His images and statues are some of the most widespread religious icons in Bangkok. Somdet To was born in Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, the illegitimate son of King Rama I.  He studied the Buddhist scriptures of the Pli Canon with several Buddhist masters. After becoming a well-known monk, he became the preceptor for Prince Mongkut, later King Rama IV, when Mongkut became a monk. During Rama IV's reign Somdet To was given the ceremonial name Somdet Phra Buddhacarya (To Brahmaramsi) by the King and used to be one of his trusted advisers, having left a lot of teaching stories around him and the King.
He was noted for the skill of his preaching and his use of Thai poetry to reflect the beauty of Buddhism, and for making amulets called Somdej. The amulets were blessed by himself and other respected monks in Thailand.He also appears in many versions of the story of the ghost Mae Nak Phra Khanong, and he is said to be the one to finally subdue her. Somdet To also wrote the Jinapanjara, a protective magical incantation which is widely chanted and used by Thais. The item "Phra Somdej Thai Buddha Buddhism Clay AMULET Medallions Charms Pendants (35)" is in sale since Wednesday, October 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Religion & Spirituality\Buddhism". The seller is "mamizareda0" and is located in Liverpool.
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