhas, Bodhisattwas and protective deities around you and maintains health and safety as well as bringing you great merit, fortune and charm

Pra Luang Por Dto - Wat Rakang back side

I shall be posting this amulet to the amulet shop within a day or so for rent. Prices will be viewable there

Moo Pha amulet (wild boar)

Moo Pha amulet with Tagruds (sam gasat - meaning three kings, one in copper one in silver and one in gold). The Moo Pha is good for Kong Grapan protection and also for luck and fortune. There arew sacred kata inscribed all over the surface of this amulet. This amulet was made by LP Phad of wat ban gruad (Buriram). It has extra popularity charms inserted into it (Pra Laks Hnaa Tong _ Golden Faced Laksman). I shall return to post the rather long Kata which accompanies this amulet for chanting. I have only one of these amulets in stock

Kata for Pra Pid Ta Amulet

The Kata for Pra Pid Ta are varied One of the best known ones is the Kata of Pra Jao Ha Praongk (five dhyani Buddhas) as well as the fivefold encoding of Namoputtaya of Na Metta
"Na Metta Mo Karunaa Put Pranee Taa Yin Dee Ya En Doo - Krai hen hnaa Goo rak Goo khad Goo midai"
(the above Kata is Maha Saneh Choke Laap - luck and fortune, and charming power)

Pra Pid Ta is also known as Pra Kawambadee
Kata Pra Kawambadee (This kata is for increasing ones wealth and belongings and good fortune);
Namo Puttassa Kawambadtissa
Namo Tammassa Kawambadtissa
Namo Sangkassa Kawambadtissa
Sukha Sukha Warang Na Mo Puttaaya Ma A U
Tugkhang Anijjang Anatta Jewa Segkhaa Tammaa Yataa Put Mo Na

Pra Pid Ta amulet from Wat Sala Fai - Nakorn Sri Tammarat, Thailand
This amulet has gold leaf, minerals mixed into the amulet mixture, also semi precious stone, and tagrud embedded as well as a yant on the rear side. SOLD OUT! - Thanks for support

another Kata you can use for pra Pid Ta is;
(you can change the words "bid jit" for "bid bpaag" - bid jit means to close the miind of [the enemy] used for stopping them from harming you - bid bpaag means to close the mouth - used in for example, a court case where the enemy is bearing witness against you or speaking against you) - You can change the words "bad satroo" (meaning "swipe the enemy down", to "haam satroo" (meaning "forbid the enemy") depending on your needs.
Na erd ad bad mit Na bid jit bad satroo na ning yoo new mew pew tew Mo erd ad bad mit Na bid jit bad satroo na ning yoo new mew pew tew Put erd ad bad mit Na bid jit bad satroo na ning yoo new mew pew tew Taa erd ad bad mit Na bid jit bad satroo na ning yoo new mew pew tew Ya erd ad bad mit Na bid jit bad satroo na ning yoo new mew pew tew Na Ma Pa Ta Na Mo Put Taa Ya Ja Pa Ga Sa Na Ma A U U A Ma I-swaasu Suswaa-I
this one protects and does away with your enemies

Above - Pra Sangkajai Pid Ta Maha Lap Nang Bua
This is the laughing Buddha Pra Sangkajai in the Pra Pid Ta pose - rather a rarity to see this Buddha as pra Pid Ta - this amulet is made by LP Men from Wat Na Dtang Nork in Ayuttaya, lately becoming greatly respected within the Thai Buddhist amulet community, as one of the master amulet makers of the present day. He is still using many of the ancient methods and ingredients as well as the traditional methods of Puttapisek blessing for the creation of his sacred amulets. The amulet has sacred minerals and gold leaf mixed in the cement mixture as well as i believe Dtakian tree powder (Dtakian tree is considered sacred and of great magical power, as well as having spirits inhabiting the tree)

SOLD OUT! - Thanks for support, a part of the funds goes back into making merit with the temples. This merit is also dedicated to those of you who rent amulets from me.

