The Sak Yant design Bua Gao Gaap is the Nine petalled Lotus. Gaap is a Northern Thai word meaning petalled and this gives a clue as to the origin of the Bua Gao Gaap Sak Yant design. Bua Gao Gaap is a Lanna design from Tambol Doi Loh in Chiang Mai province.
The Lotus is deeply rooted in Asian cultures and has come to symbolize sexual purity. In Thailand, Thai Buddhists will pay homage to the Lord Buddha with offerings of Lotus flowers. In Buddhism, the Lotus represents purity in body, in speech and in mind. There is even a legend which states that Lotus flowers grow wherever the Lord Buddha stepped.
The powers granted to the wearer of the Buddhist tattoo, Bua Gao Gaap are:
Maeta Ma Hah Niyom: With this blessing you will be treated by others with great loving kindness and compassion which will improve your popularity and help you to gain preferential treatment.
Chok Lap: Luck and good fortune
Nah Tii Gan Ngan Dii: This power should improve job satisfaction and make your employer less critical and more appreciative of your work leading to financial benefits or promotions.
The Mantra or Katha on the Sak Yant Bua Gao Gaap is written in Khom, an ancient Khmer language and transcribes as;
Ohm Ti Ya Ti Tay Tay
Cha Chi Ti Ya Ma A Oo
We would like to thank Phra Ajarn Dton Tanawiiro in Chiang Mai for allowing us to photograph his work.
Other Sak Yant Designs
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