"Paddle Khik" - phallic amulet from Thailand

In Thailand in many places - souvenir shops, grocery stores, cafes, restaurants - you can meet lying on the counter or just hanging on the wall of a wooden phallus. "What is this debauchery? Why taitsa raised phallus to cult? " - asks an unprepared tourist. And we will answer him: "This is not a phallus, it is the Paddle Khik."

The literal phrase "Palad Khick" is translated as "Honorary Surrogate Penis" and is nothing more than a phallic embodiment of the Hindu deity of Shiva, which symbolizes the male beginning of the universe. The Amulet got from India to Thailand thanks to Khermam, which many centuries ago settled on a wide range of India to Cambodia, assimilating their culture with the culture of indigenous peoples.

And also the "Khik's Paddy" is a symbol of fertility and just an amulet that brings happiness. That is why Many Thais Men's Thai is on the belt on the belt, and the owners of restaurants and shops do not see anything shameful in the fact that hanging a huge, sometimes rearing the metering length of the "Khik" top of the Dining Room. But, of course, ordinary amulets who are carrying strong sex every day, do not exceed 5 cm long. For a while, phallic amulets wore in their handbags and women who wanted to protect themselves from robbery and attacks, but fashion was fast for it.

The "KHIK" can be manufactured from almost any material: wood, stone, metal, bones ... But it is not important that an amulet is made of what material, and what will be written on it. The engraving of the sacred inscriptions can occupy much longer than the manufacture of the "Flock of the Khika" itself - each symbol must be registered with beauty and accuracy, otherwise the gods may not respond to the mutual amulet reciprocity. That is why the manufacture of amulets are engaged in the most experienced monks.

The "Khik's" top is very popular among the indigenous Tisks, because it is the only amulet that can be worn with me in places such as bars, bored and casino.