Pra Benjapakee – Top Amulets of the Five Major Regions of Thailand
The Benjapakee Amulet is a Pantheon of Ancient Amulets that carry Immortal Historical Fame and Legend in the Thai Buddhist Amulet World, and are perhaps the heart of all Thai Buddhist Amulets which have arisen in a myriad of forms based in the Benjapakee Collection of amulets. The Pra Benja-Pakee is a collection of five (the word ‘Benja’ meaning ‘Five’ in Sanskrit), top amulets of each of 5 regions (the word ‘Pakee’ meaning ‘Regions’ in Sanskrit)
The Five Benjapakee Amulets of Old are;
Pra Somdej, Pra Nang Paya, Pra Pong Supan, Pra Rod Lampun, Pra Sum Gor
However, there also are sub variations of these five Regional amulets which most people will also class within the Benjapakee collection, such as the Pra Kong Lampun, the Pra Beum Lampun, are alsop two pra Kru amulets of Lampun Province which are as highly valued as the Pra Rod.Each Region has its own ‘Benjapakee’ with its own top five amulets of its region. One can also find ‘Benjapakee’ collections of one single type of amulet, such as the ‘Benjapakee’ of Look Om Sacred Powder Ball amulets or the Benjapakee of Top Five Regional Pra Pid Ta Amulets.. This is of course a Folk Tradition and so one can find the word Benjapakee used in more than just the case of the classic historical Ancient Amulets known as the classic original Benjapakee Collection.
Nang Kwak Supawadee Lor Boran Beckoning Merchants Daughter Circa 2460 BE - Luang Por Im - Wat Hua Khao
Presenting an extremely rare example of a true Centenarian amulet, the Nang Kwak Supawadee alchemical metal Loi Ongk Statuette forged from sorcerous brazen metal artifacts, from Luang Por Im, of Wat Hua Khao, measuring 2.0 Cm. The Nang Kwak of Luang Por Im is known to be a Powerful Khmer Wicha for good business and mercy charm, and is one of the major protagonists of the Kaa Khaay (sale increase) category of amulets, of the previous century.
Luang Por Im was an olden days Guru Master, born over 150 Years ago, in 2406 BE, and who passed away more than 70 years ago in 2480 BE. Forged using ancient alchemical formulas of metallurgy and empowered with the incantations of the ancient sorcery grimoires of the lineage of Luang Por Im, the Hwaen Hua Maekapat is a famously powerful ancient amulet of high repute.
He was extremely famous for his Takrut, Magic Rings, Nang Kwak, and other 'Lor Boran' ancient style cast metal amulets using alchemical metallurgy. Luang Por Im was known as the Koo Suad, who assisted the great Luang Por Mui, of Wat Don Rai (a great Buddhist master in his own right), in his ordinations as a Buddhist Monk.
The amulet was made sometime around 2460 - 2365 BE. The Pra Nang Kwak Supawadee Loi Ongk Statuette Alchemical Substance ring is very old and rare, and is famous for its protective power against Dangers, Black Magic and Maha Pokasap to attract and retain wealth and treasures. This ring is a 'Niyom' class preferred amulet, of the finest artisanship. Luang Phu Im made various models of magic rings, some of them of simple design, with thinner metal, and others with finely designed decorative designs in heavier cast metal.
A powerful ancient amulet with Metta Mahaniyom Mercy Charm, Maha Sanaeh Seductive Attraction, and Maha Lap wealth increasing powers to attract customers and admirers, from Olden Days Miracle Monk, Luang Por Im, of Wat Hua Khao. The statuette is forged from a highly sacred and powerful admixure of alchemical metals and ancient artifacts. The sacred chanuan muan sarn is formed from brazen alchemical metals with a certain quantity of brass, bronze, gold and silver,
The substance is empowered by performing Elemental Invocations until the structure of the metal changes, and becomes a sacred Metal of Alchemical Nature. Alchemy and Metallurgy are combined here as one facet of the various aspects of empowerment of the amulet.
