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 Pim Yai Nuea Ittijae Pasom Nuea It Circa 2483 - 2493 BE - Luang Por Jong Wat Na Tang Nork
Pra Somdej Gan Pai Pim Yai Nuea Pong Ittijae Pasom Nuea It - Luang Por Jong Wat Na Tang Nork - released in Year Circa 2483 - 2493 BE, this Pra Somdej amulet is an exemplary exhibit, and extremely attractive in appearance.
Luang Por Jong made Pra Somdej amulets sometime around 2485 BE. His era of making amulets began around 2483, and continued 2507 BE the year before Luang Por passed away, in the year 2508 BE.
This amulet stands out from the crowd with its reddish Color, which results from the high concentration of Ittijae Powders and Red Clays from ancient temple and chedi stupa bricks, and from herbal ingredients, in combination with Pong Bpatamang, Puttakun, Trinisinghae, Maharach, completing the mix of all five Sacred Powders used in the making of Pra Somdej according to the Ancient Dtamra found by Somdej Pra Puttajarn Dto.
The front face of the Votive Tablet features the classic image of the Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram type Buddha Image. The Buddha is seated within an arch, upon a 3 tiered dais.
Above Pic; the rear face of the amulet has the 'Yant Gan Pai' (Protect Against Danger) indented into the clay surface, with the words 'Gan Pai' and 'Luang Por Jong' embossed. The baked clay is visibly forged by temperature change, and from storage in the Kru Chamber, as can be seen on the surface of the rear face.
The surface of the votive tablet has a very dry and refined texture, resulting from climatological and atmospheric changes over the passage of time, revealing a subtle beauty to the relief features of the Votive Image, and reveals its distinguished age and pedigree.
Below Pic; A true aficionado of Sacred Clay Amulets always examines the edges of an amulet, to judge its aging characteristics.
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.
Luang Por Jong lived from 2415 BE to 2508 BE, and was one of the previous generation of attained Masters, of National and International Fame. Known for his Kong Grapan Chadtri Klaew Klaad protective amulets handed out to soldiers during the Indochina Wars, His Pla Tapian Maha Lap Kaa Khaay amulets are also renowned for their ability to instigate good commerce and prolific sales quotas with sales persons.
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.
Known for his Kong Grapan Chadtri Klaew Klaad protective amulets which were handed out to protect Thai soldiers during the Indochina Wars, his aring Amulets, Pra Somdej and other Sacred Powder Votive Tablets, and Powerful Takrut are famous as they are rare to find.
His World Famous Yant Pla Tapian Ngern Tong - 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.
Kata Pra Somdej
Here is another alternative Kata which can also be used for any kind of Somdej amulet;
Bpudtagaa Mo Sape Bpudtang Tanagaa Mo Lape Tanang Idti Gaye Yaaya Tewaanang Biyadtang Sudtawaa
Chant three times; make this practice regularly, and Metta Mahaniyom will enter into your life. You can make prayer water also with the amulet if you soak it in the bowl as you chant, then use the water to spray on your head or your clothes, wares you wish to sell etc.
Below you can see another version of this edition from Luang Por Jong in the video;