Presenting a 3rd Prize winning Competition Standard Master-Class old amulett of the Benjapakee Immortal Classic Family, the Phra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm, Pim Yai Classic and one of the most famous Thai Buddhist Amulets of all time, as well as being among the top preferred amulets of the serious devotee and wealthy collector of the accepted amulets of Somdej Phra Puttajarn (Toh) Prohmrangsri, of Wat Rakang Kositaram, whose Phra Somdej are the number one amulets in the history of Thai Buddhist Amulet making. The final and world famous Phra Somdej of LP Toh, which was hidden and Buried in the Chedi Stupa of Wat Bang Khun Prohm in 2413 BE, a couple of years before Somdej Toh’s passing, (2415 BE)
His Phra Somdej amulets are world class number one status, be they from Wat Rakang, Wat Bang Khun Prohm,or Wat Gaes Chaiyo. In fact, if it were not for Somdej Toh, the Phra Somdej amulet in general, made by other temples and masters, would ;probably not be the best known amulet type that it is today. The amulets were made in the period between 2408-2411 and finished in 2413 BE, before the passing of Somdej Toh himself, who died in 2515 BE.
The amulets were blessed and buried in the Chedi Stupa around the year 2413 Buddhist Era (BE), until their distribution in 2500 BE, after the opening of the hiding chamber within the Chedi Stupa at Wat Bang Khun Prohm.
This amulet comes with its third prize winning A4 size certificate of the Chomrom Phra Tae Mueang Siam Amulet Appreciation society and complimentary box with 3rd prize ribbon sticker.
We offer free Waterproof Solid Gold Casing with this amulet. Free EMS/DHL/Fedex Shipping is also included in the price (depending on which service is available at the time).
The surface of the amulet shows the presence of all the classic features and muan sarn sacred powder ingredients of a true Phra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm of Somdej Toh, with Kraap Kru on the front face revealing it to have been placed within the Sorng Klong Kru Mai Chedi Stupa. The Kru Gao (Chedi Yai) amulets of the 2500 BE Opening are more highly preferred than the Kru Hmai (small Chedis) amulets, which were found later within the nine smaller Chedi Stupas surrounding the main central Stupa.
Hence, the Kru Song Klong series of the Kru Mai Chedi Mai/Chedi Lek, are slightly more affordable, despite being equally aged, powerful and authentic, and from the same ceremony. The Phra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm amulets of Somdej Toh, are highly revered among various groups of aficionados, who believe that there are doubly powerful.
This is because they believe that Somdej Phra Puttajarn (Toh) Prohmrangsri, blessed the amulets in both the Wat Rakang, and Wat Bang Khun Prohm Ceremonies, meaning a double blessing, which cannot be said for Phra Somdej Wat Rakang.
This can be true, unless you assume that 1st era Somdej Wat Rakang left over, were reblessed during release of second era, and again some remaining first era amulets, blessed again with the making of the third era of Phra Somdej made by Somdej Toh).
In such a case, this would mean that some first era Phra Somdej Wat Rakang were blessed three times, because they were not yet distributed and part of the remaining batch of first era.
And, it is assumed, that if so, such exhibits, if also placed in the Wat Bang Khun Prohm hiding place chamber, would then have received a total of 4 blessings for 1st era, 3 blessings for second era, and 2 blessings for the final era of Phra Somdej Wat Rakang, all eras are assumed to have been placed within the kru, which accounts for the differing age of some exhibits, which look much older than others, despite the same Muan Sarn ingredients and found in the same Kru Chedi Stupa.
This is due to the time span between the three eras when Somdej Toh made Phra Somdej, and is why some of his Somdej amulets look much much older than others.
Phra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm is one of the classic Phra Somdej amulets available and is along with Phra Somdej Wat Gaes Chaiyo perhaps the next in line to the Phra Somdej Wat Rakang amulet as far as popularity, beauty, sacredness of Puttapisek ceremony and price range.
Phra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm Kru Phra Chedi Yai (Large Chedi Kru amulets) The Phra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm amulets classified as a Kru Phra Chedi Yai, have 9 different Pim Song, and were made in the period between 2408 – 2411 and placed into the Kru Chamber for charging with power and keeping until a later date, in the year 2413 BE.
Not all of the Phra Somdej Bang Khun Prohm were placed in the Kru, it took many years to create and press them and many would be in a receptacle in the Kuti, and would be handed out by him during the time he created and empowered them at Wat Rakang, which is why some amulets do not have Kraap Kru mildew, and are considered Wat Rakang.
He handed out Phra Somdej to devotees constantly during the years the third and final era amulets were being made, and also, many of the Phra Somdej that he made during the two officially documented 1st and second era amulets remaining at the temple, were added to the chamber at Wat Bang Khun Prohm (he released before that but was undocumented, so it should not be assumed that only three eras exist, merely because that is the only documented evidence)
This explains the absence of Kraap Kru in some exhibits, as well as being purely logical and the most probable chain of events to have occurred. The Apart from Pim Yasi and Pim Chedi, the Pim Thaan Saem is one of the 5 Pim Song of Phra Somdej, which exist in both the Kru Wat Rakang and Kru Bang Khun Prohm amulets. Phra Somdej Wat Rakang have Five major category of Pim Song, whereas the Phra Somdej has four more Pim Song, making it nine major Pim in all.
The amulets from the Small Chedis had a lot of lesser numbers of unusual models, called ‘Pim Plaek’ (strange models), which are strangely enough cheaper than the more common models, simply because the major associations were too lazy to allow a large number of different categories of models.
This is because these so called ‘professional experts and conservationists’ (who fail to conserve true knowledge), preferred to focus on a simple set of the best known models. This led to the false belief and denial of authenticity of many models at first, until Royal Documentation and other evidence emerged to prove that there were many other models and designs found i the Kru Mai smaller chambers, such as the Saiyasana Buddha, the Pim Tukadta, and even Somdej Gaes Chaiyo, Ruesi images and other lesser known about varied designs of Phra Somdej, such as some with long ears, others with angled ears, some with Garuda chest others with a tubular chest etc.
These 9 Pim are; Pim Yai, Pim Sangkati, Pim Song Chedi, Pim Prok Po, Pim Gaes Bua Dtum, Pim Thaan Koo, Pim Sen Dai, Pim Ok Krut.
However, there are many more in truth, which our proprietor Ajarn Spencer is constantly publishing more and more knowledge about, in order to open up the truth and reveal the true way of rthinking and understanding about how Somdej Toh made his amulets, and how many of theem have been concealed or overlooked until the age of internet and social networking allowed information to flow more freely, between students of Phra Somdej, and those in the know.
History records that, in the year of the Dragon 2411 BE, Samian Tra Duang Tongoses, made restoration work at Wat Bang Khun Prohm Nai (Wat Mai Amataros), and renewed the temple, along with the building of a new Chedi Stupa, in order to place Phra Somdej amulets, which Samian Tra Duang invited Jao Phrakhun Somdej Phra Puttajarn (Toh) Prohmrangsri, of Wat Rakang Kositaram to place there, as well as to empower. The amulets were made in the Phra Somdej Traditional formula of 84,000 pieces (same as the number of suttas of the Phra Tammakhant).
