The Pra Pid Ta of the temple of Wat Sapan Sung are known for their powerful magic, with 4 Generations of Great Master Monks as Abbots continuing the Dtamra of Pra Pid Ta amulet making, which consists of one of the most complex methods of making sacred powders in the Dtamra Saiyasart Ancient Grimoire of Sorcery. Luang Phu Glin was thr first inheritor of the Dtamra to receive the Wicha Pra Pid Ta directly from Luang Phu Iam, which was soon after also passed on to Luang Por Tong Sukh. The Pra Pid Ta of Luang Phu Glin are considered equally powerful to those of his Mentor Luang Phu Iam, because during that time when LP Glin was making the amulets, he would always invite Luang Phu Iam to assist in the empowerment of the amulets, which means that both masters performed blessings in the Luang Phu Glin Series of Amulets.
Pra Pid Ta Pim Chalud Yai LP Glin Wat Sapan Sung
The Pra Pid Ta Wat of Sapan Sung Temple, is a Dtamra (legendary series) that spans over various generations of abbots, all of whom have managed to gain equal fame and high repute for their Pra Pid Ta amulets, all of which preserve the style and methods of the original Wicha made so famous by Luang Phu Iam. All editions of Pra Pid Ta Wat Sapan Sung are highly sought after. and seen as preferred Master Class category amulets (Pra Niyom), regardless from which Master they came from. Luang Phu Iam Passed away in 2439 BE, leaving Luang Phu Glin as the new abbot and caretaker of the temple
Pra Pid Ta Wat sapan Sung Pim Chalud Yai Long Rak Daeng Luang Phu Glin
It is known that Luang Phu Glin, one of the Great Masters of the Wicha Pra Pid Ta Wat Sapan Sung, was allergic to Lacquer, and so his versions never had lacquer on them and were pure powders. His devotees would then have them treated with lacquer of their own accord after receiving the amulet, and also sometimes the Samanera Novice Monks would help and perform the task of lacquering the amulets
his successor Luang Por Tong Sukh and his predecessor Luang Phu Iam however, would more often than not dip the Pra Pid Ta in lacquer as a protective layer themselves.
All masters have followed the same design and method of lacquering, resulting in the amulets of each master being very similar in design, and mostly can only be differentiated by estimation of the age of the lacquer and Muan Sarn Sacred Powders in order to determine which Generation of Master the amulet came from.
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.
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.
Ongk Kroo version of Luang Por Pae Famous 2535 BE Edition released marking the 100th Anniversary of Wat Pikul Tong Temple, the Pra Somdej Sai Rung (Rainbow Somdej) Amulet. The amulet is made from various colored typesNuea Pong Puttakun (Non-Baked Naturally Dried and Hardened Sacred Powder Amulet), this was one of the Ongk Kroo versions made with Single Solid 24 K Takrut Insert.
Luang Por Pae’s Amulets are a Fine Class Sacred Amulet that is not outside the reach of those with lesser Budgets than some of the Wealthier Collectors, a Fine and recommendable Truly sacred Amulet of the Pim Niyom Class, easily presentable in show, and is an amulet that any Thai Amulet Collector in the Know would be quite Proud to own and Wear, however Rich or Not.
This is thus what we call a Top Class Amulet, at a very affordable price, comes including Waterproof Sealed Solid Gold Casing. 4.5 Grams of Solid Gold were used to make this casing.
This amulet was released marking the 100th Anniversary of Wat Pikul Tong Temple, and is now a Classic Edition, very rare indeed to find. This particular model is with Solid Gold Takrut. it has been encased in 4.5 Grams of Solid Gold, which is definitely fitting, and worthy of an Amulet of this Class.
A most attractively designed Rian coin type amulet in Nuea Tong Daeng, that has become a classic favoured amulet of the devotees of many masters, all of who were involved in the empowerment of this amulet. The amulet is however officially contained within the Tamniab Pantheons of Luang Phu To and of Wat Ko Non, despite so many other masters being involved in the empowerments made in two ceremonies at Wat Hnang and Wat Ko Non.
