I have been sourcing old amulets this year before they all disappear and rummaging through the store rooms of dealers and shops alike and I came up with three of these San Ka Jai amulets from Luang Phor Up! These were still in their temple case, which I will include in the parcel and were made 12 years ago.
They are made from a mixture of Takien wood powder and plants for Metta and on the back, Luang Phor has added a piece of his robe for Metta, a ball of Leklai for protection and a Takrut to activate the Wicha of San Ka Jai. San Ka Jai was a fat and happy disciple of the Buddha who was at first a very handsome monk but he decided to change his appearance to be fat, so people would stop viewing him as handsome and focus on his teaching. He is the Happy Buddha and here he carries bags of gold to show how effective he is with bringing wealth to those who follow him.
One of my favourite items and made at the height of the powers of LP Up of Wat Thong Sai in Nakhon Pathom, who made the amazing Mae Nang Phim.
Measures 1.75" and a classic amulet at a silly cheap price.
For Metta, Popularity and good fortune.
An Original Takien Wood Powder San Ka Jai Amulet by Luang Phor Up
Luang Phor Up made some beautiful things during his lifetime as a monk and was a legend in central Thailand for producing effective amulets, most notably, Mae Nang Phim and San Ka Jai.