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The Ganesha Shrine. At Central World, Bangkok, Thailand.

            The Ganesha Shrine is right in front of Central World on the left side of the road. The Shrine itself is located beside two more great Shrines that are also very popular this includes the Erawan Shrine and the Trimurti Shrine. In this article, our focus will be on Lord Ganesha’s Shrine and why there is always a very busy crowd surrounding the Shrine.

When visiting the Shrine, you will see that the main visitors are not only locals but also foreigners from all over the world, as this Shrine is very famous for the highly success rate on the wishes that are made in front of Lord Ganesha.

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The Legend Live and Ong Bak Live: The best Muay Thai Shows.

            Muay Thai is the national martial art of Thailand and is a national heritage that the Thai people hold proud and strong. Many visitors come to Thailand to see the Muay Thai fights being performed live and many come back to see the fights again because of the excitement and adrenaline rush that translates through the stage to the viewers.

            There are many Muay Thai stadiums in Thailand that hold fights every week and each have their own uniqueness to the presentation of the fight that takes place at the stadiums. Where in Bangkok there are the very popular stadiums that become fully booked every day that the fight is on, such as the Rajdamnern Stadium and the Lumpinee Stadium. These stadiums are serious Muay Thai stadiums where the fights are fought out by extremely talented boxers and many have become world championship champions. But, the most popular Boxing venue is at Asiatique The Riverfront and at Show DC. In this article, we have gathered for you the details and information on the greatness of both of these Muay Thai shows for you to understand the absolute importance of what you will receive when you go see these acts.

 

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The magical Talisman and its powerful abilities.

            Talisman, is an object that is believed to hold magical powers within. The powers inside the Talisman brings good luck to the holder of the Talisman and some Talisman also protects the holder from bad spirits and evil magic.

            On a Talisman is usually a symbol that represents the specific powers of such symbol. The symbol shape and style is a result from the age and culture that the symbol is derived from. In this article, we will take a look at 2 of the symbols in the international world from many religions and cultures in order to give an idea to how important symbols are in the world. Next, we will take a look at 3 of the symbols in Thailand that are the most popular symbols that are on Fabric Talisman’s in Thailand. The history, along with the creation and purpose of Fabric Talisman’s will also be included. Where Fabric Talisman’s are very common in Thailand and can be found normally in households and in shops at all the provinces in Thailand, with various symbols giving different effects to each specific Fabric Talisman. Through looking at these symbols, there will be information on the description of the symbols such as the history, the meaning behind the symbols, and a brief history of the symbols.

 

            These symbols are highly respected as they are not only pictures but are a representation of the powers that these symbols put out into the world. Symbols have been with civilizations for a long time and have believed by the people in those civilizations to be powerful and sometimes represent the higher power. The first internationally used symbol that we will take a look at is the Swastika symbol. This is perhaps one of the oldest Symbols that have been discovered on Talisman’s. The history of the Swastika goes way back to the Stone Age Period. There are drawings of the Symbol on the Stone walls of caves that were living areas of the people back then. The symbol usually includes arms to either the left or the right, both being common from the ruins on the walls. While in Asia, mainly found in India the Swastika symbol is also found where both arms turn towards both sides.

 

            The Second international Symbol, is the Seal of Solomon this is commonly referred to as the interlaced triangle where there is a six angled star in the middle that is formed from two triangles overlapping each other, then the star is in a circle that touches each of the points at the end of each angle. In between each angle is small dot, with a total of six dots in the symbol.  The meaning behind the shape of the symbol, is that the upward triangle represents the good and the downwards triangle represents the evil. The upward symbol, has been traced back to the Trinity, this was discovered to be used in many nations, including India, Japan, and other Asian nations. The three angles that are within the triangle is believed to symbolize the Grand Creator, the name of the Grand creator varies according to the religion, examples are, Shiva, the Creator, God, Isis, Osiris. In Christianity, the Trinity was also referred to as the Holy Trinity. The belief is that the triangle represents two elements in life, this is the Spirit and the Fire, where three virtues come long, this includes the Love, the the Wisdom, and the Truth. The downward triangle represents two elements of life, which is the Water, and the Earth, where the other three represents the enemies of our souls, this includes the Flesh, the Devil, the Hate and the World itself. The overlapping of the triangles together represent how the spirit wins over the matter elements. The Seal of Solomon has been found in many civilizations, and religions in the world.  The symbol is very famous from the decision of King Solomon to use the symbol as a representation of Genii. Although, the history of the symbol itself goes further back. The symbol was in clear use in the time of the Jewish Dispensation, but it is guessed to have existed long before such period entered. The powers that are within this symbol is very powerful, the symbol itself has been included in many books, including novels where the symbol because of its strong history has played an important part in the stories, it is often referred to as the All-Powerful. These powers include, the absolute power and the protection from all evil, including human evil behaviour and the evil that you can't see. 

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The Most famous Amulet and The Most expensive Amulet in Thailand.

