Unalom Third Eye (Yantra Tattoo) & Sudarshana Chakra Wheel of Time 10 Satang Thailand Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Krishna) (Buddha) Om
Unalom Third Eye Yantra Tattoo & Sudarshana Chakra Wheel of Time 10 Satang Thailand Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Lucky) (Good Fortune) (Lord Vishnu) (Buddha) (1937) (Hole in Coin) Krishna
Obverse: Unalom symbol around center hole.
..."Uṇālom (Thai: อุณาโลม; translation: urna, often left untranslated as "unalome") - the ūrṇā curl between the eyebrows of the Buddha. Variously described as representing the 'third eye', the path to nirvana, and the coil, line, and point of the syllable 'Om' written in Thai script."
Lettering around hole: สยามรัฐ ๑/๒ สตางค์
Translation: Siam 10 Satang
Reverse: Sudarshana Chakra of Lord Vishnu and of Krishna, the Wheel of Time, with blades. Used here as the symbol of Chakri Dynasty.
Date around top half of hole in center.
Translation: BE 2480 (AD 1937)
King Phra Chula Chom Klao (Rama V / Chulalongkorn) (1868-1910)
Phra Mongkut Klao (Rama VI / Vajiravudh) (1910-1925)
Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII) (1935-1946)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 127-2480 (1908-1937)
Value 10 Satang (0.1 THB)
Currency Baht (1897-date)
Weight 3.3 g
Diameter 20 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 6654
References Y# 37
The "unalome" is a common motif in yantra tattoos and is itself a popular yantra used widely in Southeast Asian Buddhism.
.....Uṇālom (Thai: อุณาโลม; translation: urna, often left untranslated as "unalome") - the ūrṇā curl between the eyebrows of the Buddha. Variously described as representing the 'third eye', the path to nirvana, and the coil, line, and point of the syllable 'Om' written in Thai script.
....Yantra tattooing or Sak Yant (Thai: สักยันต์ RTGS: sak yan) is a form of tattooing using Indian yantra designs. It consists of sacred geometrical, animal and deity designs accompanied by Pali phrases that are said to offer power, protection, fortune, charisma and other benefits for the bearer.
Tattoos believed to offer protection and other benefits have been recorded everywhere throughout both mainland Southeast Asia and as far south as Indonesia and the Philippines. Over the centuries the tradition spread to what is now Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and parts of Myanmar. While the tradition itself originates with indigenous tribal animism, it became closely tied to the Hindu-Buddhist concept of yantra or mystical geometric patterns used during meditation. Tattoos of yantra designs were believed to hold magic power, and were used much like the kolam tattoos of India. For these people, religion is closely tied to the notion of magic, health, and good fortune.
Yantra tattoos are believed to be magic and bestow mystical powers, protection, or good luck. There are three main effects of a yantra tattoo. One is that which benefits the wearer, such as making them more eloquent. Another is that of protection and to ward off evil and hardship. This is commonly used by military personnel, police, taxi drivers, gangsters and others in perceived dangerous professions. Another type is that which affects people around the wearer, such as invoking fear. The tattoo only confers its powers so long as the bearer observes certain rules and taboos, such as abstaining from a certain type of food.
Sudarshana Chakra (Sanskrit:सुदर्शन चक्र, lit. "disc of auspicious vision", IAST: sudarśana cakra) is a spinning, discus weapon, having 108 serrated edges used by the Hindu god Vishnu or Krishna. The Sudarshana Chakra is generally portrayed on the right rear hand of the four hands of Vishnu, who also holds a shankha (conch shell), a Gada (mace) and a padma (lotus).
While in the Rigveda, the Chakra was Vishnu's symbol as the wheel of time and by the late period, the Sudarshana Chakra emerged as an ayudhapurusha (anthropomorphic form), as a fierce form of Vishnu, used for the destruction of demons. As an ayudhapurusha, the deity is known as Chakraperumal or Chakrathazhwar .
