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.
Pra Putto Noi Run Sorng Nuea Pong Gao Wat Sarnath 2520 BE Major Blessing Ceremony
The Pra Putto Noi 2520 BE edition amulet series from Wat Sarnath were made purely from Muan Sarn Sacred Powders from the original amulets taken from the original 2494 BE first edition Pra Putto Noi amulets of the Buddhist Nun Mae Chee Bun Ruean. The amulets were taken from the Kru Chamber in the Chedi Stupa, and ground up into Sacred Clay for the repressing into this edition.
A Host of the Greatest Guru Master Monks of that Era were present to perform the Buddha Abhiseka Blessing ceremony at Wat Sarnath, which is the temple where Kun Mae Chee Bun Ruean sponsored, created and installed the Pra Pratan Buddha Statue for the temple shrineroom (Pra Putto Yai). The Pra Putto Noi is of course the 'smaller sibling' of the Pra Putto Yai statue at Wat Sarnath, in the form of a wearable amulet.
Kun Mae Chee Bun Ruean was a Thai Buddhist Nun, whose purity of practice was so exemplary that she became a Buddhist master in her own right in Thailands Theravada tradition. It is a Universally known fact, that the amulets and Sacred Kaya Siddhi Elements of the Buddhist Nun Kun Mae Chee Bun Ruean, are amongst the most highly revered Buddhist Amulets in Thailand, and are as rare as they are sacred.
Her most famous amulet is of course the 'Pra Putto Noi' amulet, which was made in various kinds of sacred powder clay, in Pim Lek (small), and Pim Yai (large). The most popular model being the large size model, in its white powder version. The Pra Putto Noi was created in the year 2494 BE, with the Mae Chee Bun Ruean as the Organiser of the raising of the funds for their making and the Charitable Acts which were planned from the funds. The Pra Putto Noi amulet in its Pim Niyom model, if in pristine state, can fetch tens of thousands of dollars in the high end auction rooms of the Sian Pra Niyom.
Luckily there were many models, and some are still affordable in this time, but they are very far and few to discover for collection. The devotees who wear her amulets walk confidently in faith of the Metta Maha Niyom and Serm Duang Klaew Klaad Powers, and healing effects of the amulets of Kun Mae Chee Bun Ruean. Devotees would rub the powders ointment onto giant centipede and snake bites and infected wounds, to heal them.
Her amulets are said to heal illnesses and to improve Karma. They are believed to be full of Puttakun Power to bring auspicious blessings and prosperity, because of Mae Chee Bun Ruean's life of charitable acts, and her practice of great generosity. They are full of Metta Maha Niyom from Mae Chee Bun Ruean's Equal treatment and Loving Compassion for all of her devotees regardless of their social or financial status. All were treated with the same Metta.
Her purity is believed to have made the amulets she created to be so powerful, and caused her Pra Putto Noi and other amulets to be extremely sought after amulets. She blessed the amulets in 2494 BE, with a ceremonial prayer for the Welfare of the Temple of Wat Awut, in Thonburi.
The aim of the funds raised from the edition was to construct the Pra Putto Paas Chinarat Jom Muni, as the 'Pra Pratan' Main presiding Buddha Image of the Uposatha Shrineroom at Wat Sarnath Dhammaram temple, in Rayong. - She bestowed permission to Pra Ajarn Sanguan Kosago, the Abbot of Wat Awut Wikasitaram.
Pra Ajarn Sanguan had already collaborated in the making of the Pra Putto Noi Amulets which were previously distributed during the Tord Pha Pha robe donation ceremony. Ma Chee Bun ruean also made extra batches to donate to the Monks at Wat Sampant Wongs, for them to give to their devotees who came to make merits.
Kata Bucha for amulets of Mae Chee Bun Ruean
Na Chā Lī Dti Chimpalī Ja Mahā Thērō Suwana Mā Mā Pō Chanā Mā Mā Wadthu Wadthā Mā Mā Palā Palang Mā Mā Pōka Mā Mā Mahā Lāpō Mā Mā Sappē Chanā Pahū Chanā Pawandtumē
For Auspicious Blessings, the Kata should be chanted on any Sunday that falls on the 6th day of the month, any Monday falling on the 15th of any Month, Tuesdays which fall on the 8th day of any Month, Wednesdays which fall on the 17th of any Month, Thursdays which fall on the 19th of any Month, Fridays which fall on the 12th day of any Month , and Saturdays which fall on the 10th day of any Month.
Kata Ārātanā Pra Krueang