            There is no doubt that Buddhist Amulets can be be found in every Thai household. Most Thai’s will carry with them on their neck or in their purse an amulet that holds the powers within, the most popular powers include enhance the charm, power of luck, and power of protection.             The belief that is invested upon Buddhist amulets is very strong as the central religion of Thailand is Buddhist and the religion has truly become an aspect that you can find everywhere in Thailand. In this article, we will talk about the most famous amulet and the most expensive amulet in Thailand which is the amulet that is most well known for the strong powers held within the amulets that has been proven by many through a long period of time.

 

            The Famous: The most famous amulet in Thailand is the Phra Somdet Toh group of amulets, there is no argument on this as it is a fact that is well known through Buddhist Amulets followers in Thailand. Phra Somdet Amulets are often referred to by the people as “The King of Amulets”. One of the reasons that make Phra Somdet Toh amulets so famous is because of the long history of the becoming of the amulet. Som Det Toh was a Maha Nikaya monk in the time of Ayutthaya. His full official name was Som Det Phra Put Tha Jarn Toh, before becoming a monk his nickname was simply Toh. He is known to the people as Som Det Toh, or the monk of Wat Rakang Kositararm. He is one of the most famous and highly respected monks in Thailand as he was the highest ranking monk at Wat Rakang Kositararm in the period of Rama 4 to Rama 5. The reason that he is famous is not only for his position, but because of his kindness and religious acts that he held onto strongly in his time of power. He was followed and respected by every class of people from the poor to the Royals, his kindness was reflected through his actions when he was a monk. In the historical tales, it has been said that he always spoke with kindness and never spoke in a way that affected anyone in a negative way. One of his famous quotes translated into english is “If you have never created good Karma (good doings), then who is going to help you…”. Another amazing factor to him that made people look up to him with high faith is his ability in magical powers. He had the ability to perform powerful acts, where he became a master at it, enough to transfer such powers into the amulets that he created through the power of pray and others that we may not know about into the amulets. The Buddhist amulets that he created were not only a piece of jewelry, they were something much more that held strong power inside. His Phra Somdet amulets is officially recognized by the Phra Krueng Benja Phakee organization as one of the five top amulets that is in existence in the Kingdom of Thailand.

 

            The values of his authentic Phra Somdet amulets today, has reached millions of baht to tens of millions of baht depending on the model, age, and the temple that blessed the amulet, of course the tens of millions of baht amulet are the ones that were originally 100% crafted by himself in the time period of Rama 4 to Rama 5 at Wat Rakang Kositararm. The amulets hold strong powers within that affects the life of the holder in a positive way, this includes enhance the charm, the power of luck, the power of protection, and the power of positive attraction into the life of the holder. Some examples of the effects of these powers include,

 

  1. Enhance the charm: With this power, you will notice that people trust in your words, your actions will be highly respected and looked up to by those around you. This power is highly recommended for business men or those who want good skills in communication and negotiation.
  2. The Power of Luck: This power will surprise you daily with new opportunities coming into your life and surprises that will make you realize how lucky you are, these are the everyday actions that will seem to pass by much easier.
  3. The Power of Protection: This power is the ability to survive dangerous actions from the surrounding world, there have been reports from people on suh strong protection that some survived bullets from the amulet power within that protected them, they don't know how to believe it, the only explanation is a miracle from the amulet.
  4. The Power of Positive Attraction: This power will benefit your life in a great way, it helps enhance your life overall thus affecting also your family and those around you in a good way, the attraction will draw in positive power from those around you.

 

            The Expensive: The most expensive amulets that we have gathered information upon includes two main group of amulets, 1. LP. Thuad amulets, and 2. Phra Pee Sua (Butterfly) amulets. 

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The temples in BuppeSanNivas - History told in a stunning way.

            This TV Drama has been one of the most popular shows to be on air in Thailand in a long time. The ratings have taken over the country, thanks to the historical scope of the show, it has brought Thai people closer together and helped us realize how beautiful Thai history and culture is. The meaning of BuppeSanNivas means having been the soulmate of each other ever since past life, or in other lives, and having been together ever since past lives or in other lives. Throughout the show, there are many points that make it great. This includes the romance that takes place between the two leading characters, the other characters in the show who mainly are derived from real historical figures in Thai history in the age of King Phra Narai, the historical events that take place in the show is also derived from real events and information that has been written in history, the locations that are shown through the scenes in the show, and much more. The details in the show took many years to study by the writer of the story Rompaeng which is her pen name, she is a history major and has significant knowledge of Thai history. This can be seen not only through the historical places and events but also through every little detail such as the traditional dresses, jewelry, makeup, hairstyles that existed in the era.

 

            Since the show has aired, there are trends that have been started, such as the trend on traditional Thai clothes that are coming back into fashion. This has created a positive love by the people to the culture of Thailand, especially those that are represented in the show and has given many the inspiration to learn more about the history of Thailand. The facts that have been forgotten and most never even knowing about has been awaken by the show and is now making a return back as a reminder of a part of what shaped the nation into what it is today. The civilization of the nation is beautifully told through historical details in a way that is not boring, but in fact very exciting and captivating that those who start to watch BuppeSanNivas cannot stop watching the show. The show takes place in the Ayutthaya period and there are scenes in Ayutthaya temples. In this article, we will take a look at 3 temples in Ayutthaya that is in the TV Drama and is still standing strong today. Each temple has its own history and main architectural aspects that make them all unique and play a role in the history of Thailand. 

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