These blessed brass totem amulets are sold as a pair. Recommended for size 00 and larger. Our lovely handmade weights thread through your gauges and back through the loop of the toggle closure.
Individual details below.
***Bat Paladkhik [One Pair Available]*** - Charm size is roughly 1.3cm x 3.5cm. Each weight is approximately 21.5 grams.
For protection, health, and success.
The phrase "paladkhik" means "honorable surrogate penis". Paladkhik originated in India and relate 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.
The Chinese concept called Yang is similar, where Shiva is represented abstractly in the form of Linga (male genitalia). Sometimes the linga are accompanied by Yoni (female genitalia). Together, the linga and yoni symbolize unity and the powers of creation and destruction. The Paladkhik, as a phallic representation of Shiva, is also an animistic symbol of fertility. It is not uncommon in Thailand to see an amulet hanging on a convenience store or a restaurant.
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.
***Naga [Two Pairs Available]*** - Charm size is roughly 1.3cm x 5cm. Each weight is approximately 18.5 grams.
For protection, luck, and prosperity.
In Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, the naga are a divine race of half-human half-serpent beings that reside in the netherworld (Patala) and can occasionally take human form. They are principally depicted in three forms: wholly human with snakes on the heads and necks; common serpents, or as half-human half-snake beings. A female naga is a "nagi", "nagin", or "nagini". They are common and hold cultural significance in the mythological traditions of many South Asian and Southeast Asian cultures.
Their domain is in the enchanted underworld, the underground realm filled with gems, gold and other earthly treasures called Naga-loka or Patala-loka. They are also often associated with bodies of waters — including rivers, lakes, seas, and wells — and are guardians of treasure. Their power and venom made them potentially dangerous to humans. However, they often took beneficial protagonist role in Hindu mythology.
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