Yant Gao Yord

Sak Yant Gao Yord

Yant Gao Yord Nine Peaks of ount Meru Sakyant Tattoo Design by Ajarn Off

Sak Yant Gao Yord Nine Peaks of ount Meru Sakyant Tattoo Design by Ajarn Off

Yant Gao Yord is the Yant Kroo of many of the Great Samnak Sak Yant around Thailand and South East Asia, and is perhaps the most well known of all Sak Yant designs, along with the Yant Paed Tidt eight directional Yantra, and Yant Suea Paen leaping tiger Yantra. With Foreigners, the Yant Gao Yord is certainly the most commonly seen tattoo, far above the leaping tiger, which is usually placed on the chest. Foreigners tend to go more for the more aesthetic looking Suea Koo Maha Amnaj on the flanks of the back, than the big pirate-like leaping tiger on the chest.

Sak Yant Gao Yord by Luang Pi Pant - this was my (Ajarn Spencer) first Sak Yant tattoo, which is traditional and according to the Dtamra Sak Yant, for this is the Yant Kroo (master Guru yantra) of Luang Por Phern, and should indeed be the first tattoo you recieve before any other Sak Yant.

Sak Yant Gao Yord by Luang Pi Pant – this was my (Ajarn Spencer) first Sak Yant tattoo, which is traditional and according to the Dtamra Sak Yant, for this is the Yant Kroo (master Guru yantra) of Luang Por Phern, and should indeed be the first tattoo you recieve before any other Sak Yant.

The are many different versions of Yant Gao Yord, the most common being formed as a pyramid like structure, but some can also be formed in a flat alignment, such as in the case of the Yant Gao Yord of the Mong Hilltribe People of the Lanna Sorcery traditions of the Northern Regions of Thailand

Yant Gao Yord

Kata Says;

Gu Ti Gu Ya Ta Saa Wae Taa Saa Gu

Like this;

Gu Gu

Ti Gu Gu Ti

Ya Dta Saa Saa Dta Ya

Wae Taa Saa Gu Gu Saa Taa Wae

The two squares can be or not be tattooed (usually not) one on left is called “Hnun Tat See (4 elements);

Na Ma Na A Nor Gor Na Ga Gor Or Nor A Na A Ga Ang

The square on the right is called “Hua Jai Suea” (tiger heart mantra) says;

Gu Ru Su Gu

Ru Su Gu Ru

Su Gu Gu Ru

Gu Gu Ru Su

Ajarn Spencer Littlewood gets Yant Gao Yord from Luang Pi Pant at Wat Bang Pra in 1997

Me getting Sak Yant Gao Yord by LP Pant 1997


This Kata is also performed in different formulas, such as the Kata Gai Thuean Cockerel   Incantation.

here is a kata for chanting for wearers of Sak Yant Gao Yord

A Pa Sang Pu Wi Sa Su Bpu Loe A Sang Wi Su Loe Bu Sa Pu Pa Sang Wi Su Loe A Bpu Sa Pu Wi Sa Loe A Bpu Sa Loe Bpu Loe Na Pid Pid Ubpad Na Ya Mi I Sa Put Toe Na Moe Puttaaya Na Ma Pa Ta Ma Pa Ta Na Pa Ta Na Ma Ta Na Ma Pa

In Ajarn. Thoy/Porgae’s Gao Yord it is;

“Na Dtang Rue Dtang – Na Putta Sang Mi Na – Na Udt-Tang Adt-Toe A Na – Na Arahang Wae Wae Si Yaa Na  A Sang Wi Su Loe Bu Sa Pu Pa”

Below Pic; Gao Yord as Ajarn Thoy spells it

yant gao yord ajarn thoy style

In Ajarn Noo Ganpai’s  version of Yant Gao Yord, it is simply “A Sang Wi Su Loe Bu Sa Pu Bha” which is the Nine Syllable Mantra/Kata

Asangwisulō Busapupa

Below; a Mon (Mong Hilltribe) style version of Yant Gao Yord with Lanna Inscriptions of Tai Yai (Burma-Shan) type Agkhara lettering.

Yant Gao Yord Mon style Yantra design using the on lettering.

Yant Gao Yord Mon style Yantra design using the on lettering.