Phra Hoo Yahn is a Buddhist
amulet that originates from
Wat Phra Sri Rattanamahathat in
Lopburi, and is cast from iron. It depicts a
Buddha image seated in the
half lotus position on a
lotus pedestal, while performing the
The amulet's name derives from the Buddha's elongated earlobes, which are the result of the wearing of heavy golden earrings during his time as a prince, prior to renouncing his royal life.
See also POSTAGE STAMPS.