The Rian Pra Pidta Nirodha Buddha Coin, was released from the temple of Wat Hnang in the year 2514 BE, along with various other amulets, to be blessed at Wat Ko Non. This edition included the famous 2514 BE Pra Pid Ta Nuea Takua miniature leaden amulet, which was smelted from leaden Pidta found buried in a Kru Hiding Place Chamber by Luang Phu Iam, which were placed there by him and then later found by a later abbot of Wat Ko Non
The Chanuan Alchemical Metal alloys used hence contain original Pidta amulets of Luang Phu Rod and Luang Phu Iam smelted into them, which were dug up from the Kru chamber in 2512 BE two years previously.
The Pidta amulets were taken from Wat Hnang to be re-blessed and re-released during the 2514 BE Look Nimit Arahant Ball burial Ceremony Celebrating the New Uposatha Shrine Room at Wat Ko Non. The Ceremony was presided over by the Great Luang Phu To, of Wat Pradoo Chimplee, and a host of some of the greatest Masters of that Era, including;
Luang Phu To (Wat Pradoo Chimplee), Luang Phu Tiam (Wat Gasatratirach), Luang Por Pae (Wat Pikul Tong), Luang Por Ngern (Wat Don Yai Horm), Luang Por Chaem (Wat Don Yai Horm), Luang Por Sud (Wat Ka Long), Luang Por Thin (Wat Pha Lelai), Luang Por Tong Yoo (Wat Ta Sao), Luang Por Tong Yoo (Wat Mai Nong Pa-Ong), Luang Por Bun Mee (Wat Ang Gaew), Luang Por Ming (Wat Gok), Luang Por Te (Wat Sam Ngam).
Luang Por Seng (Wat Kanlayanamit), Luang Por Phu Sim (Wat Tham Pha Bplong), Luang Por Do (Wat Na Madtum),Luang Por Gee (Wat Hoo Chang), Luang Por Nueang (Wat Julamani), Luang Por Paitoon (LP Toon – Wat Po Nimit), Luang Por Daeng (Wat Khao Bandai It), Luang Por Horm (Wat Sak Hmak), Luang Por Pra Ajarn Nong (Wat Sai Khaw), Luang Por Mum (Wat Prasat Yer).
Luang Por Mum (Wat Na Sak), Pra Ajarn Nam (Wat Don Sala), Luang Por Tan Kling (Wat Thalung Tong), Luang Por Uttama (Wat Wang Wiwekaram), Luang Por Somchai (Wat Khao Sugim), Luang Por Kong (Wat Wang Sapparos), Luang Por Ge (Wat Mae Nam), and many others.
The Great Masters spent a total period of 9 Days and 9 Nights meditating and chanting over the amulets, making this edition a most powerful and special edition, which is extremely recommendable for its highly sacred value, and Buddhakun Power. The Pra Pidta of Wat Hnang of Luang Phu Rod and Luang Phu Iam are so famed for Kong Grapan Protection, after they were distributed to the Military to keep them safe when protecting the frontiers of the nation. Made from Nuea Tong Daeng Rom Man Pu, the amulets are a very favored edition for the fact that they were Blessed by some of the Greatest Guru Monks of the Time.
This exhibit of Pra Pid Ta Wat Bor Win is made from Pong Bailan, and Pong Prai Kumarn and other Muan Sarn Sacred Powders of Luang Phu Tim, and has the sacred Yant Nam Tao embossed on the rear face. Not all exhibits have the Yant on the rear face, those having one being more highly preferred models. The amulets were Blessed in 9 Empowerment Ceremonies by 9 great Master ceremonies with L.P. Tim performing a further nine months of nightly empowerments in solo.
The Pra Chud Wat Bor Win amulet series, is an officially accepted edition of the pantheon of Luang Phu Tim, and a Pra Niyom Category Master Class amulet of High Status, with Indisputably Sacred Blessings.
