Taking Care of Your Kumanthong and Khata Chantting

古曼童 Kumanthong

古曼童 Kumanthong

Before you enter the house with the Kuman for the first time, light 36 incense sticks outside and pray to Mae Toranee (Mother Earth), Jao Tee and Jao Tang (the various local Deities, Devas and spirits), and other sacred presences in the household and family environment. Let your mind send a communication to the Kuman and let him know that you are inviting him to come and stay with you. Now you should also give a name to the Kuman Tong, one which you can easily remember at best.

Kata for giving the Name to the Kuman (chant when giving him his name)

“Naamaanang Samaa So Yudt Dta Tho Yudt Dta Tha” “In the Name of the Kroo Ba Ajarn – I name you (Name which you wish to give your Kuman Tong”. Say this 3 times, and the next day chant only once. You must always remember his name and must introduce him to all people in the house, and ask him to also protect and lend prosperity to them all.

Kata Riak Kuman (Kata to call the Kuman Tong)

Chant to the Triple Gem first; ‘Na Mo Dtassa Pakawadto Arahadto Sammaa Samputtassa’ (3 times), then Chant the following Kata One time;

Gumaaro Waa Gumaaree Waa Aehi Jidt-Dtang Bpiyang Ma Ma Na Chaa Lee Dti Na Ma Pa Ta Aakajchaeuya Aakajchaahi Maani Maa Maa

Kuman, or Kumara (Pali) means “young boy” (young girl would be “Kumaree”), Tong means golden.?Kuman Tong (alternatively spelled “Kuman Tong”), is not a Buddhist practice, rather pure “Saiyasart” (Occultism, in this case, Necromancy). It would also be accurate to class the practice of keeping Kuman Tong as an essentially Animist practice. The genuine Kuman Tong which was revered and created in Ancient times according to traditional method, by Adept practitioners of Saiyasart, was made by surgically removing the unborn fetus of a child from the womb of its Mother. The body of the child would then be taken to a cemetery for the conduction of the Ceremony to invoke a Kuman Tong. The body is roasted until dry whilst the Mage chants incantations of Magical Kata. In the case of making a female spirit child, the effigy is not called Kuman Tong, rather “Hong Pray”.

Some Kuman effigies will be soaked in Nam Man Prai, which has extract of a dead child or a person who died in violent circumstances or an unnatural death. This is much less common now, due to the fact that this practice is now illegal if using fat from human babies for the consecrating oil. There are however still some authentically made amulets appearing. Some years ago a famous monk was thrown out of the Buddhist Sangha for roasting a baby. He was convicted, but later continued to make magic as a layperson after his release. The practice of creating Necromantic effigies of a Kuman Tong comes from age old tradition in Siam. Thai folk have made Bucha to Animistic spirits and ghosts since time immemorial. The original Kuman Tong came from children who died whilst still in their mothers womb. The Magic makers would take these stillborn babies and adopt them as their children. From what information has been gathered from ancient Thai manuscripts about how to make a Kuman Tong, it appears that the correct method is to remove the dead baby surgically from the mothers womb, and take it to undergo the proper ceremonial ritual; The baby must be roasted until dry. This must be completed before dawn, and should be performed in a cemetery. Once the rite is completed, the dry roasted Kuman should be painted with Ya Lak (a kind of lacquer used to cover amulets and Tagrud with gold leaf), and covered in gold leaf. This is the real reason why this effigy received the name of “Kuman Tong” (which means “Golden Baby Boy”).

Kuman Tong in Modern times

As society developed and became “Civilized”, the practice of roasting dead babies became legally impossible to do, and so an adaptation of the making method was developed. One of the ways was to make a clay effigy using the earth from seven cemeteries, Mai Rak Soorn wood, or Mai Mayom wood was also used for making Kuman Tong statues. Even iron is now used for the making of Kuman Tong effigies. To invoke the magical power, the effigy is implanted with Kata to bring the Kuman to life.

This is done by using Kata Taat See (invoking four elements), and Kata Agarn Sam Sip Sorng (32 parts of the Human body). It is believed, that this will cause the mind and spirit of a dead boy to arise within the effigy. Modern Kuman effigies normally have curly hair, whereas the older style ones are bald, a should be the case with an unborn baby. The traditional methods state that a Kuman must be treated like your own child. He must be offered food and drink, and even be called to come and eat every single time you are about to have the meal. It is believed that if the Kuman is handled properly according to the correct ceremonies, he will then protect the house and its inhabitants from danger, and increase good business too.

How to Revere Kuman Tong

In Modern times, is has become common practice to offer “Nam Daeng” (a kind of red syrup drink), incense and flowers. This is of course done in moments of prayer or ceremony, but it should never be forgotten to call to come and eat when it is the meal time.

