The market for Thai amulets came back to life when

"China opens the country", a group of Mutelu tourists come to rent sacred objects to bring to the top

“Commercial” opening more booths selling monks in foreign countries

partly because

"Renting an amulet"

in addition to hoping to rely on Buddha's faith, it can also add value from renting for unclean.

“The rate of fluctuations in price is not different from buying gold.

or buy land”, which the older the monk, the higher the price

Make it a channel for Chinese monks to join hands with Thai monks to manipulate the price.

Became strange from the purpose of creating a amulet as a memorial to the teachings of the Buddha, Narongchai To-In, a votive expert

Baan Phra Phim Learning Center

A. Muang Sukhothai said that if you look back at the ancient people who created monks, they have ideas.

"Continuation of Buddhism"

according to the belief in the decline of religion in about 5,000 years

made the idea to create a Buddha image contained in a dungeon for

“People in the latter class”, which is like making merit in inheriting Buddhism for 5,000 years, because according to the Buddha's history

"There are 5 Buddhas born in Bhadrakappa", that is, 1. Phra Kakusandha Buddha.

2. Phra Konak Mon Phutthachao

3. Kassapa Buddha and 4. Samana Gotama Buddha

or Prince Siddhartha

Then Phra Samana Gotama Buddha predicted that

“Buddhism in this Bhadracap will be 5,000 years old.” Currently, it is the year 2023, which is equal to 2434 years left.

or Buddha in the future

For this reason,

“the ancient people did not want Buddhism to decay and completely disappear” causing the votive statue to be made.

and built up the Buddha image and put it in the pagoda

"with the concept of the succession of Buddhism" for future generations to discover and foresee the teachings of the Lord Buddha

It can be observed from the raw materials used to create that consists of "clay soil, cement powder, and wan". Molding often uses natural principles, such as "votive tablet", which uses clay mixed with tears and burned with fire that can maintain its shape for thousands of years.

In terms of temples, they are often built from “terracotta” because according to the principle “soil after being burned” will not be burned a second time.

Therefore, even after hundreds of years, "Buddhist votive tablets and temples in the Sukhothai period still remain in this state."

"Dharma of the Buddha" because the Buddha never taught to hold on to objects. For this reason, "ancient people" often do not hang amulets, but will adhere to the teachings of the Buddha, which is the best Buddha.

Emphasizing with

"Stone inscription discovered in Sukhothai"

found the inscription of the Buddha image filling ceremony.

and the votive said

“People of mothers, Chao Chao, Prai Fah Kha Thai people are invited to join in the merit-making ceremony and sprinkle incense in the room.

"To worship Uthesik pagodas with the intention of dedicating them to the Lord Buddha" but did not appear about consecrating monks in the Sukhothai era

Until the "Ayutthaya period", evidence gradually appeared from

"Sepha Khun Chang Khun Phaen" with writings about consecrating rituals as well

Including the war of warriors often use Prachiad cloth.

and inscriptions on cloth as protection from danger, or even "Lanna warriors" have an incantation tattoo

and bury the paranormal in the body

such as cat's-eye diamonds, remade for invulnerability


Therefore, during the Ayutthaya period, there was a ritual to create amulets.

Making a talisman for war is quite clear.

Then, about 100 years ago, during the "Hor Suppression Era", Chinese immigrants came to make a living in the northern part of Siam.

"Insurgency" caused the authorities to send troops to suppress by summoning troops in the military district of Phitsanulok.

And in the meantime

"The chamber on the pagoda of Wat Nang Phaya fell" caused the monk to fall down.

According to the story, “The soldiers took the monks with them to suppress Ho, and the guns did not shoot.”

or the Buddha's virtues

"Nobody knows", but of course this has become a custom during battle, local people always carry amulets with them.

Later, there was another controversy.

"The Ministry of Defense issued a warrant to the abbot of Wat Molile Lokayaram, Ratchaworawihan or Wat Thai Talat, Bangkok."

"Soldiers went out to fight in the Greater East Asia War" until it was a tradition to make monks to give out to soldiers during the war ever since.

After the next era, "Famous Maestro Reverend Father" began to consecrate and create amulets.

Or a talisman brought to distribute more and more soldiers to fight.

Along with the ceremony of sprinkling water on the Buddha image

for the prosperity of that army until today

but in fact

"Making ancient amulets" Most of them are filled with dungeons because

“Thai people in the old days did not like to keep amulets in their homes because they believed that amulets belonged to temples.”

When the war is over, it is always returned to the original temple.

But when the country was free from the war, "Wat" was gathered and stored in a dungeon to preserve as a Buddhist treasure forever because

“Amulets of the past”, most of them are amulets that Phra Ajarn created and distributed to people free of charge.

And it's a free gift with good intentions. "Amulets" therefore have no price, no trade like today.

As for the "Majesty Buddha Medal", as far as we know, it was made around 1851, "during the period when Siam imported lead from abroad", coins were first produced and used in Siam.

Causing the monks at that time to make a handsome medal to distribute to senior government officials

or people with good status in those days

Later in the year 2424, "European countries" were popular to collect antiques.

artifacts and oddities

Valuable items from Asian countries, Middle East, Egypt to collect to show the status of wealth and wealth among the nobility.

causing the illegal excavation of antiquities

both illegally cutting off the heads of idols and Buddha images in Thailand

to be sold to a large number of foreigners

Cause from the past

"Lax control over the maintenance of antiques" has caused the smuggling of huge antiquities.

Therefore, the masterpiece level

(Masterpiece) are all in foreign museums.

causing the trading of votive votive tablets

and rare Buddha statues

But at that time, people selling monks were often socially loathsome professions.

Because it was seen as a career selling monks to eat.

Causing to smuggle and hide in the underground market

Until the year 1991, "Phra Somdej" first traded for 60 million baht, the buyer was a Singaporean merchant until the news spread.

“In the circle of Thai amulets”, there was an awakening, becoming a business of a lot of amulet rental shops.

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"The ideal of creating monks" has changed to rely mainly on the beliefs of the person, becoming a large industry.

“Amulets become products” are advertised in various forms.

What follows is

“Building monks always has costs” ranging from the cost of the famous monk monk.

The cost of casting monks, advertising costs and plus the belief value until the new generation of monks has a high price

became the word

“In the Sukhothai period, laymen built monks for temples.

But nowadays, the temple instead creates monks for laymen” until the government has to issue a regulation that strictly prohibits consecrating amulets.

"Except permission" is different from the time 30 years ago.

Finally, leave the Buddha's teachings that

"Whoever sees the Dharma sees the Tathagata", that is, "when one sees the Dharma, then sees the Buddha." The creation of a Buddha image is only the outer shell of Buddhism, "but the essence is the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path". If you don't see this, you won't see the Buddha.

Like this, He cannot protect you.

This is the main principle of creating a Buddha image that represents

"Historical Evidence in Buddhism" which has the value of power and holiness, which is the belief of worshipers to remember the teachings of the Buddha, who is the highest Buddha...