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Religious Thai Amulets are immensely popular among many Thai locals or even the Chinese that residing in South East Asia - probably most followers never have the chance to worship the religion and hopefully with the little image that we wear on the body can provide some form of relief. As I mentioned in the site, probably it takes a Thai to create such a high quality website features specifically on these lovely collective pendants. As I can never be claimed knowledgeable in this strong thai traditions but since I am a web developer in nature, I create this solely for personal consumption and hope to provide a linkage among all passionate collectors. Some of the opinion presented within the site was entirely personal and I do not wish to influence any decision prior to any potential purchases or disposal. So, this forum is intended to provide a channel for all to make use of it to present your own individual views. Enjoy.

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781. From : Uncle Wong (Orang@melacca.com)
Url : http://
Date : 09:29 PM Thursday 15 February, 2007

Sometimes ago, Leonard has pointed me to site (buddha Relic); the set comprises of SIX WRK in few different form. The lady sells it for USD100-00, if you break down the prices, each will be less than RM100-00. *00 for a piece is too high lah. Unless the version is different, then aku tahu then. Sorry if this has hurt a potential sale.


782. From : CK (midland-italy@hotmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 04:20 PM Thursday 15 February, 2007

I personally find that old somdej WRK look pretty nice in view and wanted to get one to wear, but I do not really know what actually somdej give in protection. Anyone can advise? And also anyone can recommend old somdej WRK for me? I recently found a WRK somdej Roypee (B.E 2515) by a person said this batch of somdej is memorial 100 years for somdej Toh and is about 35 years until now, is that true? But it cost RM800... is this a reasonably price? Please advice, thanks! Regards, CK


783. From : sherwin (amulet_collector@yahoo.com)
Url : http://
Date : 05:59 PM Wednesday 14 February, 2007

hi everyone, i m the new guy sherwin.i've been collecting amulets for the past 25 years and have also collected some rare pieces. i'd like to send some of my pieces for competition in bangkok,can anybody tell me where or how should i start? thanx...


784. From : kenji (kenji@blahblah.com)
Url : http://www.amulets-online.com
Date : 07:13 PM Tuesday 13 February, 2007

dear lee, since you are from butterworth why dont you go in to thailand and get it.Its cheaper there and you can get monks from thailand to bless it b4 you bring it home too.It depends on what you wanted for the price and the size.There are few types to ranging from temple mades ones to factory made.Factory made ones can cost from 80 ringgit for a 4inch base and height 6 inch.


785. From : WHLee (whlee_tmec@yahoo.com)
Url : http://
Date : 03:17 PM Tuesday 13 February, 2007

hi all,
can anybody tell me where can i invite a theravada buddha statue to my home? i stay in Butterworth
normally how much to pay?
thank you


786. From : lee_sg_123 (lee_sg_123@yahoo.com.sg)
Url : http://sg.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/lee_sg_123/my_photos
Date : 08:08 PM Monday 12 February, 2007

Dear Co-Moderator and Hoon, Thanks for the input. will let him know accordingly. He managed to scan a few pics to share with you all. pls click on the above homepage link to view. His purpose of disposing is that he is afraid that the amulet may not be 'clean' and may bring bad luck. I told him thats the image of Buddha. no need to worry. Do good, and 'dirty' stuffs can't get you. Thank you all!


787. From : Y.K.T. (yappie@noSpam.com)
Url : http://no
Date : 04:04 PM Monday 12 February, 2007

Wat Paknam introduced a series in every cycle of approx. 10 years. you can compare the versions at

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/leofoo/Thai-amulets/Wat-PakNam/WPN_version_history/index.htm

From version 1 to current medallion, each sold (at temple) for about 100 baht. But it appreciates over time. Forget about the roon one, two or three as they are too pricey now. Version 4 and six are picking up quickly in popularity as well as prices arer spiking.


