Phra Pidta literally means the covering of the eyes or the closing of the eyes or as we normally called as the closed eyes Buddha.
Phra Pidta Thai amulet often features a Buddha with four arms to six arms covering up the 2 eyes, 2 ears, nose, mouth, face (also count as one part) and lastly heart (assuming), presenting the acting call Sum Ruam R-Tarayana 6 meaning to restrain for all 6sense by closed up 9 Tavarn.
Normally Phra Pidta can be determined into 3 different category
1. Phra Pidta Maha Ut ; Sitting position and closed all 9 Tavarn, usually made from metal Loha material. Mainly blessed for protection and Klewklad.
2. Phra Pidta Koa Nirot Sombat (Pak-Ka-Wam) ; Sitting in Samadhi position, the closing part might depends on the maker to decide, normally made from Mekkasit materials. Normally blessed and effective for protection and invulnerable.
3. Phra Pidta Sitting in Khad Smadhi position with 2 hands covering up the face (can be called as Phra Kwam Pa Ti) ; Normally made from mixed holy powder and effective for Metta Mahalarp, Saneh, Metta Maha Niyom.
Phra Pidta is known to bring fortune. It is also known to keep one safe from evil. Usually, those who engage in high risk occupations or work under dangerous circumstances are more likely to opt to wear Phra Pidta amulet. The meaning of the closed eyes in Buddhist philosophy describes this as an imagery that one is not exposed to the evil around. One is also not concerned about the evil and its wrongdoings. Hence, one doesn’t indulge in the rumors, foul mouthing, nefarious acts and any kind of crime. One remains immune to villainous acts and thus one is protected from all kinds of misgivings and ill-fortunes as a result. Phra Pidta Thai amulet can help with improving luck and increasing wealth. It also helps facilitate wise business investments.
The Picture feature : Thai amulets Phra Pidta Back Phra Rahu Om Moon
"Song Num" edition B.E. 2557, Nur Pong Bailarn powder Pad Thong (gold mask)
Embeded with 3 takrut, blessed gems, leklai, Lp's hair, Lp's monk cloth.
Lp. Key Wat Sreelumyong, Surint Province and selection of Thai amulets Phra Pidta in Metal materials.