Friday, September 12, 2014

Hanuman Worship In Thai Magic


Not many people aware that Hanuman has an important place in Thai Magic practices. I am not sure if this has anything to do with the Bajrang Baan, but in Northern Thai Magic tradition, Hanuman is invoked to destroy a more powerful rival or to remove obstacles. In order to invoke the help of Hanuman, below rituals will be started on a Tuesday night:

 

First one must prepare 3 kinds of oils: coconut, ghee and sesame oil. Each of the oil is chanted with Pra Lersi, Pra Thong and Pra Kaue oil mantra. All of the three oils are mixed together in a container. This will be the fuel for oil lamp offering to Hanuman.

 

Now the magician will offer some offerings to Hanuman. Then the below Pra Hanoman Khata is recited repeatedly:

 

SU KA TOH, SU KAK NAN,

SU KA NAN, PIT CHA, SU KA TOH,

TAY NAMO TAR MAK.

 

If the intention for invoking Hanuman is to ward off evil forces, then the portion on Sesame oil should be more and a green coconut should also be offered.

 

If the intention is to cure sickness, then the portion on Ghee should be more coupled with the offering of some herbal medicine.

 

If the intention is to kill an enemy, then the portion on coconut oil should be more coupled with the offering of the magician’s knife or ritual spear.

 

In whatever case that may be, the oil should be burnt for consecutive 40 days regardless if the ritual has taken effect in less than 40 days’ period or otherwise.

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