How to worship Jatukam

Kata Jatukam Ramatep
Chanting Katas (Mantras/Prayers) to worship Jatukam Ramatep
Due to the massive popularity in revering Jatukam Ramatep in Singapore, i have decided to publish the correct way to rever this Boddhisattwa, both for chanting for empowerment of your amulet before ptting it on, and also for worship on your altar as a statue or picture (or even just in your heart in the case you do rever him but cant afford a statue, it doesn't matter, what matters is in your heart, not on the altar)

The Kata to chant before putting on your Jatukam Ramatep amulet each day is always preceded (as are all katas), with the praise to the Buddha;
"Namo Dtassa Pakawadto Arahadto Sammaaa Samputtassa" (always chant this 3 times) with the Jatukam amulet between your praying hands, above your head, and then hold it to your forehead and ask Jatukam to watch over you, lend you respect from others, protect from dangers, increase your wealth and power/influence or whatver requests you have. Forbidden to request anything which might harm other beings, for Jatukam is a Bodhisattwa (Compassionate Deva).Face the South when doing this and you will succeed in your strivings.Traditionally, you can paint color on your Jatukam but it is forbidden to paint red color - at best is to color him ocean blue like the sea, for he protects the seas and seafarers too, and is guardian of the Ocean. Chant the kata beelow whilst holding the amulet to your forehead.

Short Kata for empowering the Jatukam Ramatep amulet;
Om Siti jatukam Raamatep Potisadtoe Namo Puttaaya Bpaadtihaaranja Tawaatasa Gaalanja Chaamahaa Pissamaa Bpasanawaa Idti Sich-Chadti
(the above one can do for before putting your amulet on each day)

The Kata below is for when you offer to him on your altar and offer flowers, incense, fruits and water/drinks, or whatever offerings your heart feels is right. Please use discernment in not offering anything such as alcohol or meat offerings, or anything which bis considered unwholesome.

The Long Kata; Kata Jatukam Ramatep

Om Siti jatukam Raamatep Potisadtoe Namo Puttaaya Bpaadtihaaranja Tawaatasa Gaalanja Chaamahaa Pissamaa Bpasanawaa Idti Sich-Chadti Sola Samangkalanjewa Nawalogudtaratammaa Jadtaaro Mahaa Teebpaa Bpanja Puttaa Mahaa Munee Tebpadtaga Tammakhantaa Chagaamaawajaraa Dtathaaa Bpanja Tassa Pawaa Sappaa Tasamang Seelamewaja Dterasa Tudtangkaani Bpaadtihaaranja Tawaatasa Eganera Suraa Adta Tawe Janto Siriyo Dtathaa Sadta Sampochangkaa Juntasa Jaggawadtija Egaatasa Wisanuraachaa Sappe Tewaa Bpalaayandtu Sappasode-tee Pawandtume

Suea Yant LP Parn

This is a pretty rare aquisition of Yantra shirt with Yant Grao Paetch (diamond armour) and a host of other Yantras along with the image of Luang Por Parn of Wat bang Nom Kho on it. I have owned this yantra shirt (called "suea yant" in Thai) for quite some years now, although i am not sure in which year it was made, but it is definitely rather aged.
I am willing to rent it for a donation, which i would use half of to make merit with by making offerings to the Sangha for a good cause. Price is auctionable

Luang Por Parn was the abbot of Wat bang Nom Kho temple and famous for his Magical yantra of Diamond armour. he also made some amulets in six different styles with Buddhas riding on animals, which are now extremely expensive and hard to find. The Government of Ayuttaya have made some remakes of these amulets mixing some of the ancient ones into the mixture for the new ones in honor of Luang Por Parn and for collectors to be able to aqquire these amulets again, which are so scarce these days. Many Master monks were called upon for the Puttapisek ceremony to bless them too.
Below - Wat Bang Nom Kho amulet made by the Municipality of Ayuttaya; Called "praputtajao song sathw (Buddha riding animal). I have two of these, one riding a bird (good Klaew Klaad avoiding accidents magic, and avoid being tricked), and one on a porcupine (good Kong Grapan magic) . The ones i have are similar to the one in the below pic, made with old Wat bang Nom Kho amulets mixed into them.
To rent one, you can contact me on sakyant at windowslive dot com or fone 98323062 (Singapore)
Rental price in Singapore; SG$100

