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The Great Buddhist Devotional Verse for Protective Blessings

The Great Buddhist Devotional Verse for Protective Blessings

  • Phra Katha Ittipiso Paed Tid


Phra Katha Ittipiso Paed Tid

Short Spells for 8 Directions

Phra Katha Ittipiso Paed Tid

is a Katha that is omnipotent in its application and said to be the base of Phra Katha PuttaMon, loosely defined as the virtuous power of the Budhha. This Katha acts as a barrier against all forms of evil, occurring from all 8 directions.


It is also said to be the root of Saiyawej

, and mastering the 8 requisite kathas requires an extreme force of will. However, if one were to achieve mastery over it, it renders other spells inadequate, and maybe even obsolete. Its powers are affiliated with Puttakoon, and not with any specific school of wicha. Once it is wielded, it almost never dissipates and renders the user near-impervious to black magic and evil.


This set of Katha is highly-prized by monks, as it is said to invoke an advanced level of power. Phra Ajarn of the past utilized this Katha to train and enter deep states of concentration, sometimes reciting the Katha as many as 84,000 times. This is especially useful for them on their Tudong journeys, as the forests are bristling with danger, especially at night. In the consecration of holy amulets, monks would use these sets of Katha for the creation of efficacious Kreung Rang, Khong Klang and Phra Kreung amulets as well.

Katha and Usage

Every line of katha is described as 1 Bod (Chapter). The Katha goes like this:

  • Ei Ra Cha Kha Ta Ra Sa
    – This chapter is called Grathu Jed Baek. It corresponds to the East.
  • Ti Hang Ja Toh Ro Thi Nang
    – This chapter is called Fon Sean Ha. It corresponds to the South-East.
  • Pi Sam Ra Lo Pu Sat Put
    – This chapter is called Narai Kluen Samod
    . It corresponds to the South.
  • So Ma Na Ka Ri Ta Toh
    – This chapter is called Narai Tod Jak. It corresponds to the South-West
  • Pa Sam Sam Wi Sa Tey Pa
    – This chapter is called Narai Kwang Jak Treung Trai Pob. It corresponds to the West.
  • Kha Put Pan Too Tam Wa Ka
    – This chapter is called Narai Plik Paen Din. It corresponds to the North-West
  • Wa Tho No A Ma Ma Wa
    – This chapter is called Tawad Far Pah Himmapan
    . It corresponds to the North.
  • Ah Wich Su Nood Sa Nood Ti
    – This chapter is called Narai Pleang Roop. It corresponds to the North-East

Usage as Katha Tam KamLang Wan Gerd

Chants to support your horoscope

One should invoke a specific number of repetitions of Katha for each day of the week, corresponding to their day of birth. This system is known as Tam KamLang Wan Gerd

. It is believed that by doing so, one may improve his luck and destiny.
  • Those born on Sunday should recite “Ah Wich Su Nood Sa Nood Ti” 6 times.
  • Those born on Monday should recite “Ei Ra Cha Kha Ta Ra Sa” 15 times.
  • Those born on Tuesday should recite “Ti Hang Ja Toh Ro Thi Nang” 8 times.
  • Those born on Wednesday, during the hours of daylight, should recite “Pi Sam Ra Lo Pu Sat Put” 17 times.
  • Those born on a Wednesday Night should recite “Kha Put Pan Too Tam Wa Ka” 12 times
  • Those born on Thursday should recite “Pa Sam Sam Wi Sa Tey Pa” 19 times.
  • Those born on Friday should recite “Wa Tho No A Ma Ma Wa” 21 times.
  • Those born on Saturday should recite “So Ma Na Ka Ri Tha Toh” 10 times.


Other Properties of Each Katha

  • “Ah Wich Su Nood Sa Nood Ti” – recited to grant Kongkrapan.
  • “Ei Ra Cha Ka Ta Ra Sa” – recited to grant Metta.
  • “Ti Hang Ja Toh Ro Ti Nang “ – used to consecrate holy water as it is also used to chase away evil
  • “Pi Sam Ra Lo Pu Sat Put” – recited to cleanse and remove Saiyasart.
  • “Kha Put Pan Too Tam Wa Ka” – recited to grant Metta Mahaniyom.
  • “Pa Sam Sam Wi Sa Tey Pa” – It can be used to illness or drive away bad luck and ill will. For example, reciting this over a cup of water before drinking it, can cure strange illnesses or drive away evil residing within the victim.
  • “Wa Tho No A Ma Ma Wa” – recited to grant Metta Mahaniyom.
  • “So Ma Na Ka Ri Tha Toh” – also grants Metta Mahaniyom.