Luang Por Im of Wat Hua Khao, was amn extremely powerful sorceror monk of olden days, whose miracles are legendary to this day. The miracle of the Sala Yai large Dhamma Salon Building was a very well known legend, which tells of the old Sala, being visited by a group of elephant herders with 5 elephants.
The herders came and parked their herd next to the Sala, which at that time had only small wooden pillars holding up a grass-hut style roof. The temple orphans saw the herders and approached to see the elephants. But they then saw something very strange happening; The herders were placing ice on the floor, and perched a cooking pot over the ice, and began to boil rice over it!
The temple orphans ran to the Kuti of Luang Por Im, and told him about this strange sight. Luang Por Im then told them that the herders were from Surin, and had powerful sorcery, and had conjured up an ilusion to hide the fact that they were usiing one of the wooden pillars of the Sala building to buirn and cook their rice. he then asked the temple orphans to go and bring him a coconut shell. He took the shell, and used it to sweep the floor of his Kuti with, and then told the orphans to go and check back at the Sala, to see what had happened.
The Orpans ran to the Sala, but the elephants were no longer there! When they ran back to see Luang Por Im, they saw the elephant herders bowing to Luang Por im and apologising, admitting their wrongdoing, and asking for their elephants back!
Luang Por Im then forgave them and gave them the command that next year, they should return and bring Luang Por Im ten large tree trunks to use as the new pillars of a bigger and better Sala he would build. This is then how the large Sala building at Wat Hua Khao, with its ten ten-ton wooden pillars, came to be built, through the miracle of Luang Por Im.
Another miracle which brought Luang Por Im to world fame, was the 'Miracle of Hnang Hinaw' (slippery skin). There were two enemies known as Ta Hnid, and Ta Pan, who decided to have a duel with swords to the death.
Ta Hnid was known to have only one testicle, which is believed to bring Kong Grapan Chadtri Invincibility against blades and projectiles. Ta Pan was the nephew of Luang Por Im. The two enemies met behind the Uposatha Shrineroom of the temple at Wat Hua Khao, and using sharp swords, began to fight. They stabbed and cut at each other without restraint, but no matter how many times they hit the mark with each other, nobody was hurt or cut, by a single blow! In the end they became so tired, and still unable to harm each other, that they gave up, and sat down together in truce, and drank some water.
They talked and concluded that each of them must have something special protecting them. Ta Hnid admitted he has only one testicle and was empowered by nature with Kong Grapan Chadtri.
He asked Ta Pan what his secret was, and Ta Pan said that the only thing he had on him was the single Takrut he had received from his Uncle Luang Por Im. The two became friends forever, and close devotees of Luang Por Im, and the Takrut of Luang Por Im became a legend thereafter.
Luang Por Im once had a Looksit (Devotee), who liked to play in Siamese Fighting Fish Competitions, but who had never won a single competition. He complained about this to Luang Por Im, who told the devotee to go and bring him some Bai Jag Papyrus leaves. The devotee came back with some papyrus leaves for Luang Por Im, who took them, and folded them into the form of a Siamese Fightiing Fish.
He then took the leaf origami fish, filled a bottle with warer, and dropped the origami fish into the bottle. To the total suprise of the devotee, the origami fish came to life and started swimming around in the bottle!
Luang Por Im gave the bottle to the devotee and told him to take it to competition, which he did. He won the competition, and took his winnings and the fish home with him. When he got home, he decided to place the fish in a different bottle, and took it out with a net. But as soon as the fish rose above water, it turned back int a folded Bai Jag leaf origami fish. This was yet another amazing miracle of Luang Por Im.