Luang Por Phern Phaed Tidt

Luang por Phern amulet with the Master himself on the front side and Yant Paed Tidt on the back. The Yant on the back has a tiger head in the middle and Pra Rahu quarding each of the eight directions, as well as eight Buddhas. Made and blessed in 2551, the amulet is pure Kong Grapan Chadtri and "klaew klaad" protection against all forms of dangers, including (if you believe), protection against bullets and projectiles. The eight directions protect you on your travels from accidents. Apart from this the amulet is a perfect object of reverence for Looksit (devotees) of the Master Monk Luang Por Phern, of wat bang pra temple, which is so famous for sak yant magic tattoos and the Master Day ceremony. The size of this amulet is about 3 and a half cm wide

Price: SG$ 80 SOLD! Thank you to Mr. Alan for support in renting this amulet

Number in stock - Currently Out of Stock
To rent it, you can contact me on sakyant at windowslive dot com or fone 98323062 (Singapore) 

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Taw Waes Suwann

This Taw Waes Suwann amulet is of the "Loy Ongk" variety (meaning "small metal statuette).
It is from Wat Sri Totsatep and was blessed in the Upsot (chapel) of Wat Sri Totsatep. This version of Taw Waes Suwann has a Deva face instead of a Yaksa face and is about 5 cm high (roughly the length of your forefinger).

Price; SG$ 125

Singapore and Malaysia residents can Contact me if you wish to purchase this amulet. (only one left in stock in the moment).
You can contact me on sakyant at windowslive dot com or fone 98323062 (Singapore)

Which is your Birthday Buddha

Katas and Buddha statue for your Birthday
I have now published the collection of Buddha Statues and respective katas (mantras) to chant for each day you were born on, along with the story of each Buddha in his position of standing, sitting or lying down, and what it means, on the Beginners Buddhism Blog section of Dharmathai portal. Click on the link below to read.

Birthday Buddhas, katas for your Birthday, and the story of the seven Buddha images and their meaning

I really hope for you to visit and read this page ; I have put so much work into it and it has taken quite some time and reference to create. I have searched the internet in English to check if this information has ever been published, and to my knowledge this is the first time that this kind of compilation of Buddha statues for birthday with the relevant Kata for each Birthday and small story synopsis explaining the reasons for the creation of, and meanings of each statue, has ever been published in the English language in such detail.
A world's first then, so to speak. Don't miss it.

Luang Por Tuad Yantra Cloth

This is a Pha Yant (Yantra Cloth) from Wat Yala, one of the major Luang Por Tuad temples in South Thailand. The Pha Yant was made to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the temple.

Pha Yant Luang Por Tuad

 Price; SG$68 SOLD! thanks for support.

You can contact me on sakyant at windowslive dot com or fone 98323062 (Singapore)

It is in black satin with LP Tuad on the front and a host of Sacred Yantras to cover many different purposes, such as protection, good fortune, good sales in business (Nang Kwak Yantra) and also attractive charms, such as the Sariga bird Yantra. It also has a pair of Pra Rahu Om jantr images to avoid bad luck and to remove previous bad Karma.

Simple Kata for Amulets

Here is a simple but effective Kata for blessing your Amulets with before putting it on in the morning and leaving the house.
First of course, as in all Katas, you must chant "Na Mo Dtassa Pakawadto Arahadto Sammaa Samputtassa" first (3 times).

นะ มะ พะ ทะ นโพุทธายะ จะภะกะสะ มะอะอุ
Na Ma Pa Ta, Sang Wi taa Bu Ga Ya Ba
Na Moe Put Taa Ya, Ja Pa Ga Sa, Ma A U

At best though, you should light incense and candle on your Poojah table with your Buddha image, and place the amulet/s on the table under Buddha, bow on the floor 3 times to the triple gem and say in your heart "Puttang Saranang Kyajchaami, TammangSaranang Kyajchaami, SangkangSaranang Kyajchaami, Tudtiyambi Puttang Saranang Kyajchaami, TammangSaranang Kyajchaami, SangkangSaranang Kyajchaami, Dtadtiyambi Puttang Saranang Kyajchaami, TammangSaranang Kyajchaami, SangkangSaranang Kyajchaami"
Then you can take the amulets in your hands in praying style, and chant;

Na Mo Dtassa Pakawadto Arahadto Sammaa Samputtassa
Na Mo Dtassa Pakawadto Arahadto Sammaa Samputtassa
Na Mo Dtassa Pakawadto Arahadto Sammaa Samputtassa

Then you erect your mind and focus in front of you into the amulets with your eyes closed imagine your mind's eye being between your eyebrows and emitting a stream of thought energy - try to be aware of your total faith in the Buddha and his Dhamma and the refuge of the Sangha and really mean it in your heart. Then chant the Amulet Kata with all the faith and concentration you can muster up;

Na Ma Pa Ta, Sang Wi taa Bu Ga Ya Ba
Na Moe Put Taa Ya, Ja Pa Ga Sa, Ma A U

Then open your eyes and blow into the amulets and put them on (first put the amulets to your forehead between the eyes before putting them on).

