In the Saiyasart the Magic Spell (Katahh) refers to a magic sign in the form of prayer texts or sayings, which release a certain magical energy by repeated repetition, or pronunciation with high concentration or worship.
Magical Spells in Buddhism and Brahminism
- Glorification of the magical source whose help is requested. For example, ghosts or deities.
- Asking for the respective magic assistance in the sense of a description of the desired effect.
- Addressing or transmitting the target coordinates for magical action. Usually a person.
For Thais, it is deemed as special to pronounce a katahh backwards or to combine it with other magic words (akohm) to enhance the effect of the magic saying. Katahhs are considered to be a particularly guarded secret, which is passed on only in the narrowest circle.