Phra Pidta Pim Bua Chan Diaw Ner Samrit Luang Phu Iam
This Famous Classic Phra Niyom Master Class Ancient Amulet, is a revered item from the great Luang Phu Iam Suwannasarō of Wat Hnang and Wat Ko Non, the Phra Pidta Bua Chan Diaw. The amulet was created between 2375 and 2469 BE. This particular model is a single-tiered lotus leaf dais version called Ud Krang Channaroeng and features Channaroeng bee’s nest paste. Channaroeng, which utilizes the sticky material of stingless bees, has been considered a powerful ingredient for centuries in various cultures. In Thai Saiyasart Occult Practice, creating this paste using specific formulas and empowerment methods is a difficult and revered skill, mastered by only a few great masters throughout history, with Luang Phu Iam being one of the most well-known.
In the epoch when Luang Phu Iam presided as abbot of Wat Hnang, the Phra Pidta was unveiled, a wooden statue of the Buddha closing his orifices, entering the peaceful state of Nirodha. The Buddha was gracefully draped in a rich, black lacquer of herbal origin, a common preservation technique utilized in ancient times to extend the life of amulets.
It is whispered that the gifted artisan Luang Phu Iam began crafting hand-hewn wooden Phra Pidta statuettes sometime around 2448 BE, yet he had honed his amulet-making skills long before under the tutelage of his mentor, Luang Phu Rod, at Wat Ko Non. Even before his first release of the renowned and sought-after Phra Pidta Yant Yung and Phra Pidta Pid Tawarn at Wat Hnang in the early 2440s, Luang Phu Iam had already established a reputation for his amulet-making prowess. His later, famous and incredibly valuable Phra Pid Ta Yant Yung and Pidta editions, created from alchemical metals, were produced individually in the same traditional manner as the revered Phra Pidta Wat Tong of Luang Por Tap, the undisputed king of all Phra Pidta amulets.