Additional information of Wesuwan
Wesuwan (ท้าวเวสุวรรณ) (or Taw Wessuwan or taw- waes-suwann) resides in the realm the Celestial Realm of the 4 Demon. this realm named Jadtu-mahaa-rachi-gaa. The four quarters of this realm are ruled by 4 demon Lords. Taw Tadtaratha is Lord of the East , Taw Wirulabpaks is Lord of the South , Taw Wirunlahog is Lord of the West, and Wesuwan is Lord of the North.
Wessuwan’s magical truncheon.
Wessuwan’s weapon is traditionally the truncheon(known as “Grabong” in Thai).
This truncheon is one of four supernatural weapons, namely;
1. the Vajra of the God Indra (called “Wachira” in Thai),
2. the eyes of “Phra Yom” (Yama),
3. the special cloth of Aalaawakayaksa and
4. the “kataawut” of Wesuwan (the truncheon).This truncheon has the power to be flung through the air and crack the heads of many thousands of Ghost in one single throw.
Wesuwan was actually able to cause them to lose their lives, but in his mercy, would only ever crack their heads, in order to teach them to be better behaved. For this reason, Thai people tend to use Wesuwan statues and amulets to fend of Demons and malevolent beings, as well as putting a “Pha Yant” (Yantra Cloth) with his imaged imprinted on it along with some Kata in Khom script above the door of their houses to prevent thieves and ghosts from bothering.
For dealing with those Yaks who were bothering yogis and Ruesi and Bhikkhus in their spiritual practises, Wesuwan created a special Kata (mantra), called “Aadtaanaadtiyaparittra” to control the selfish ones with. At that time, the Buddha was residing at Mount Kichagut in Rajgir, and Lord Waes Suwann paid a visit to Lord Buddha, along with a great number of his entourage of Yaks.
In that time there were still some Yaks who were not faithful in the Buddha, who liked to bother the Bhikkhus practising in the forest, sometimes converting themselves into fearsome shapes and likenesses in order to frighten the monks and spoil their meditative practise.For this reason Wesuwan made an offering to the Sangha by giving them the Kata “Aadtaanaadtiyaparittra”, so they would be able to have dominion over thes Yaks when they became bothersome, or made an attack. When the Asuras would hear this Kata, they would run far away in their masses, for fear of, as well as respect for, the law of the Dhevas. They would not return again to bother once they had been driven away by this Kata.
Wesuwan should also be revered by businessmen and financiers, and anyone who wishes to increase his financial and material wealth. Also in times of hardship and poverty, one should revere Wessuwan, which will enable you to have enough money to pay your bills and the cost of living with without any difficulty. It is interesting to note that in the present day, Wesuwan is becoming more often revered for the material wealth aspect, than for his ability to fend of ghosts and demons, which tends to refletct society’s march towards the materialistic viewpoint, and away from the spiritual.