For those who have passion in thailand amulets, you may heard the word “Benjapakee” often. The meaning of benjapakee in thailand amulets is “set of 5 important amulets”
Benja = 5
Pakee = Member
Benjapakee amulets are :
1. Phra Somdej WatRakhang ( To Phromarangsri ) King of Amulet.
2. Phra Rod ( Tavee hang Niruntarai )
3. Phra NangPhya ( Queen of Amulet )
4. Phra PhongSuparn ( Garnjanagorn of Amulet )
5. Phra Soomgor ( Mahattanagorn of Amulet )
To wear benjapakee.
In an old time, the right way to put benjapakee in the right place are :
Phra Somdej in the center.
Phra Rod (top left) and Phra Nang Phya (top right)
Phra Phong Suparn (buttom left) and Phra Soomgor (buttom right)
Also person can wear 3 amulets called “Tripakee” : Phra Somdej at Center, Phra Rod (left) and Phra NangPhya (right)
Benjapakee is the most wanted amulets for collectors with the best art , story , legend, bless/chant and the purpose. thai people usually wear or keep safe in Dhumma room(room for study/pray for buddha). For real believer that pray, Benjapakee give them very good luck/fortune, protect from danger or even have better success in business or any good purpose. this’s all to beleive in Lord Buddha, also study and live in the way of Dharma for that is buddhism. May God of Buddha bless you.
The only reason in an old time that Benjapakee change hand (owners) is an estate. In Present there much more information and story for knowledge (like you read this). Which bring up many people that have the same passion for thailand amulets from internet , market , or individual etc to collect benjapakee. Even exchange with high values, nowaday as time pass the values of benjapakee keep rising as i can see that real benjapakee are reducing by individual collectors and fake benjapakee are increasing. why? i don’t think i have to explain this.
In the market you can see many sellers post there amulets and say this is real, but how can you know ? if the person which made an amulets already passed away. yes you can study theory that written by somebody on how to authenticate, what is an ingredient or how to verify the spot. and to ask your belief how much worth amulets will help you, that it.the best question is that the amulets you wear really help you, have you experience from them? is amulet have been chant/bless by well monk? is amulet have power? or just new handmade by some amulet seller that study the ingredient and how to made? For that reason you’ll have to study Dharma and know from your own. as buddha said (patjattung) meaning seeing is beliving that the way of Dharma. not just some teaching book for read and you become one of their believer.. Buddha bless you to see on your own and one day i wish everyone can feel the power of the amulets and Dharma, how much thing exist that all seeking to know.May God Bless You All.
Phra Somdej were created by Somdej Phra BuddhaJahn Toh Prommarangsri (Somdej Toh). He’s a son of
King Rama I. He started to make Phra Somdej amulets in B.E.2409. Materials for making Phra somdej comprise: Shell lime, holy powder, assorted flowers from shine, rice, lotus, ashes, honey, banana, tang oil, etc. Then chanted with spells and meditate. To bless every life in this world for good karma and strong protection against negative energy. Total of 84,000 amulets was made at the time. Phra Somdej Wat Rakhang is once
of the most famous and the best amulets from Thailand.
Phra Nang Phaya Phra Nang Phaya were created during of Ayuttaya era, Pitsanulok province. The major discovered are from Wat Nang Phaya around B.E.2444. The temple was said to be built for merits making to his Queen, the mother of King Naresuan, the Thai people given name “Queen of Thailand amulets”. Phra Nang Phaya are
very famous for bless strong with attractiveness and respectful from all others, also power on charm and
safe from all dangers.
Phra Rod Phra Rod was created by a hermit. First discovered during the earlier days of King Rama 5 reign when a pagoda from Wat Mahawan in Lumpoon province. The Thai people regard this particular amulet as
Buddha of Escape, they have superb Buddhistic power, especially in protection and being safe from all
dangers and disasters or misfortunes. They are made of clay and the oldest once are over 1,250 years old.
Phra Phong Supan Phra Phong Supan were discovered on B.E. 2456 in Wat Phra Sri Ratanamahathat, Supan Buri province. According to a golden scripture found together in the pagoda which described that Phra Phong Supan was created by Phra Mahathera PiyaThassi Saribut during the period of King Bormrajathiraj 2nd. It has strong
“U-thong” art style. Most of unique of this amulets is at the back had a thumb print of the creator.
A superb Buddha amulets had all mighty protective power against weapon and bring good luck. Is the most powerful amulets of ever.
Phra Somgor Phra Somgor were first discovered on B.E. 2392 in Wat Phra Boromathat. Gumpangpeth province.
The amulets were created in the era King Phra Maha Dharmarajalitai, the 5th king of Sukhothai. Phra Somgor is a mixture of Sukhothai-Lanka (Sri Lanka) style. It form a sitting posture of a thumb shape. According to memorandum of Wat Phra Boromathat, Phra Somgor amulets were made by 11 hermits or Phra Lersi using special materials and invited Devadas to create the molds.
There is a slogan for Phra Somgor ” If you have me, you never get poor”. Estimated to be made some
Phra Kring Phra Kring by Phra Sangkharaj or Supreme Patriarch of Thailand named Somdej Phra Sangkharaj Pae
Tissa-dheva-maha-dhera, who had begun to create this kind of amulet since the year B.E.2441. Phra Kring amulet is an image of Lord Buddha parng chana-marn with holy bell inside. Phra Kring bless good health fortune as medicine Buddha, the bell sound echo to heaven. One of the top powerful Thailand amulets.
Phra Pitda Phra Pitda is a very unique amulet. An Buddha or Phra Bhagavam image putting both hand and cover the face is to find peace and joy. There are also had four and six hands type. Phra Pitda is one of most famous amulet type to bless protecting worshippers from danger and increase levels of attractiveness as well as wealth fortune. Very popular and powerful amulet in Thailand.
Phra Sivali One of the Arahants, that is reckoned and declared by The Buddha for his auspiciousness. The Buddha had great faith in Sivali. He noticing that Sivali was fulfilling a previous aspiration, declared him “foremost among monks in obtaining requisites.” The Buddha instructed monks who were traveling on long, difficult journeys through uninhabited terrain to be accompanied by Sivali to ensure that they would have their requisites met. With Sivali present there would be no shortage of food because even the devas reveled in donating provisions. One of the sacred amulet in Thailand.
Luang Pu Thuat
One of the most revered and well respected monks that has ever lived in Thailand. His life and works are legendary. The most famous of his miracle story is he can turn the sea water become tasteless and drinkable water. Luang Pu Thuat never create any amulets in his whole life. By the meditation practice of Archann Tim a later abbot of Wat Charng hai, he met Luang Pu Thuat by vision meditate. He had made the
Luang Pu Thuat amulets, one of the most famous Thailand amulets create in B.E.2497.