A beautiful ceramic Jatukam Ramathep amulet, glazed dark blue on one
side on a string of genuine Lapis Lazuli, Bone and hand painted chinese
ceramic beads. Amulet is protected by a plastic case.
Necklace is 39cm drop plus the amulet which is 5.5cm in diameter
Materials: plaster amulet, lapis lazuli, bone, chinese painted ceramic beads
Ramathep is the name of an unusually popular amulet sold by some
Buddhist temples in Thailand. The amulet is named for two princes of the
Srivijaya kingdom of southern Thailand, and is believed to provide
protection and good fortune to the bearer.
The original Jatukam
Ramathep amulets were created in 1987 by a retired Thai police general
who believed that the spirit of Jatukam Ramathep had assisted him in
solving a difficult murder case.
During 2006, Jatukam Rammathep
amulets began to grow wildly in popularity among Thais who believed in
their ability to grant good fortune and solve personal problems. The
amulets were initially distributed by a temple in the town of Nakhon Si
Thammarat in southern Thailand. As the demand for these amulets grew,
they began to also be produced at other temples in Thailand.[
best amulets are created at individual Wats (Thai Buddhist temples) and
blessed by the Wats' leading monk. The more important the Wat and the
more famous the monk, the stronger the blessing, of course. Amulets can
protect you from a whole catalogue of occurrences, they can bring you
good health, wealth, a happy family and almost anything you can imagine.
The average Thai will have several; some to wear, some to have around
the house, some for the car and anywhere else they think necessary.
Post costs are high from Australia. If postage is less than my estimate I will refund the difference to you.