Sacred Powder Amulet of the Five Buddhas of the Auspicious Bhadrakalpa Aeon with Holy Relics from Wat Arun Temple

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The Thai term Phra Putta Jao means ‘Buddha’. It is equivalent to sambuddhassa in Pāḷi; i.e., the ‘Fully Awakened One’. According to Theravāda Buddhist beliefs, the historical Śakyamuni Buddha – Siddhāttha Gotama – is the fourth Buddha of the present aeon (Sanskrit/Pāḷi: kalpa). In the Khuddaka Nikāya of the Sutta Piṭaka there is an ancient Buddhist canonical text called the ‘Buddhavaṃsa’, which names Kakusandha, Koṇāgamana, and Kassapa as Gotama’s predecessors. In due time Gotama will be superseded by Maitreya, the fifth and last Buddha of this age.

Five Buddhas Amulet with Holy Relics from the Wat Arun Temple of Dawn

All of the five aforementioned Buddhas are depicted in this sacred powder amulet that has been consecrated by fifty-five reputable masters at the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan) in Bangkok, Thailand. The design is based on traditional Thai Buddhist iconography, which means each individual Buddha image is accompanied with their own vehicle; these are the rooster, nāga (mythical serpent), turtle, ox, and lion, respectively. In addition, holy relics are inserted to the back of the amulet. Due to the sacred materials and ingredients, as well as the mass blessing ceremony, the amulet is believed to generate most auspicious results, such as improved luck, likability, mercy, and protection.

Thai Buddhist Amulet featuring Five Buddha Images of the Present Kalpa

Mantra of the Five Buddhas (Ghātā Pūja ‘Phra Putta Jao Haa Phra Ong’)

The worshipping mantra of the five Buddhas of this kalpa is ‘Namo Buddhāya’, which can be split into individual seed syllables* that are to be chanted in the following order:

Na Mo Bud Dha Ya

Mo Bud Dha Ya Na

Bud Dha Ya Na Mo

Dha Ya Na Mo Bud

Ya Na Mo Bud Dha

*Here the syllable ‘Na’ refers to Kakusandha; ‘Mo’ to Koṇāgamana; ‘Bud’ to Kassapa; ‘Dha’ to Gotama; and ‘Ya’ to Maitreya.

Sacred Powder Amulet containing Precious Relics of Guru Masters from Wat Arun

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