Some amulets of course have their own special Kata, such as Luang Por Tuad Amulets (Click on link to see the Kata for this amulet and reverence of Luang Por Tuad).

Phra Khunpaen

Phra Khunpaen is useful for charm and attraction, as well as good salesemanship in business.
Pra Khunpaen LP Tim
Here are some Pra Khunpaen amulets from Luang Phu Tim of Wat Pra Khaw temple. Luang Phu Tim passed away recently, and his amulets are now in extreme demand. These were made the year before his passing away and are thus the last amulets made by him. Luang Phu Tim has gthe distinguished honor of being the original and first ever monk to begin making amulets in the likeness of Luang Por Tuad, as he was abbot of Wat Chang Hai temple (temple of Luang Por Tuad). Pra Luang Phu Tim is now elected to the status of "Pra Ariya Sangha" meaning he is of the saint level. Both his Khunpaen amulets and Luang Por Tuad amulets have hgained legendary status in Thailand. These amulets can be considered a perfect remembrance of his goodness.

The Khunpaen amulet above has sacred khom agkara lettering on the back as a protection and charm blessing. Rent price; SG$50

The Khunpaen amulet above is made of clay - rent price; SG$ 40

The Khunpaen amulet below is from Luang Por Poon in Wat Pai Lom temple in Nakorn Pathom. It has a Kumarn Tong on the back side to increase fortune and sales for business as well as the charming and metta aspects already coming from Pra Khunpaen. Pra Khunpaen also has good power for salesmen and merchants, but with the gumarn tong added the effect is considered to be extremely increased.

Price; SG$100

Kumarn Tong is in meditation - this Kumarn is called Kumarn Samasadhi, or Kumarn Samabidhi
Phra Khunpaen In Koo Luang Phu Hongs 3 tagrud (copper silver and gold) and precious stone

This amulet has In Koo on the back to increase your attractiveness and charm - The Khunpaen on the frontside has three tagruds (in silver gold and copper) and a semi precious stone for increased power. These amulets were made with one, two, and three tagruds in them and were rented at different prices, depending on how many stones and tagruds were inserted. This was to enable people who wished to make more merit by donating a larger amount to the temples to be able to also have a more collectible and rare memento with their protective charms and amulets they rented..

Apart from the obvious benefits coming from magic Buddhist amulets, the act of renting an amulet is also a great merit (poon) because one is donating funds to the temple and helping to maintain the Buddha sangha andthe Buddha sasana. Amulets are a great way for people to make merit because the person donating/renting gets a magical protection and charm and a memento for his merits, and also gets good karma too for making his donation by renting. When i began to consider distributing and renting amulets i wasn;t too sure if it was right or not, but after talking with many masters and temples about my feelings in this matter, they all assured me that i was doing a good thing because not only was i donating to the temples by renting, i was also travelling around and making amulets available to devotees in other places too. What is clear is that when selling amulets one is not allowed to simply keep all the profit, rather just take enough to cover ones expenses and a tiny nbit extra, and the rest must go to making more merit in Buddhism. This ensures "samma achiwa" (right livelihood - one of the paths of the eightfold path as taught by Buddha). Apart from this it also sees that both myself as distributor and the people renting get even more merit and good karma by re-investing in more donations to the sangha.

Backside of Khunpaen LP Hongs - Int Koo (lovers) with Na Me Dhi kata for metta
$SG140 Now Reduced Price; SG$90 

You can contact me on sakyant at windowslive dot com or fone 98323062 (Singapore) if you wish to rent these amulets.

Somdet Wat Rakang LP Dto

Pra Somdet Wat Rakang Kositaram (Hlwong Por Dto Promrangsi)

Pra Somdet Wat Rakang is the creation of Pra Sangkarach Somdet Luang Por Dto Promrangsi of Wat Rakang Temple. Luang Por Dto is the most famous of all of the Sangkarach monks (Pra Sangkarach means the head monk of the Royal Palace by Royal decree and the head of all the monks in Thailand).

