There exists an amulet in the South of Thailand, that has collectors clamoring to own it, particularly among devotees inhabiting the sunny coasts of Koh Samui
This sought-after amulet, is a unique Hanuman
Bringing the Hanuman Amulet to Life
These amulets are specially crafted to be imbued with the characteristics of the Hanuman of the Ramakien
To imbue the amulet with these mysterious energies, oddly specific materials are needed, for example, a tree branch that was broken off by a swinging monkey, and the cremated ashes of a boxer who must fulfill certain criteria.
The boxer had to have been a champion in life, in addition to being learned in the arts of sorcery and incantation. To further complicate matters, he was also required to have been a philanderer with many wives. He should also have been born in the year of the Monkey, on the 5th Tuesday of a month, passed away on Saturday, and cremated on Tuesday. This crucial ingredient is to hypostatize all the qualities of Hanuman (from the Ramakien) into the amulet. (Read our article “The Legend of Hanuman” for more information. Note: The Thai Ramakien version differs from the Hindu Ramayana.)
As if locating and procuring such ludicrously specific remains was not hard enough, the remaining ingredients were gathered in the forest of Nakhon Si Thammarat
Other Choice Materials
The sanctity and potency of the amulets, was further enhanced through the incorporation of these other ingredients:
- Soil from 7 cemeteries.
- Incense ashes from Thong Sala Ko Pha Nganshrine, which the Thai-Chinese denizens of the area considered mystical and sacred, and they believed that powerful spirits and deities resided within. The name of the temple is synonymous with wealth, and devotees are known to flock there to make offerings.
- Chan Rong, otherwise known as stingless bees (the Apidae trigona apicalis), which are often found nesting underground. These bees, together with their hives, are collected. It was reputed that the temple spent 20 years looking for this material. It is believed that Chan Rong can be used to protect against black magic, and possesses many intrinsic supernatural qualities.
- The cremated ashes of a person who passed away on a Saturday and was cremated on the following Tuesday (3 days later).
A Time to Live, a Time to Die (And Be Cremated)
The last of the aforementioned ingredients, and perhaps one of the most important, is the ashes of a person who passed on a very specific schedule. To further narrow the pool of likely candidates, the person would also have to have been born on the 5th Tuesday which occurs in a particular month (a stunningly rare occurrence), in the Year of the Monkey, and must himself be spiritually adept.
One such individual, who managed to fulfil all of the prerequisites, was a man named Sang Songmung
Phong Yant Bua Ku
To make Phong Hanuman
The first batches of Phra Hanuman
Ancient grimoires describe the powder’s mystical ability to enhance the charm and remove danger and obstruction. It is also known to render users impervious to weapons, dangerous animals, accidents, and black magic.
The Extensive Powers of the Amulet
When consecrated, the amulet channels a tenacious, strong spirit akin to Hanuman. It provides a very advanced level of spiritual protection, both to wearers and their property alike.
Originally, it was intended to be distributed to the police and border patrol troopers for protection, but as Phra Kru’s renown spread, regular joes began to receive them from him as well, as a form of goodwill.