After Somdej Toh had blessed and empowered them, Samian Tra Duang was allowed to place then in the Kru hiding place within the Chedi Stupa behind the Upopsadha shrine room. During the time from then, the Chedi was sometimes accessed and amulets were removed from time to time, and even some thieves dug holes and stole some.
This became so bothersome, that the Kru had to be broken open officially on 24th November in 2500 BE.
The opening took all day, until at approximately 8pm, the very last Phra Somdej amulets were removed. Many of them were very thickly coated with ‘Kraap Kru’ (residues and growths). The amulets were allowed to be rented out by devotees, until the year 2509. The total amount of money raised from the rental of these amulets amounted to about 4 Million Thai Baht.
This money was used to construct the new Uposadha shrineroom, and the renovate and restore the old Chedi Stupa, as well as making a bronze statue of Tan Jao Phrakhun Somdej Toh, which was completed and celebrated in 2509 at the same time as celebrating the building of the Putta Sima (temple walls), and the burial of the ‘Look Nimit’ (all Uposadha shrine rooms must have a Look Nimit ball buried under it).
The depletion of this series led to the creation of yet another immortal legend of the Phra Somdej Niche in 2509, namely the Phra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm 09 Edition, which is in itself one of the most highly collected amulets of serious collectors and devotees, and also carry relatively elevated prices.
This Classic edition of Somdej Bang Khun Prohm, are considered to have extremely powerful Buddha magic in them due to the richness of sacred powders and powerful blessings contained within from great master Somdej Toh Prohmrangsi, who was indeed the Grandon of King Rama 1, and is among the top prestigious amulets on the planet. The Phra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm, is usually completely impossible to find in this era, and also usually priced in the Pantip & Tha Phrachan Showrooms at many times the price we charge, for we base our prices on what we paid for the item, not how much we can sell it for.
Of all ritual daggers, this exhibit is a Masterpiece among other Masterpieces, and second to none in Magical Power to ward off Black Magick, and bring Blessingss of Prosperity, Heal and Protect. A Highly Sacred Talismanic Ritual Weapon, the Prakhan Ritual Sceptre-Knife, hand inscribed, and made from sacred Deva inhabited black Ngiw treewood, with Mai Koon wood hilt, and A4 size Certificate of Authenticity, from the Great Luang Pu Tim Issarigo, of Wat Laharn Rai.
The Mitmor Prakhan was issued with an official Certificate of Authenticity in the Glum Anuraks Pra Krueang Luang Phu Tim Luead Ban Kaay Amulet association competition meeting of August 2562 BE. A very rare and highly sacred magical Talismanic amulet for Bucha from the Great Master of the Wicha Pong Prai Kumarn; Luang Phu Tim Issarigo, of Wat Laharn Rai.
One of the rarest kinds of amulets of all to find from the Great Chonburi Master Monk LP Tim, and a truly Old Amulet of immensely high collectorship value, and a powerful ritual item for inflecting a multitude of Magical Spells, covering a vast array of magical Purposes.
Pra Khunphaen Plai Kuman, in Nuea Pong Prai Kumarn Khiaw. This greenish colored effect exhibit, is extremely attractive, with its high content of fluffy Pong Prai Kumarn powders, and Khaw Hniaw Sukh sticky rice. The amulet has been authenticized and certificated by the Siam Amulet Appreciation Society as a Pim Yai Niyom Block 2 Hlang Dtok Dtaeng.
The amulet is extremely fluffy in surface texture appearance, with its immensely high concentration of Pong Plai Kuman powders of Luang Pu Tim imbued within the Sacred Clay. There is no other Pra Khunphaen amulet comparable to the Pra Khunphaen Pong Plai Kuman Pim Yai Pi 15 amulet of Luang Phu Tim, of Wat Laharn Rai, with the exception of perhaps the Khunphaen Bang Krang.
Below; this Khunphaen LP Tim amulet (Official registry number #0987) comes with certificate of authenticity from the November Amulet competition of the Luead Ban Kaay Luang Phu Tim amulet association.
The amulet was authenticated under the category of Pra Khunphaen Plai Kuman Pim Yai (Pim Niyom), in the subcategory for Pra Khunphaen with any number of Takrut inserts.
This particular exhibit has pristine features and is ‘Ongk Kroo Doo Ngaay’ – easily identifiable for its classic appearance, with no visual discrepancies, and the evident presence of authentic Pong Plai Kuman Luang Phu Tim, which is risen to the surface of the amulet with their greenish white marbled substance which has risen to the surface, through the Golden coating.
Presenting a Certificated Authentic Ancient Amulet, and all time Number 1 classic Pra Pid Ta amulet of Luang Por Kaew of Wat Krua Wan (Previously of Wat Pak Tale), in Nuea Pong Jum Rak Sacred Powders with herbal lacquer coating, and the concave indented Pid Ta on rear face.
This Master-Class Old Amulet was Issued with authenticity certificate during the eighth meeting of the Association of Amulets of Siam Thailand on 25th July 2018.
Pra Pid Ta Pra Pid Ta Hlang Baeb Nuea Pong Jum Rak – LP Kaew Wat Krua Wan
LP Kaew built Wat Krua Wan after arriving on Tudong in Chonburi Province, around the year 2365 BE, during the time when Pra Jao Thaksin Maharaj was restoring Siam to freedom from Invaders, and he found the ruins of a temple that had been destroyed during the wartime. It is said that LP Kaew was born as the son of a fisherman family in the year 2337 BE, in the province of Petchburi.
LP Kaew and his famous Pidta of Wat Pak Tale and Wat Krua Wan
After he came of age he ordained as a Samanera and stayed at Wat Pak Tale, until becoming a highly revered monk of the district. After many years, he traveled on Tudong Wanndering and came to pass through the shoreline areas of Chonburi Province, where he stayed in the forest.
The Local folk heard of the monk in the forest, and began to visit. They were filled with faith by LP Kaew’s Dhamma teachings, and he developed a large following, who then assisted him to raise up the temple we know today as Wat Krua Wan. The reason Luang Phu Kaew called the temple ‘Wat Krua Wan’ (also spelled ‘Wat Kruea Wan’), was because there was much Kruea Thao Hlong vines growing around the area of the temple.
An all time Pra Niyom High End Classic Ancient Amulet, renowned for its power and status from Luang Phu Kaew, who first began his legendary of Wat Pak Tale in Petchburi (Later moved to Wat Krua Wan in Chonburi), with certificate of authenticity included issued by the Samakom Song Pra Tae Mueang Siam Association of Amulets of Siam Thailand.
The Pra Pid Ta of Luang Phu Kaew of ancient fame are considered the number one Pidta of all by devotees of the Chonburi Lineage Master Amulet Collector Scene, and also by those devotees of the Petchburi Masters. A Master Class amulet of ultra rarity that is immensely difficult to encounter in the present Era.
Apart from being so highly regarded for their powerful Metta Maha Niyom and Maha Lap, of the highest power of all Pid Ta, the Pid Ta of Luang Phu Kaew are considered to be the top Pra Pid Ta amulet in Thailand, which carries one of the highest prices within its Genre.
This is so highly regarded that when a Pra Pid Ta Luang Phu Kaew changes owners, the new owner will become ‘news’ within the amulet scene (regardless of if it came from when Luang Phu was at Wat Pak Tale, or after he moved to Wat Krua Wan).
