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Phong Pattamung, Phong Ittajay – Mysterious Powders with Potent Spells

Phong Pattamung, Phong Ittajay – Mysterious Powders with Potent Spells

Phong (Powder) Ittijay and Phong Pattamung is a common ingredient in the crafting of amulets. Many people however, even the most ardent enthusiasts, are unaware of its exact provenance.
A monk named Tan Phra Maha Ganjan Phra Kanajan

was the master who pioneered its method of production, calling the process Soot Moon KajJai. The process of creating this powder must be thorough, and completed within 3 days, including the inscription of the the khom katha (khmer scripts) with the resulting chalk.


Phong Pattamung

This powder consists of the following materials:

1) Din Jed Pong (Salt Lick from 7 places/forests),

Pic: Salt Lick / Mineral Lick Pic reference: Hannes Thirion/

2) Din Jed Tah (soil from 7 Harbours),

Pic: A small docking bay / harbor for boats Pic reference: ysuel/

3) Din Sao Lak Muang Jed Lak Muang (soil from 7 City Pillars. In Thailand, a city pillar is built in every province)

Pic: Sao Lak Muang
Pic reference: jennypong/

4) Kee Tao Sai Tien Bucha Phra Pratan Phra Ubosot (the remains of burnt candles offered to the Phra Bucha in an Ubosot),

Pics: Burnt incense sticks and candle remains
Pic reference: DK-TOM/

5) Dok Kalong (Caesalpini Aceae flower),

Pic: Dok Kalong
Pic reference: Tatyana Mi/

6) Yod SaWad (stigma of Caesalpinia Bonduc),

Pic: Yod SaWad
Pic reference: BestPhotoStudio/

7) Yod RakSorn (flower buds),

Pic: Yod RakSorn, only the topmost ones may be used
Pic reference: Ck Keegather/

8) Kee Klai SayMah Bot (soil/debris harvested from the boundary marker of a temple),

Pic: Boundary marker of temples
Pic reference: VICHARN/

9) Kee Klai Pratoo Wang (soil/debris found on the door of a grand palace),

Pic: Kee Klai Pratoo Wang (for illustrative purposes only)
Pic reference: Eirene Mcmani/

10) Kee Klai Sow TaLoong ChangPeuak (soil or debris found on a post to which an albino elephant is tied),

Pic: Example of an albino elephant
Pic reference: Juskiwiesky.T/
Pic: Kee klai Sow TaLoong ChangPeuak

11) Rachapruek

(powder made from the dried, pounded trunk of the Golden Shower Tree),
Pic: The Golden Shower Tree
Pic reference: NATHONPHOTO/

12) ChaiyaPreuk

powder, from the dried, pounded trunk of the Cassia Javanica Tree
Pic: The Cassia Javanica tree
Pic reference: Kheat/

13) Plu Ruam Jai, (single-leaflet betel leaves)

Pic: Single leaflet betel leaves
Pic reference: LUARA_VN/

14) PluSorngHang (twin leaflet betel leaves),

Pic: Twin leaflet betel leaves

15) GraJehTaNow (powder from the dried, pounded trunk of the Hesperethusa Crenulata Tree)

Pic: Hesperethusa Crenulata Tree
Pic reference: (left) wasanajai/, (right) RUKSUTAKARN studio/

16) Namman Jed Ros (7 types of oil, of either plant or animal origin. May consist of a mixture of both)

17) DinSorPhong (white clay filler).

Pic: DinSorPhong
Pic reference: sarawut muensang/

Mix these together with a little water to form chalk

In the Kam Pee Pattamung

manual that describes the creation of Phong Pattamung, it is stated that the katha Namasakarn Sahum Bordee Phrom
must first be recited, to pay respects and request permission, before the chalk is written into yants
. This order must be followed for the consecration process to go smoothly. The katha goes like this;

Angara pintunatung uppannung
Phromma sahumpatinama ah-thikuppeh
Su-ah khatoh panja pathummung thisawa
Namo Puttaya wantanung

Blessing Process for Phong Pattamung

The blessing ceremony must be performed inside a Phra Ubosot (main ordination hall or the grandest temple hall). Kreung Sakara (plated offering of pig’s heads, flowers, fruits, desserts and food) must be prepared for the ceremony and offered in front of the Phra Prathan

. Candles and incense are lit, and the katha UnchernKru is recited to pay respects to the respective deities and lineages.

Katha UnchernKru

Namo Tassa Pakawatoh Arahatoh Sammasamputtasa – 3x
Wanthi ta wa
Suka na thang
Puttan ja
Thamman ja
Sangkan ja
Sathu kang
Namo puttaya
Tippa mantra nang
Pa wakhami ya tha palang

Pan ja akara ni cha tah
Namo Puttaya
Wan tha ti
Na massitawa
Ei sri sitthi lo ga na tang
A nutta rang
Ei sri ja panthanang
Satra a hang wantami tang

Ei sri sitthi wessa wantitawa
Ah jariyang krupa tang ah kachahi
Sappa gamma prasitthimay
Sappa antrayang winasanti
Sappa sitthi pawantumay

Ma a au, A thi ga moo rang
Tri tewanang maha satra
Au Au A A ma ma mantra
Au sa a wa maha man trang
Ong karn pin tu na thang
Oupannanang phrom ma sahabordee

Na mang ah thi gab pay
Su ah kha toh
Pan ja pa thu mang Tissawah
Namo puttaya wanthanang

Sitthi git jang
Sitthi gammang sitthi gariya Ta tha ka toh
Sitthi tey cho chaiyo nid jang
Sitthi la poh ni rantrang
Sitthi gammang pawantumay

Unchern Thepayada

is also recited to create Prasa Nammon Promtua
, a process where holy water is sprinkled onto the chalk to imbue it with blessings of the deities and lineages.


Holy inscriptions in Akara lettering are then inscribed with the chalk, while katha continues to be recited until the process is complete. The chalk from the inscriptions and then swept up and collected by hand, becoming Phong Pattamung.


Phong Pattamung is useful for Kongkrapan, Maha Ut, Klaew Klad, LongHon Haitua (Invisibility spells), Metta Mahaniyom, Sakod (Mind Control) on humans and animals or protection against Saiyasart (evil magic), as well as material for amulets, depending on the katha recited.


An example of the magical efficacy of Phong Pattamung, is how it was often placed below cottages in olden times, as it was believed that this would protect the house from robberies, and allow the owners to render it invisible at will.


The consecration process for Phong Pattamung may be completed over a period of 2-3 months, excluding the collection of the requisite material.

Pic: Phra Ubosot (of Wat Phra Keaw)
Pic reference: Dario Lo Presti/


Pic: Kreung Sakara
Pic reference: VICHAILAO/

Blessing ceremony for Phong Ittijay

Leftover Phong Pattamung powder from the inscribing of the khom katha

, is retained, and used for future ceremonies.

These are used to inscribe Akara by using Soot Moon Kajjai (the specific, step-by-step ritual used in the writing of Akara).
The powder used in the inscription is swept up, becoming Phong Ittijay. A katha named Soot LopPhong

has to be recited while the powder is collected.

If the entire process is completed within 3 days, the powder is deemed to be suitably potent for use. It can be used for Metta Mahaniyom, and to cure illnesses.

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