The word Amulet is derived from the Latin word amuletum, which is often referred as an ornament or a small piece of jewellery thought to give protection against evil, danger or disease. There several types of Amulets, Thai Amulets are one among them.
There are many famous Thai Amulets. Every different Thai Amulet has a unique advantage. Some of the Thai Amulets are Phra Somdej, Phra Sum Kor, Phra Phong Suphan, Phra Kring, Phra Khun Phaen, Phra Nang Phaya, Phra Rod, Benja Phakhi. Advantages of the above Thai Amulets are described below.
Phra Somdej amulets are referred as “king of amulets”, these amulets are also known as “lucky amulets”. Every amulet collector will have one and it is the best choice to the new believer of Thai Amulet.
Phra Sum Kor is of Kamphaeng Phet Province orign. When Somdej Toh visited his relatives in 1849, he found Phra sum Kor amulets in Kamphang Phet Province.
In 1913 the Suphanburi governor ordered a formal dig to uncover buried amulets, several amulets were found and Phra Phong Suphan is one among them.
The Phra Kring is a metallic statuette in the image of a meditating Buddha, only made in Thailand. The Phra Kring is Mahayana Styled Buddha image, despite the fact that Theravada Buddhism is followed in Thailand.
Phra Khun Phaen are the type of amulets which feature Buddha in Samadhi or other mudra. These amulets range from identical similarity to the Phra Khun Phaen to the more intricate molds containing Kumarn Tong and his many consorts.
Phra Nang Phaya amulets are believed to have been commissioned by Queen Wisutkasat. This amulet was discovered by the workers when they dug up an area in the temple while preparing stage for casting the replica of a famous Buddha image.
Phra Pidta Na Ta Na was made in the same year as Phra Pidta Kanok Kang. They all were contained in the box. After incantation, there was a miracle. There was a fire at the alter, caused by fallen candles.
These amulets are named Phra Rod because of the Buddha image in the amulet is replica of the ancient Buddha image in the temple’s ubsot called Phra Rod Luang. These amulets refer to amulets discovered in the early King Chulalongkorn era inside partially damaged stupa at Wat Mahawan.
The Benja Phaki amulet is a set of five most famous Thai amulets. Those Five amulets are rarest and highly sought. These Benja Phaki amulets are valued at over 10 million.
There are famous markets for amulets which include the Tha Prachan Market which is next to Thammasat University. Many amulets at this market are believed to be fake which means that they have not been blessed by a Monk. Genuine amulets are very rare at this market. Each expert has their own line amulets which are of a particular type, temple, or which he chooses as his field of personal expertise.
This is the detailed description to amulets, Thai Amulets, different types of Thai Amulets and Thai Amulets markets.