This truly ancient amulet is one of the extremely rare amulets of the Pra Niyom Master Class category of Both Petchburi and Chonburi Masters, and has a cult collectorship following in the Wongarn Pra Niyom Sai Chonburi and Sai Petchburi (Chonburi and Petchburi Province High End Collector Scene).
The exclusivity factor of this amulet is indescribably high,and coming from the both Chonburi and Petchburi Provincial Collector scene only serves to evidentiate it as a High Class and Ultra rare Pra Niyom Master Class Amulet of ancient times.
Below; Certificate of authenticity
from the association of amulets of Thailand with registry number 2581
issued in the 2018 Summer Meeting.
The Pra Pid ta Luang Phu Kaew, is known for its power being made from Luang Phu Kaew’s ancient and powerful sacred Muan Sarn. There is a famous tale of the Billionaire Chawapon Rerm Wanich, buying a number of Pra Pid Ta Pim Lek Hlang Riab (plain rear face small model) amulets of Luang Phu Kaew, for a sum of 10 million Baht each (about 350,000$US)!
It is said that the only thing harder to find than the Pid Ta of Luang Phu Kaew, is the Photo of Luang Phu Kaew himself. However, despite these true stories, that some millionaires pay immensely high prices for such amulets, the standard price which true collectors and aficionados consider to be universal ranges between the 1000$ for a less well kept or lesser preferred model with or without certificate, to 11000$ for a top class prizewinner.
Luang Phu Kaew was one of a group of Master Monks who all possessed and practiced the Wicha of making Pra Pid Ta, all of whom are famous names, such as Luang Phu Jeen of Wat Ta Lad, Luang Phu Pu (2351 -2361 BE), Luang Porn Daeng of Wat Ang Sila, and the great Luang Por Plord of Wat Pak Tale, who was the premiere apprentice to Luang Phu Kaew, and famous in his own right for his famous Look Om amulets which he made with the remaining powders inherited from Luang Phu Kaew, as well as adding powders of his other Kroo Ba Ajarn such as Luang Por Tong Sukh’s powders of Luang Phu Iam (Wat Sapan Sung).
Luang Phu Kaew was born around 2337 BE. This is known by devotees who met and worshiped Luang Phu Gaew as he appeared on Tudong wandering in Khao Bandai it district of Petchburi, to escape being asked to become abbot of Wat Pak Tale, as the current abbot had just passed away, and he preferred the forest wandering and meditation, to administration of the worldly aspects of running a temple. Luang Phu Gaew wandered onwards until he came to rest at Khao Luang Temple, and saw it was in total disarray.
He thus rounded up devotees to help and slowly restored the temple to original condition, and the local devotees begged him to be the abbot of Wat Khao Luang. But in the eyes of Luang Phu Kaew, this was tantamount to chasing him away, as he was not inclined to accept limitations on the practices and austerities of Tudong. So Luang Phu Gaew wandered off again and disappeared into the forests on Tudong.
Later after soome years of disappearance and no documentation of his life during those years, he later appeared at Wat Krua Wan, where he stayed, and became the great Master of Wicha Pra Pid Ta of the Chonburi Province who is conbsidered the top number one master of all, despite the absence of a full biography and a lack of knowledge about the full details of his life. His Wicha was passed to great Masters who he was associated with all of whom became Top Masters of Historical Fame in their own Right, with some of the greatest names being his apprentices.
Below; one of the very few photos we have in existence to date of Luang Phu Gaew, which has the date R.S. (Ratanakosin Year) 124 (2449 BE), and his age being 55 years old in this picture.
LP Kaew as he was still at Wat Pak Tale aged 55 years old
Even the world famous Payak Kampant, Sian pra Maestro of the Thai Amulet Society, who released a book with 108 biographies and pictures of Great Master Monks, was not able to include the Biography and Picture of Luang Phu Kaew, due to the rarity.
the Muan Sarn of the amulet, with all the aspects of an ‘Ongk Kroo’ (teacher model to accustom the eyes to the true authentic sacred powder content).
The rear face features the image of the Pra Pid Ta Ongk Pra Buddha embossed in concave. The Muan Sarn of the amulet is clear and easy to appreciate with the eye with no need of an eye loupe or magnifying glass to authenticate. This level of pristine clarity in an amulet of this age and status is so very rare to encounter indeed, making this exhibit a definite ‘Ongk Kroo Masterpiece Version’
This particular exhibit displays all the features necessary for prize winning competition entry, and already possesses a certificate of authenticity from the Samakom Song Pra Tae Mueang Siam.
The front face of the amulet glows with a truly seductive aura of beauty and its surface texture of lacquered Sacred Powders with pure gold leaf have blended to render a truly beautiful example of the Pra Pid Ta Luang Phu Kaew. The features of the Buddha Image with its slender arms and its perfectly detailed relief, full of depth and character, leave the eyes unstrained when authenticating and appreciating its subtle features, and evident age.
True beauty in subtlety, with a sacred muan sarn powder content that assures the wearer of high Puttakun Power and effective Kong Grapan, Klaew Klaad, Metta Mahaniyom, and Maha Lap effect. We behold before us a Master Class authenticated amulet from one of the greatest olden days master sorceror monk, of world class status.
Khun Phaen Niyom Pim Yai Niyom Sao Mee Sen (line beside pillarhead) preferred model in Pim Pised special version, in Nuea Khaw Hniaw Sukh blessed sticky rice with Pong Prai Kumarn powders, Ta Bronze Lae Tong Daeng Dtem Ongk (Bronze and Copper Painted two tone coating), Fang Pla Nga Gae (Hand Carved Ivory Barbfish inserted), with 3 Takrut (2 in front face, 1 in rear face), from the great LP Tim of Wat Laharn Rai.
Khun Phaen 15 2nd Prize Winner with Ivory Fish 3 Takrut LP Tim
This amulet won second prize in competition at the Luead Ban Kaay Luang Phu Tim Amulet Association of Rayong, with certificate, and also comes with a second authenticity certificate from the Siam Amulet Original Society.
This model is a most preferred Pim with expert collectors for the presence of a tiny line to the side of the lotus head of the Pillar (see above close up picture) to the left of the Buddha (our right side), which is only present on a very few of the most preferred Pim, and is considered to be a mark of preference with aficionados.
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An all time classic certificated authentic amulet of the Great Luang Phu Tim Issarigo of Wat Laharn Rai. This item comes with free EMS Shipping included. This Khun Phaen Pi 15 Pim Niyom amulet, is a very well preserved exhibit of a highly sought after Pra Niyom Master Class Amulet, in white powders blessed sticky rice sacred clay fully covered with Bronze Wanich with Tong Daeng, a mixture of golden and copper coating.
The rear face shows a single Takrut in the Base, with a hand carved ancient ivory Pla Tapian hand carved Lucky Barbfish amulet inserted, and the classic fluffy appearance of authentic bronze Wanichcoating, and the rising up of Pong Prai Kumarn powders through the surface of the amulet,
This Pra Khun Phaen comes with the offer of free silver casing if you wish, or free Waterproof Casing. You can also have the amulet encased in solid gold casing (at extra cost) if you prefer, for which we have provided this option in the encasement options.
