Tamniab Wadthumongkol Wat Sapan Sung

Pantheon of Amulets of the Great Lineage Masters of Wat Sapan Sung (Nontaburi)

An Ongoing Growing Study project to document and add a complete documentation of the amulets of the great Temple of Wat Sapan Sung.

 

Wat Sapan Sung is a temple with a minimum of four generations of famous master monks, all of whom have become extremely revered each in their own time, for the continuance of the Wicha of Pra Pid Ta, Takrut and other amulets of this Magical Temple Lineage, which began its rise to fame with the appearance of the great Luang Phu Iam, and was passed down to Luang Por Glin, who passed it to Luang Por Tong Sukh, and now onwards to the current abbot Luang Phu Waas.

3 Gaeji Ajarn Monks of Wat Sapan Sung; Luang Phu Iam, Luang Phu Glin, and Luang Por Tong Sukh

3 Gaeji Ajarn Monks of Olden days of Wat Sapan Sung; Luang Phu Iam, Luang Phu Glin, and Luang Por Tong Sukh

Pra Pid Ta Amulets of Wat Sapan Sung

Pra Pid Ta Amulets of Luang Phu Iam Wat Sapan Sung

Below is a classic and most easily recognisable exhibit of a Pra Pid Ta Luang Phu Iam Wat Sapan Sung Famous Pim Chalud Yai – the most preferred model is the Pim Sader Jun (large bellybutton) The Dtamra Pra Pid Ta Wicha Wat Sapan Sung reached Immortal Fame with the Pra Pid Ta of the Great Luang Phu Iam, with the Pra Pid Ta Pim Chalud and Pim Tapap. and the Pra Pid Ta Na Hua Khao. Luang Phu Iam’s Pra Pid Ta are mostly coated in lacquer, many of which are also cord wrapped or have wire frame wrapped around the amulets.

Pra Pid Ta Pim Chalud Yai Luang Phu Iam Long Rak Pid Tong

Pra Pid Ta Pim Chalud Yai Luang Phu Iam Long Rak Pid Tong Thak Luad

 

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Some amulets were made as cast leaden amulets such as the Pra Pid Ta Pim Na Hua Khao miniature leaden amulet, which is often confused with good reason with the Pra Pid Ta Wat Hnang.

Below; Pra Pid Ta Ancient Amulets of LP Iam, LP Glin, LP Tong Suk Amulets of Wat Sapan Sung – A documentary with narrative by Ajarn Spencer Littlewood

Luang Phu Iam Pathomanam, is considered the great Kroo Ba Ajarn of the Magical Lineage of Wat Sapan Sung Temple, who cxreated the world famous Pra Pid Ta of Immortal Legend we know to this very day. The Pra Pid Ta Luang Phu Iam is one of the Eminent Members of the Benjapakee of Pra Pid Ta (Top Five Pra Pid Ta Amulets) of all time. The Pra Pid Ta Luang Phu Iam Wat Sapan Sung is considered to be a ‘diamond in the world of Pra Pid Ta’, and is the fervently sought after amulet of the serious devotee and collector.

Below; Pra Pid Ta Luang Phu Iam Wat Sapan Sung Pim Chalud Long Rak Gao – this amulet is a classic in its appearance and is hence an Ongk Kroo (teacher model), perfect for study of the kind of Pra Niyom Category Amulet which perfectly fits the criteria of authentic competition class Pra Pid Ta Luang Phu Iam

 

Pra Pid Ta Luang Phu Iam Wat Sapan Sung Pim Chalud

Pra Pid Ta Luang Phu Iam Wat Sapan Sung Pim Chalud Yai Long Rak Gao

Luang Phu Iam is the root Guru (Kroo Ba Ajarn Yai) of the great Luang Phu Glin of Wat Sapan Sung, and of the Highly revered Luang Por Tong Sukh (Wat Sapan Sung), who learned, mastered, inherited, and continued his lineage Wicha. Luang Phu Glin and Luang Por Tong Sukh carried the Wicha Pra Pid Ta Wat Sapan Sung further, taking it beyond the lifetime of one single Master, and maintaining  the Power and Popularity which Luang Phu Iam had brought to the Pra Pid Ta Wat Sapan Sung. The Dtamra has now been continued by Luang Phu Waas, who inherited the Wicha further into the present day.

