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THAI BUDDHA AMULETS - A Journey into the World of Faith and Belief

THAI BUDDHA AMULETS

   Thailand is a land steeped in history and tradition, and its Buddhist culture is one of its most defining features. For centuries, Thai people have worn amulets as a way to protect themselves from harm and attract good luck. These amulets are typically made of metal, precious stones, or clay and incense ash, they are often inscribed with sacred symbols and mantras.

   Some famous places to see Thai Buddha amulets in Chiang Mai are the Thipanet Market (Tuesday mornings), the Kamthieng Tree Market (thursday mornings) and the second hand market (Saturdays & Sundays). These undercover markets open early in the morning. They are treasure troves of arts, crafts, and amulets. You can find a wide variety of amulets there, from simple pendants to elaborate necklaces and bracelets.

   When choosing a Thai Buddha amulet, it is important to select one that has been blessed by a renowned monk. This ensures that the amulet is imbued with positive energy and will bring you the benefits you seek. It is also important to note that in Thai culture, people use the term "rent" when referring to the purchase of a Buddha image. This is because Thais believe that Buddha images are sacred and should be treated with respect. Therefore, they do not "buy" an amulet, but rather "rent" it for an indefinite period of time.

   This distinction is not merely a matter of semantics. It reflects a deeper understanding of the relationship between humans and the sacred. Thais believe that amulets are not simply objects to be owned or possessed. Instead, they are seen as sacred vessels that can help people to connect with the divine and achieve their spiritual goals.

   When visiting each of these markets, you will immediately be struck by the sense of respect and community that permeates the air. Vendors and shoppers alike are eager to share their knowledge of amulets and help you find the perfect one for your needs.

Here are some tips for choosing Thai Buddha amulets:

  • do your research and learn about the different types of amulets available.
  • choose an amulet that is blessed by a renowned monk.
  • be respectful of the amulets and treat them with care.
  • don't be afraid to ask vendors for help or advice.

   When you "rent" an amulet, you are not simply purchasing a good or service. You are also entering into a sacred relationship with the amulet and its spiritual power. This relationship is one of mutual respect and reverence.


MARKET PLACES :

  • Thipanet Market at Thipanet Rd. Chiang Mai. Every Tuesdays.
  • Kamtieng Market (the Tree Market) at Patan. Muang, Chiang Mai. (close to the entry to Tesco’s) Every Thursdays.
  • You can also see some very interesting amulets at the Second Hand Pracharat Market, every Saturday, Nong Hok, Chiang Mai (close to the 700 Years Stadium).

January 2024.

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