What is "Benjapakee"?

“BenjaPakee” is actually an ancient word from Pali. Benja means 5 kind or type, Pakee means set or grouping.
So BenjaPakee means 5 different types of amulets in a group or set.

A group of well-known amulet collectors in early 1950s suggested a guide for the thai people, the best choice to worn on their neck, Also taking into consideration of the Buddha history, age, form and size etc.

The great BenjaPakee amulets are:

1. Phra Somdej (King of Amulet)
2. Phra Nang Phaya (Queen of Amulet)
3. Phra Rod
4. Phra Phong Supan
5. Phra Somgor

Beside the BenjaPakee, there are others well-known and precious amulets that created by the famous monks in the temple of Thailand.

Phra Somdej
Phra Somdej were created by Somdej Phra Buddhacara Toh Prommarangsi (Somdej Toh). He's a son of
King Rama I. He started to make Phra Somdej amulets in B.E.2409. Materials for making Phra somdej comprise: Shell lime, holy powder, assorted flowers from shine, rice, lotus, ashes, honey, banana, tang oil, etc. Then chanted with spells and meditate. To bless every life in this world for good karma and strong protection against negative energy. Total of 84,000 amulets was made at the time. Phra Somdej Wat Rakhang is once
of the most famous and the best amulets from Thailand.

Phra Nang Phaya
Phra Nang Phaya were created during of Ayuttaya era, Phitsanulok province. The major discovered are from Wat Nang Phaya around B.E.2444. The temple was said to be built for merits making to his Queen, the mother of King Naresuan, the Thai people given name "Queen of Thailand amulets". Phra Nang Phaya are
very famous for bless strong with attractiveness and respectful from all others, also power on charm and
safe from all dangers.

Phra Rod
Phra Rod was created by a hermit. First discovered during the earlier days of King Rama 5 reign when a pagoda from Wat Mahawan in Lumphun province. The Thai people regard this particular amulet as
Buddha of Escape, they have superb Buddhistic power, especially in protection and being safe from all
dangers and disasters or misfortunes. They are made of clay and the oldest once are over 1,250 years old.

Phra Phong Supan
Phra Phong Supan were discovered on B.E. 2456 in Wat Phra Sri Ratanamahathat in Supanburi province. According to a golden scripture found together in the pagoda which described that Phra Phong Supan was created by Phra Mahathera PiyaThassi Saribut during the period of King Bormrajathiraj 2nd. It has strong
"U-thong" art style. Most of unique of this amulets is at the back had a thumb print of the creator.
A superb Buddha amulets had all mighty protective power against weapon and bring good luck. Is the most powerful amulets of ever.

Phra Somgor
Phra Somgor were first discovered on B.E. 2392 in Wat Phra Boromathat, Kamphaeng Phet province.
The amulets were created in the era King Phra Maha Dharmarajalitai, the 5th king of Sukhothai. Phra Somgor is a mixture of Sukhothai-Lanka (Sri Lanka) style. It form a sitting posture of a thumb shape. According to memorandum of Wat Phra Boromathat, Phra Somgor amulets were made by 11 hermits or Phra Lersi using special materials and invited Devadas to create the molds.
There is a slogan for Phra Somgor " If you have me, you never get poor". Estimated to be made some
550 years.

Phra Kring
Phra Kring by Phra Sangkharaj or Supreme Patriarch of Thailand named Somdej Phra Sangkharaj Pae
Tissa-dheva-maha-dhera, who had begun to create this kind of amulet since the year B.E.2441. Phra Kring amulet is an image of Lord Buddha parng chana-marn with holy bell inside. Phra Kring bless good health fortune as medicine Buddha, the bell sound echo to heaven. One of the top powerful Thailand amulets.

Phra Pitda
Phra Pitda is a very unique amulet. An Buddha or Phra Bhagavam image putting both hand and cover the face is to find peace and joy. There are also had four and six hands type. Phra Pitda is one of most famous amulet type to bless protecting worshippers from danger and increase levels of attractiveness as well as wealth fortune. Very popular and powerful amulet in Thailand.

phra sivali

Phra Sivali
One of the Arahants, that is reckoned and declared by The Buddha for his auspiciousness. The Buddha had great faith in Sivali. He noticing that Sivali was fulfilling a previous aspiration, declared him “foremost among monks in obtaining requisites.” The Buddha instructed monks who were traveling on long, difficult journeys through uninhabited terrain to be accompanied by Sivali to ensure that they would have their requisites met. With Sivali present there would be no shortage of food because even the devas reveled in donating provisions. One of the sacred amulet in Thailand.

Luang Pu Thuat
One of the most revered and well respected monks that has ever lived in Thailand. His life and works are legendary. The most famous of his miracle story is he can turn the sea water become tasteless and drinkable water. Luang Pu Thuat never create any amulets in his whole life. By the meditation practice of Archann Tim a later abbot of Wat Charng hai, he met Luang Pu Thuat by vision meditate. He had made the
Luang Pu Thuat amulets, one of the most famous Thailand amulets create in B.E.2497.

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