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 Sangkajjai Nuea Pong Bailan See Tao 2521 BE Solid Gold Frame - Luang PhuTo Wat Pradoo Chimplee
Pra Sangkajjai Nuea Pong Bailan See Tao (Gray Bailan Parchment Powders) with Solid Gold frame, and Waterproof Casing - released in 2521 BE and blessed byLuang Phu To, at Wat Pradoo Chimplee. The Pra Sangkajjai amulet was made in various versions, and in two major design models; one with hands over face (Pra Sangkajjai Pid Ta), and one with hands on lap in Meditation.
6000 amulets were released in this most classic and extremely rare edition, some were made with the insertion of a Takrut spell, and others without Takrut. making the amulet an Essential Rarity for all devotees and Collection holders of the Pantheon of amulets of Luang Phu To.
Luang Phu To of Wat Pradoo Chimplee was one of the greatest Masters of the Last Century, and a Highly revered Monk around the whole Kingdom of Thailand. he was Respected and revered by His Majesty Our great King, who was a close friend and companion.
This Great Monk achieved his status through his Great deeds and his great Diligence in his Patipatā (Practice of Purity and Renunciation), and in his Great Attainments in Dhamma Pariyatti and Dhamma Patipatā.
Luang Phu To was born on the 27th March 2429 BE in Ban Klong Bang Noi in Samut Prakarn and passed away on 5th March 2524 BE.
His many honorable awards of status reflect his great practice and diligence, since beginning to studdy the Dhamma Vinaya at Wat Pradoo as a Samanera Novice monk, through to become the Bishop of the Ta Pra Municipality (2463 BE), to becoming awarded the charge of being the Pra Kroo Sangka Wichit for the Abbot of Wat Maha Tat in 2457 BE. In 2463 BE, Luang Phu To became ascended to the status of Pra Kroo Sanya Badtr Chan Dtri (Third Level, tantamount to Batchelor of Arts in Dhamma).
In 2497 BE, Luang Phu then became promoted to Pra Kroo Sana Badtr Chan Toe (Second Level, tantamount to a Doctorate in Dhamma), of Royal Category. In the year 2500 BE, Luang Phu was then given the additional status of Upachaya Ordaining Officer. In the year 2506 BE, Luang Phu attained the status of Pra Kroo Sanya Badtr Chan Ek (tantamount to a Masters Degree in Dhamma). In 2516 Luang Phu became Pra Racha Kana (Royal Appointment Sangha Comittee) and head officer of the General Affairs of Vipassana Practice. In 2521, Luang Phu To received the status of Pra Racha Kana Chan Rach (tantamount to being an Archbishop of the Royal Decree).
His Blessings are believed to possess the most powerful protective power, and to increase success and prosperity. His amulets are both highly revered for their sacred Power of Protection and Prosperity, but also as a connection and Buddhanissati reminder of the Great Guru master, tto beseech his blessings through the amulet. One of the most highly sought after Pra Niyom Category Amulets, which is seen to grace the pages of any and every important amulet encyclopedia, and the highly prized and jealously guarded talisman of the high end collector and devotee.
Pra Sangkajjai represents one of the Pra Sidtisawok Aedtakka (One of the Buddha’s the most admired and praised practitioners). The Buddha praised him for his ability to put long complex teachings into short understandable formulas. He has a golden tinted skin complexion, and was originally so similar in appearance and stature to the Lord Buddha, that sometimes people would mistake him for the Buddha if seen from a distance.
For this reason, he used his mind powers to force his body to grow fatter and not so handsome as before, in order to not confuse others if he was the Buddha or not. The ancient masters would often use the visual symbolism of Pra Sangkajjai’s features to create statues in this image, which has served as an important preserver of the Faith over the Centuries, and a very old form of Buddha image dating back to the early times of Buddhism.
Pra Maha Sangkajjai was originally called ‘Ganjana’, which means ‘Gold’ in Pali. He was the son of a Brahman called Bpurohidtgajjayana Kodtra in the City of Usenni. He studied and completed the Traiwaet (Tri Veda). After his father passed away, he inherited the title of Bpurohidt (advisor to the King). This happened in the time of the King Jantabajjodti
Pra Sangkajjai had 7 close companions who cam,e with himn to attend the Buddhas teachings at Wat Weluwanaram, and after listening to the Dhamma, becamse Arahants instantly and asked to ordain. In the Turasutra it is mentioned that Pra Sangkajjai lived to the age of 120 years old.