Below; close up x 12 Macro of the Muan Sarn of the Khun Phaen Prai Kumarn – notice the wonderful two-tone effect of the mixture of Bronze Wanich and Tong Daeng golden and copper coating, which is seen only rarely.
Below; Second Prize Certificate of and confirmation of authenticity in the category of Pra Khun Phaen which have carved amulets inserted in rear face.
This Pim is a Block 2 Pim Yai Niyom in NueaKhaw Hniaw Sukh Pasom Pong Prai Kumarn (Blesséd sticky rice with Kumarn skull powders). An extremely well preserved model, which apart from winning second prize in the Luead Ban Kaay Association Competition on 4th March 2018, has also been examined and authenticated by the Chomrom Pra Tae Mueang Siam Amulet Original Appreciation Society, and given official certification.
The amulet was submitted for certification by registered VIP member Ajarn Spencer Littlewood.
The rear face of the amulet has a beautifully carved ivory Barbfish amulet inserted (a valuable amulet in itself!), with the Sacred Yant Grabork Khwai (5 Dhyani Buddha Yantra) of Luang Phu Tim embossed on the rear face, as is ubiquitous with the Pra Khun Phaen 15 Block Tong Hlueang.
Close up of Muan Sarn of Ivory Tapian Fish in rear face of Khun Phaen LP Tim
The amulet is ‘Ta Bronze Dtem Ongk fully covered with Sai Rae Tong Kam Golden coating, and Sai Rae Tong Daeng Copper Tint, which is a preferred classic model, for its ease of recognition, and immense beauty which arises from the fluffy golden surface texture that can only be found in authentic Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim, and has to date never been able to be convincingly replicated in forgeries.
Below; Macro 12 x Closeups of the Muan Sarn of the Rear face of the amulet
Close up of Muan Sarn of rear face of Khun Phaen LP Tim
This exhibit is in perfectly preserved condition, with extremely clear cut features, and having received second prize in the Luead Ban Kaay association Competition of March 2018. This Pra Khun Phaen Pi 15 in Nuea Khaw Hinaw Sukh Pasom Pong Prai Kumarn powders, with Gold and Copper coating is a very beautiful exhibit indeed, and is only rarely seen. This amulet is widely accepted for presentation in many official competitions. The Front Face has two Takrut inserted either side of the Buddha, and the rear face has two a Takrut Sariga inserted below the Ivory Pla Tapian Fish.
This exhibit is in excellent condition, which under close perusal under the eye loupe reveals the amulet to be made from a base of Nuea Pong Prai Kumarn Powders, With fluffy Pong Prai Kumarn powders risen up through the bronze coating and a noticeable quantity of Khaw Hniaw Sukh blesséd sticky rice, with traces of green Pong Prai Kumarn powders rising up through the Muan sarn Clay. This is a most Powerful Muan Sarn filled with Maha Sanaeh, Maha Lap, Maha Pokasap Metta Maha Niyom.
Visually, this type of sacred clay has a very marbled appearance from the presence of Khaw Hniaw Sukh, and many say that the presence of pieces of Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram were used in many models, which is what brings the marble like stone appearance of ‘Dtaek Lai Nga (crackled surface effect). Further close observation under the eye loupe reveals true depth and dimension, and is full of the classic characteristics of Pong Prai Kumarn powders present within the Muan sarn clay. And when such an amulet is gold coated, has a highly fluffy textured surface.
Below; another amulet from the same series in Nuea Khaw Pasom Pong Prai Kumarn
Since the confirmation of the reality of the Block 2 Khun Phaen Luang Phu Tim of 2515 BE, this edition has become one of the hottest prospects of the decade. Now is the time to study and collect, for the near and far future will make the Block 2 Edition as Unaffordable as the Block Raek has become in the present day.
In fact, the mainstream high end publications and many of the top entrepreneur collectors are now placing them in their showrooms at ever more highly elevated prices, since their general acceptance has become a reality.
Above and Below you can see the Khun Phaen Pi 15 already appearing in the famous ‘Amata Siam’ publication. Some showrooms are aldready showing prices of $5000 – $7000 for some models of Khun Phaen Pi 15.
Below – another example of a Pra Khun Phaen Block 2, this one being in Nuea Wan Dork Tong
Below; Another example of Khun Phaen 15, this time in Nuea Wan Sabu Luead (Poon Kin Hmak) which was a first prizewinner
It is important to look for the presence of Pong Prai Kumarn within all different types and colours of Muan Sarn sacred powders of Khun Phaen LP Tim, after one has perused the ‘Pim’ (visual design features) as first priority. The Pim (design features) itself is easy to forge with modern cgi, but the Muan Sarn Sacred Clay ingredients can not be affordably replicated in forgeries.
Hence, once one has developed the ability to recognise the edition and block press (pim) with the naked eye and under the eye loupe, the next and more important step, is to examine and confirm the presence of authentic Muan Sarn ingredients within the sacred Clay.
The all-time classic Original Wat Laharn Rai Release of the Sacred Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn of the Great Luang Phu Tim of Wat Laharn Rai is one of the most famous amulets of all time, and highly renowned for its true power to bring prosperity and good business, power of attraction and mercy charm to the wearer.
We guarantee authenticity with this item, as we do with all amulets in our showroom.
The Macro close up pics reveal the true Muan Sarn Powders of Luang Phu Tim, with the presence of Khaw Hniaw Sukh and Pong Prai Kumarn with Sai Rae Tong Kam golden powders.
The reason this amulet became so world famous and popular, even in the time when Luang PhuTim was still alive, is because everybody who owned one, recounted that business and personal success and prosperity had increased constantly and steadily since wearing the amulet. This particular exhibit has pristine features and is ‘Ongk Kroo Doo Ngaay’ – easily identifiable for its classic appearance, with no visual discrepancies, and the evident presence of authentic Muan Sarn of Luang Phu Tim.
The Block Tong Hlueang mold was created after the previous block press mold broke, the ‘Block Hin Meed Gone‘, which was carved from the sharpening stones used by monks to sharpen their razor blades to shave their heads. Block Tong Hlueang is preferred over the Block Hin Meed Gone, and carries a slightly higher price-tag and eminent status to the Block Hin Meed Gone with the Wongarn Pra Niyom Collector Circles. The rear face has double Takrut Sariga inserted into the Yant Grabork Khwai Yantra.
Since recent years, some of the aged looksit of Luang Phu Tim have revealed many unheard of facts about the Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn of Luang Phu Tim, making public knowledge of the many different Pim and Block presses more widespread, and breaking the tight grip monopoly of the ‘Sian Pra Niyom’ Experts.
This and many other conclusive evidence has served to open up the truth and reveal this edition, which has been deliberately, or through oversight hidden by a few powerful monopolists for many decades. The edition has stayed with the local folk, and did not fall into the hands of the speculators, who have controlled the information available about all the many models which were actually made by Luang Phu Tim.
Close up of Muan Sarn of front face of Khun Phaen LP Tim
That era is now over, and the Khun Phaen Pi 15 has taken its rightful position amongst the ranks of Pra Niyom amulets of the Tamniab Official Pantheon of Luang Phu Tim.
