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What is Ngang? Part 2: Types of Ngang and Worship Methods

What is Ngang? Part 2: Types of Ngang and Worship Methods


Type of Ngang

Though the likeness of Ngang varies greatly according to the craftsman fashioning them, they may be classified into 4 broad categories:

1. Monk-shaped

This form is said to have emerged around the 6th century. They were often crafted by ascetics who summoned and bound spirits to them through powerful mystical enchantments and sorcery. The humanlike form was meant to imbue the Ngang with a lifelike mind and body of its own.

These effigies were often crafted in a seated posture with closed eyes, resembling a Buddha statue but omitting the signature monk’s robes, and wearing only a necklace. This familiar form factor led to them being commonly referred to as Phra Ngang

, also the origin of the name. These original versions were often stuffed with blessed Earth and could be customized as weapons or charms according to the requests of their owners.


Offerings of water, liquor, honey, and regular food, were regularly made to these Ngang, and they were believed to take on the habits and personalities of their owners, and even mould their powers to their benefit. A warrior owner would result in a Ngang adept at turning the tides of battle in their owners’ favour, a merchant would make the Ngang outstanding in trade. Each Ngang, would, therefore, come to imbue their own unique set of blessings upon their caregivers.

Phra Ngang with soil in base

This form of Ngang usually occurs in three distinct shapes:

1. Pang Buad

(ordained) or Sien Lon

This mold of Ngang is shaped like a hairless monk.

2. Pang Karawas


These figures are moulded in the likeness of secular devotees, instead of monks, allowing them to have some hair.

3. Pang Kasat


This version is dressed in the garb of a king.

These shapes were believed to be the precursors to the next form of Ngang, which were shaped like frogs.

Examples of Ngang’s shape
A: Pang Buad or Sien Lon, B: Pang Karawas, C: Pang Kasat

2. The One-Eyed Red Frog

Earlier Ngang craftsmen were often skilled at Kasin Fai

(Pali: Thejo Kasina
), or Fire element meditation. As a visceral representation of this, these Ngang were crafted with stark red eyes, fashioned from amber or precious gemstones. This form of Ngang was believed to have emerged in the 19th century.


The figures resemble a frog sitting in a meditative position. They are also commonly referred to as Ngang Ta Daeng

(red-eye) and are usually perched atop a metallic ball as a base.


As a slight variation on the theme,  some modern Ngang are moulded to resemble monks, but bear the signature red eyes or the frog form, adding a layer of diversity to this age-old art form.

Ngang Ta Deang with a metallic ball in base
Ngang Ta Deang with a metallic ball in base
Different style of Ngang Ta Deang
Different style of Ngang Ta Deang

This variant of Ngang, is meant to invoke the power of lesser, devil-like beings, driven entirely by mischief and lust. Common offerings include unwashed panties and menstrual blood. The more often these offerings are given, the more powerful the entity grows. Menstrual discharge may be offered year-round, but a large ‘party offering’ once a year is mandatory, usually on Songkran

(a Thai festival), April 15th, every year.


These are often placed under staircases, or in bathrooms frequented by women. It is believed that they enjoy having women walk over them as well as making love to said women in their dreams. They are said to be especially partial to women born in the Year of the Tiger. This type of Ngang excels at enhancing MahaSaneh and Kongkrapan Chatree.


3. The three-eyed Ngang

This type of amulet encompasses both monk and frog-like features, perched atop an anatomically grotesque phallus. Its defining characteristic, however, is that it has three bejewelled eyes, instead of the regular two.

Example of the three eyed Ngang
Example of the three-eyed Ngang

These are commonly referred to as Ngang Sam Ta

meaning 3 eyes Ngang or Thep Sam Ta
(Deva with 3 eyes). They are sometimes christened with varying other names by their creators, but always feature Ta (3 eyes) in their name, to indicate their type.


Their unique names are often consistent with the values and virtues they are crafted in the spirit of. Thep Sam Ta, for example, represent honour. These are considered to be on the same level as the Devas and excel at bestowing Choke Larp, Metta, Klaew Klad, etc. Ngang Sam Ta, on the other hand, are considered beings of muck and mire and are treated as such, with base offerings and entertainment. Their principal concern is the charm, libido, lewdness, and other base desires of the flesh.