There was another story of the time that Luang Por Im came into the monks refectory and told them to hurry up and finish eating their alms, because they were needed to help to bring water to douse out a house fire. The monks asked Luang Por Im what was going on? Luang Por Im told them then, that the night before, some local villagers had broken into the temple grounds to steal fish from the ponds, and that because of this, their houses were going to set on fire today. The monks then ate their food quickly wondering what Luang Por Im was talking about, and as they left the refectory, were surprised to hear a sudden arousal of people shouting 'Fire, Fire', and the monks realised that Luang Por Im had foreseen the event with his psychic powers.
Luang Por Im was ordained way back in the year 2426 BE, and became a solitary Tudong Forest Wanderer Monk, who traveled thrroughout the country learning Wicha with many forest Masters along the way, until he came upon a place of great peacefulness and solitude, at the foot of the Hua Khao Mountain in Supanburi Province. he decided to remain and build a temple there, which he named as 'Wat Hua Khao' and remained there as its first Abbot.
Luang Por Im was the Kroo Ba Ajarn of the great Luang Por Mui (Wat Don Rai), who spent one year with him at Wat Hua Khao, to learn the powerful Wicha Akom of this Great Supanburi Master Monk. Luang Por Im took Luang Por Mui to learn Wicha with the great Luang Phu Sukh, of Wat Pak Klong Makham Tao, who was a close friend and fellow sorceror monk with Luang Por Im. Luang Por Mui also traveled often on Tudong forest wandering with Luang Por Im as his apprentice, and is considered his first Looksit and inheritor of his Wicha Akom Sorcery, along with Luang Por Khaeg (Wat Hua Khao), Luang Por Pui (Wat Kho), and Luang Por Song (Wat Sala Din).
Nang Gwak is one of Thailands most commonly seen Deities. Her image is given offerings and prayed to, in order to increase wealth and business prosperity. She is a Deity revered by Merchants in both India and Thailand, by both Brahman, and Buddhists alike. Nang Gwak is the helper of all shop-owners and merchants. She is normally seen placed on a high shelf (normally a wooden or red and gold lintel, called ‘Hing’ in Thai) and offered “Nam Daeng” (a red syrupy drink, often used in Bucha offerings to Deities in Thai Buddhist practice).
Also, Incense, and flower garlands are offered to please Nang Gwak, and bring customers and make sales. Kata Nang Gwak is used when paying devotional merits to Nang Gwak, who is used in the place of business to increase the amount of customers and sales you may ingress. Nang Gwak is a very popular magic cloth Yantra used in most business establishments in Thailand. You can also see Nang Gwak worshiped as a statue .
To Bucha Nang Gwak, One should use 5 incense sticks and offer flowers (preferably jasmine), red syrup drink (‘Nam Daeng’). Some water, and also some sweets and rice as offerings. Light the incense, candles, and offer the flowers and drinks.
Then Say “Namo Dtassa Pakawadto Arahadto Sammaa Samputtassa” 3 times, and bow three times to Buddha before you begin chanting Kata Nang Gwak.
Use this Kata when you are going to sell things, or in your place of business in the morning. The above youtube clip is a slow and clear pronunciation of the below text, exactly as it is written;
Om Sriwichay Gangwian
Phu Jao Khao Khiaw Mii Luuk Kon Diaw Cheu Naang Gwak
Chaay Hen Chaay Rak Hying Hen Hying Tak
Tak Tuan Naa Puak Paanichaa Paa Guu Bpai Kaa Terng Mueang Maen
Guu Ja Bpai Kaa Hua Whaen Gor Dai Wan La Saen Tanaan
Guu Ja Kaa Saarapadgarn Gor Dai Doey Klong
Guu Ja Kaa Tong Mua Rai, Gor Dai Dtem Haab Piang Wan Nii Bpen Rooy
Saam Haab Ma Ruean Saam Duean Bpen Saedtii Saam Bpii Bpen Por Kaa Sampao
Pra Rasii Puu Bpen Jao Bprasit Hai Gae Luuk Kon Diaw Swaaha.