Thai Amulets, Takrut and Thai Tattoos by Sak Yant Masters Ajarn Noo, Ajarn Aut and Ajarn Bpom

Thai Amulets and Takrut

Thai Amulets or Takruts are like good luck charms. There are amulets for different purposes, such as those to offer protection, attraction of riches, good health or for things like help with confidence or making speeches etc.

The amulets and takruts can be made from many different materials. While an amulet is being created white magic chants are performed to infuse the charm with that particular effect. This should be taken seriously, in order to help people make changes to their lives or the lives of those around them.

Amulets and takruts do not have any physical magic, as some people suggest. This is often suggested just to make more profit from the amulets. Buddhism, Sak Yant sacred tattoos, yants, amulets and takrut are tools to help you get what you want from life. You cannot buy an amulet, takrut or have a sak yant tattoo done and just sit back and wait for things to change in your life. You have to think positively and change the way you look at life. Aim to live a good life, do good, then things will happen to make your life better. You will be surprised how quickly things can change but you will need power and commitment to do it.

Our three Sak Yant Masters, listed below, have a combined eighty years of experience practising white magic to help others in their daily lives. We have set up this amulet and takrut store online to give the people who cannot travel to Thailand a unique opportunity to obtain charms from our Masters.

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Ajarn Bpom

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Ajarn Noo

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Ajarn Ohr

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Thai amulets started out as small tablets which had good luck scripts engraved onto them. They were bartered, fair traded or given out as gifts. Today, the amulets are blessed by a monk or a Sak Yant Master and used as a blessed Buddhist item to attract good luck, good fortune or protection etc. They are also given away to disciples and people who practice Buddhism. They are used as a reward by the temples and monks and it is amazing how much Thai people give. But after all, its about giving and receiving in life, it is Karma.

Golden needles and Ruesi Mask Blessings – Thai-amulets-store

It was a very hot morning when we set off to the temple for the blessings ceremony, also known as the Wai Kru. The humidity was off the scale and we were all glad of the air conditioning in the mini bus. I was with the team from, and members of the as well as the thai-amulets-store  team.

The Wai Kru is a special Buddhist ceremony where respect is shown to teachers and Masters. In this case it was an opportunity for the wearers of sacred traditional Sak Yant tattoos to go and have them blessed . Some people go every year to have  the energy and power within the tattoos refreshed. In Asia, the tattoos are worn to give various blessings and forms of protection from the  difficulties you may encounter in life, such as ill health, danger or lack of love.

More fascinating  information on the Sak Yant traditional Thai tattoos can be found at this link .Happy reading! More stories about the Ruesi, the blessings and famous monks can be found by clicking on the links in this website. It takes you to interesting articles and stories about the Monks and amulets.

 On this particular day, there were three different blessings being given. The first was by a monk who painted Yantra symbols on the palms of the hands, one who used the Ruesi mask to bestow the blessing and a third blessing which was only available to men, which was the insertion of a lucky gold needle under the skin of the chest. The tradition of putting the lucky needles under the skin has long been a tradition in Thailand. It is very popular with Muay Thai kickboxing fighters as they are not allowed to wear metal amulets and are unable to carry anything into the ring. They do wear ceremonial head dresses but these must be removed before the fight begins. To wear a metal needle inside the skin is a clever solution to wanting to benefit from the blessings of it.

On arrival at the temple we came across a large bridge at the entrance to the temple. People were standing on the bridge feeding fish pellets to the massive fish in the river. Murky looking the water may be, but it is teaming with healthy life, from the freakishly big cat fish to the turtles and eels which thrive in its nutrient rich water.

Having crossed the bridge, we entered the courtyard of the temple. There were stalls either side of the path selling everything you might need for a temple visit, from handmade flower offerings to sweets made from rice flour and egg yolk. My inner photographer thrilled at the cloudburst of colors in the temple. This was going to be fun!

An ancient Thai monk was already installed on a raised platform, ochre colored robes draped around his body, microphone in hand ready to chant to the people going past him. I smiled and showed respect, but doubted he could see me with his rheumy old eyes. It didn’t matter, my respect would be felt anyway.

We removed our shoes and went up the marble steps to the main event. Stunning images of the Buddha were at the back of the platform, surrounded by fresh flowers in every hue on earth. The main monk was seated at the front, texting on his mobile phone in one hand and eating spiced nuts with the other. The master of ceremonies monk had his microphone ready for the opening prayer and the lay people were ready to control the crowd.

The announcement was made for people to come forward and they made three orderly lines in front of the main monk. Each person was holding a plate of offerings, usually flowers, incense and fruit in the first two lines. The third line were making small offerings of money to the temple which was placed in a basket in front of the third monk.

The first line was the main line. The men in it removed their shirts to display the Sak Yant tattoos they were covered with. This line was for men only as it was the line to get a gold needle inserted into the skin of the chest to bring good luck and protection. The first man came forward and showed respect to the monk and presented his offering plate. The monk took the plate and began to make magic symbols with his finger on the face and around the eyes of his disciple. I noticed the monk was pressing lightly on the shiatsu points above the eyes and on the forehead where the third eye is reputed to be.

