How Many of Incense sticks are needed for Paying Respect to A Spirit House?

How Many of Incense sticks are needed for Paying Respect to A Spirit House?

Nowadays, when it comes to worshiping something, it is not just about a purified mind to do. If we have problems or need some solutions, having our own spiritual anchor is such a good thing. Due to human nature, we always find a way to relieve ourselves of suffering no matter how helpful that way is.

Besides, another Buddhist belief, that has always been with Thai people, is paying respect to the sacred power or going to the temple to make merit.

All of these are not only to dispel bad luck or terrible things worrying our mind, but It is also said that we would get luckier, more prosperous, and more fortunate. Now how many incense sticks do you need to pay respect to the spirit houses or San Chao Ti? What is each number of incense sticks for? What does each of them mean? Today we will definitely find an answer for everyone!

How Many of Incense sticks are needed for Paying Respect to A Spirit House?
How Many of Incense sticks are needed for Paying Respect to A Spirit House?

Let’s answer the question from the name of our article first, how many incense sticks do you prepare to pay respect to San Chao Ti? The answer is 5 or 7 incense sticks, while 9 incense sticks are required for San Phra Phum. Most of the Thai people believe and value the odd number as auspicious, and the number of the sticks descends according to what we will pay respect to. The maximum number of incense sticks that can be used is 108, so each number has meanings as follows:

1 incense stick: It is about the emphasis on anything related to ghosts and spirits in a house.

2 incense sticks: It is about spirits and placing the sticks on food.

3 incense sticks: It is about worshipping the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha.

4 incense sticks: It is related to the elements and used to increase fortune.

5 incense sticks: It is about worshiping the Buddha, the Dharma, the Sangha, father, mother, and teachers.

6 incense sticks: It is related to the power element, especially people born on Sunday, and used to increase fortune.

7 incense sticks: It is about the spirits of San Chao Phor and SanChao Mae, and teachers who passed away.

8 incense sticks: It is related to fortune, especially for people born on Tuesday.

9 incense sticks: It is about worshipping the gods and San Phra Phum

10 incense sticks: It is related to the power element, especially people born on Saturday, and used to increase fortune.

11 incense sticks: It is about worshipping angels and spirits.

12 incense sticks: It is related to paying respect to Rahu, and used to increase fortune for people born on Wednesday at night.

13 incense sticks: It is not popular to use this.

14 incense sticks: It is about worshipping the Buddha image and the Sangha, such as paying respect to the Buddha image.

15 incense sticks: It is related to the power element, and used to increase fortune, especially for people born on Monday.

How Many of Incense sticks are needed for Paying Respect to A Spirit House?
How Many of Incense sticks are needed for Paying Respect to A Spirit House?

16 incense sticks: It is about worshipping gods and goddesses such as Brahma, etc. This is also used for outdoor worship including all the sixteen layers of the sky.

17 incense sticks: It is related to the power element, and used to increase fortune, especially for people born on Wednesday.

18 incense sticks: It is not popular to use this.

19 incense sticks: It is about worshipping teachers, and used to increase fortune for people born on Thursday.

20 incense sticks: It is for increase fortune and getting a better life.

21 incense sticks: It is about worshipping Mother Earth, used in the ceremony of revealing Mother Earth, and used to increase fortune for people born on Friday.

32 incense sticks: Used to pray for angels in all four directions and worship 16 heavens, 15 earths, one human world.

38 incense sticks: It is about worshipping The Dharma.

39 incense sticks: It is about worshipping Phra Mae Phosop.

56 incense sticks: It is about the Lord Buddha.

108 incense sticks: It is related to the ritual of fortune-telling and worshipping the highest things of the world on every heaven.

To make our wishes more possible, San Chao Ti should be cleaned every morning. In addition, do not forget to replace offerings with the fresh ones everyday such as fresh flowers, water, fruits, foods, and Thai desserts. Then light up incense sticks around 5 or 7 sticks and say these following words:

“Ei-ti-su-kha-to-a-ra-hang-na-mo-phut-tha-ya-pa-tha-wee-khong-kha-phra-

phum-ma-te-wa-kha-ma-mi-hang” (repeat 3 Rep)

After following the steps that Perfect Homes brought to you. We always wish our readers and followers to achieve all of your desires. If there is something that bothers your mind, we hope it will be gone as soon as possible!

FAQ The Use Of Incense in Chiang Mai

For San Chao Ti, it’s common to use 5 or 7 incense sticks, and for San Phra Phum, 9 incense sticks are often used.

Odd numbers are considered auspicious in Thai culture and are believed to bring positive energies and luck.

Each number of incense sticks has a specific meaning associated with spirits, elements, fortune, and worship of various deities.

Using 1 incense stick emphasizes the connection to ghosts and spirits within a house.

Lighting 6 incense sticks is related to power elements, particularly for individuals born on Sundays, and is believed to enhance fortune.

Lighting 10 incense sticks is associated with power elements and is particularly beneficial for individuals born on Saturdays to increase their fortune.

Lighting 21 incense sticks is about worshipping Mother Earth and is used to increase fortune, especially for individuals born on Fridays.

Lighting 38 incense sticks is a way of worshipping The Dharma, the teachings of Buddha.

Lighting 56 incense sticks is a form of homage to the Lord Buddha.

Lighting 108 incense sticks is part of a ritual for fortune-telling and seeking blessings from the highest spiritual realms.

For San Chao Ti, it's common to use 5 or 7 incense sticks, and for San Phra Phum, 9 incense sticks are often used.

Odd numbers are considered auspicious in Thai culture and are believed to bring positive energies and luck.

Each number of incense sticks has a specific meaning associated with spirits, elements, fortune, and worship of various deities.

Using 1 incense stick emphasizes the connection to ghosts and spirits within a house.

Lighting 6 incense sticks is related to power elements, particularly for individuals born on Sundays, and is believed to enhance fortune.

Lighting 10 incense sticks is associated with power elements and is particularly beneficial for individuals born on Saturdays to increase their fortune.

Lighting 21 incense sticks is about worshipping Mother Earth and is used to increase fortune, especially for individuals born on Fridays.

Lighting 38 incense sticks is a way of worshipping The Dharma, the teachings of Buddha.

Lighting 56 incense sticks is a form of homage to the Lord Buddha

Lighting 108 incense sticks is part of a ritual for fortune-telling and seeking blessings from the highest spiritual realms.

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