In Buddhism traditional practice, cotton threads which are blessed by a Buddhist monk reciting mantras are known as ‘Sai Sin‘.
The main threads of this exquisite Sacred Thailand Buddhism Sai Sin Bracelet represent Happiness (Green thread), Protection (Coral thread) and Health (Blue Thread).
A chinese lucky coin totem complete the blessings of this bracelet.
Sai Sin is the unspun thread which is rolled up in oval shaped ball used by monks. The Sai Sin ball is placed in front of the alter tables and is used to mark the ceremonial perimeter by taking the ball out through a window and then circling the building. The ball is returned to the altar and the head monk will hold the ball during the ceremony.
During the chanting, he will unroll the Sai Sin and passes the thread through his fingers before passing the ball to the next monk. Each monk will hold a piece of the thread and pass the ball until it reaches the last monk. The connection between the monks and the thread is thought to form a sacrosanct circle as the monks chanting infuses the thread with sacred power. It is believed that anyone who is within the circle will be blessed and protected from harm and evil.
Sai Sin threads are used for a number of purposes:
For places you wish upon good luck, such as housewarming and house blessing
To ward off evil spirits
For visitors and tourists to be wished a safe journey and good health