Wat Phra Mahathat Woromaha Vihan Buddhist Temple, Nakhon Si Thammarat

Chedi at Wat Phra Mahathat Buddhist Temple in Nakhon si ThammaratMany people see the name of this temple on our site and don’t know anything about it. Here is some information you might find helpful as you think about which amulets to buy.

Jatukam Ramathep amulets originated in this temple twenty-seven years ago. Most of the Jatukams we sell from Wat Mathathat were made in the Buddhist year 2550. This year we are coming up on 2557.

Jatukham Rammathep style amulets were incredibly popular in 2550. There were a number of stories that came out in the local Thailand media about people wearing Jatukam Ramathep amulets who were robbed at gun and knife-point, but who had extraordinary good luck as the bullets would not fire from the gun pointed at them, or the knife blade would not pierce their skin. Thais attributed this protection to the powers of the Jatukam amulets and a mad dash to purchase Jatukams fueled the nation for a few years. There were many robberies by criminals looking to possess other people’s Jatukam amulets. Many deaths and injuries occurred during these robberies. So much so, that the supreme Buddhist patriarch (monk) in Thailand removed himself from the process and refused to provide sacred materials for the amulets any longer. For some people this dropped the bottom out of the amulet craze, and for others, they just refocused on the original amulets only made in the city they originated, Nakhon Si Thammarat, in southern Thailand next to Surat Thani.

In 1987 the first Jatukam Ramathep amulets were developed and named for the two princes of the Srivijaya kingdom of southern Thailand (which also once included Malaysia). There are stories about the name being from the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, popular among Mahayana Buddhists of Malaysia and southern Thailand. The man starting these amulets was not a monk, but a highly revered police chief in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Khun Pan, or, Khun Phantarak Rajjadej. He believed that the Jatukam amulet he wore helped him solve a murder case.

Khun Pan died in the Buddhist year 2550. After he passed away on September 5, the Jatukam Ramathep amulets grew in popularity because of some stories I mentioned about people protected from harm that were wearing the amulets.

Wat Mahathat produced a number of special edition amulets, and some solid silver Khun Pan amulets (which we sell at ThaiAmuletSales.com) under the Jatukam Amulets section.

The Jatukam production didn’t stop there. Soon temples across the entire nation were consumed with producing as many different types of Jatukam amulets as possible. Simple clay amulets were selling for 3,000 to 5,000 Thai Baht. This is around $100 to $170 USD. Many amulets were selling for 30,000 to 100,000 Thai Baht for special editions. For Thais to spend $1,000 to $3,000 USD on amulets is really something, but many Thais did so, even taking loans out to afford such amazing amulets. Estimates put sales of Jatukam Ramathep in 2007 at over $650 million dollars US.

The desire for these amulets went unchecked. In April of 2550 a woman was killed in a stampede to make reservations for a new batch of special Jatukam amulets being manufactured by the monks at the Wat Mahathat temple in Nakhon. As a result, Thailand’s supreme patriarch, Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, (secular – Charoen Khotchawat) stopped helping to create the powerful amulets.

Nakhon Si Thammarat's famous Wat Phra Mahathat temple - home of Jatukam Ramathep amulets.
Nakhon Si Thammarat’s famous Wat Phra Mahathat temple – home of Jatukam Ramathep amulets.

Here is a Jatukam Ramathep amulet:

A solid copper Jatukam Ramathep amulet original from Wat Phra Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand.
A solid copper Jatukam Ramathep amulet original from Wat Phra Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand.

Reverse:

Reverse side of Jatukam Ramathep amulet above.
Reverse side of Jatukam Ramathep amulet above.

Here is our page for Jatukam Amulet sales >

New Thai Amulet Videos Coming

We’ll be uploading some of our just-shot Thai amulet videos at the www.youtube.com/user/thaiamuletsales channel on YouTube in the next 36 hours. The videos of the amulets are more representative of the items we have because you can see them from many angles and the light just seems much better than with still photography.

If you are in the market for a new Thai amulet – check out our channel, or, page 7 of the Buddha amulets that we just added. There is a link for amulet videos there below each amulet we have video for.

Metta and best of karma to you!

4 Gold Buddha Amulets with Ganesha

Sitting Buddha
Sitting Buddha
Standing Buddha
Standing Buddha
Reclining Buddha
Reclining Buddha
Sitting Buddha with Naga snakes (serpents)
Sitting Buddha with Naga snakes (serpents)
Ganesha - front of this Thai gold amulet
Ganesha - on front of all amulets

This is for 4 Thai Buddha amulets that all have Ganesha (Hindu elephant- the god of obstacles… (removing obstacles)).

The Buddhas on each amulet have a spot of dye on them, corresponding to the color for the day of the week. These are day of birth amulets and I think the dye is not something that most western Buddhists are accustomed to – and maybe these won’t sell easily. As a result I’ll put all 4 here for just $49.95. That’s below our cost – but already have hundreds of amulets and better that someone can buy these if they like them.

These amulets all have a gold plated case.

To see a specific type of Buddha – like brass buddha or gold buddha – look it up using our search box on the front page found here: ThaiAmuletSales.com.

