Phra Somdej Wat Rakhang Thai Amulet – Long Rak Chart (Red Lacquer coating) Pim Gaes Talu Sum (Piercing Arch), Block Chang Luang Wijarn (Preffered Mold), with Authenticity Certificate. A truly old Phra Somdej amulet form the Olden days Master of Phra Somdej amulets; Somdej Toh, of Wat Rakhang.
A magnificent and legitimately certified Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Pim Gae Talu Sum Block Chang Luang Wijarn of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Toh) Prohmrangsri, with a red lacquered surface and all the traditional features of an Ongk Kroo Model from this time period. This specific exhibit is extremely eye-catching thanks to the flawless harmony between the lacquer and exposed surface.
The Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Pim Chang Luang Wijarn is a Master Class antique amulet belonging to the Benjapakee Immortal Classic Family. It has been adorned with ancient red lacquer and was created by the great Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Toh) Prohmrangsri, of Wat Rakhang Kositaram.
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.
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
Relics in rear face of Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm Amulet Hoo Mee Jud Thaan Koo Niyom with Authenticity Certificate
Certificate of Authenticity Somdej Bang Khun Prohm 2509
Pra Somdej Wat Bang Khun Prohm Amulet Hoo Mee Jud Thaan Koo Niyom with Authenticity Certificate of Authenticity
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.
Presenting a gallery of pictures of a classic authenticated and certificated Pra Sum Gor Chud Wat Pai Lom Benjapakee style amulet to increase your visual study material, in Jindamanee Powders from the 2513 BE famous edition blessed by Luang Phu Tim (Wat Laharn Rai) – ‘Nuea Pong Pasom Jinda Manee‘ – This Pra Sum Gor blessed by the Great Luang Phu Tim, was released in 2513 BE, for Wat Pai Lom in aid of the Dhamma, due to needed funds for the temple of Wat Pai Lom, in Amper Ban Kay (Rayong) close to the temple of Luang Phu Tim.
This is a Pristine Example of this famous Pim, which comes with authenticity certificate, and is most certainly eligible for Competition entry. This Pra Somdej, is a recognized official member of the ‘Pra Chud Luang Phu Tim’, made in 2513, and released at Wat Pai Lom 2514 BE) This amulet is classifiable as a ‘Pra Anuraks’ (Conservation Class Model Amulet) of the Dtamra Luang Phu Tim, of Wat Laharn Rai (Rayong).This classic competition class amulet is a well known category of competition entry, and a popular show-piece for serious collectors.
Pra Sum Gor Nuea Jindamanee Luang Phu Tim released at Wat Pai Lom 2513 BE
Above and beyond this, the amulet is an authentic Sacred Buddha Image blessed and madein 2513 by Luang Phu Tim, released in 2514, in a ceremony held at Wat Pai Lom in Rayong Province (one of the Luang Phu Tim lineage temples). elow; this amulet (Official registry number #0989) comes with certificate of authenticity from the November Amulet competition of the Luead Ban Kaay Luang Phu Tim amulet association, which we will send with the amulet for you to keep
This edition featured The Pra Sum Gor, and Pra Somdej amulets in white and brown JInda Manee powders, in various models (Pim), Pra Luang Por Dto, Pra Pong Nang Kwak, and various other Sacred Powder Amulets such as Pra Nang Paya, Pra Ha Tat, Pra Pid Ta, and other famous Benjapakee style and other rare Pra-Kru style amulets.
It was the case with this great master, as is the case with almost all of his surviving apprentice masters such as Luang Por Sakorn, and Luang Phu Sin that, The masters would not release Amulets at his own great temple, but would agree to release Amulets for smaller temples around the area and in other areas, to help in
For this reason, most of his famous amulets were released at a large variety of different temples and for many different funding projects which is part of what makes this great master, and his apprenticed masters who are still still alive today, so great, and meritorious.
This classic ancient amulet from one of thai amulet history’s greatest, and most sought after Guru Masters. Pra Sum Gor is one of the ‘Top Five’ Benjapakee Classic Amulets of the five Major regions of Thailand. It is a classic hiding place amulet of the clay variety, featuring one of the top five ‘Benjapakee’ regional models of amulet. The Pra Sum Gor, is a sacred Buddha image, which has been produced by the greatest masters since hundreds of years, dating back to the times of the Kampaeng Paetch Epoch.
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’ Monk coin Image amulets which have become all time favourites, and eternally, world famous classic amulets of the high end variety.
Above; Luang Phu Tim Isarago
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 encyclopaedia think 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.