Above; Ajarn Pisek of the Glum Anuraks Pra Krueang Luang Phu Tim speaks on National TV to break the News and destroy the Myths about the Pra Khun Phaen Prai Kumarn of Luang Phu Tim (created by Monopolists who only managed to get the 2517 BE edition in their possession, and 1. were unaware of the truth, as well as jealously blocking any editions they did not control, out of greed and prejudice). Luang Phu made other editions throughout the years between 2505 to his passing, with the 2515 BE edition now becoming the most preferred of all, overtaking the 2517 BE ‘Block Raek’ series.
Below; thin line to the side of pillarhead reveals this to be a Pim Niyom Sao Mee Sen Rare Preferred Model.
Ajarn Pisek has broken these myths, by revealing that Luang Phu Tim began to make and distribute Pra Khun Phaen in the year 2493 (Year of the Tiger). He then made his second edition in the year 2505 BE, and continuously distributed them throughout until his passing. But that in truth, the old devotees who grew up around Wat Laharn Rai (including Ajarn Pisek), did not wear the 2517 BE so called Pim Niyom edition, rather, that the true preferred edition of the local devotees who we close to Luang Phu, wear and collect the 2515 BE edition as the most preferred edition.
Below; Ajarn Pisek presents a Khun Phaen Luang Phu Tim Pi 15 amulet to her Majesty Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Prataep Radtana Rachasuda Siam Boroma Rachakumaree
Below; Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Block Tong Hlueang (Block Sorng Pim Sum Khad) – a rare Pim of the pantheon.
The Block Tong Hlueang was used to press Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn before the block press was given fine tuning, and then also again after having been filed down and carved to a more detailed and subtly styled detail, with the first pressings being known as ‘Long Pim Block Tong Hlueang Gon Dtok Dtaeng’.
The more refined version was then given the name ‘Block Tong Hlueang Hlang Dtok Dtaeng (Niyom)’. The Block Tong Hlueang press is also known by local devotees of the Era as ‘Pim Sum Khad’ or ‘Pim Sao Khad’, and also other names. All of the different names refer to the very same Pim.
Below, rear face features of a Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Pim Sum Khad (Khun Phaen Block Tong Hlueang/Block 2)
After the true Looksit and current mythbusters have revealed the truth, the most preferred edition is now becoming the 2514-2515 BE (Khun Paen 15). It is said that those who have tried to fake and ride on the back of Luang Phu, to make their riches with lies and fakery, must have their day of reckoning.
Luang Phu Tim is said to have gained stream entry and advanced beyond Sotapanna to become Anagami, and this in itself makes the abuse which has occurred over the years, a serious sin against an Arya Sangha, to try to discredit authentic editions which Luang Phu may have created.The Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn is a preferred choice of both the wise investor and devotee, as well as the perfect choice for those Devotees who seek the immense power of Luang Phu Tim’s now Legendary Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Pi 15.
Since the confirmation of the reality of various previously undiscovered editions of Khun Phaen Luang Phu Tim, and ‘coming out’ of various Looksit Aek (direct initiates of LP Tim who were involved in the making of the Khun Phaen Prai Kumarn amulets between the years 2505 BE and 2515 BE, the amulet world has been taken by storm, and turned upon its head.
Below; Luang Phu Tim is seen with Ajarn Piarn Wit (left), thirtheenth direct initiate of Luang Phu Tim, during the time around 2514 BE when he was helping Luang Phu as a lay practitioner. Ajarn Piarn Wit and various other direct devotees and initiates of Luang Phu have now come out into Public to reveal the facts, for documentation and confirmation.
The 2515 BE Block 2 series was the first edition to come to light in this revolution, that was undiscovered by the Samakom Pra and the ‘Chang Ga Buay Puttapanich’ commercial monopolists (self claimed ‘experts’), who forced acceptance of only the 2517 BE edition, and demanded the amulet world should only accept the amulets which they themselves possessed to be classified.
One big mistake the Chang Ga Buay Puttapanich and Samakom Pra had made, was to put the name of Ajarn Piarn Wit and Ajarn Sukhothai and other Ajarns such as Ajarn Maeng, into their catalogues and encyclopaedic publications, as being the Ajarns involved in the making of the Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn amulets of Luang Phu Tim. because after the denial of the 2515 BE edition, and statements that Ajarn Piarn Wit was the maker of a later edition in 2517 BE which Luang Phu did not bless were made.
Below; Ajarn Piarn Wit watches Luang Phu Tim perform a blessing on the car of a devotee circa 2514 BE
But then suddenly, Ajarn Piarn Wit came out to speak thorugh this provocation, and provided photographic evidence and official confirmations to show that firstly, Ajarn Piarn Wit was ordained and initiated by Luang Phu Tim in 2514 BE, and assisted in the ,making of the 2515 BE ‘Sao Khad Block 2’ edition with Luang Phu. he provided many pieces of evidence, and the fact that he was already stated to be the 13th direct initiate of Luang Phu Tim and directly involved in the making of the Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn
Above; Video interview conducted by Mor Grit, famous collector of Amulets of Luang Phu Tim, and Talkshow host, inquires with Ajarn Piarn Wit, the 13th direct Initiate of Luang Phu Tim, who ordained with Luang Phu and was one of his close assistants, about the truth of the 2515 BE and earlier editions of Pra Khun Phaen, and receives direct confirmation of the facts, authenticating these editions. he beginning of the video shows photographic evidence of Ajarn Piarn Wit as a young man ordained with Luang Phu, as well as serving him as a Lay Practitioner over the years, helping Luang Phu to make amulets, and serving his needs.
Below Picture; Ajarn Piarn Wit as he was Ordained in his early years, at the side of Luang Phu Tim.
The Samakom Pra were dumbfounded when he came out to confirm the edition which is as good as ‘from the horses mouth’. In video interview with a famous expert and collector and TV star, he called Ajarn Sukhothai, the official expert who first catalogued all the officially accepted Khun Phaen into their respective series block presses, and named them. In the telephone conversation with Ajarn Sukhothai (who can be considered to be amongst the top 3 officially accepted people in the Know), Ajarn Sukhothai confirmed the existence and authenticity of the 2515 edition, and the previous editions which were made between 2505 BE and 2515 BE.
Below; Ajarn Piarn Wit once more walking beside Luang Phu Tim, holding his betel nut and areca tray (Chan Hmak)
Below; Ajarn Piarn Wit reveals the truth of the pressing of the 2515 BE Khun Phaen 15, and that Luang Phu blessed them. He explains that the til now preferred ‘Block Raek supposed ‘first block’ was actually the third block press development, and that the Block Sorng (2nd Block Press), preceded it. Ajarn Piarn Wit confirms the reality of the Khun Phaen 2515 BEwith great sincerity.
Below. examples of Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn from the previous ‘Hin Meed Gone’ razor sharpening stone block press, which after breaking, was superceded by the Block Tong Hlueang Brass Block Press.
Below; Ajarn Piarn Wit Seated once more at the side of Luang Phu Tim, as one of his close ‘Looksit Aek’ direct initiate apprentices.
Below; Pra Khun Phaen Sum Khad/Sao Khad (Pra Khun Phaen Block 2)
Below; Mr Chui, direct grandson and initiate of Luang Phu Tim, confirms the reality of the Block 2 Sereies, blessed by Luang Phu Tim. The beginning of the video shows Mr Chui as a Samanera Monk at the side of Luang Phu Tim’s corpse at the time of his death.
