Phra Pidta Amulets (Bittar, Bit Tar, Pid Ta) | Who Is He?

This will be a short history and bio of the monk who entered supernatural realms, called, “Phra Pidta.” We have many pendants in this style, read more about it below.

[Page updated 3 March 2024]

Who Is Phra Pidta?

The Phra Pidta style pendant with a monk sitting in a full or half-lotus position and with his hands covering his eyes and face is a style that has become very popular among Thai Buddhists, and other Buddhists across the world as well.

Phra Pidta is a representation of a venerable monk well known for deep samadhi meditation (absorption) during Siddhartha Buddha’s time more than 2,550 years ago. Phra means monk in Thai.

Why Is Phra Pidta Holding His Hands Over His Eyes in Amulets?

Luang Phra Pidta holding his hands over the eyes symbolizes a blocking out of the outside world during intense Sammabart meditation. This is Jhana-level meditation which can also cross over into Abhinna. Abhinna are supernatural experiences that people meditating in the fourth Jhana can sometimes attain.

Characteristics of Phra Pidta Amulets

  • sometimes has a multi-level crown (3 levels typical)
  • seated monk (Phra Pidta) with curved arms covering eyes
  • full lotus leg position
  • seated atop a Rahu Demon eating the sun (or moon)
  • often has Naga (serpents) on both sides of the body
  • completely naked – without clothes

What Are the Benefits of Renting Phra Pidta Amulets?

People buy these pendants to increase their wealth primarily. Business prosperity is a major benefit of this amulet. Yet, there are said to be many benefits of the pendants including good luck and protection from harm of all sorts.

HERE is our rare collection of White Jade Phra Pidta Amulets (The WLK Collection)

Which Theravada Buddhist Monks Made Phra Pidta Amulets?

Monk: Luang Phor Kaew
Temple: Wat Kruawan
Temple Location: Chonburi near Bangkok, Thailand
Born: 2385
Passed: 2470 (Eighty-five years old)

Monk: Luang Phor Ngern
Temple: Wat Huay Khen
Temple Location: Pichit province, just north of Bangkok

Monk: Luang Po Khron (Tok Raja)
Temple: Wat Uttamaram
Temple Location: Kelantan, Malaysia

Monk: Luang Phor Toh
Temple: Wat Pradoochimlee
Temple Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Monk: Luang Phor Jumnien
Temple: Wat Tham Seua
Temple Location: Krabi, Southern Thailand

Monk: Luang Phor Tim
Temple: Wat Lahanrai
Temple Location: Rayong province, near Bangkok

Monks across Thailand have made Phra Pidta-style amulets, the above are some of the notable monks that have made powerful amulets.

We sell a few high-quality – some very rare – Phra Pidta pendants here on our site. You can browse them below.

Very rare Phra Pidta rectangular pendant from Southern Thailand. Best for business prosperity, wealth, and increasing your business.

Special Edition Phra Pidta w/2 Nagas (Wat Mahathat, Thailand). ©

Tricolor Phra Pidta pendant from Southern Thailand in Jatukam style.
Multi-colored Phra Pidta pendant. ©

Tri-color Phra Pidta (Wat Mahathat, Thailand)

A rare solid copper Phra Pidta pendant from the original temple, Wat Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Southern Thailand.
Solid copper with black background Phra Pidta pendant. This style is the most well-known and in demand. ©

Solid Copper Special Edition Phra Pidta (Wat Mahathat, Thailand)

HERE is our rare collection of White Jade Phra Pidta Amulets (The WLK Collection)


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