Pra Sangkajjai Amulets. The making of amulets in the image of Pra Sangkajjai have been made since ancient times by many different Temples and Samnak.
The Sangkajjai amulet has always been a very preferred amulet and believed ot have great power, for the insertion of the ‘Puttakun’ qualities of the Sangkajjai Buddha of Metta Mahaniyom and Maha Sanaeh and forcing these powers to become a Sacred Na spell within the image of the amulet. Sangkajjai amulets are also sometimes made as Pid Ta amulet posture too, as a mix of wealth increase, and protection from harm amulet.
The confusion between images of Pra Sri Arya Maedtrai and Pra Sangkajjai Buddhas
There is sometimes a little confusion between these two Buddhas, because some artistic interpretations of Maitreya (called ‘Pra Sri Arya Maedtrai’ in Thai) depict this Buddha as a plump sitting buddha with Bald head. This causes people to think it is the Sangkajjai Buddha.
The way to tell the difference is that the Sangkajjai Buddha will have curly balls on his head (representing the curly hairs), and the plump image of Maitreya has a shaved head.
Origins of the name Sangkajjai
Pra Sangkajjai was not called this from the beginning, but came from Thailand, when in the Radtanakosin Era, whilsst digging to place the central pillar of a temple shrineroom that was being built for a temple in Tonburi, and they found a Gajjaiyana Buddha and a Conch shell (Conches are called ‘Sangkh’ in Thai).
This temple was then called afterwards ‘Wat Sangkh Grajay’ (temple of scattered conch). It is assumed then, that the namke of this amulet came from the name of the temple, and that a double word play or ‘Chinese Whispers’ style distortion of the name occured and Gave the Ganjana Buddha the name of the temple it was found in.
Kata Pra Pakawambodee
Tamma Jaggang Bpatang Sudt Dtawaa Puch Chidt Dtawaa Adt Dtang Bpatang
Sandtigae Arahaa Laapo Logaanang Hidtagaranaa Pandtae Pawam
Bpadtinaama Dtisulokae Subpaagadto Prahma Budt Dto Mahaa Thaero
Araho Chaedtago Muni Bpidt Dti Thaero Samo Inta Kantappaa Asuraa Taewaa
Saggo Prahmaa Pi Bpuchidto
Na Mo Put Tas Sa Kawam Bpadtissa
Na Mo Tammassa Kawam Bpadtissa
Na Mo Sangkassa Kawam Bpadtissa
Sukhaa Sukha Warang Tammang Tammajagga Bpawarang Warang
The Kata for Pra Pid Ta are varied, both short and long. One of the best known ones is the Kata Pra Jao Ha Praongk (five Dhyani Buddhas) as well as the fivefold encoding of Namoputtaya of Na Metta;
“Na Metta Mo Karunaa Put Pranee Taa Yin Dee Ya En Doo – Krai Hen Hnaa Goo Rak Goo Khad Goo Midai“
The above Kata is Maha Saneh Choke Laap – luck and fortune, and charming power.
Kata Hua Jai Bucha Pra Sangkajjai
Arahandti Gajjaayana Thaero Mahaa Poko Pawandtumae.
This Kata calls luck and fortune and brings wealth, and other great treasures.
Full Version of Kata Bucha Pra Sangkajjai
Gajjaiyana Ja Mahaa Thaero Putto Puttaanang Puttadtang Puttanja Putta Sapaa Sidtang Puttadtang Samanubpadt-dto Puttachodtang Namaa Mihang Bpiyo Taewa Manussaanang Bpiyo Prahma Namudtamo Bpiyo Naaka Subannaanang Bpiyinsiyang Namaa Mihang Sappae Chanaa Pahuu Chanaa Bpuriso Chanaa Idthii Chanaa Raachaa Paakinii Jidt-dtang Aakajchaahi Bpiyang Ma Ma
Chanting this Kata is Good for increasing popularity, business sales and promoted status. In addition, Sangkajjai amulets have the special abstract magical quality of increasing your common sense, mindfulness and wisdom is also present within this amulet. This particular aspect of the Sangkajjai magic is what is called a ‘Prisnatam’ (mysterious phenomenon).
Kata Pra Sangkajjai