Below is an example of a Block 2 Pim Yai from a famous Amulet Auctioneer Magazine in Nuea Chompoo from some years ago now, which auctioned for 65,000 Thai baht (Roughly 1950$ US) – the Pi 15 amulets have already quadrupled the below price in various auction rooms and shows.
Below; some more examples of the Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn – these belonging to the Block Hin Meed Gone amulet, in a Samakom Pra amulet appreciation society encyclopedia. The block hin meed gone series preceded the block tong hlueang and was less refined, and was superceded by the block tong hlueang after the block hin meed gone broke. The block tong hlueang was then refined further, separating the two versions of the brass block mold into ‘Gorn Dtok Dtaeng’ (before refinement) and ‘Hlang Dtok Dtaeng’ (after further refinement – these are ‘Pim Niyom’ most preferred).
The Muan Sarn Sacred Powders of the Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim, are renowned for their power, made from the skullbone of a Hoeng Prai.
Luang Phu Tim’s Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn, Pim Yai, and Pim Lek amulets are amongst the rarest and most highly sought after amulets in Thailand, and are very difficult to encounter, due to having been made in small number editions, which is nowhere near enough to provide for the masses of devotees around the world who seek such an amulet as this.
One can see a very fluffy and rich texture to the Sai Rae golden coating on the surface of the amulet, in reaction with the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders. It is a part of the amulet appreciation society expert’s method of authentication to examine and study the appearance of how the Sai Rae Tong develops in surface texture, tonality and porosity of the surface, as well as the appearance of Luang Phu Tim’s famous Pong Prai Kumarn which rises up and through the surface.
We ourselves feel that all of Luang Phu Tim’s amulets are equally Sacred and Powerful in their own way, regardless of which edition or which temple he blessed them at, but we do, as do all Amulet Appreciation Fanatics, recognise the categories of preference within the hierarchies of different editions, which is for us one of the more subtle and fascinating parts of the study of high end amulets within the collector scene, and part of the fine art of learning how to recognise and value Sacred Amulets of High Preference and Rarity.
The Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim amulet, has has been one of the most popular amulets in the whole Pantheon of Thai Buddhist Amulets of the last century, and of all time, and is now almost impossible to encounter commonly anywhere in any amulet emporium, except for the most elite showrooms, and at elevated prices.
The Sacredness of the Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn is legendary and unquestioned in Thailand, and its magical power is commonly accepted by all. The Muan Sarn Sacred Powders of the Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn are considered to be amongst the most powerful powders to empower amulets in existence.
This amulet is a wonderful opportunity for devotees who seek the true power of a world class amulet from a world class edition, and a wonderful Ongk Kroo reference study exhibit to peruse under the eye loupe. The amulet is a perfect and authentic study material, to train the eyes as to the appearance of the Muan Sarn and Surface textures of the Classic amulets of Luang Phu Tim Hence, the amulet is also a perfect ‘Ongk Kroo’ reference study material for students of the Pantheon, and will increase your chances of spotting an essential rarity at the right price, and without danger of risking a fakery.
We highly recommend this amulet as a sound investment and an extremely rare opportunity to obtain and be the proud owner of an authentic Wat Laharn Rai release model of the Eternal Classic Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn 2515 BE, of Luang Phu Tim.
A highly attractive and rare Sacred Amulet, that is truly Powerful and stands as the Master Class Amulet of its Category, and is considered a Most Highly Prized addition to any Master Class Collector’s Showcase, and more importantly, is a most powerful amulet to possess for Bucha, and receive its Blessings, which History has proved time and time again to be one of the most powerful and famous amulets in Thai Amulet History.
The making of the Muan Sarn Sacred Pong Prai Kumarn powders Luang Phu Tim, came from the Wicha which Luang Phu had inherited through apprenticeship form one of his high Kroo Ba Ajarn, Kroo Ba Sangkh Tao, who was also his true Uncle. Part of the formula included Pong Prai Maha Phuudt, which was made from the Skull of a male Kumarn who died in the Womb, and who died on a Saturday and was cremated on a Tuesday. This is part of the ancient Khmer Necromantic Formula for Authentic Powerful Prai Occult Magic, as practiced in Ancient Times. It is said that Pra Kroo Sangkh Tao’s Wicha Akom was so powerful that when he spat on the floor, the floor would crack where his spit would fall.
Due to the fact that Monks are not allowed to seek and find this Sacred and Extremely Powerful Necromantic Substance, Luang Phu would perform Korb Kroo Initiation for protection against Black Magic and the Phuudtaa Spirit Phantoms, so they could go forth to seek and find the substances to donate to him for the making of the Pong Prai Kumarn.
The Initiated Lay Devotees and Apprentices to his sorcery, would then wait for the news of the right circumstances of death of Kumarn Ghosts, and go out to collect the substances and prepare them as instructed with the Wicha. They would seek the permission of the relatives of the dead, to obtain the substances to enable the ghosts of the deceased to receive merits to free them from their Karmic residues by donation of their mortal remains to be made into amulets.
Below; pages from an encyclopaedic publication from the amulet appreciation society which defines a list of amulets which Luang Phu Tim blessed during his life, and which confirms the Block 2 series to be within his ‘Tamniab’ pantheon of amulets, and authentically blessed by LP Tim during his lifetime. This is in contrary to false rumors which were spread years ago, which caused the series to be ignored for decades until the information finally surfaced and was brought to light.
As a result, the Block 2 series is not one of the hottest topics of the amulet scene in the present era, and immense furor has arisen, raising the interest of devotees around the nation and further afield in foreign shores. This of course will result in a repeat experience of gradual depletion, as the collectors race to obtain and keep the amulets for their own collections and for Bucha.
They would receive the ceremonial ritual liberation of their souls from Luang Phu Tim, who would speak with the spirits of the dead to receive their acknowledgement for the process of transformation through the Nibbana Sutra, and the Muan Sarn would then be prepared according to the Dtamra Saiyasart of Necromancy, to make the Pong Prai Kumarn.
Luang Phu instructed his apprentices and the relatives of the Funerals to take care not to incinerate the whole skeleton, but to keep the skulls to bring to Luang Phu to use them for the making of the Pong Prai Kumarn. This is one of the reasons why his Pong Prai Kumarn is so powerful, because it does not contain the skeleton bone powders, rather, only those of the skulls.
As a result, Luang Phu Tim’s Pong Prai Kumarn has been recorded by experience of devotees to posses the highest Maha Pokasap Power of all Pong Prai Kumarn ever made, with Immense Metta Maha Niyom and Klaew Klaad Power, to induce Mercy Charm, Attract Lucky Fortunes (e.g. Lottery Winnings), and to Protect from Deadly Accidents and Disasters.
Luang Phu Tim Isarago, is of course not only one of the most highly acclaimed and sought after Guru Monks for his amulets, he is the holder of the highest esteem in Thai Buddhist amulet history for Pong Prai Kumarn powders. Luang Phu Tim, is Internationally Acclaimed, for his famous Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn, and Look Om powder balls. As to the classic ‘Rian’ type coin image amulets which have become all time favourites, and eternally, world famous classic amulets of the high end variety. His rian Jaroen Porn, and Rian Nakprok Paed Rorp are amongst the most highly sought after coin amulets of all.
