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Wat Rakhang

Wat Rakhang is one of the old iconic temples in Thailand. Wat Rakhang together with Wat Indraviharn is famous for their somdej (pronounced somdet) amulets. Mainly attributed to Somdej Toh, or otherwise known as Phra Buddhacharn Toh Promarangsi. He grew up in Wat Indraviharn and practiced in Wat Rakhang as a monk. He lived from 1788-1872. He is credited for popularising the powerful and very well known, Jinnabunchorn Katha which he attained from ancient Sri Lankan (Ceylonese) text. In terms of amulets he is credited for creating the most powerful somdej amulets of recent time, mainly attributed to tje special incantations/mantras which he used during the creation and blessing process. Somdej Toh passed down his knowledge to his monks at Wat Rakhang and Wat Indraviharn (Wat In). Our visit there was brief but we managed to grab some amulets. Below you will find them listed.                                                                                        Powerful S

Ganesha Park Nakhon Nayok

My friends and I visited Ganesha Park in Nakhon Nayok not long ago. The Ganesha statue there is supposed to be one of the largest if not the largest in Thailand.  Ganesha or Phra Pikanet as he is known in Thailand is known as the remover of obstacles. He is usually evoked before any ceremony in Hinduism and for some even before meditation. To learn more about Ganesha read this article.  It took us about 2 hours by car to reach Nakhon Nayok from Bangkok.   Here are some of our pics.   We found some beautiful Ganesha amulets there. We have listed some below for rental (purchase). All these amulets were blessed by the Chief Abbot of the Temple personally as visible in one of the photos above.  Phra Phikanet (Ganesha) Amulet Face                            Phra Phikanet (Ganesha) Amulet Behind Specifications: Origin:  Thailand   Condition:  New  Date r ented from master:  August 2011   Material:  Metal amalgamat