This Buddha amulet is new from the temple. We also have waterproof Buddha amulets if you’re active.

Free shipping from Thailand to wherever you are in the world.

Order these 4 gold Buddhas and Ganesha amulets here:


$49.95 + $ FREE SHIPPING = $49.95 shipped worldwide.

Every amulet we sell has been blessed at our local Buddhist temple. The temple does not allow any amulets to be sold that are not blessed.

In addition to buying all of our amulets straight from the temple, we also give 10% of all sales (net) back to the temple. It’s a win-win-win for the temple – you – and us.

Questions? Email: ThaiAmuletSalescom@gmail.com

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Tricolor Buddha Amulet with Petite Gold Case

Petite gold Buddha amulet - tricolor amulet with feminine gold case.
$34.95 - Tricolor Buddha with petite gold rim case - free shipping worldwide from Thailand.
Sid of tricolor Buddha amulet with petite gold case
Side
Reverse side of tricolor Buddha amulet with petite gold case - free shipping worldwide from Thailand
Reverse

This is a tricolor Buddha amulet with a petite gold rim case for a female or child. The three colors stand for the Buddhist “triple gem” or, Buddha, Sangha (family), Dhamma – truth or law.

We have just one of these – and it’s a very special amulet. If we can find anymore we’re going to buy them – we’ve not seen a tricolor Buddha like this one in the 5 years we’ve been looking.

If this is not the Buddha amulet for you – please look at our other Thai Buddha Amulets index pages at the main site – ThaiAmuletSales.com.

To see a specific type of Buddha – like brass buddha or gold buddha – look it up using our search box on the front page found here: ThaiAmuletSales.com.

This Buddha amulet is new from the temple. We also have waterproof Buddha amulets if you’re active.

Free shipping from Thailand to wherever you are in the world.

Order this Gold Buddha Amulet in Gold Case here:


$34.95 + $FREE SHIPPING = $34.95 shipped worldwide.

Every amulet we sell has been blessed at our local Buddhist temple. The temple does not allow any amulets to be sold that are not blessed.

In addition to buying all of our amulets straight from the temple, we also give 10% of all sales (net) back to the temple. It’s a win-win-win for the temple – you – and us.

Questions? Email: ThaiAmuletSalescom@gmail.com

Main site: ThaiAmuletSales.com >
Shipping Info: Important – read >
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions >

Bronze Buddha in Gold Lotus Flower Case

Bronze seated Buddha 3-D Figurine from Thailand.
$29.95 - Bronze seated Buddha 3-D Figurine from Thailand. Free shipping worldwide.
Side of bronze Buddha from Thailand
Side
Reverse of bronze Buddha from Thailand - free shipping worldwide
Reverse

This is a bronze Buddha figurine seated in the classic Anapanasati meditation pose – like Vipassana style seated posture. The case is in the shape of an unblossomed lotus flower and is a typical style from Thailand amulets. The reverse is just the back of Buddha as this is s 3-D figurine.

I think we have just one of these. Please look at our other Thai Buddha Amulets index pages at the main site – ThaiAmuletSales.com.

To see a specific type of Buddha – like brass buddha or gold buddha – look it up using our search box on the front page found here: ThaiAmuletSales.com.

This Buddha amulet is new from the temple. We also have waterproof Buddha amulets if you’re active.

Free shipping from Thailand to wherever you are in the world.

Order this Gold Buddha Amulet in Gold Case here:


$29.95 + $FREE SHIPPING = $29.95 shipped worldwide.

Every amulet we sell has been blessed at our local Buddhist temple. The temple does not allow any amulets to be sold that are not blessed.

In addition to buying all of our amulets straight from the temple, we also give 10% of all sales (net) back to the temple. It’s a win-win-win for the temple – you – and us.

Questions? Email: ThaiAmuletSalescom@gmail.com

Main site: ThaiAmuletSales.com >
Shipping Info: Important – read >
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions >

Gold Thai Buddha in Gold Turtle Shell Case

Gold seated Thai Buddha in turtle shell case from Thailand - free shipping.
$49.95 - Gold Seated Thai Buddha in Turtle Shell Case from Thailand - shipped worldwide - free shipping.
Side of gold Thai Buddha amulet - turtle shaped case.
Side
Reverse of Thai Buddha in gold turtle shaped case
Reverse

This is bright 18K gold seated Buddha in a gold plated turtle shaped case. The finish on the amulet is unique – and looks like brushed gold – like buffed or some other technique, but it’s unique – we’ve not seen it before ever in Thailand. It’s a nice technique! On the reverse side are some Pali language symbols signifying Buddha.

This is a very nice amulet that is for wearing around the neck or placing somewhere of prominence in your home – preferably head-high or higher.

We have just 1 of these.

Free shipping from Thailand to wherever you are in the world.

Order now if you like this one before it’s gone. This happens often…


$49.95 + $FREE SHIPPING = $49.95 shipped worldwide.

Questions? Email: ThaiAmuletSalescom@gmail.com

Main site: ThaiAmuletSales.com >
Shipping Info: Important >
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions >