The rituals within Thai Lanna Buddhism are some of the most beautiful and profoundly powerful acts of magick that one could ever hope to either take part in or observe. Since being introduced to this sublime, vast, and ever-evolving variant of Buddhism I am still always being surprised, intrigued, or indeed excited to see new and unusual rituals appear into its growing canon. The Narai Plik Pan Din ritual is one such new appearance (for me) and is at face value, a remarkable blessing to have performed for you. Over the last few years I’ve undergone many rituals which have very much improved and strengthened the basis of my life. Layer upon layer, level upon level, each ritual has had an accumulative and direct effect upon my life in either subtle or sublime ways. Some rituals have been considerably more forceful and direct than others.
The Narai Plik Pan Din ritual was performed for me on Wednesday 30th June 2021 in the evening. After two cancellations the ritual was completed. This ritual is deliberately and can only be performed outside and therefore is totally beholden to the vagaries of the weather and natural elements (in this case heavy tropical rainstorms postponed two previous attempts). There are very specific caveats that need to be fulfilled for this ritual to be correctly executed. Firstly, there are only two days of the week that it can be performed on, Wednesday or Saturday. Wednesday is traditionally Rahu’s day. Secondly, your name, birth date and time along with a recent photograph, need to be supplied. Once the donation/offering is made to the Ajarn that is to perform this ritual it can then finally take place. Where does this ritual come from and how did it evolve?
Ajarn Apichai himself discussed the basis and the background of this ritual at length on Facebook; “Phantai (Phaya Phantai) has been revered since ancient times. The reason for this is that it’s believed that Vishnu incarnated as a pig who came down to defeat the demons. Vishnu wished the world to have a happy life. Therefore, he incarnated as Varaha, a black pig or wild boar with a body of ten yojanas, with the height of 100 yojana, and sharp white fangs with lightning and smoke coming out of his body. Varaha went on a journey to find land for humans to live peacefully upon. Once Varaha found land the great pig dug deep into the land to till the soil and make it ready for humanity. At that very moment an evil giant Hiranyaksha cried out, demanding Varaha to not dig up the land because the race of giants that already lived there didn’t want any human beings spoiling it for them. Hiranyaksha said to Varaha; “You are an arrogant pig and I have to teach you!” The two of them fought each other with the sound of thundering waters. In the end, Hiranayasa lost his stance and fell. Varaha, the Great Black Pig, thrust with his massive fangs through Hiranyaksha’s chest. Hiranyaksha the evil giant died as Varaha took his fangs to dig the ground with. The plough which is a part of the ritual is believed to be like fangs of Varaha. Ploughs that have been specifically used in farm work are seen as good tools for this ritual. These have great power as they plough the soil and then the rice is planted. When the rice grows, there is abundance. Phantai has the power to turn your destiny from bad to good, to be prosperous and abundant. It can also be used to clear any mystical bad luck with things now going well!”
Varaha is an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, the form of a boar. Varaha is generally listed as third in the Dashavatara, the ten principal avatars of Vishnu. Varaha is most associated with the legend of lifting the Earth (personified as the goddess Bhudevi) out of the cosmic ocean. When the demon Hiranyaksha stole the earth and hid her in the primordial waters, Vishnu appeared as Varaha to rescue her. Varaha slew the demon and retrieved the Earth from the ocean, lifting it on his tusks, and restored Bhudevi to her place in the universe. With all this weight embedded within this specific ritual I had high hopes for hopefully some form of breakthrough regarding my own abundance. These harsh and extremely uncertain times are creating considerable pressures for many folks across the world and throughout the spectrum of society. Any Thai Lanna Buddhist magickal ritual that eases this pressure is very much to be welcomed and embraced. The diverse offerings within the beautifully crafted wicker woven trays present at the ritual are many and various. All of them were food offerings which were only black in colour. Rāhu is one of the nine major celestial bodies (navagraha) in Hindu texts. Rahu is a shadow entity and is the specific deity that is directly praised during the Narai Plik Pan Din ritual. Rāhu likes black food and black candle offerings only.
On the 1st of July 2021, the day immediately after the ritual I saw small but nevertheless, very interesting possible beginnings of new buds of abundance imperceptibly nuzzling their heads out of the soil of manifestation. I sent a new music project over to a label a day after the ritual. Coincidence? The timing of this was rather interesting. The action of praising Rāhu alongside my photograph with a consecrated plough in a ritual with black candles and food did have for me the strong feeling that maybe this would work. Already I have seen small but very pertinent results here. Furthermore getting discounts and offers of discounts from seemingly random and various places and people did peak my awareness that this “abundance” was indeed being shown to me in unusual and interesting ways. Maybe I should consider that I was deliberately looking for significant up swings in personal fortunes where maybe there were none. So far for me there have been only positive and fortunate effects from this ritual. I feel that the underlying power of this ritual is firstly the strength and craftsmanship of Ajarn Apichai, a highly accomplished Ajarn and expert magician. The timing of the ritual (Wednesday 30th June 2021 which is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar) also played a significant part in the triangulation of auspicious tenants which would help to underscore the efficacy of delivery. Indeed, overall I have found that, considering that this is only just the beginning of the plough directly digging up my metaphorical soil for abundance, the ritual has already made good on its promise. An offer requesting an article from me, and the conformation of another future music project has certainly in my mind shown me that this ritual is really well worth considering taking part in. Then on the 8th of June I noticed a marked acceleration of fortunate processes with acceptances of written work coming through and other notable opportunities for creating abundance. The new moon on July 9th in Cancer will link with the Sun and will further accentuate and promise more progressive upswings in personal abundance. I will of course pay very close attention to my own personal fortunes over the coming months (with updates on this blog) and really look forward to seeing how these will play out, which I’m positive will be to my benefit and for those around me, which as you may need to know, is the point of creating merit and as they say ‘playing it back’. So far this ritual has provided unexpected dividends and would be an excellent boost to people seeking extra magickal help to intervene in their lives during these particularly harsh and astrologically difficult times. Having a belief and interest in astrology does help but it is not a requirement as the effects of this ritual will stand up on their own merits. I’ve been very pleasantly surprised so far by the instances of luck and good fortune that have occurred and popped up since I ordered the Narai Plik Pan Din ritual from Ajarn Apichai. Anyone wishing to take part in the Narai Plik Pan Din ritual can order one here.