Below; There are three different major PIm of Pra Pid Ta amulets of Luang Phu Iam Wat Sapan Sung

Three Pim of Pra Pid Ta Luang Phu Iam Wat Sapan Sung. Top; Pim Chalud Yai, which exists in two Pim, the Chalud Yai (some call Chalud Waw Jula), and the Pim Chalud Tammada - Bottom Right; Pim Panom Mer - The Pim Panom Mer has both a one sided and double sided version, and Bottom Left; Pim Tapap 'Terrapin' model, which is slightly smaller in stature and has wide legs and a plumper waistline. 

Three Pim of Pra Pid Ta Luang Phu Iam Wat Sapan Sung. Top; Pim Chalud Yai, which exists in two Pim, the Chalud Yai (some call Chalud Waw Jula), and the Pim Chalud Tammada – Bottom Right; Pim Panom Mer – The Pim Panom Mer has both a one sided and double sided version, and Bottom Left; Pim Tapap ‘Terrapin’ model, which is slightly smaller in stature and has wide legs and a plumper waistline.

The Pra Pid Ta of Luang Phu Iam is a seated Buddha with hands covering the eyesm with 3D form (Loi Ongk), meaning the amulet has details 360% around (not flat or filed edges). The design is inimitable with details that are seductive to the eye, and have become the style with those Masters who followed him, for which all Pra Pid Ta of Wat Sapan Sung have come to be recognised for.

Below; Pra Pid Ta  Pim Tapap Luang Phu Iam Wat Sapan Sung viewed and analysed from all angles in an amulet aficionado encyclopaedic work of the amulets of Wat Sapan Sung

Pra Pid Ta Luang Phu Iam Wat Sapan Sung viewed and analysed from all angles in an amulet aficionado encyclopaedic work of the amulets of Wat Sapan Sung

Pra Pid Ta Pim Tapap Luang Phu Iam

The Muan Sarn Sacred Powders of the Pra Pid Ta were made from Sacred Powders collected by Luang Phu Iam during his time traveling on Tudong in the forests, of the rarests and most magical herbs, flowers, pollens roots and vines. The most important iingredient which makes the Pra Pid Ta Wat Sapan Sung so powerful is of course his addition of the Pong Yant Maha Solos Mongkol Yantra Powders, and the Pong Yant Trai Saranakom Triple Gem Yantra Powders. This Yantra was a special spell which Luang Phu iam would embed within the powders and within his Takrut, and is said to have incomparably powerful powers of protection and of lucky fortunes attraction.

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Below, Luang Phu Iam and his famous Pra Pid Ta Pim Na Hua Khao Nuea Dtakua leaden amulet

Pra Pid Ta Na Hua Khao Luang Phu Iam Wat Sapan Sung

Pra Pid Ta Amulets of Luang Phu Glin of Wat Sapan Sung

Luang Phu Glin became the Abbot of Wat Sapan Sung in circa the year 2438 BE, and was the ‘Sit Aek’ (Looksit Aek first apprentice in Wicha), to Luang Phu Iam himself at Wat Sapan Sung. He was also the chief assistant of Luang Phu Iam of course during the making of Luang Phu Iam’s amulets, and played a large part in the heavy work invo;ved in the preparation of Muan Sarn Sacred Powders and the making of the Pra Pid Ta, as well as assisting with the empowerment sessions.

Pra Pid Ta Luang Phu Glin Wat Sapan Sung

Pra Pid Ta Luang Phu Glin Wat Sapan Sung – Nuea Pong Puttakun mixed with Pong Yant Maha Solos Mongkol, & Pong Yant Trai Saranakom of Luang Phu Iam

The Pra Pid Ta amulets of Luang Phu Glin were made from using the old block presses used by Luang Phu Iam to press his Pra Pid Ta. But the block presses were slightly altered as the broken parts were redesigned to reform and make the images complete again. This resulted in a similar Pra Pid Ta amulet with some slight differences in the external appearance of the details of the Pim. Although he made various models, the samakom Pra societies of appreciation groups tend to only focus on the Pra Pid Ta Pim Chalud of Luang Phu Glin as ‘maadtathaan’ (standard and commonly accepted. Some groups of niche collectors also collect other models of Luang Phu Glin.

