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 Wat Rakang Pim Gaes Talu Sum Chang Luang Wijarn with Certificate Gold Casing Somdej Dto Prohmrangsri
A Master Class amulet of the Benjapakee Immortal Classic Family, the Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Pim Yai Gaes Talu Sum (Topknot Pierces Arch), of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri of Wat Rakang Kositaram, this model being a Pim Niyom of the 'Chang Sip Moo' Artisan Chang Luang Wijarn. Free Gold (or other) Casing is included in the encasement options for this item if desired. If you choose no gold casing, 200$ will be deducted from the price before checkout
A truly ancient amulet made Circa 2390 - 2396 BE. The rear face of this exhibit is inimitable and has immensely beautiful markings, of a classic Pra Somdej Wat Rakang. Various exhibits display different textrures on the rear faces, nfor they were laid on various surfaces to sun dry, ranging from marble stone to mai gradan wooden boards. In truth, no two Pra Somdej Wat Rakang are the same, and each amulet has its own individual character, which is of course part of what makes the Pra Somdej Wat Rakang the title holde or 'King of Thai Amulets'.
The amulet comes with the micro-chipped card of authenticity and definition of the preferred artisan as authentic issued from the Pra Tae Mueang Siam Original Amulet Association.
An Immortal Classic and one of the most famous Thai Buddhist Amulets of all time, as well as being amongst the top preferred amulets of the serious devotee and wealthy collector of the accepted amulets of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri, of Wat Rakang Kositaram, whose Pra Somdej are the number one amulets of all time, be they from Wat Rakang, Wat Bang Khun Prohm,or Wat Gaes Chaiyo. Made almost 2 centuries ago, the Pra Somdej Wat Rakang can be considered the number one amulet of all time in Thailand for its historical fame and legendry, and that of its maker.
This amulet comes with its certificate of authenticity in form of a micro-chipped certificate card of the Chomrom Pra Tae Mueang Siam Amulet Appreciation society and complimentary box with authenticity confirmation sticker. We offer free Gold, Waterproof or Solid Silver Casing with this amulet. whichever you prefer. Free EMS Shipping is also included in the price
The rear face shows the presence of all the classic features and muan sarn ingredients of a true Pra Somdej Wat Rakang of Somdej Dto, with a beautiful lined pattern resulting from shrinkage and drying over almost two centuries of ageing, and which has added to the character and increases the ease of authentication. This kind of rear face pattern is highly preferred amongst aficionados and serious devotee-collectors, for its classic aged appearance.
The contents of the Muan Sarn Sacred Clay reveal the necessary aspects and content expected from an authentic Pra Somdej Wat Rakang. The design of the front face is exquisite, as were all the block presses carved for Somdej Dto by the artisan Luang Wijarn, one of the royal artisans of the Chang Sip Moo group of artisans.
Pra Somdej Wat Rakang is one of the classic Pra Somdej amulets of Somdej Dto available, along with Pra Somdej Wat Gaes Chaiyo, and the Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm amulet as far as popularity, beauty, sacredness of Puttapisek ceremony and price range.
The Pra Somdej Wat Rakang amulet is the Keystone and Master amulet (Ongk Kroo) for all other Pra Somdej amulets. It is an image in the likeness of the Buddha sitting on a Dais, which was essentially created by Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri, of Wat Rakang Kositaram. There are various different ‘Pim’ (models) with varying design features.
The Pra Somdej Wat Rakang, are considered to have extremely powerful Buddha magic in them due to the richness of sacred powders and powerful blessings contained within from great master Somdej Dto. Its general appearance is that of an oblong about 2.4 cm wide up to 4 cm high (varies between these sizes), made from white sacred powders mixed together. The Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram Pim Gaes Talu Sum is Similar to the Pra Somdej Pim Pra Pratan, but has the ‘Pra Gaes’ Topknot piercing the arch at the top of the amulet. The Pim Jarod Sum touches the arch or approaches it.
The main Ingredients of the amulets (Muan Sarn Samkan) were made from a base of sea shells, dried rice left from alms round, the five sacred magic powders of Somdej Dto, and ‘Nam Man Dtang Iw’ (special oil for mixing). Nam Man Dtang Iw, or Tung Oil in English, is a preferred oil for mixing and curing amulets with, for it is superior to any other oil as far as water resistance is concerned (one reason why Pra Somdej amulets can be soaked in water without going soft). The oil is much more resistant to mold than its derivatives, such as linseed oil.
The Dtamra must be made by creating exactly 84,000 amulets, equal to the number of Suttas of the Tripitaka. There are different Pim Song (shapes and sizes) of Pra Somdej Wat Rakang, but those which are officially recognized and listed by the ‘wongarn Pra Krueang’ as far as Somdej Wat Rakang amulets are concerned, basically consist of the following officially recognised Pim of Pra Somdej amulets; Pim Pra Pratan, Pim Yai Niyom, Pim Chedi, Pim Prok Po, Pim Gaes Bua Dtum, Pim Gaes Talu Sum, and Pim Thaan Saem.