Hanuman was a mythical monkey God in the time of Rama and according to legend, Hanuman is invincible and has powers far greater than humans, including the ability to fly. The ancient Thai epic story Of Ramakian depicts Hanuman, the monkey god, who was said to be Rama’s strongest warrior. Even the Thai school curriculum includes stories about Hanuman and portrays him to be a god that leads a monkey army and their objective is to rid the world of unwanted spirits. His main traits were humility and bravery, he was looked upon as hope for humanity. He wasn’t a God but had managed to attain high levels of spirituality, like a deity, therefore demonstrating to man that a mortal being can in fact rise above the shallowness of our worldly plain.
Bearers of Hanuman Yants are protected from danger as well as becoming fearless in the face of adversity. Hanuman also helps to strengthen self-confidence and can influence people on your behalf. There are many different variations of Yants with Hanuman. Some versions of the Hanuman Yant are used by women who wish to have a better relationship with their partner. It is also said to help one stay focused and gives the determination needed to see something through to a successful conclusion. Some examples of Hanuan Yants,
This Yant is for longevity and the bearer will receive kindness and compassion from all he meets.
Hanuman Ma niyor
This Yant is for polite speech and straight talking.
The dragon is indeed one of the most spectacular of the mythical beasts. Able to breathe fire to destroy its enemies, it is feared for its destructive powers. This Yant offers protection from physical harm and also from the bad influence of others. It also is said to bring the bearer good fortune and is popular among senior military of government officials.
The crocodile is another Yant that signifies strength and power. The crocodile has been around for 50 million years so it also has tremendous endurance. Many boxers and members of the armed forces opt for this design as it offers protection from all types of danger so it is suitable for firemen or policeman or other risky occupations. The crocodile skin is very tough and therefore not easy to penetrate, so the crocodile Yant offers protection against knives or swords.
Nai Khanom Tom yant
This Yant is designed to aid the bearer in combat situations and it is very popular among Muay Thai fighters and soldiers. The legend of Nai Khanom Tom, a Muay Thai Boran specialist, defeated many Burmese soldiers in the 18th century. He apparently enchanted them with his Wai Kroo dance which gave him the element of surprise and he overcame them all. He was among a large group of soldiers, many who were Muay Thai Boran fighters that were captured during the fall of Ayuthaya in 1767. They were taken to a Burmese town called Ava where he stayed until 1774 when King Hsinbyushin ordered a lavish nine day festival. The festival was to celebrate some relics from Lord Buddha and involved singing and dancing continuously, coupled with traditional sword fighting and Burmese drama. There was also a boxing contest as the King wished to see how Muay Thai Boran would stand up to the Burmese style of combat. So Nai Khanom Tom was selected to fight the Burmese champion and he did his traditional Wai Kroo dance to pay respects to the teacher. The rhythm was enticing and before long everyone was mesmerized by his graceful movement, never having seen such a display. When the fight began, Nai Khanom Tom came out all guns firing, unleashing powerful punches and kicks at his bemused opponent until he rendered him unconscious. The crowd thought the Wai Kroo dance was a form of black magic and the victory was quashed. The King was impressed with what he saw so he asked Nai Khanom Tom if he would fight his nine other champions in order to prove his ability. Not only did he beat them all, he never took a break, felling them like trees, one after another. The King gave him his freedom, along with all the other boxer prisoners and also offered Nai Khanom Tom a choice, he could have two wives or riches. He chose the wives, saying that wealth was easier to find and took his new brides back to Thailand. In celebration of Nai Khnom Tom, March 17th of every year in Thailand is Muay Thai Boran Day.
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