Amulet Encyclopaedia of Luang Phu Tim Issarigo
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, perhaps the most famous, preferred, is Luang Por Sakorn, of Wat Nong Grub. 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 very defined relief of this image and pristine condition which is preserved within waterproof casing, is extremely worthy of entering into competition, and in our opinion, can be considered an ‘Onk Kroo’ for its exemplary features.
Pra Sum Gor Nuea Jindamanee Luang Phu Tim (Wat Laharn Rai) – released at Wat Pai Lom 2513 BE
The Legend of the Pra Sum Gor
The grand mythical legend of this Pra Sum Gor amulet of the Kampaeng Paetch era, comes from the tale of the great Monk Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri, of Wat Rakang Kositaram, finding these Amulets. This event occurred, as he once visited his relatives in the province of Kampaeng Paetch, and in the temple where he was staying, saw a very ancient scripture in Thai- Khmer Sanskrit (Pasa Khom).
Luang Phu read the scripture, and found information which told of three stupa (‘chedi’, or ‘stoop’, in Thai) which were in the forest to the west of the temple. And so on expedition was set to search for those stupors. They were found and the ruling minister of the area as permission to demolish them and put them together into one larger stupa.
This was agreed upon, and when the world began to dismantle the stupas, for rebuilding into a larger new version, the amulets were found. Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri then studied the silver template which was also found, with inscriptions, which recounted the story of the amulets making, and how they should be revered.
Central Section Closeup Pra Sum Gor Nuea Jindamanee Luang Phu Tim – released at Wat Pai Lom 2513 BE
The amulets were given to one of the provincial rulers of ancient Siam, as he was ill in the city of Nakorn Chaysri, as a present from a Lersi Hermit. The amulets had Buddha Relic mixed in with their substance and were hidden within the stupa spires.
Apart from being one of the group of the top five classic Amulets of thai history, this amulet also has a connection with one of the other members of this elite top five list of the most esteemed amulets in the history of thai amulet collection and making. the amulet we speak of, is of course the world famous, ‘Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram‘ of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri (Wat Rakang Kositaram).
The reason for this connection, is, the fact that Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri Took many of these ancient clay Kampaeng Paetch amulets, and mix them in with the sacred powder is used for the making of the 84,000 pressings, of the world famous, and inimitable Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram.
True experts of this amulet, always search for fragments, and molecular pigment traces of the Kampaeng Paetch clay substance within the white sacred powder of Pra Somdej Wat Rakang amulets, as well as for authenticating them, through knowing their true composition, regarding the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders.
It is said, that the famous Pra Sum Gor, was made by a Lersi Hermit, many people say, was the famous Pra Lersi Dta Fai. The truth is, that we can only listen to the legends, because the makers of this amulet lie so far into the past, and all we have to go with, is information which was taken from the Silver metallic template of inscriptions found by Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri.
Pra Sum Gor Nuea Jindamanee Luang Phu Tim released at Wat Pai Lom 2513 BE
One needs to study ancient history of the Siamese kingdom and pre-Siamese kingdoms, in order to understand the airport from which the original form of this amulet comes. The city of Kampaeng Paetch, was an area which was completely ruled and inhabited by people of the Khmer Khom Empire. Then, during the period where Sukhothai Kingdom was rising, The type people settled in the area and all the time as the kingdom became greater they drove out the Khmer people and build a large wall around the city. ‘Kampaeng’ means, in fact, wall.
What we can be certain of, whoever it is maker was, is that the Pra Sum Gor Benjapakee Amulets is a truly ancient amulet of historical eminence and classic proportion, and a member of the elite Benjapakee club of five sacred types of amulet representing the most important and eminent amulets of all thai amulet history.
The Hermit Por Gae Ta Fai is also reputed to have had a part in the creation of the Pra Sum Gor Amulet; The legend tells that when this amulet was in the making, there were four different Lersi presiding over it’s creation, Namely; Pra Lersi Pilaalay Pra Lersi Ta Fai, Pra Lersi Narod, and Pra Lersi Gaiyagote.
This Amulet is counted as one of the five “Pra Benjapakee” amulets which are reputed to have an age of not less than one thousand years. Because of the documented evidence appearing in various historical recordings related to the creation of these amulets, and the fact that all of the aforementioned amulets date back to more that one thousand years ago, it can be assumed that Por Gae Lersi Ta Fai really existed, and that he lived at least one thousand years ago, if not more than that. Because of the ability of the Lersi to live for hundreds of years, it cannot be known how far back his appearances go… Many Thais recount that Por Gae was around 2000 Years ago, meaning that this Lersi Hermit may have been able to extend his lifespan for up to one thousand years, if the accounts relating to the creation of the aforementioned amulets are true.
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