Phra Rod, Mahawan 五方佛之 – 离难佛
Gru Wat Maha-Wan
Maha-wan Temple is a very old Temple, built more than 1,200 years ago in Phra-Nang-Jarm-Thevee era.
Thai people regard this particular amulet as Buddha of Escape. Meaning the wearer would be able to escape from or avoid direct danger or misfortune.
These amulets are the smallest but also the oldest amulets found in the Bejapakee set and they are made of clay mixed with various herbs.
The legend says that these amulets been created during the crown ceremony for princess Jarma Thewee to be the first ruler of Haripunchai (Lam-Poon).
The oldest Phra Rod amulets could be dated to be approximately over 1000 years old. Best and most expensive pieces are from Wat Maha-wan in Lam-Poon.