Nang Kwak, the goddess of Wealth or Fortune

Nang Kwak, the goddess of Wealth or Fortune


Thai people are very superstitious and they use lucky charms and talismans every day.

They have many lucky charms, talismans and amulets. In fact, Thailand probably has more lucky charms and talismans than any other country in the world.

Many merchants believe that the Goddess Nang Kwak can make the difference between profit or loss.

Goddess Nang Kwak "the beckoning lady", also known as "Mae Nang Kwak" or "Nang Gwak", is said to attract business, prosperity and wealth. It takes pride of place in most shops and businesses in Thailand.

Who is Nang Kwak?

Nang Kwak, the goddess of wealth, is often present in Thai homes. It is believed to bring wealth and prosperity to those who display it.

Nang Kwak is depicted as a beautiful young woman seated with her feet under her thighs and wearing a red dress. Her right hand is raised in front of her just above head height, palm facing down in a gesture of appeal, while her left hand is placed on her thigh and holds a bag of gold or coins.

Just like other divine spirits and deities in Thailand, Goddess Nang Kwak is worshiped daily with offerings of water, rice, flowers, and flower garlands. It seems that she shares many minds' preference for Nam Daeng or Sala Daeng, which is simply red Fanta.

In fact, some people keep a bottle of red fanta near the altar in their home to honor her. If you have a Nang Kwak Yantra - a cloth with the image of the spirit on it - you can replace it with the figure when making offerings.

What is the origin of the goddess Nang Kwak?

It is not easy to find factual information about the origins of ancient spiritual and religious subjects in Thailand, but many seem to be based on the fusion of Buddhism, Hinduism and animism. One theory is that Nang Kwak evolved from the rice goddess "Mae Po Sop" of ancient Siamese origin. The goddess was called Sri Lakshmi in her Hindu form.

The most popular story of the origin of Goddess Nang Kwak is that in early Buddhism, when Buddha was still alive, a man named Mr. Sujidtaprahma lived with his wife in the Indian district of Sawadtii. The couple were merchants who earned a very modest living and barely got by. One day in a distant town, Mr. Sujidtaprahma heard a sermon by Phra Gumarn Gasabatera, Mr. Sujidtaprahma was impressed and became a devotee.

Supawadii, who was deeply devoted to her spiritual practices, caught the attention of a Buddhist monk named Gasabatera. He blesses her to be lucky and have the power to attract business, wealth and prosperity. She received further blessings from Phra Siwali. Through the power of these blessings, Supawadii attracted so much business that his parents took him with them every day. They became extremely wealthy, and Supawadii's charm and power became legendary.

People began to worship Supawadii's image, which originally depicted her riding a chariot.

After his death, people threw statues of Supawadee into the river to worship him and pray for good luck. Future merchants understood that if they prayed sincerely to Supawadee, they would be blessed.

Thai merchants widely accept and practice the faith.

The legend of Supawadii came to Thailand with the arrival of Buddhism and Brahmanism.

Over time, her image evolved into the current Waving Woman posture, and her name was also changed to better match this posture.

They changed the appearance of the statue by combining the image of the rice goddess with the statue of Supawadee and the cat Maneki Neko - hand twisting movement from Japan to form the body as it is today .

How did Supawadee become known as Nang Kwak?

She became known as Nang Kwak, the "Waving Woman", Kwak or "Gwak" meaning to wave or greet.

People love and respect Goddess Nang Kwak. Statues of the god are often found at the checkout counter of Thai restaurants, where offerings are made to him. These offerings include fresh flowers, a glass of white water (on full moon days, an offering of cool water), fruits, cakes, sesame oil lamps, butter, milk, and white rice . People often go to the temple to ask for a goddess Nang Kwak amulet or thang ka which will bring them luck in business and good fortune.

When doing business, it is common to ask the temple for a Kwak amulet that will bring you luck and good fortune.


Thai amulets of the Goddess Nang Kwak

Thais believe that Buddhist and animist amulets will save them from bad omens and misfortunes such as accidents and muggings.

Tiny cast Buddha images were often buried in the steeples along with the ashes of famous monks and royals, and older ones were unearthed and used as powerful amulets.

Other votive tablets were made in temples and given to favored parishioners (usually those who donate) and are blessed or consecrated – providing the temple with money to build new temples.

Nowadays, almost all Thais wear or keep several amulets (sometimes they have a large collection of them at home, in addition to those worn as necklaces and cords under the shirt); collecting is a very popular pastime in Thailand.

Also businessmen favor their choice towards an amulet or a pendant of the goddess Nang Kwak to bring good fortune

As a reminder, please note that wearing our amulets does not exempt you from seeking medical treatment in the event of symptoms.

Use of our amulets should not imply abandonment or modification of current official medical treatment, even if you notice improvement during and after wearing or having the amulet around your neck. If you are in any doubt, please consult your doctor.

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