The Chakra finds mention in the Rigveda as a symbol of Vishnu, and as the wheel of time, and in the Itihasas and Puranas. In the Mahabharatha, Krishna, identified with Vishnu, uses it as a weapon. For example, he beheads Shishupala with the Sudarshana Chakra at the Rajasuya yagna of Emperor Yudhishthira. He also uses it during the 14th day of the Mahabharata War to perplex Duryodhana by summoning Jayadratha in front of Arjuna by hiding the Sun with his chakra. In the end, the Kauravas get fooled and thus Arjuna avenges the death of his son.
According to the Valmiki Ramayana, Purushottama (Vishnu) killed a Danava named Hayagriva on top of a mountain named Chakravana constructed by Vishvakarma and took away a Chakra i.e. the Sudarshana Chakra from him.
In the Puranas, the Sudarshana Chakra was made by the architect of gods, Vishvakarma. Vishvakarma's daughter Sanjana was married to Surya. Due to the Sun's blazing light and heat, she could not go near the Sun. She complained to her father about this. Vishvakarma made the sun shine less so that his daughter could hug the Sun. The leftover stardust was collected by Vishvakarma and made into three divine objects, (1) the aerial vehicle Pushpaka Vimana, (2) Trishula of Shiva, (3) Sudarshana Chakra of Vishnu. The Chakra is described to have 10 million spikes in two rows moving in opposite directions to give it a serrated edge.
Sudarshana Chakra was used to cut the corpse of Sati, the consort of Shiva into 51 pieces after she gave up her life by throwing herself in a yagna (fire sacrifice) of her father Daksha. Shiva, in grief, carried around her lifeless body and was inconsolable. The 51 parts of the goddess' body were then tossed about in different parts of the Indian subcontinent and became "Shakti Peethas".
In the Mahabharata, Jayadratha is responsible for the death of Arjuna's son, Arjuna vowing to avenge him by killing Jayadratha the very next day before sunset. However Drona creates a combination of three layers of troops, which act as a protective shield around Jayadratha. So Krishna creates an artificial sunset using his Sudarshana Chakra. Seeing this Jayadratha comes out of the protection to celebrate Arjuna's defeat. At that very moment, Krishna withdraws his Chakra to reveal the sun. Krishna then commands Arjuna to kill him and Arjuna follows his orders, beheading Jayadratha.
Also, in the Mahabharata, Sisupala was beheaded by Krishna after he invoked the Chakra.
There are several puranic stories associated with the Sudarshana Chakra, such as that of Lord Vishnu granting King Ambarisha the boon of Sudarshana Chakra in form of prosperity, peace, and security to his kingdom.
Sudarshana Chakra was also used to behead Rahu and cut the celestial Mandara mountain during the Samudra Manthan.
The Chakri dynasty is the current reigning dynasty of the Kingdom of Thailand, the head of the house is the king, who is head of state. The family has ruled Thailand since the founding of the Rattanakosin Era and the city of Bangkok in 1782; following the end of Taksin Thonburi's reign, when the capital of Siam shifted to Bangkok. The royal house was founded by Rama I, an Ayutthaya military leader of Sino-Mon descent.
Prior to his accession to the throne, Rama I held for years the title Chakri, the civil chancellor. In founding the dynasty, the king himself chose "Chakri" as the name for it. The emblem of the house is composed of the discus (Chakra) and the trident (Trisula), the celestial weapons of gods Vishnu and Shiva, of whom the Thai sovereign is seen as an incarnation.
The current head of the house is Maha Vajiralongkorn who was proclaimed king on 1 December 2016, but has reigned with retroactive effect since 13 October 2016 after the death of his father Bhumibol Adulyadej. The house's current seat is the Grand Palace. On Saturday, 4 May 2019, the coronation of Vajiralongkorn, with the traditional ceremony, occurred in Bangkok.
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The item was quickly recieved and as pictured.
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