Since the period of more than 5,000 years ago, the disciples of Brahman had paid homage to Phra Phrom as one of their highly esteemed God in their religion. The Brahman religion was known to be one of the religion that had the longest history. This religion was mainly symbolised by 3 major God i.e. God Brahma, God Vishnu and God Shiva, which also form the main body of the religion. The originality of this Trinity was that the Brahman religion believed that these 3 Gods combined their powers to create this Buddhist world (the Earth is part of it).
1. BRAHMA: Creator of the world and all things.
2. VISHNU: Preserver of all things.
3. SHIVA: Destroyer that makes all things exist and perish according to natural cycles.
In Buddhist Literature, Brahma was also described as the great Brahma. During such time, though, Buddhism was prevalent, the pracÂ¬tices of Brahman religion were also accepted by Buddhism, and as a result both were able to exist in harmony.
The feature of Great Brahma was a God with 4 faces and 4 pair of hands. Many ignorant people knew him as the 4-face Buddha. In fact in the record of Buddhist literature, he belongs to the class of God and not Buddha, therefore it will be more proper to call him as 4 face God or the Great Brahma.
The significance of the 4 faces of the Great Brahma was to offer help to all cry from all directions, to attend to any slightest request for help, to see to it that everything was just and fair, to release all mood and gloom of the human behaviour as wished.
It was also believed that there were specific significant in the religious items held by the hands and the posture. Each religious item significance was interpreted as follow:-
- Book:Â Represents knowledge
- Bead:Â Represents Control Karma
- Spear Stick: Represents will power
- Flower Vase: Represents Blessing water (All Requests are fulfilled)Â
- Conch Shell: Represents offer of wealth
- Mystic position of hand placed on chest: Represents offering compassion
- Flying wheel: Represents clearing of disaster and calamities, suppress evil, release all gloominess and worries; CakkaÂ
- Cinta Mani: Represents Almighty power of Buddha.
As for the legends about Brahma there are more than the total number of legends of his partners. Among them, some are glorifying while some are destructive libels that make everyone condemnes, and some are delibrate exaggerated mystery.
One of the exaggerated mystery known of as commonly used by the tourist guides who tried to use it as propaganda and even a movie, “Demons Rearing” shown here before, also has the same portray in the script.
It said that if one hope to have the wishes fulfilled, then one should get a female strip-tease dancer in front of God Brahma as offer. This was not only misleading, also it was sinful, offensive and disrespect to God Brahma. It is hope that all merciful and ever responsive Great Brahma will extend to these people, his generous pardon and forgiveness.
In many places in Asia, many people like to pay homage to Brahma and in recent years, because of the prosperous developments of commerce and industry in Hongkong and Singapore, and also due to the Thai Buddhism religious culture being widespread, many people who have been to Thailand have brought back Buddhist image for worship and Brahma is one of those favourite being worshipped. Other than Hong Kong and Singapore, Brahma can be seem in many places in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei etc. Now, Brahma is no longer restricted to be worshipped in Indian temples only.
The power of Brahma: Give help to important duty, preservation of land and properties, rescue when life is in danger, prosper industry.
Method of worship for request: Have the intention written on paper and place it under the image, as most suitable. Any kind of languages is acceptable.
Katha for the Great Brahma – Phra Phrom
Omkarabindunatam uppannam brohmasaha-patinama atikappe su, a, kato pancapatunam tisva namobuddhaya vandanam. Siddhi kiccam siddhi kammam siddhi kariya tathagatho siddhi teco jayoniccam siddhi labho nirantaram sabbakammam prasiddhime sabbasiddhi bhavantu me.
The following is the Time-table for praying for blessings and praying for fullfiling one’s wish with regards to various aspects of daily life affairs:
- To pray for wealth (including both wealth from one’s business or career and that of luck) : 9 am to 11 amÂ Or 5 pm to 10 pm
- To pray for good health out of sickness : 11 am to 1 pm
- To pray for marriage happiness and good terms between husband and wife : 7 am to 9 amÂ OrÂ 1 pm to 2 pm
- To pray for job happiness and security (including successful job seeking or changing jobs) : 8 am to 10 amÂ
- To pray for good yield from liveslocks and poultries : 12 noon to 2 pm Or 7 pmÂ to 8 pm
- To pray for safety and security out at sea : 10 am to 11 am Or 4 pm to 6 pm
- To pray forÂ obtaining kids : 11 am to 3 pm
- To pray for success in studies : 2 pm to 5 pm
- To pray for family safety and peace : Anytime from morning till night
- To pray for success in falling in love : 8 am to 12 noon Or 5 pm to 7 pm
- To pray for work being able to carry out smoothly and successfully : Anytime from morning till night
- To pray for being able to be free from any court/legal suits : 9 am to 10 am Or 5 pm to 6 pm
Featuring Phra Phrom Poon Sawat 2551 Amulets of Ven. LP Thong Poon Wat Ban Pen
Ven. LP Thong Poon, Wat Ban Pen
The Teachers invited for this Putha & Thevaphisek on Wesak Day year 2551. The top four Teachers are Ven. LP Tim, Ven. LP Sawat, Ven. LP Ruay, Ven. LP Perm, Ven. LP Thong Poon and others. We highly recommend this batch for collectors because of the good Teachers that initiated and completed the ceremony. It was also consrecated on Wesak Day.
Standard Phim front and back.
Special Phim Gold or Silver Phra Phrom on Navak Samrit base. The special phim gold made 19 pieces only (above left), this one is piece no 19, also the last piece. The gold here doesn’t refers to electro-plated gold or gold leaves paste but real gold piece forming the entire Phra Phrom. At the back of this piece, is the batch code, Thai numerals ’19’ and handwritten yant by Ven. LP Thong Poon himself.
Phra Phrom Phokasap 2551, its’ Putthaphisek and Thevaphisek ceremonies were conducted on Wesak/Visakha Day 2551. Ven. LP Thong Poon Wat Ban Pen and many other Ven. LPs were invited to initiate the blessing ceremonies. Every piece comes with coded number and handwritten yants. This is Pim Phra Phrom Aekalak Archan Heng. This Phim follows exactly Archan Hengâ€™s, Ayuddhaya, Pim Phra Phrom.Â Archan Hengâ€™s Pim Phra Phrom is very much sought after and hard to find, now it values easily RM10,000 the very least. ThereforeÂ Ven. LP Thong Poon would like to commemorateÂ one of Ayuddhayaâ€™s greatest collections.