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 Somdej Gan Pai Nuea Pong Bailan Circa 2483 - 2493 BE - Luang Por Jong Wat Na Tang Nork
Pra Somdej Pim Yai Nuea Pong Bailan (Black Parchment Powders) - Luang Por Jong, Wat Na Tang Nork - released in Year Circa 2483 - 2493 BE.
This Extremely Rare Pra Somdej amulet is made from black Bailan Parchment Powders, and is an exemplary exhibit, and extremely attractive in appearance. Luang Por Jong made amulets between the years 2483, to 2507 BE, after which Luang Por passed away in the year 2508 BE.
This ancient amulet has impeccable features, and is highly attractive in matt black Bailan powders, with a pored surface from climatological and atmospheric changes over the passage of time, revealing a subtle beauty to the relief features of the Votive Image.
The rear face has the Yant Ma A U for Kong Grapan Chadtri and Klaew Klaad protective Magic, and the words 'Gan Pai' which means 'Prevent Disaster and Danger', and the words 'Luang Por Jong' in Thai embossed into the surface of the amulet.
A true aficionado of Sacred Clay Amulets always examines the edges of an amulet, to judge its aging characteristics. The changes in climate and humidity cause swelling and shrinkage 'scars' visible as cracks and crevices on the sides of the amulet.
This is one of the ways that aficionados learn how to judge the age and authenticity of Sacred Powder Amulets.
A classic essential rarity and perfect Buddhanussati Heirloom Amulet for Kong Grapan Chadtri Klaew Klaad Maha Lap Metta Mahaniyom, and Serm Duang Blessings, and a most exemplary showpiece for any collector's showcase.
The rear face of the amulet has the words 'Gan Pai' (Prevent Danger) in red colored rubber ink stamp of authenticity still visible stamped on the hardened agéd dry surface of the votive tablet, from Wat Na Tamg Nork. The Sacred Clay reveals its age and status through its features.
Luang Por Jong of Wat Na Tang Nork was one of the great Guru Masters of the Ayuttaya Province, in line with the Great Luang Por Parn of Wat Bang Nom Kho, and is one of the Great Masters who assisted the Thai Military with powerful Kong Grapan Chadtri and Klaew Klaad amulets during the Indochina Wars.
He was famous for many different amulets, and released many, including the Takrut Hnaa Phaag Suea (Tiger Forehead Skin Yantra Scroll), the Pla Tapian Koo, and his Many Sacred Powder Amulets, such as this Pra Somdej Bailan from the Indo-China War Era.
His Guru Monk Coin amulets are highly sought after and revered, and have a well documented 'Dtamra' (Catalogue of the Pantheon), allowing for collectors to easily authenticate and research the origins of these amulets.
Luang Por Jong's Pla Tapian Maha Pokasap Lap Kaa Khaay Gold-Silver Fish amulets, are also renowned worldwide, for their ability to instigate good commerce and prolific sales quotas with sales persons.