The monk then proceeded to insert the pin into the upper chest. The person receiving the pin showed no sign of pain or distress. Indeed, they looked calm and at peace while it was done and slightly stunned when the process was finished. The gold needles were kept in an ornate dish the monk had by his side ready.They were about the size of a pin from a watch strap, but thicker.

The second queue was for men, women or children to receive the blessing from the monk holding the Ruesi mask. You can learn more about Ruesi by visiting There are also articles on this website about them, which can be accessed by clicking on the photographs of the old monks.

The person would sit in position in front of the monk and make their offering. The monk would then chant the magical mantras and hold the Ruesi mask over the head of the recipient before placing it over the head. One child in the ritual protested and everyone laughed. Laughter and fun are never far away here in Thailand. Even the proceedings at an important ceremony such as this is never taken too seriously while people are taking part, even though it is a very important event in their life.

Some of the adults began to shake when the Ruesi mask was placed close to them during the ritual. There is always a chance that the person may shake vigorously or even go into a trance due to the strong power exuded by the masks and the blessing. But the lay people are ever present to help coax you gently back to the present and you are in very safe hands. They are the experts in such matters, as are the monks.

The third queue is the one I decided to join. The people wait, patiently smiling at me, for their turn. It is my turn and I put my small donation in the basket and the person collecting it Wai’s and shows respect in return to mine.

I look at the monk and he has a kind and peaceful face. He draws an ancient symbol on my forehead and chants a blessing, I can’t help but smile at him and return the kindness and compassion.  Then he shows me to hold my hands open in front of him, shaped like a cup to receive the next blessings. He draws magical symbols on both my hands in what feels like thick white chalk paint.

I look at him and the lay helper as I feel an enormous rush of energy go through my body. What began as a small vibration in my hands when he drew the symbol, has now become a flood of positive energy through my whole body. I hope I am not going to go into a trance. I don’t, but the energizing effect persists and my hands shake all afternoon, long after the event is over.

We leave in the late afternoon and the queues are still the same size as when we arrived. These Wai Kru events take place throughout the year, depending on the Master and the Temple. Some are timed to take place on days of the full moon, which are important days here in Thailand. The size of the audience varies, from a few hundred devotees to tens of thousands at the most popular temples with famous Masters of Sak Yant. I am looking forward to the next one. Watch this space.

My Thai Amulet story

The first time I ever interacted with a Thai monk was when I was in Isan, which means North East Thailand. It was an amazing experience when he and four other monks came to bless my house. The monk’s body had been ravaged by time and disease, but when he chanted his voice was the best I had ever heard. The chanting was magical. I started buying Thai wrist bands from him and putting them up for sale. I asked him to bless them, through a friend who spoke Thai, and he did. I was the first Farang (westerner) he had ever met as I lived deep in the countryside.

He gave me a small brass amulet of a famous monk from the past. My partner at that time told me that many people in the village had been trying to get the amulet from him. I was happy to receive it and have kept it with me for the last ten years. I have no idea why he gave it to me, but I was amazed when I showed it to an expert a few years ago and he told me that it was valuable and would fetch a high price. Things like this can change how you think and behave. It was a turning point for me – that’s how amulets work!

Thai people often obtain amulets for free from Buddhist monks when they attend events at which Thai people give donations to the temple. No monks or temples could exist without the generosity of the Thai people. The monks go on an Alms walk each morning to collect food to eat from local people. You will see them walking around the streets with a big clay pot hanging from their shoulder to collect the food in. People stop the monk and donate food and receive a blessing in return for their generosity. It would make life difficult for the monks if the food was not donated as they would have to spend a lot of time growing the food and preparing meals, instead of doing their duty in the community and in the temple. The monks must eat the food donated before noon as they are forbidden to eat after that. In Thailand they can be offered meat and fish as they are expected to eat anything that is donated to them.

Thai Buddhist monks and Sak Yant tattoo Masters will give an amulet as a gift, often at a large event. Amulets and takrut have become a huge part of Thai culture and way of life over the years. There are an estimated five million Thais involved in the amulet and takrut trades. There are three types of person who acquire these charms, users who practice the way of life that the amulets and takrut help you to live, collectors who buy them and preserve them in collections and profit makers who sell them.

Every Thai who practices Buddhism has many Thai amulets and takruts. That equals over sixty million in Thailand, 95 percent of the Thai population and hundreds of millions worldwide. They have great respect for the Buddha, the monks and the temples. It is common in Thailand to see both young and old wearing amulets for enhanced luck in various circumstances, some use amulets to  help improve health, wealth, love, business and relationships.

Every Thai who practices Buddhism has many Thai amulets and takruts. That equals over sixty million in Thailand, 95 percent of the Thai population and hundreds of millions worldwide. They have great respect for the Buddha, the monks and the temples. It is common in Thailand to see both young and old wearing amulets for enhanced luck in various circumstances, some use amulets to help improve health, wealth, love, business and relationships.

