Buddha "Three Seasons" Jeweled Amulet

$ 78.00
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  • The Emerald Buddha is considered the Sacred Image of the Kingdom of Thailand. The Emerald Buddha is a statue of the Meditating Buddha seated in Yogic posture, made of a semi-precious green stone , perhaps Jade or Jasper, housed in the Temple Wat Phra Kaew on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Early in the Bangkok period of Thai History, the Emerald Buddha used to be taken out of its temple and paraded in the streets to relieve the city and countryside of various calamities (such as plague and cholera). However, this practice was discontinued during Rama IV's reign as it was feared that the image could get damaged during the procession and also a practical line of thinking that Rama IV held "that diseases are caused by germs, not by evil spirits or the displeasure of the Buddha.
  • The image also marks the changing of the seasons in Thailand, with the King presiding over the seasonal ceremonies. It is a significant ritual held at Wat  temple three times a year, whereby the dress of the Deity is changed at the start of each of the Three Seasons.
  • The Emerald Buddha is adorned with three different sets of gold seasonal costume; one for the summer, one for the rainy season, and a third for the winter or cool season.
  • Measure approx. 2 1/8" long x 1 1/2" wide
  • Made of fine cast brass and set with fine, colorful glass crystals.
  • Origin is Thailand
  • Price is Per Piece/ Image