The word “Benjapakee” can be separated into “Benja” means 5 types, 5 groups or 5 kinds. And “pakee” means participation or joining. The meaning in the case of Buddha amulets is taking all five types of amulets to be joined in one group.
The set of Benjapakee is the grouping of Buddha amulets from 5 types or same type but different builders as well as amulets in same type but from different Chedis(pagodas) where the amulets were found. This process is accepted and same understand internationally. The grouping of Benjapakee set is due to collectors’ preference to hang the amulets on necklace for suitable elegance and holiness of each Buddha’s types.
There are many types of Buddha amulets in Benjapakee set, such as Benjapakee set of clay amulets, set of coins, set of Blindfolded amulets, set of Pra Yodkhunpon amulets and set of micro Buddha amulets. The last of Buddha amulets grouping, there are 5 types of amulets joined into Benjapakee set. This set is high preferation till nowadays, called Benjapakee Buddha amulet most preferation set. The grouping of this set is due to the collectors’ concepts which the author about Buddha amulets use to be a norm. The author in penname “Treeyumpawai” (Bhrachon Kittiprawat), a well known amulets collector in former period, accompanied by other collectors managed the grouping of most preferation Benjapakee set by took Pra Rod, Pra Kampang Toongsedthii, Pra Narngpiar, Pra Pong Supan and Buddha amulets in Somdej family (made by Pra Buddhacharn Toh Promrangsi) joined together in the same set.
In the first time, Benjapakee set of most preferation selected only the Buddha amulets from large sets of each amulets type. There are Pra Rod Pimyai(big molds), Pra Kampang leela medkhanun, Pra Narngpiar Pim(mold) khao khong, Pra Pong Supan Pim na kae and Pra Somdej Wat(temple) Rakang Pimyai. So this set is supposed to be the best of Benjapakee large set. After that the quantity of Buddha amulets in large set is rare. So for suitable with situation Buddha amulets in any Pim from each type can be allowed to group in a set of 5 amulets. Pra Kampang leela medkhanun is very rare which suitable shape for hanging on necklace can be replaced by Pra Kampang Soomkho because of coming from same Chedi(pagoda), same age and equaled holiness. Benjapakee set of most preferation is highly responsed by people since 40 – 5O years ago. The set is most wanted among Buddha amulets in Thailand, because of combination by the best amulets of each type. The best of clay amulets is Pra Rod Kru(pagoda’s dungeons) Mahawan. The best of Pra Kru Toongsedthii is Pra leela medkhanun and Pra Soomkho. The best of Pra Narngpiar is Pra Narngpiar all of Pisanulok province Kru.The best of Supan province Kru family is Pra Pong Supan. And the best of powdered Pra Somdej amulets all 3 temples by Somdej Pra Buddhacharn Toh Promrangsi.
The joining of the 5 the best amulets is recognized that King of all Buddha amulets which cover in case of Buddhism fine art, the old age and holiness nice shape for hanging on necklace.
Although the time is passing so long but preferation in Benjapakee is always high and immortal that everyone wants to get in possession.
Amulets (somdej toh 泰国护身符 phra somdej wat rakang 本傑帕基 thai buddha amulets 護身符 戀物癖 amulet sacred items enchantement holy jewelry holy objects ancient objects blindfolded buddha amulets pra somdej พระปิดตา พระเครื่อง พระบูชา วัตถุมงคล วัตถุโบราณ หลวงพ่อแก้ว วัดเครือวัลย์)