The edition was created from Muan Sarn Sacred Powders donated by the Great Luang Phu Tim Issarigo, of Wat Laharn Rai, to Mr. Manoche Hlao Khwan Sathitya, who was the first Looksit of Luang Phu Tim, to make this edition for Pra Ajarn Gim, who commissioned it in the year 2516 BE, for release in 2518 BE.\
A Pra Niyom Classic that is destined to become an Immortal Favourite and an Essential Rarity, which wil be ever more highly regarded, and never forgotten. Its Sacred Power to Bless and Protect should be undoubted, for the Blessings of the many great masters whose powers go undisputed, and the Sacred Muan Sarn Sacred Powders donated by Luang Phu Tim. This amulet is classifiable as a ‘Pra Anuraks’ (Conservation Class Model Amulet) of the Dtamra Luang Phu Tim, of Wat Laharn Rai (Rayong).
Kata Bucha Luang Phu Tim
Arahang Samma Samputto Nachaa Lidti – Anadtaa Agusalaa Tammaa Namoputtaaya
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.
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.
Below; Encyclopaedic Work of the Wat Pai Lom Accepted Edition of Luang Phu Tim
Encyclopaedic Work of the Wat Pai Lom Amulet Edition of Luang Phu Tim Issarigo
Pra Somdej Thaan Singh 2495 BE Niyom Rare Master Class Amulet, of the Great Luang Phu Nak, Wat Rakang Kositaram.
The Pra Somdej Thaan Singh is one of the very rarest of all amulets of Luang Phu Nak, and this particular exhibit, is in Absolutely Pristine Condition. This exhibit possesses ‘Nuea Graeng’ (time-hardened and condensed Muan Sarn clay), which is considered by amulet aficionados an aspect of great importance in the Dtamra Pra Somdej of the lineage of Abbots and Guru Masters of Wat Rakang Temple.
An all time classic and extremely rare preferred Pim Niyom amulet of this Master. The famous and highly preferred Pra Somdej Thaan Thaan Singh Pim Yai Masterclass amulet of Luang Phu Nak, of Wat Rakang Kositaram, was made in 2495 BE, using old broken amulets and sacred powders from the repository of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri Wat Rakang Kositaram. This exhibit has a very marbled stone like relief and is highly condensed with defined relief, which is referred to in the special vocabulary of the amulet community as ‘Nuea Graeng Doo Ngaay’ meaning ‘stone hard and easily recognisable’. The front face of the Pra Somdej Thaan Singh features a Buddha image sat meditating on top of a very high and tapered escalating Dais, with three tiers, and decorative legs on each tier of the dais, which are known as ‘Thaan Singh’ meaning ‘Lion Dais’
Pra Somdej Thaan Singh Luang Phu Nak Wat Rakang Kositaram
The Pra Somdej amulets made by Luang Phu Nak contained a massive quantity of crushed up Pra Somdej amulets made by Somdej Dto Prohmrangsri of Wat Rakang, which LP Nak had collected over the years from Looksit who brought their broken amulets to return to the Temple, as well as a sackful he found in the roof of the Prayer Room (‘Bote’ in Thai). They are thus the second choice of those wishing to possess the magic of Pra Somdej Wat Rakang of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri, but who can neither afford, nor find such unreachable amulets, which are only seen hanging around the necks of Millionaires. Luang Phu Nak believed that the Pra Somdej amulets made by Somdej Dto had inimitable magical qualities and special power within the Muan Sarn (sacred powder used to make the amulets), and because of the meditative power of Somdej Dto who blessed them.
Therefore apart from being made by one of Thailands great Master Gaeji Ajarn, and being an authentic ancient Wat Rakang Amulet from one of the Great Abbots of this Temple, it is also Doubly Sacred, for the fact that it contains original Somdej Dto Wat Rakang Amulets in the Sacred Powder mixture too. It is said by many, that Luang Phu Nak made the Pra Somdej Thaan Singh in emulation of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri’s legendary Pra Somdej made for Wat Lakorn Tam Temple