Modern Kuman Tong statues are mixed to a special formula, which varies slightly depending on the creator. One of the currently popular Kuman Tong makers of the moment in Thailand is Hlwong Phu Yaem of Wat Sam Ngam in Nakorn Pathom. He makes his statues according to the Dtamrap (recipe) of the Masters of the lineage who taught him the Wicha of Kuman Tong. His statues contain the following ingredients in the clay mixture:

  • Earth from 7 cemeteries
  • Ashes of burnt bones taken from 7 Meru Chedis (relic Stupas)
  • Earth from 7 salt licks
  • Earth from 7 sacred caves
  • Earth from 7 river mouths
  • Earth from seven fields or gardens
  • Ashes from the burnt bones of 7 dead children
  • broken pieces of temple wall

The clay is then baked according to the traditional method, and the resulting statue is then given “Pluk Sek” (incantations) and empowered during a period of one year.

Kata Suad Bucha Kuman Tong (Dtugadtaa Tong)

Putassa Buchaa Tamassa Buchaa Sangkassa Buchaa

Badti Badti Buchaa Pawandtumae Ugaasa Ugaasa

“I beg to revere the Dtugadtaa Tong, that consciousness arises in the eyes, the mind, the body of the Kuman. Through all the merits I may have accumulated since endless lives uncountable, may all great fortunes and blessings come to me from all eight directions. May these blessings be bestowed on me through the Dtugadtaa Tong, who I shall pay offerings and respects to, and maintain with nourishment and caring affection each and every day. The word “Dtugadtaa means “Doll”.

Before you decide whether you want to have a Kuman Tong, you should seriously consider whether you have the time and pacience to keep the strict rule of not neglecting the Kuman Tong, offering food and drink every mealtime. The Kuman Tong practice is pure Saiyasart and a form of Necromancy. This kind of practice is a matter of your personal choice whether you see fit to “Liang Kuman Tong” (rear a golden child). For Buddhists of the purist traditions, the Kuman Tong is not part of the practice of Buddhism, but if you are not a Buddhist and view the matter from the point of view of an occultist, or a person looking for magical assistance, then perhaps the Kuman Tong is the thing for you.

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8 Responses to Taking Care of Your Kumanthong and Khata Chantting

  1. Tome Pedro 二月 1, 2012 at 10:06 下午 #

    I ordered a kuman thong and I’m a beginner of this area so please can you give me some suggestion?

    • 古曼童 五月 18, 2012 at 12:46 上午 #

      Hi, Tome Pedro. First of all you will need to understand what is a Kumanthong and what are the things that you might be facing in the future. Some peoples just can’t take it when they hear unusual noises. But if you are ok with it then that is not a problem.

      And please make sure you have the patience, you can’t just get one from temple just for the sake of helping you to achieve something, instead, take it as serious as you are adopting a child. When you are 120% sure you wanna get one. Then I suggest you to get one from Thai temple. Try avoiding to get from amulet shops. Well, I am not saying they are not good, but I feel Thai temples make me feel more secure.

  2. Jai 6519 四月 23, 2012 at 1:53 上午 #

    Hi ! Just wanna ask if Anyone didn’t take a good care of kumanthong,can he take our life away or he will make family each other quarrel everyday. I don’t get it on top u hv write when 1st time bring home light 36 infuriate( what is infuriate is it candle or insence stick. I’m using 2 locket of kumanthong,1 is like exactly like inside mother womb this locket was given by my brother he also don’t know wer he get at the end he give it to me can u give the mantra for the locket which is like mothers womb. Another locket is I’d buy in shop where I’m staying it’s about Rm150 n it’s make frm elephant Bone,he a bit like 2-3 years old boy n holding a bag this 1 was made by Ahchan TAVVI frm Thailand. 1 more is 3’cm bronze statues n below got pearl on it wer I put it in my home . Please let know A.S.A.P Thank You so much.

    • 古曼童 五月 18, 2012 at 12:54 上午 #

      Hi Jai, first of all every Ar Charn and Luang Por has their own Khata for their kumanthong and lukok. I suggest you to get it from the Ar Charn or Luang Por.

      As far as I know, Kumanthong from Thai temples does not hurt people. Well, for lukok then it is another story. I am not good in lukok and I do not have one either. But I have heard of a lot people said that Lukok might not be a good choice if you do not know how to take care of it.

      And yea, I meant incense sticks. Something went wrong with a plugin here and it changed what I typed to something else.

  3. alexseehoepin 十二月 5, 2013 at 10:43 下午 #

    Hello, do you have any sound recordings of the main Katha for KMT?
    LP Chuan does not seems to have any Katha at all.

    • 古曼童 十二月 6, 2013 at 1:33 上午 #

      I’m sorry, I don’t. I did googled it but no luck. Do let me know if you happen to find one if you don’t mind sharing it in this website. Thanks and good luck!

  4. segovia 十二月 7, 2013 at 11:32 下午 #

    Hello… can somebody teach me tge general katha of the kmt?

    • 古曼童 十二月 9, 2013 at 11:24 下午 #

      Hi. As far as I know, there is no “general" khata for kumanthong (please correct me if I’m wrong). Every Ar Jarn/Luang Phor has their own khata for the Kumanthong they made. I suggest you to get it from the master, or whoever you got it from. They MUST have it.


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