788. From : hoon2 (hoon2304@hotmail.com)
Url : http://
Date : 12:36 PM Monday 12 February, 2007

Hi Lee and all,

The address that you ahve given is not a temple in Phuket but rather Chonburi (in thai 'l' is pronounced as 'n' for eg it is King Bhumibon articulated and not King Bumibol). Where as the Buddha pendant from the pedlar claiming to be from Wat Pak Nam is based in Thonburi side of Bangkok. This is not to say that the pedlar might not been collecting on behalf of Wat Pak Nam, rather, it is quite unusual to be collecting amount for monk's robes. Usually, when the temple has a special projects eg building a school, monks' university or hospital next to the Wat, the Wat committee would organise a more bona fide "collective merit making" donation form - almost always in a white envelope. You may then write the name of the persons you wish to ascribe the merit accrued in this meritorous act to. There is no minimum amount and all are welcome to participate in this collective merit making. Lord Buddha's teaching is universally democratic for all including those less fortunate.

I would think that the process you had describe falls into the realm of the money making donation collecting type. Notwithstanding this, I agree fully with the Co-Moderator to ask your friend to treat the pendant with respect by returning the pendant to a temple. This is more meritorous then merely throwing it away. Sadhu.


789. From : lee (lee_sg_123@yahoo.com)
Url : http://
Date : 08:04 AM Monday 12 February, 2007

Dear everyone, I'm from singapore and its a remarkable website i must say.

I have a query on behalf of my friend. recently at a pasar malam (night market), he was given a thai buddha amulet by one of the stall which is demonstrating some palm reading stuffs. the speaker said as a respect to a saviour abbot/monk from Wat Prat Nam from bangkok, he will distribute amulets blessed by him. of course as expected, nothing is free, he asked if those who have gotten the amulet want to have it encased in a steel casing for S$20. its optional though.

So my friend did, and was told to provide name and dob so as to pray/bless for him. and he was asked to make some donation to the monk for robe(monk clothing) purchase starting from $98. my friend who is in $$difficulty could only provide a small amount which they accept without comlains,just say that if next time better, can donate too. of course many would say this is con job. but to be fair, they need to pay rental for the stall space too. right?

he was given a name card:
Wat Kratinglai
59, Moo 6, Tumbol Nongplalai Amphor,
Banglamung Cholburi,
20150 Thailand

I did a search on the net and it seems to be located at phuket. but instead of no. 59, according to the yellow page the mentioned wat should be at no. 295. No. 59 belongs to another Wat. So does this confirm its a con job?

Anyway, my friend question is are such amulet genuine? if not, can he just throw it away?

Remarks from C0-Moderator: Do be careful when it comes to donating to a "temple" that is located overseas. Supporting the sangha is indeed a noble cause, but of course we don't want to end up supporting a "household" in Chonburi instead of a temple, right? Another humble suggestion I could make is instead of supporting an overseas Thai wat, why not support a local Thai wat in Singapore instead ? does not have to be Thai, but could be Sri Lankan or Burmese as long as there are 1 or more bhikkhus residing there it is perfectly fine. Support does not have to be monetary as you can support the sangha in many ways eg. bringing cooked food before noon, offering the requisites eg. soaps, razor blades, medicines etc. I am sure they would be very happy to have locals supporting them with right view.

Regarding amulets from pasar malam, as a collector I don't think much can be said about the piece your friend got especially if it's a Wat Paknam piece. All amulets, real or fake should be treated with respect since they bear the image of our teacher - the Buddha. So don't advice your friend to anyhow just throw into the rubbish bin. If he doesn't want it, he might want to give it to someone that is not too fussy but wants something to wear , if not just give to temple.



790. From : Co-Moderator (nomail@nospam.com)
Url : http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/leofoo/Thai-amulets/index.htm
Date : 02:32 PM Thursday 08 February, 2007

Dear Rocco, thanks for the lead, the Temple has been included in the listing of local Thai Buddhist temples.


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Maintainers for Thai Religious Amulets/Pendants Message Board:

Mr. Stan SL Thong, Malaysia (StanSLThong@yahoo.com); KH TAN, Malaysia (tankoonhee@hotmail.com); Raymond Goh, Malaysia (rockraymond168@yahoo.com), Malcolm Lee, Singapore (spiky_malcolm@yahoo.com); kok-huat yeap, USA (yeappie@hotmail.com), Y.K.T., Malaysia (preferred private); Morgan Bonsse (lars@buddha.eu); Purt, Thailand (support@thailandamulets.com); Chng Hoon Hoon, Singapore (hoon2304@hotmail.com); Richard Wong, Singapore (teleadv@yahoo.com.sg)

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