Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Amulets


A Long Time ago, since ancient times, wearing an Amulets was believed to get the owner with either a protective quality, or would receive the power of good luck and fortune. A Buddha Amulet is called "Plah Keang" in its local language. 

It's said that Once upon a time, there was a renowned monk in Thailand who was invited by the king to go to the disaster area when a deadly drought afflicted the nation. Unable to bring the large Buddha statue in his home, he dreamed of the Buddha statue telling him he could make a small model of it with the clay from the temple and bring that instead. He did what he was told, and the drought eased. When the monk gave this amulet to the king, the king asked him to make more and spread them among the common people.

            Cubic Zirconia Christian Crosses

Like Christian Crosses and Chinese Buddha Amulets, Thai Buddha Amulets can be made of metal or precious stones like Golds and Diamonds and also Clay incense ash. They are then molded into a Buddha statue (some are not) and put in a box. Sometimes, herbs, pollen, metal bars with Scripture carved on, and It's not finished and ready to give out until it's blessed by a monk.

                              Drop Shape



                           Various of Shapes

*Thai Buddha Amulets can be made into different shapes, such as circle, drop, oval, round, square, and triangular or made followed the figure shaped inside like a "Garuda Amulet"

                          Garuda Shape

In the old days, Buddha amulets in Thailand were purely hand-made, but today, due to the large demand, some procedures, like carving a model, are mechanized.

Although almost everyone can make an amulet, it is believed in Thailand that only those made by renowned monks contain power, and each Buddhist master has his own specialty such as 'Luang-Phor-Koon', a renowned monk at Wat Ban Rai, a temple in Nakhon Ratchasima Province in Thailand, is famous for making Buddha. Thai Buddha Amulets very pleasing to Worldwide in fashion not only in Thailand, but also in Malaysia, Singapore, the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. 

Many wearers think the amulets are very effective in bringing luck (the amulets have been blessed), although maybe 50 percent of them do not believe in Buddhism, but only think it is very fashionable!

" Yet a majority of Amulet's power are still a combination of liking, magical power, faith and belief "

The Amulets whether Amulet Charms or Amulet Jewelry are still collectable and have value by itself For example, a Buddha called Phra Pid Ta (two his hands covering the face) helps to drive bad luck away. 

      This Photo is 'Phra Pid Ta' Buddha Amulet

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