Application of the Katha

Consecrating holy water

You can use this set of Katha to consecrate holy water, using it to wash your face or sprinkle on your car, and it will bestow you with Klaew Klard Plod Plai

. It will protect you from spiritual disturbances and accidents. It will also assure you victory in battles and protect you from weapons. Sprinkle this on your goods to improve your sales. This consecrated water also bestows Saneh, or attraction from the opposite sex.

Bowl to consecrate holy water
Picture credit: CJansuebsri /



These may be written on paper and hung above doors to prevent evil and bad luck from crossing the threshold.

Recitation over objects

  • If you are in the wilderness, you may retrieve 8 stones and recite the requisite Katha for each, before placing them in their corresponding direction. Eg, recite “Ei Ra Cha Ka Tha Ra Sa” onto a stone and place it on the East. Then recite “Ti Hang Ja Toh Ro Ti Nang” onto another stone and place it in the Southeast direction and so on. This will create a spiritual barrier against dangerous beasts and evil spirits.
  • Recite this over the ashes of someone who died on Saturday and was cremated on a Tuesday, mixed with the scent gland/ perineal marking gland of a Civet Cat, and mold it into a human figure. Cover the figure with a white cloth, and offer Lao Khao
    to it, recite the set of 8 Kathas 108 times. This figure will grant your wishes.
  • In the past, rice was pounded in a stone pounder to dehull the grains. Collecting 7 grains of rice that have fallen out of the pounder, and recite the requisite set of Katha 17 times. Drop the 7 rice grains in any fragrant oil, and flick the oil at someone you fancy. That person will fall haplessly in love with you.
Stone pounder to dehull rice grains (Picture Credit: SP2707/
  • The chapter known as “Grathu Jed Baek” can assist you in armed conflict. Recite “Ei Ra Cha Kha Ta Ra Sa” over a bowl of rice and eat it every day. This will grant you Kongkrapan. Ancient texts describe this as being able to imbue users with the strength of a thousand men or to overcome and elephant.
  • The chapter Narai Kluen Samood can be used for exorcism. Take 7 grains of Pepper, recite “Pi Sam Ra Lo Pu Sat Put” over each grain 7 times. You can throw this at a possessed person and exorcise the evil from him.
  • The chapter Narai Tod Jak may be used to assist women in labour. Recite “So Ma Na Ka Ri Ta Toh” over water, and serve the water to the mother to aid her in a smooth delivery.
  • The chapter Narai Kwang Jak Treung Trai Pob can be used to control the wind. Chant “Pa Sam Sam Wi Sa Tey Pa” in your mind, and swallow your saliva after, to summon a gust of wind. Chant “Pa Sam Sam Wi Sa Tey Pa” in your mind while pushing your tongue up against your palate, to stop the wind. In the past, this technique was used to summon and control storms.
  • In the legend of Khun Paen, it was said that he could use spells to break locks. The Katha described in Narai Plik Pen Din can be used this way. Recite ““Kha Put Pan Too Tam Wa Ka” and blow onto the locks. It will render nullify their mechanisms, allowing you to unhindered access.

Phra Katha Itipiso Paed Tid, or the devotional verse specifically for the Buddha is immensely potent, and the sheer scope and magnitude of its effects are too vast to sufficiently describe in a few sentences. It may be recited anytime and anywhere to invoke the blessings and protection of the Buddha. Reciting it with focus and clarity of mind increases spiritual fortitude.

Spiritual adepts are often woe to reveal the secrets it has helped them unlock through a dedicated application. Devotees are known to channel it in a myriad of ways; to provide protection against all inauspiciousness, while travelling to protect against mishaps, for business success, or even to induce an aura of ardour.

Channelling it for themselves, users will quickly learn why it has proven useful through the ages.

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