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.
Roop Tai Khaw Dam Yai Hlang Bpam Dtra 2519 BE - Blessed Guru Monk Photograph With Temple Ink Stamp Yantra - Luang Phu To Wat Pradoo Chimplee
A very old black and white Roop Tai (Photograph) of Luang Phu To, on old photographic paper, blessed in the 2519 BE Ceremony at Wat Pradoo Chimplee, with Luang Phu To presiding over empowerments. This photo is the Pim Yai larger model of the series, measuring 3.5 x 3 Cm without casing (photo only).
This Blesséd photograph of Luang Phu To is one of the preferred and officially accepted amulets of the pantheon of 'Pra Niyom' Master Class amulets of the Great Luang Phu To.
This particular photo is in perfect Condition, and possesses the rubber ink stamp of LP To and Wat Pradoo on the rear face, with evident aging signs apparent on the photo paper. You can have this amulet in its original casing as seen, or take the free offer of having it removed from the original case, and re-encasing it in new waterproof casing (free offer for this amulet).
This Roop Tai is most definitely a very fine acquisition as a Sacred Votive Tablet of Pra Niyom Preferred Classic Category, that has been well looked after and maintained in its original state, and is a very well-kept amulet, that is worthy of competition entry for its clear features. Roop Tai and Lockets are highly preferred, because this type of amulets were always the ones to recieve direct personal blessings from Luang Phu To himself, passing through his hands to bless each one. Their Sacred Power is considered to be Extremely Holy, and offers Great Protection and Opportunity for the Wearer.
A highly prized and jealously guarded amulet of the serious collector and devotee of Luang Phu To amulets.
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 honourable awards of status reflect his great practice and diligence.
This is noticeable since beginning to study 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, to beseech his blessings through the amulet.