Monk-inspired amulets fly off the shelves as locals hope for lottery success

Over 2,500 followers and fortune-seekers yesterday thronged Phatthanathammaram temple, also known as Ban Dan Chong Jom temple, in Gab Cheing district, Surin, to get their arms on monk-inspired commemorative amulets. These amulets have been being distributed to raise funds for the development of the biggest statue ever made in the likeness of Luang Poo Heng, a famous monk who’s deeply revered in Thailand’s southern Isaan region.
These sacred tokens bore the numbers 5,four, and 1, a sequence believed to be a ‘lucky quantity,’ which many hope to use within the upcoming lottery draw. Believed to be a winner, based on a Chinese vlog that speculates on ‘lucky numbers,’ the sequence has stirred interest, triggering an influx of locals and monk devotees, desperate to try their fortunes.
Components for these amulets took place that day, led by Luang Poo Heng, a venerable 96 12 months previous monk and abbot of Phatthanathammaram temple, alongside different senior monks. A visiting crowd of two,500 acquired these amulets freed from cost, and folks who couldn’t make the ceremony have been shopping for or renting them from others for 200 to 300 baht each. Those with the numbers eight and 9 fetched the next price of 5,000 baht, and people with 168 on them are promoting for a powerful 10 thousand baht apiece, reported Sanook.
Another striking feature of those amulets is the variety, with many created from totally different materials and colors available for the devotees. There’s a large assortment to choose from, together with amulets made from silver with a gold-plated face that is painted red, simple silver amulets with pink and mountain herb paint, those made with bone with red and mountain herb paint, shock items with ninety six diamonds and lots of extra.
This initiative will contribute to the expenses for the erection of the biggest sculpture on the planet in Luang Poo Heng’s likeness. This exceptional sculpture might be inaugurated today. It will additional be adorned and embellished before a grand consecration ceremony on August eleven, which also occurs to be Luang Poo Heng’s birthday..

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