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 Sam Chan Pim Yai 2506 BE + Guarantee Card 2 Blessing Ceremonies 234 Guru Masters - Wat Prasat
A rarely seen exhibit of a Pra Somdej Pim Yai Sam Chan (Niyom), Preferred Model Sacred Powder Votive Tablet, with Guarantee Certificate, from the Wat Prasat Bunyawas 2505-2506 BE Mega Blessing Ceremony, with the Blessings of 234 Master Monks over two ceremonies.
This model is pressed in Nuea Pong Wised, containing 5 kinds of Sacred Yantra Powders and broken amulets from from many Great Temples and Guru Masters. The amulets were Blessed by 234 Great Guru Master Monks in Two Massive Blessing Ceremonies at Wat Prasat Bunyawas. This model is an extremely well kept Pristine Exhibit, with very clear features, and a classic surface sheen, worthy of competition entry.
The Pim Yai Sam Chan is a Highly Preferred model of the edition, and this amulet is also an especially beautiful exhibit, and has been issued with Guarantee Card.
The presence of Muan Sarn Powders from Wat Bang Khun Prohm and Wat Rakang Kositaram amulets is evidently present within the Muan Sarn Clay.The 2555 BE (1961) Wat Prasat Bunyawas Edition Amulets, is a universally accepted and officially recognized edition of classic Buddhist Amulets, of extremely high esteem. This model is a Pim Yai, and is in Pristine Condition.
One reason it is so highly respected as the sacred edition of Amulets, is the fact that the creation of the sacred Muan Sarn Powders for this edition were given extreme attention to detail, and were gathered together over a long period of time, and donated from many great masters.
The blessing ceremony for these Amulets is also a historically famous blessing ceremony, for its immensity, and the presence of great powerful guru monks.
The temple of Wat Prasat Bunyawas was built in 2376 BE, and was first given an official boundary and a name in 2379 BE, being first named 'Wat Klong Sam Sen', because it was located over the Sam Sen tributary canal. Its name was later changed to 'Wat Khwid', because of the 2 Sacred Giant Khwid Trees, which stood beside the Uposadha Shrine Room.Later, in the year 2498 Buddhist Era, the temple was burned in a terrible fire. Many of the temple buildings were destroyed, including the Uposada shrine room.
Pra Kroo Samuh Ampol Palawatano, the Abbot at the time, decided to build a new shrine room instead of repairing the ruins of the old one. This was because of a seemingly miraculous event; Luang Phu Tim, the Great Guru Master Monk and Abbot of Luang Phu Tuad's Legendary Wat Chang Hai temple, had had a vision of the great bodhisattva Luang Phu Tuad, Who appeared to him in a dream and told him to go to Bangkok and help to repair a temple which had been burned to the ground.
After having spoken, Luang Phu Tim presented the Abbot with some original 2505 BE Luang Phu Tuad amulets (now one of the two most famous classic top editions of millionaire Amulets of Luang Phu Tuad). He said they should be used to press a block mold for the making of a new series of Amulets to fund the rebuilding of the shrine room and the rest of the temple.
He also donated an amount of the Famously Powerful and Rare 'Din Kakyayaks' Magickal Peat Earth to use as Muan Sarn for the amulets, and some other Muan Sarn remaining from the 2497 BE first ever edition of Luang Phu Tuad amulets. These ingredients were the added to a large array of other Historically Famous Sacred Muan Sarn, including broken sacred amulets from many great Masters, and many very famous miraculous editions of classic Amulets.
Some of the more well known amulets used to break up and mix in with the sacred powders included; Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm 2500 BE, and Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm 2509 BE (The two most famous classic and expensive editions of Wat Bang Khun Prohm amulets).As far as the Luang Phu Tuad models of this edition, they were made to place 84,000 of them within the Chedi Stupa, at Wat Bunyawas (this is known as 'Kru' hiding place chamber, used to place amulets for safekeeping and folate to distribution to extend the period of the preservation of the existence of the Buddhist religion).
A Large number of extra Amulets were also made in addition to the 84,000 placed within the Chedi, to hand out to Devotees at the temple, during the blessing ceremony.The Luang Phu Tuad series was completed first and released in the year 2505 Buddhist era. As to the many other different models (such as this Pra Somdej) which were made, they received a second blessing and were released in the year 2506 Buddhist era. The Edition rceived 3 days and 3 nights of Chanting, from the 6th to 9th of March 2506. The second Ceremony was performed for 4 days and 4 nights, from the 13th to 15th of November 2506.
These were handed out to the congregation who came to paste to gold leaf on the Buddha image which was being installed and blessed with the Buddha Abhiseka (opening of the eyes of the Buddha ceremony). The very same ceremony also installed and consecrated a Buddha footprint image which was also installed in the temple on the same day and covered with gold leaf by the congregation.
A total of 234 great guru monks were present to perform the Chanting of the blessings, and the empowerment of the Amulets. There was so many monks Present, that they could not fit inside the shrine room, and had to fill the surrounding area around the terraces of the Uposadha.
Below; 1. Luang Phu To Wat Pradoo Chimplee. 2 - Luang Por Noi Wat Dhamma Sala, along with other great masters at the Wat Prasat Bunyawas Blessing Ceremony
Four full days and nights of chanting were performed over these amulets by the 234 monks. The ceremony was so massive that it was considered to be the largest and most important sacred blessing ceremony of Amulets, since the great 25 centuries of Buddhism ritual, in the year 2500 Buddhist era