An Introduction of BenjaPakee

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There is an introduction for amulet collectors who never know of BenjaPakee.

BenjaPakee is a group of 5 famous top amulets wanted by most amulet collectors. This word has been called as Benchaphakhi. In the realm of amulet collectors, this set of amulets is one of the five most popular collections. It was chosen from well-known amulets collector in the past.

“Benja-Pakee” is not a Thai word, it’s the word from ancient Pali script. Benja means five types/ kinds and Pakee mean group/ set. So the name was combined as BenjaPakee means five different types of amulets in a group. So in Thailand, the five types of the specified amulets in a group were called as BenjaPakee. The combination of the five different kinds of amulets was created by a group of faithful amulet collectors in early 1950s who often wear multiple amulets but having no idea on which combination of amulets will be the best choice. 

A good experiment amulets collector Mr Triyang Pawai suggested the term to summary the combination of those amulets. With the guideline which he suggested and also taking into consideration of the first five disciples at the time of Gautama Buddha, therefore they consider of grouping with five types of amulets together would be a great choice, and it has become the best collections till today.

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The great BenjaPakee amulets above consist of:
1. Phra Somdej (King of Thai Amulets)
2. Phra Nang Phaya (Queen of Thai Amulets)
3. Phra Rod
4. Phra Phong Supan
5. Phra Somgor

In the early time, the right way to hang BenjaPakee is suggested as follows:

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1. Phra Somdej (King of Thai Amulets)

 

Phra Somdej in the centre, Phra Rod at top Left, Phra Nang Phaya at top right, Phra Phong Supan at the bottom left and Phra Somgor and bottom right. As time goes by, nobody knows the correct way to assemble BanjaPakee is proven. The guideline may have changed over time to take on some mythical features. In our modern society, people justified and made their own free choices.

No matter how you assemble with the amulets grouping is not that important, as long as you feel comfortable there will be no problems, there will be no conflicts in the amulets energies with the incorrect combination. All sacred amulet should be worn continuously. The longer you wear the amulet, the more your energies will merge and the stronger it will get. As you have full faith and trust in your amulets, your amulets will also make the best for you.

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2. Phra Nang Phaya (Queen of Thai Amulets)

 

Phra Nang Phaya was created during of Ayutthaya era, Phitsanulok province. The principal discovered are from Wat Nang Phaya around B.E.2444 (1901). The temple was said to be built for merits making to his Queen, the mother of King Naresuan, this amulet name was given by the Thai people as "Queen of Thai amulets". 

Nang Phaya is the second most famous amulet of BenjaPakee, the top 5 amulet in Thailand. Phra Nang Phaya is very renowned for energetic friendliness with attractiveness and respectful from all others, and provided power on charms and safe from all dangers.

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3. Phra Rod 
 

Phra Rod is the most famous of all amulets of Lamphun province at Wat Mahawan first discovered during the earlier days in the Reign of King Rama 5. Hermits created Phra Rod in that time. The name of "Phra Rod" came from the hermit name "Narata Ruesi" the hermit name was called "Narata" changes its name to "NaRod" in a later time. Once people found these amulets at Wat Mahawan, they are being called "Phra Rod" instead of "NaRod" the oldest one are over 1250 years old. 

The Thai people regard this particular amulet as Buddha of Escape, they have superb power, especially for protection and safety from all dangers and disasters. 

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4. Phra Phong Supan

Phra Phong Supan was discovered on B.E.2456 (1913) in Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat in SupanBuri province. Just a hundred kilometres away from Bangkok. According to a golden scripture found in the pagoda which described that Phra Mahathera PiyaThassi Saribut created Phra Phong Supan during the period of the 2nd. King Borm Rajadhiraj. It has a strong "U-thong" Golden Cot art style.

Most unique of this amulets is the rear side having the thumbprint of the creator. A superb Buddha amulet had all-mighty protective power against weapon and brought good luck. It is the most powerful amulets forever.

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5. Phra Somgor

 

Phra Somgor were discovered on B.E.2392 (1849) in Wat Phra Borommathat, Kamphaeng Phet province. The amulets were created in the era of King Phra Maha Dharmmaracha Lithai, the 5th king of Sukhothai. Phra Somgor is a mixture of Sukhothai-Lanka (Sri Lanka) style. It forms a sitting posture of a thumb shape according to the memorandum of Wat Phra Borommathat.


Phra Somgor amulets were made by 11 hermits "Phra Ruesi" using special materials and invited Devadas "Sanskrit origin" to create the moulds. There is a slogan for Phra Somgor " If you have me, you will never get poor". They are estimated to be made some 550 years ago.