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It is a commonly known fact that Luang Phu Glin was allergic to laquer, and so unlike his Kroo Ba Ajarn Luang Phu Iam, his Muan Sarn Sacred Powders were not made from Nuea Pong Kluk Rak (Yantra Powders mixed with lacquer), rather only from Pong Lob Yantra Powders (Puttakun Powders). The reason we see some of his amulets covered with laquer, is because the devotee who received it will have had it immersed in lacquer after receiving it from Luang Phu Glin, of their own accord, for indeed, Luang Phu was allergic to the stuff

 

Pra Pid Ta Amulets of Luang Por Tong Sukh of Wat Sapan Sung

Takrut Amulets of Wat Sapan Sung

Below; the famous Takrut Maha Solos Mongkol of Wat sapan Sung, this one being made by Luang Phu Glin, according to the Dtamrab (formula) passed on to him by his Mentor and predecessor as abbot, Luang Phu Iam.

Takrut Maha Solos Mongkol Dtamrab Luang Phu Iam Luang Phu Glin Wat Sapan Sung

Takrut Maha Solos Mongkol Dtamrab Luang Phu Iam Luang Phu Glin Wat Sapan Sung

The pantheon of amulets of each master is said to demand a lifetime of study, and for this reason, we beg to work on this project continually and continue to add information and image galleries to it, to become a major study project for students and devotees of Wat sapan Sung, the Guru Monks of its Lineage, and their amulets, to research and study the Tamniab Wadthumongkol of this World Famous Temple of Immense Esteem, and perhaps the most famous masters of the Nontaburi Province

Takrut Wat sapan Sung rare item from Look Wat (Looksit, but not abbot) of Wat Sapan Sung, Ajarn Plaek.

Takrut Wat Sapan Sung rare item from Look Wat (Looksit, but not abbot) of Wat Sapan Sung, Ajarn Plaek.

The Project begins with random images of master-class exhibits from all masters, captioned with reference info for perusal and study, after which you have scrolled through and enjoyed, and absorbed the visual information, we will continue with some biographical and historical information about the temple and each of its masters, and attempt to gather and display as many of the amulets of the pantheons of each different Guru Master of Wat Sapan Sung, for academic research, and for devotees and collectors to commpar and study to increase their knowledge of the amulets of Wat Sapan Sung, Luang Phu Iam, Luang Phu Glin, Ajarn Plaek, Luang Por Tong Sukh, and Luang Phu Waas,

Takrut Solos Mongkol Luang Phu Glin Wat Sapan Sung

Takrut Solos Mongkol of Luang Phu Glin Wat Sapan Sung

Rian Kanajarn Wat Sapan Sung

Guru Monk Coin Amulets of the masters of Wat Sapan Sung

Below; Rian Sema Pim Block Hlum Hlang (dent in rear face model) – Classic Pra Niyom Master Class Guru Monk Coin of the Wat Sapan Sung Pantheon of amulets

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Rian Sema Luang Phu Iam Nuea Tong Daeng Block 4 Hlang Riab Amulet (Front and Rear faces)

Below; Rian Sema Luang Phu Iam Nuea Tong Daeng Hlang Riab Amulet (smooth rear face model)

Below; ‘Dtamni Rian Sema Luang Phu Iam’ Points of reference for study of authenticity and to develop the ability to define which block press a particular coin amulet came from, and hence, decipher its rarity and market price, as well as its public popularity.

Dtamni Rian Sema Luang Phu Iam

Dtamni Rian Sema Luang Phu Iam – points of reference for study of the Rian Sema Luang Phu Iam Wat Sapan Sung amulet. Each block press has its own particular points of reference, and hence, one should not assume fakery when you do not find the point of reference in your own amulet, because it may come from a different block press. The study of each block press and the ‘Dtamni’ points of reference of each one, is an essential part of the mastery and love of amulet collection

Posthumous Editions of Wat Sapan Sung;

Below; Rian Luang Phu Iam 100 years edition 2539 BE Wat Sapan Sung. This edition was made in the same fashion as Luang Por Tong Sukh’s 2507 BE Master Class amulet, with the great Luang Por Phern Tidtakuno of Wat Bang Pra and Luang Por Sawai of Wat Bridaram performing Blessings

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Below; Rian Khaw Hlam Dtat 2507 BE

Rian Khaw Hlam Dtat Luang Phu Iam

Rian Khaw Hlam Dtat Luang Phu Iam in Nuea Galai Tong 2607 BE Master Class Amulet remade in 2539 as a ‘Yorn Yuk’ Nostalgic Edition – featured in Kom Chad Leuk News Publication