Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Rian Phra Rahu, Nur Fabart LongYa Blue Color, Wat Srisathong, Nakhon Pathom (B.E.2560).


No. : 2502

*Come with temple box.


Effect : Good Luck, Get rid of Bad Luck, Prevent Backstabber, Transform Negative Energy, Successful in everything you do, Attract Good Opportunity to You, Good Business Luck, Good Wealth Luck. 


(好运,增人缘,防小人,避事非,增强事业运)


Wat Srisathong 
The temple builded in B.E.2358 Rattanagosin era in the reign of King Rama 1st. Wat Srisathong is the original of Phra Rahu amulet and ceremony in Thailand, founded by Luang Phor Noi an abbot of Wat Srisathong at this temple. Rahu is the giant god who eaten the sun and moon, in Thailand people worship Phra Rahu for strong success in wealth luck fortune and protection. These are the best of Phra Rahu amulets from Thailand, all the batch create follow the same way Luang Phor Noi made since the first batch. (Wat=Temple, Srisa=Head, Thong=Gold) 

In those days the area that Srisathong Temple stands now was dry and deserted because it was far away from the river. This area was in Huaytako Sub-District. Later Laotians from Vientiane immigrated to live near the river where is called "Klong Koowieng Temple" in present. Some of the Laotians lived in Baan Kluay and the others lived in area where Srisathong Sub-District stands now. They deforested and cleared the land for plantation. They grew rice and vaious kinds of vegetables. Their families and population increased so it became a village.

The villagers had plentiful life and then contributed their money to construct a temple for their village. During the construction, they found the Buddha's golden head under the ground. It was considered as the auspicious sign. As the result of this, the villagers named the temple "Huathong Temple" (Golden Head Temple).

Luang Phor Tai, a Laotian monk from Vientiane, became the first abbot of the temple. Huathong Temple was developed to be bigger then it used to be. There have been six abbots descended up to now. In the period of Luang Phor Noi Nawarat, he made both of the temple and the village so glorious.


Later King Rama IV ordered to dig a canal from the Nakhon Chaisri River to Phra Pathong Chedi, called "Klong Chedu Bucha" for more convenient transportion to pay homage to Phra Pathom Chedi. This canal lined past the southern part of the village and Huathong Temple. As the result of this, many people moved to settle down near the canal for convenience. Huathong Temple was also moved to locate near Klong Chedi Bucha. Then Luang Phor Noi changed its name into "Srisathong Temple". Besides, the government has promoted the village to be Srisathong Sub-district so far.

Phra Rahu
Phra Rahu is the famous auspicous amulet of Srisathong Temple. Phra Rahu is a mythological giant god who is supposed to cause elipses by taking the moon or the sun in his mouth. He is a kind of giant in Thai myth. The legend is that Phra Rahu was an immortal giant because he drank some holy nectar. The temple created Phra Rahu amulet not only - taking the moon in his mouth - but also taking the sun in his mouth.

The legend of creation of Phra Rahu is that Phra Rahu was created by the two hermits. One of them was penance in the cave on Nantakhate Mountain. Both ot them created magical drawing and magic words in order to sanctify Phra Rahu amulet. One hermit created magical drawing and magic words of Suriyabuppa (eclipse of the sun period) to sanctify Phra Rahu which taking the sun in his mouth. The other hermit created magical drawing and magic words of Chandrabuppa (eclipse of the moon period) to sanctify Phra Rahu which taking the moon in his mouth. The two hermits made those things because they had foresight to know that humans will face with danger and grieves in the future. The auspicious amulet, Phra Rarhu could help people free from those ones. 

To sanctify Phra Rahu amulet, it must be made 8 periods for being holy and effective. Phra Rahu amulets are made of one eyes coconut shells which are rarely found out. In general, the coconut shell has got three holes on the top, one of them is a hole for sprout and the other two are its eyes. But the one eyed coconut shell has got one hole for sprout and has got an only eye. This special kind of coconut shell is considered as the mighty amulet object by itself. Although it is not sanctified, it stil has supernatural power. The one eyed coconut shell has many magic qualifications as follow :

1) It can used as a bowl to measure rice for cooking. If you run a business, you will get more possessions. If you are a farmer, you will get good farm crops. And if you are an official, you will get the highest rank of all.

2) It can be used as an amulet because it has got holy power by itself. If it is sanctified, it will have more supernatural power.

3) It is used to prevent you from the mischief, sourcery and evil spirits.

4) If you have one and you always pay homage to it, you wil obtain a lot of properties and money will come in continuously.

5) The ancient quack used it as a tool to cut out the corneal opacity.

In Thai legend, Rahu appears as the younger brother of two men who are reincarnated as the sun and moon. Unhappy at being overshadowed, Rahu is constantly striving to dim their brilliance by swalling them; and occasionally he is successful. In Thailand, devotees normally burn black joss sticks and present eight black offerings, including black-feathered chickens and coffee, to appease the dark angel in the run-up to the eclipse. 

(The information of Wat Srisathong and Phra Rahu is from others website. Just used for reference purpose.)