Since his passing, his devotees and apprenticed monks, have now become the world’s top living masters for the making of Pra Khun Phaen Pong Pra Kumarn, and literally dozens of encyclopaedic books, have been printed, documenting both this great master monk, and his classic amulets of high esteem.
Buddhist monk coins with his image and others with Buddha images and other deities and imagery are amongst the most highly collected amulets and most expensive of all of the great Luang Phu Tim. He has various direct lineage apprentices, Who are continuing to progress and spread his most powerful and world-famous Wicha.
Of all of these masters, certainly the most famous, preferred and highly respected Looksit, was Luang Por Sakorn, of Wat Nong Grub, who is also now deceased, and whose amulets are fast becoming just as highly sought after.
In second place one could possibly estimate the great Luang Phu Sin, of Wat Laharn Yai, and in third place, possibly, Pra Ajarn Somkid, of Wat Beung Tata (Rayong).
The ‘Hlak Pijarona’ (criteria of examination and authentication) of tje Pra Khun Phaen 2515 Block 2 Series amulets have served to change the standards of how authentication of a true Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim is confirmed, because of the extensively varied number of different versions with varied Muan Sarn Sacred Powders and different kinds of textures found in each model of this series;
In the old days, when only certain models were documented and accepted, the experts would gaze at the Pim Song (block press details and features of design) to authenticate, and would never examine the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders if the Pim Song did not fit within the rigid criteria of design details.
But now, it has become clear that because there are many more different versions than previously conceived, the true criteria to use for authentication of the Pra Khun Phaen Luang Phu Tim is to look at the Muan Sarn Sacred Powder clay and its inner content, and textures, which can not be replicated by forgers once you know how the true appearance of the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders should be, and are a much more certain method of confirmation.
Below; A close up super-macro of the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders of the Pim Lek amulet in rear face of the Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn 2515 BE Nuea Khaw Ta Bronze Fang Pra Pong amulet, revealing the inimitable properties of authentic Muan Sarn Sacred Powders of Luang Phu Tim.
An incredibly rare amulet to find in the present day, this Pra Somdej Thaan Koo Pim Hoo Jud comes from a Block Niyom preferred block press mold, and belongs to one of the most Historic and Preferred editions to have ever been released by the temple of Wat Bang Khun Prohm, namely the world famous 2509 BE classic series of immortal fame.
The Somdej Thaan Koo Pim Hoo Jud is one of a Major Pantheon of 12 different Pim Song models in this series, including a miniature ‘Pim Kanaen’ Pra Somdej. The series also included a Pim Jantr Loi circular votive tablet, a Sayasana reclining Buddha, a Pra Pong Pim Somdej Dto, and a Pra Pong Pim Pra Sivali, as well as some Bucha statues.
Macro Cloeups of Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm Amulet Hoo Mee Jud Thaan Koo Niyom with Authenticity Certificate
Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm Amulet Hoo Mee Jud Thaan Koo Niyom with Authenticity Certificate of Authenticity
Certificate of Authenticity Somdej Bang Khun Prohm 2509
Relics in rear face of Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm Amulet Hoo Mee Jud Thaan Koo Niyom with Authenticity Certificate
This exhibit comes with official digital chipped rfid tag card authenticity certificate of the Siam Amulet Association as an authentic Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm Pim Hoo Mee Jud Thaan Koo. The amulet was submitted by VIP member of the association and proprietor of ancient amulet store, Mr Ajarn Spencer Littlewood, on his own time and expenses, for the pride and confidence of you who will become the owner of this rare classic.
Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm Amulet Hoo Mee Jud Thaan Koo Niyom with Authenticity Certificate of Authenticity
The Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm 2509 BE Edition amulets were blessed by the following Masters; 1. Tan Prakun Pra Taep Sittinayok (Luang Phu Nak) of Wat Rakang Kositaram, in Bangkok 2. Luang Por Te Kong Tong, the master of Wicha Kumarn Tong and abbot of Wat Sam Ngam temple, in Nakorn Pathom 3. Tan Jao Prakun Pra Rachatammaporn (Luang Por Ngern) of Wat Don Yai Horm, in Nakorn Pathom 4. Tan Pra Kroo Prasat Wityakom (Luang Por Nor) of Wat Klang Ta Ruea 5. Tan Jao Kun Wimon Gijjaraks (abbot of Wat Chana Songkram) 6. Tan Pra Kroo Wisai Sope (Ajarn Tim), of Wat Chang Hai in Pattani 7. Tan Ajarn Ampon abbot of Wat Prasat Bunyawas, in Bangkok 8. Tan Ajarn Satid of Wat Vachira Tamma Sathit in Bangkok 9. Tan Ajarn Dtaem , of Wat Pra Loi, in Supanburi 10 a large group of monks from Wat Sutat to assist in the chanting of the Buddha Abhiseka, with Pra Kroo palad Wisuttiwat presiding over the chanting.
Each Pim of the 12 Major models had various block press molds with each mold possessing slightly different designs. This means that despite only nine Major Pim being made, each Pim has multiple block press molds, and hence the pantheon extends down to the various sub-designs of each of the many block presses. Some block presses are much more highly preferred by collectors to others.
Four different artisans were commissioned for the design and creation of the various block press molds;
1. Lung Chaem Bua Plien Si – the block press mold designs made by this artisan replicated the classic design opf Wat Bang Khun Prohm amulets, with the slight difference that the images were slimmer than previous designs, and a few Special Pim block press molds were made by this artisan.
2. Kun Manit Bpathapi – this artisan made block press molds according to classic models which were removed from the Kru Chamber in the Chedi Stupa, from original Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri (Wat Rakang Kositaram), and also made some special design block press molds
3. Chang Kasem Mongkol Jaroen – this artisan stepped in during the latter part of the creation, to help finish the remaining block press molds on time for the ceremony. This artisan was a highly skilled artisan, and the amulets made from the block press molds of his making are considered exquisite, and highly sought after
4. The Block Gammagarn mold makers; This means the people who possessed original Wat Bang Khun Prohm Pra Somdej amulets of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) in their possession, and used them to create new block presses. The amulets of these block presses resemble the ancient Pra Somdej Kru Wat Bang Khun Prohm originals most of all, with the only real visible difference being that they are slightly smaller in size.
Police Commisioner Prapas Jarusathiarn, the vice minister of the Thai Parliament, in collaboration with Lady Sawai Jarusathiarn sponsored the building of all the installations built between 2501 and 2509 BE, and commissioned the amulets to be made for release in celebration of the success of these projects.
On the 4th of January 2509 BE Comissioner Prapas Jarusathiarn lit Incense and Candles in the Shrined to Bucha the Triple Gem, and Police Captain Krit Siwara read out the list of sponsors of the edition comittee. He then addressed the Sangha (Monks), to begin chanting the Buddha Abhiseka. The Victory candle to inaugurate the Buddha Abhiseka Ceremony was lit, and the ceremony began.
Four of the Monks took their positions for ‘Nang Prok’ meditative empowerment on their respective daises, and held the Sinjana cords which led to the amulets, coming down from the ceiling of the Uposatha Shrineroom, and began to empower the amulets.
