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The Unique Amulet of Phra Kru Suwat, Wat Sri Ta Weep

The Unique Amulet of Phra Kru Suwat, Wat Sri Ta Weep

 

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

. Its renown has spread far and wide, and frenzied demand for it has ensured that its value, mythos, and desirability, have continued to grow exponentially over the years, fuelling a thriving market for them.

 

This sought-after amulet, is a unique Hanuman

amulet, crafted by Phra Kru Sawat
from Wat Sri Ta Weep
.

 

Bringing the Hanuman Amulet to Life

These amulets are specially crafted to be imbued with the characteristics of the Hanuman of the Ramakien

. Because of the scarcity of the materials used, Phra Kru Suwat was only able to create two batches of this amulet in his entire life.

 

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

, from areas that Phra Kru chanced upon while seeking respite for meditation. These included “Hin Keaw Hanuman
” (Quartz stalactites), “Namta Hin Pha
” (water seeping out from the walls of caves, known as “Tears of the stone”), and a selection of rare herbs with mythic-sounding names like Wan Hanuman Nang Thaen
(Hanuman Perched on a Pedestal), Wan Thon Hok Mokkasak
(Withdrawing the Spear named Mokkasak, a legendary and destructive weapon described in the Ramakien) and Wan Sabuu Leaud
(Stephania venosa (Blume) Spreng).

 

Pic: Wan Hanuman Nang Thaen (Hanuman Perched on a Pedestal)

 

Pic: Wan Thon Hok Mokkasak

 

Pic: Wan Sabuu Leaud

 

 

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 Ngan
    shrine, 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.

 

Pic: Chan Rong

 

  • 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

from Bang (Ma) Kham
village. His name means “Light”, and Thais believe that if you have an auspicious name, it will attract goodness and fortune into your life. Sang Songmung was born on the 5th Tuesday of the 5th Month (May) in the year of the Monkey, which coincided with the birthday of Hanuman.

 

Phong Yant Bua Ku

Another essential component of these amulets is “Phong Yant Bua Ku

”; or Powder of The Lotus Yantra. This powder is derived from pounding a choice selection of herbs and plants into, which is then formed into chalk and used to write Yant Bua Ku. The powder is swept aside and collected for use to consecrate as “Phong Hanuman” (Hanuman Powder).

 

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Phong Hanuman

To make Phong Hanuman

, the previously prepared Lotus Yantra Powder is mixed with the Chang Rong and ashes. Phra Kru Suwat also added a selection of his other potent consecrated powders, together with his hair, mustache, and eyebrows, to enhance its powers.

 

The first batches of Phra Hanuman

amulets were created in 1959, and consisted of between 300-500 pieces. Phra Kru Suwat had to consecrate these by himself during the three months of the Buddhist Lent Period, reciting a special spell called “28 Deities”, 108 times per consecration.

 

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.

 

(Picture credit: thaagoon/ Shutterstock.com)

 

 

 

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