A takrut is a type of tubular container that originated in Thailand. They are worn by Thai people as a protective amulet. Takruts have existed for thousands of years. They are usually a talisman that takes the form of a scroll. The scroll can be made of any type of metal, paper, leaf, bamboo, papyrus, animal skin or wood vine. They can be worn anywhere on the body, but are usually worn around the waist or around the neck on a cord. Sacred inscriptions scribed on them are in an ancient Thai Buddhist language. The takrut is used for all spells from Maha Sanaeh (attraction), Metta Mahinyom (business success and popularity), a Mercy charm, Riches and attraction (Maha

Thai amulets store guide to Thai amulets

If you are hearing about Thai amulets for the first time you may be wondering what we are talking about. Basically, Thai amulets are linked to Buddhism in Thailand and they are good luck charms that are produced by eminent monks at various temples in this beautiful country.

Amulets are charms that are worn or carried to bring blessings of certain kinds to the wearer of them. There are different amulets for different wishes. Some amulets are popular because they bring good business to shop premises and wealth for the owner. These are likely to be on display on a high shelf in the shop as it is disrespectful to put them close to the ground

People may wear a certain talisman for relationships and help to keep the loved one of their choice. They may also be used to bring smooth relationships with others at work or in the family circle. Others may be given to an elderly person to ensure they have a long and healthy life. Sometimes, the most popular amulets are multi-purpose. For instance they may be used to bring both wealth and happiness or good health and protection from danger.

It is worth bearing in mind that the effects of the amulet depend on the person wearing it. If you are a good person who is kind to others then this will magnify and intensify the blessings that the amulet will bring to you. But if bad person wears it or acts out of bad intent then the amulet will not bestow any blessings on them until they change their ways. Karma also has a say in the blessings you will receive. If you do not deserve the blessings then even the most expensive amulet will not bring them your way.

Amulets are usually worn or a chain or a simple cord around the neck. It is considered luckier to wear them in odd numbers, so people will wear one, three or even nine amulets at any one time. It is considered disrespectful to wear the amulets below the level of the waist or to carry them in a low pocket as they are linked to Buddhism and should be treated with respect.

Some amulets are a simple tablet made of clay or pressed earth, flowers and other natural ingredients. To protect these amulets they are often placed into a case, which can be bought separately from the amulet if the old one is worn. The cases are especially good for these kinds of amulets as they protect the amulet from damage from knocks, water damage or even from shattering on the floor if they are dropped.

Other amulets are made from precious metals like gold and silver or may contain precious gem stones. In this case they are protected from damage and tarnishing by the case. The highest value amulets are not always the ones made with jewels and precious metals. If a simple amulet made from pressed earth and oils becomes associated with a miracle or a close escape from danger the value can rocket out of all proportion to the value of the materials used to make it originally.

We work closely with our Masters to ensure that all the amulets we have for sale are genuine amulets. They are not fakes and have been blessed by the eminent monk or Master to empower the amulet. Fakes are everywhere and it is very difficult to tell the difference even if you are an expert. By going to the source of the amulets we can ensure that they are genuine and that they have been blessed, not just manufactured and packaged in a factory.

This guarantee that they are genuine is important whether you are a collector, getting them for a particular blessing for someone or even buying them as an investment for the future.

Thank you for visiting our site. It is still in development and amulets for sale will be added shortly to our shop on this site.  We will also keep adding new information about the amulets and the Masters as we receive it.


Stainless Steel Temple Amulet Adventure

Millions of different amulets can be found all over Thailand in shops, at markets and at even at collectors events. Many of them are fakes or cheaply produced copies of the real thing and even experts find it difficult to spot the difference.

We guarantee that all our amulets are genuine ones and not cheap copies. We decided that the only way to guarantee their authenticity was to go and collect them ourselves from the temples, monks and Masters who create them.

Thai amulets are usually produced to raise funds for temples, temple projects or special events and celebrations, such as the inauguration of a new Buddha statue or temple building. Sometimes they are created for the birthday of a famous monk or on his death. Amulets are often buried at the site of a new building during the construction of the foundations or the laying down of the main pillar.

With the aim of purchasing amulets for this site and taking the numerous donations of money and goods we had collected for the temple, we recently decided to take a trip to the Stainless Steel temple. The temple was built of stainless steel on the island on the lake using donations given for the eightieth birthday of King Rama IX. The temple was completed in 2007 but new buildings and statues are continually being added.

The full name of the temple is Wat Pak Lum kha khaeng, in the Khao Chot area of the Srisawat district of Kanachanaburi. It is in a remote area and can only be reached by boat. There are no roads in the area which is part of Chaloem Rattankosin National park. It is a very beautiful area with deep forests which support various kinds of wildlife, including elephants, leopards, tigers and gibbons. Many places around here are so deep in the forest that they may never have been visited by humans.




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