On Wednesday 4th January 2509 BE at 15:55 pm, Police Commisioner Prapas Jarusathiarn began to hand out the amulets to devotees who came to make merits and pay reverence at the temple, and also stored a large number of amulets in a batch within the Kru hiding place of the Chedi Stupa for posterity.
On Thursday the 6th, Friday the 7th, and Saturday the 8th of January 2509 BE, theLook Nimit Arahant Balls were retrieved from beneath the Uposatha, and a gold pasting ceremony was performed as is Traditional in Thai Buddhism, and the amulets were distributed once more during this ceremony, to devotees who came to make merits.
On Sunday the 9th January 2509 BE, the Sila Reuks main cornerstone of the Uposatha Shrineroom was laid by His Majesty the King Bhumipol Adulyadej, and initiated the Pitī Te Tong Gold Pouring Ceremony to add Gold to the Casting Mold of the Buddha-Rupa statue for the Uposatha, which was cast in Sukhothai Era in the Mara Wichai conquering Mara posture, with a 16 Inch wide base.
In addition a statue of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri of Wat Rakang Kositaram was also cast with a 29 Inch wide base for installation in the shrine at Wat Bang Khun Prohm, with a further 109 smaller 5 inch wide base statues made for distribution to the public.
On Monday the 10th of January 2509 BE at 19:30 pm, 84 Ordained Members of the Sangha performed the chanting of Jaroen Pra Putta Mont within the Uposatha. At 21:01 Somdej Pra Wanarat of Wat Chetupon performed the Pitī Phuug Putta Sima Ceremony to officially inaugurate the Panta Sima Dais for the placement of the 29 inch wide statue of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri.
The statue was placed on the Putta Sima under and arched edifice next to the large Chedi Stupa of Wat Bang Khun Prohm (the one where the famous Kru Bang Khun Prohm hiding place amulets of Soomdej Dto were found). A carved stone table with the insignia of His Majesty the King was placed into the shrine to mark the occasion of His Majesty’s presence.
The Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm 2509 BE series amulets hence were made over a period of many years before they were all completed, beginning in 2501 BE and completing the series in 2508 BE, when the final batches of the total 84,000 amulets of the edition were mixed into clay and pressed with the block presses.
The amulets were pressed inside the Uposatha Shrineroom which had been built and completed, with Luang Por Chom being the monk who pressed the first amulets in the Pathoma Reuks initiation ritual. Then the Gammagarn Sponsor Committee members, and many devotees who came to assist in the pressing, all took turns in helping to press the amulets, until they were all done.
There were two kinds of amulet presses made during this ceremony
1. Pra Banju Kru – these amulets were rented to devotees at 1 Baht each, for the devotee to make merits by placing the amulet inside the Kru Chamber of the Chedi Stupa for posterity. These amulets had the word ‘Banju’ (meaning to put inside the Chedi), embossed on the rear face. 84,000 Pra Somdej amulets were made for this purpose with the word ‘Banju’ on rear face
2. Bucha – these amulets were made for Bucha reverence and for Devotees to wear and take home with them.
These amulets were distributed to the Public for Bucha at 10 Baht each, except for the Sayasana reclining Buddha model, which was ‘rented’ for Bucha at 25 Baht each. Some sets of 11 Pim Song Models were also distributed to devotees who wished to donate more funds (all models except the Sayasana), at 100 Baht a set. These amulets had the rubber ink stamp with the Chedi of Wat Bang Khun Prohm stamped on the rear face, with 84,000 amulets pressed in this type. However, after removing any broken or defective amulets from the batch, only 72,518 amulets were actually intact and distributed.
The Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm were made using the broken Pra Somdej taken from the 2500 BE Chedi Stupa Hiding Place opening, mixed with Puttakun Yantra Powders from great Master Monks around the country, from the past and present, with Poon Khaw, Poon Plueak Hoi (powdered sea shell), Pollens from Bua Luang Lotus and Dork Pikul Flowers, and Nam Man Tan Iw (Tang Oil).
There were numerous Block Mae Pim block presses for the amulets, with some block presses to spare in case any of them broke during the pressing. Some were made from plaster of paris, others made from cement, and others from dential cement. As the amulets were being pressed over a period of time, the block presses would break, and a new one would be taken and used in its stead, one after the other.
This process continued until all the amulets were finished,. because eaxch block press had slight differences in the way they were carved by each artisan, there are a large number of differences to be found in various examples of the same Pim Song model, with each block press defining slight differences in details of design.
This is why one cannot look at an example of a Pim in a magazine, and compare it with another of the same Edition and Model, because even if the amulets are both the same Pim (e.g. a Pim Sen Daay), they will still have differences in features if they were pressed by two different block presses.
To compare, one has to find an amulet for comparison which came from exactly the same block press, of which there were many. this is where one’s studies of the historic facts, and ability to recognise which Block press Mold an amulet comes from, is essential study for students and aficionados of the Wat Bang Khun Prohm 09 series (and any series for that matter).
To give an idea as to how many different block presses there were, we can take a look at the fact that merely the Pim Yai (Pim Pra Pratan) model, had a total of 27 Block Presses made and used to finish pressing the whole series. The Pim Gaes Talu Sum model, was orginally pressed as a Pim Yai Block Press, but the Block Press broke where the tip of the Buddha’s topknot touched the arch.
The artisans reworked the block press and it became a design with the tip of the topknot piercing the arch, to cover up the broken part of the Block Press. And this brought the Pim Gaes Talu Sum model to be added into the series.
The 12 Pim Song Models of the Wat Bang Khun Prohm 2509 BE Series edition are as follows;
1. Pim Yai (Pim Pra Pratan)
2. Pim Sen Daay
3. Pim Song Chedi
4. Pim Gaes Bua Dtum
5. Pim Sangkati
6. Pim Prok Po
7. Pim Thaan Koo
8. Pim Thaan Saem
9. Pim Ok Krut
10. Pim Sayasana
11. Pim Kanaen
12. Pim Jantr Loi
In addition to the Pra Somdej models, there were the Pra Pong Pim Pra Sivali and Pim Roop Muean Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri also released in this edition.
All the amulets which were not distributed to the public at the time were placed in the large Chedi Stupa Kru Chamber at Wat Mai Amataros (Wat Bang Khun Prohm). For the series, a water tank sized chamber was constructed within the Chedi for the storage of the amulets, with ten ventilation holes in it, with sand in the base to absorb any water which may enter from flooding.
The amulets were then filled into the chamber, with six silver foils in layers between each pile of amulets, with the words ‘Banju Pi 09’ on them, so people who may discover them in the far future will know which year they were buried in, and from which edition they came from. It is because of how the amulets were well stored and protected against the weather and elements, that the Pra Somdej Kru Wat Bang Khun Prohm 09 edition is more attractive that the 2500 BE Kru Chamber opening edition.
The earlier editions removed from the Chedi always suffered floods and climatic changes, and all have much more Kraap Kru growth on the surface of the amulets. Whereas the 2509 BE Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm series amulets are pristinely preserved and kept, without any damage from floods or other weather related disasters or climate influenced events.
For this reasons, the Wat Bang Khun Prohm 2509 BE series is one of the most preferred editions of Pra Somdej, and perhaps the most highly p[referred edition from Wat Bang Khun Prohm after the original amulets from Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri found in the Chedi years before.