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Thai Buddha Charm Talisman Amulet Paladkik Paladkhik ~ Chose your Style ~ Attraction ~ Love ~ Wealth ~ Business ~ Success

Thai Buddha Charm Talisman Amulet Paladkik Paladkhik ~ Chose your Style ~ Attraction ~ Love ~ Wealth ~ Business ~ Success

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Chose your amulet! I have Money, Lion, and an Elephant.  These are small, about an inch and a half long.  Brought back from Thailand a few years ago.  

Palad Khik (Thai: ปลัดขิก, pronounced [pā.làt kʰìk], RTGS: palatkhik) is a kind of Thai amulet that is shaped like a penis. The phrase "palad khik" means "honorable surrogate penis". These amulets range from a few inches to several feet long in length. The smaller versions are usually worn on the body while the larger versions are displayed in shops and other establishments.

Palad Khik originated in India and relates to the Hindu god Shiva, who is usually represented by Shiva Linga. They were brought to Southeast Asia via the Cham people and remained in the region ever since.[2] The Chinese concept called Yang is similar, where Shiva is represented abstractly in the form of Linga (male genitalia). Sometimes the linga is accompanied by Yoni (female genitalia). Together, the linga and yoni symbolize unity and the powers of creation and destruction.

The Palad Khik, as a phallic representation of Shiva, is also an animistic symbol of fertility. It is not uncommon in Thailand to see a penis amulet hanging in a convenience store or a restaurant, or even being sold by old women on the street. Although outsiders may regard these as offensive, ordinary Thais are deeply superstitious, and lucky charms and talismans are still regarded as important.

Palad Khik can be made from wood, metal, bone, horn, or ivory, and they are created by monks who specialize in them. Engraving sacred inscriptions is an important ritual and can take many days to complete. Cast metal palad khiks do not always have these inscriptions, but they may have animal symbols.

Palad khik amulets must be empowered by the repetition of incantations, which Thais call 'Kata Bucha', derived from the Devanagari 'ghata pooja'. The incantations depend on the creator's lineage in each school of traditional non-Buddhist animist magic. Kata Bucha Palad Khik would commonly be a four-syllable heart Mantra (Kata Hua Jai), such as 'Ganha Neha' and 'Na Ma Pa Ta', or, 'Ja Pa Ga Sa' 

Variations of use and purpose
Palad Khiks are usually worn by males on a cord around their waist under the clothes and off-center from the real penis. It is not unusual for a male to wear many palad khiks at the same time, in the hope to attract women, increasing gambling luck, and protecting from dangerous objects such as bullets and knives.  At times, women in Thailand also carry it in their purses to protect them from rape and mugging. Shop owners display them in their shops or in the cash register area to protect their business and also bring good luck and sales. A notable feature of this type of amulet is it can be worn in places considered as lowly or unclean such as bars, gambling casinos, and brothels. Normally, you cannot bring a Buddhist amulet inside such establishments

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