Somdet Wat Rakang is perhaps the most valued and rare of all Amulets in Thailand's amulet world. There are many different editions and two main sizes (Pim Yai and Pim Lek). Each of these two "Pim", when made, would use up to 6 different stamping molds, meaning that whether a Pim Yai or a Pim Lek, there would be several variations on the edition, making it difficult for experts to recognize all of them. Only total fanatics of the Somdet Wat Rakang amulet will know how to recognize which edition and also which of the 6 stamp molds were used in a particular amulet's making. Apart from this, the mixture used in the amulet varies too and gave different patterns and textures when dried. The backs of the amulets are also different depending on where they were laid out to dry..

one of the rarest patterns on the back is one with thin black lines scratched into it horizontally, which is from having been laid on a blackboard to dry.Some were laid on wood, some on stone. Somdet Luang Por Dto, the creator of these amulets was an expert in making the mixture and also in using temperature and humidity to acheive distortions in the surface of the amulet which resulted in them becoming even more beautiful than if they didn't recieve any changes from the enviroment and atmosphere! For example, he used heat as an element to cause the drying process to be over accelerated causing cracks to appear in the amulet. (as in the pic below)

One of the trademarks of his amulet mixture was to mix "Kluay nam Wa" (a type of banana" into the mixture just before pressing them with the mold presses. This gave both a wonderful smoothness to the amulet once it was dried as well as a definitive texture to the appearance of the "Nuea" (Nuea means "meat" - meaning the cement paste used in the amulet). Upon closer examination with a magnifying glass, you will be able to see little black dots in the mixture, which comes from the seeds in the banana. The banana flesh will also make the mixture less smooth and more grainy resulting in little cracks and crevices in the surface once dried (although this effect is also due to humidity and change in temperature acheived by moving the amulets being dried from one room or place to another before the drying process was completed.

Below; Greater Magnification of top right corner of the above picture

The subsequent change in humidity and temperature cased the surface of the amulet to be irregular). This series of techniques used in the creation and preparation of the Pra Somdet Wat Rakang amulets ensured that each and every amulet was slightly or even greatly different than every other one. This makes each amulet an original in the highest sense of the word

Somdet Pim Pra Pratan (Pim Yai)

Pra Somdet Wat Rakang amulets can bring extremely high prices if they are editions made by the hand of LP Dto himself of 140 years ago, anything from one million to 50 million Thai Baht! Later editions sell from anything from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of Baht. Somdet Wat Rakang amulets in the present day are always still made exclusively by Pra Sangkarach (Royal head Monk) and normally have his image stamped on the back or an image of the Chedi Stupa. The stamp will usually be in red or blue ink

Above pic; stamp with the image of Pra Sangkarach on the back side of a Somdet Amulet from Wat Rakang temple

Some Somdet amulets are seen to have a reddish color to them.. This is because inOlden times, the owners often didn't have a chain to hang it on, and so instead, they would place the amulet in their mouths, which were usually stained bright maroon red from chewing betel nut. This resulted in the amulets becoming also stained by the strong red dye of the betel nut. This only adds to the beauty of the amulet. The wetness of the mouth of the owner also caused changes in the surface texture of the amulet, as did the fact that even those who wore the amulets round their necks would in those days not put a covering on the back side of the amulet case so the surface of the amulet came into contact with the wearer's skin.

Below image; Pra Somdet Pim Lek, or alternatively called Pim Ong Kanen

The sweat and humidity as well as the body heat caused cracks, and crevices and discoloration, as well as mold to occur on the amulet's surface. All these factors have come to leave the Pra Somdet amulet's surface appearance to have developed the most beautiful discolorations and textures. This is greatly valued in the eyes of the Thai Buddhist amulet connosseur.

This Pra Somdet Wat Rakang Pim Yai (above pic), has received heat and thus the ingredient of nam Man Tang Iw oil has given it a golden discoloration apart from the betel nut stains. The black markings come from the Bai Lan powder that stuck to it when being laid out to dry on the Bai Lan wooden leaf

Above and below Pics; Pra Somdet Wat Rakang Pim Chedi front and back faces

Below are some different editions from various years for you to admire.