In our research, however, we have discovered that Thep Sam Ta may still have a naughty streak to them, and are perfectly adept at channelling charm and prowess with the profane and obscene. As with other Ngang, their powers are largely determined by the personal pursuits of their owners, and may still be readily moulded in their likeness.


4. The Flasher

This form of Ngang, named Ai Ngang

, is depicted in a straightforward seated posture, with the distinctive trait of flashing its penile glory for all to see. The female equivalent is the E-Per
(female version), who instead flashes her vagina in a similarly unperturbed fashion.
Example of Ngang showing their phalluses
Example of Ngang showing their phalluses


Example of Ngang and E-Per
Example of Ngang and E-Per

Of all the Ngang variants, these are believed to be the most powerful at influencing lust and sexual desire. The lowest of the low in the hierarchy of spirituality, these are never stored with other amulets and are instead relegated to the shadows, in underwear drawers, under forgotten stairwells, and in toilets. When carried for use, they are stashed in underwear or in pockets close to genitalia. Though these are contraindications to cancel the effects of other more orthodox sorcery, for these Ngang, it instead overlay a powerful enhancement over other its energies.

Ngang amulets are incredibly diverse, owing to their long history of use. They are so diverse, that classifying them is an uphill battle. These four classes, however, represent some common threads in likeness and efficacy, shared across the plethora of available options. Some variation is to be expected, but each will likely closely match the characteristics prescribed above.


How to Make Offerings

Savoury foods are a power enhancer for Ngang. Clear liquor or beer are perennial favourites, as are raw eggs and chicken, animal blood, or other cuts of meat. Female owners may offer their own menstrual blood to nourish their spiritual charges. Offerings of fruits, garlands, flowers, water, dessert, and scented incense are also appreciated.

There are no strict protocols to be adhered to regarding the type of offerings that can be made. The variety of which is entirely dependent upon the personal convictions of each owner, and the values they seek for them and their Ngang. Food offerings may be placed in front of the Ngang and/or dabbed onto its body or mouth.

The process of making offerings generally begins with starts with lighting a single stick of incense, placing it among the food and reciting spells. General use spells, as well as some spells specific to each creator, are recited. An example of one of these spells is described below. This may be used to boost the powers of your Ngang, regardless of class.

The heart spell of Ngang

U, Ha, Pa, Ma, A

May be used daily, on all forms of Ngang. This spell builds rapport and trust between you and your Ngang, and enhances its power.


The spell for seeking assistance

Om Kam Ma Pon, Kam Ma Peng, Metta Su Ner,

Phor Ngang Aey, Jao Jong Ma Su Ha, Jong Kaey Sap,

Ao Sri Ma Hai Koo, Ma Ni Ma Nang,

Maha Ngang Tan Ti, Ma Ni Ma Ma, Ma Ma Sa Wa Ha


Spell for Saneh and Lust

Om Ngang Tang, Pa Kha Nang, Kamma Tanha,

Yonithang, Ar Khat Sahi, Ar Khat Saha,

Mani Mama Mama

(indicate your wish after finishing the spell)


The spelling for paying respects to Ngang (Khmer)

Nano Tatsa Pakawato Arahato Samma Samputtatsa (3 times)

Aom Niyom Maha Niyom, Niyom Tieng Kamom, Niyom Tieng Kamom, Niyom Tieng Kameng, Lu Lue Sa Leng, Sod Sang Sanao Ar Lai, Ar Lor Ma Nuek Tieng Param Puen, Kon Kameng, Tu Ja Tu Jaruad Do Ja Ko Muen, Ma Nuek Tieng Param Puen, Mo Jum Ai Na, Kru Hoey, Aom Sitthi, Sawahaya


The spell for issuing a vow

Mani Manang Maha Ngang Tanti, Jittang Phuti, Mani Mama Mama

(Inform your Ngang of your wishes after reciting this. Make sure to deliver on whatever you have vowed)

The information contained herein is not mere hearsay, it has been collected from a series of dedicated Ngang enthusiasts, with over 20 years of experience in the proper care and feeding of these impish charges. Take good care of them, and they will take good care of you.

Disclaimer: We strongly advise our readers not to dabble into advanced dark arts without the guidance of proper masters, as this is a sure-fire way to land your carefully-built life in a downward spiral of ruination. The Law of Cause and Effect deems that whatever actions you have performed, so you shall reap.

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