The Amulets of Luang Por Chaeng Wat Bang Pang

Presenting a look at some of the most classic ancient amulets of the great Luang Por Chaeng, of Wat Bang Pang, beginning with the Pra Pong Nam Man series, which Thai Buddhist Folk of Olden days (and the present day), consider the best alternative choice to the incredibly expensive Pra Putta Jao pratap Sadtw Buddha Riding Animal Steeds amulets of the great Luang Por Parn, of Wat Bang Nom Kho; Namely the Pra Somdej Buddha Riding animals amulets of Luang Por Chaeng, of Wat Bang Pang in Nontaburi

Pra Somdej Khee Sadtw, is an ancient amulet of classic fame, released in the year 2484 BE, from one of the Great Guru Masters of the World War II and Indo-China Wartime Era, Luang Por Chaeng (2428 – 2500 BE), of Wat Bang Pang. The Pra Somdej Khee Sadtw amulets consisted of  a range of different Buddha images, seated on different animal steeds made by Luang Por Chaeng.

Pra Somdej Khee Singh - Buddha Riding a Singha Rachasri Himapant Lion

Pra Somdej Khee Graisorn – Buddha Riding a Singha Graisorn Himapant Lion-Eagle

The Buddha riding animals series are considered to be his most popular amulets in present times, followed by the Pra Kring, and his famous Pra Sivali, and the Ganha Chali, which are also only rarely to find in the public auctions, as devotees and collectors have gathered most of the last remaining amulets in circulation..

Roop Lor Pra Sivali Loi Ongk Statuette Luang Por Chaeng

Roop Lor Pra Sivali Loi Ongk Statuette Luang Por Chaeng

The Pra Somdej Khee Sadtw Buddha Riding Animals amulets of Luang Por Chaeng are considered to be the perfect alternative to the much more expensive Pra Putta Jao Pratab Sadtw amulets of Luang Por Parn (Wat Bang Nom Kho), and are indeed seen to be equally powerful, but much less expensive.

 

Pra Somdej Song Suea – Buddha Riding a Tiger

The front face of the amulet below features an image of a Buddha seated in the Samadhi posture meditating on the branch of a tree, above a tiger, who is prowling around in the forest below the Buddha. The amulet is made from Nue Pong Nam Man Oily Herbal Pollens, with Pong Lob Yantra Powders.

Pra Somdej Song Suea Buddha Riding Tiger Amulet in Nuea Pong Nam Man

Pra Somdej Song Suea Buddha Riding Tiger Amulet in Nuea Pong Nam Man

Biography of Luang Por Chaeng Sīlapanyā, of Wat Bang Pang

Luang Por Chaeng, Silapanya was born on a Friday on the 18th December 2428 BE. He was ordained in 2440 at the age of 12 as a Samanera Novice Monk, and remained ordained until the age of 20, when he was then ordained up one level to the status of a fully fledged adult Bhikkhu Monk. Luang Por Chaeng was a Pra Gaeji Ajarn Master Monk of the second World Wartime, of great importance in Thai History. He was highly reputed Master of Vipassana Kammathana practice, whose Mastery was heard of far and wide.

Luang Por Chaeng was the second abbot of Wat Bang Pang, in Nontaburi, Bangkok, after his predecessor Luang Por Pra Atigarn Jaroen. His powerful psychic abilities to empower amulets was highly reputed within the Sangha on a National Level, and he was always an invited member of the greatest and most important ‘Putta Pisek’ (Buddha Abhiseka) blessing ceremonies in History, including the Great HIstorical Ceremony of empowerment of Magical Protective Yantra cloths and ‘Suea Yant’ Yantra shirts for the Thai Military.

 


Luang Por Chaeng Wat Bang Pang

In the times of the second world and Indo-China wars, there were a few great Monks who stood out above all others for their Kong Grapan Chadtri, Klaew Klaad and Maha Ud Magic, whom the Thai Buddhist Folk of all Provinces knew and revered, no matter how remote the village. These great wartime Era Monks of great Magical Power were of course, Luang Por Jong, of Wat Na Tang Nork in Ayuttaya, Luang Por Jad of Wat Bang Grabao Luang Por and the great Luang Por Chaeng, of Wat Bang Pang, Luang Por Juan, and Luang Por Opasi

During the Indochina War, the Thai Military was ordered into battle, and a great ceremony to make Pha Prajiad Sipsee Pan Tong of Luang Por Chaeng, and Yantra Shirts of Luang Por Jad to protect them in the War, was held with a great blessing ritual, empowered by four of thee great monks, Luang Por Jong, Luang Por Chaeng, Luang Por Jad, and Luang Por Chuan.

The famous Pha Yant Prajiad were given to some soldiers to test with three point blank range shots, all of which failed. these Yantra cloths of Luang Por Chaeng, and the Yantra Shirts of Luang Por jad (Wat Bang Grabao) were worn into battle, and became the famous story of the French Military seeing Thai soldiers shot with bullets, who were knocked to the ground by the bullets, and immediately stood up again and went back into battle as if nothing had hit them. The French Military then called the Thai Military ‘Taharn Phi’ (Ghost Soldiers).

Below; Rian Luang Por Chaeng 2493 BE


Luang Por Chaeng held the Wicha of a number of Kroo Ba Ajarn, who bestowed him with their lineage secrets, including the Great Luang Por Parn of Wat bang Hia (Wat Klong Dan), ;ph Khai of Wat Cherng Lane, Luang Phu Chay of Wat Panan Cherng,, Pra Kanajarn Say (Luang Por Say), Luang Phu Sukh, of Wat Pak Klong Makham Tao, Luang Por Parn of Wat Bang Nom Kho, and the Great Luang Por Jong of Wat Na Tang Nork.

As Luang Por Chaeng was alive and abbot of Wat Bang Pang, he would receive many devotees each day with numerous requests, none of whom he would refuse. Some would come for Blessings, some for Amulets, and others to heal their Illnesses, and some devotees who had heard of his Magical Prowess, came to beseech the secrets of his Wicha, to become Sorcerors themselves, and help those in their hometowns.

Somdej Song Gai Nuea Pong Luang Por Chaeng Wat Bang Pang 2484 BE

Somdej Song Gai Nuea Pong Luang Por Chaeng Wat Bang Pang 2484 BE

Luang Por Chaeng would bless, distribute amulets, and heal his devotees without exception. As to those devotees who beseeched apprenticeship to learn to cast spells with Kata Akom Incantations, Luang Por Chaeng would always first make the Looksit learn to develop their meditative skill, and to allow them to develop moral fibre and the five precepts. Only then, when they had risen above the base temptations, would he allow them the secrets of the Incantations, their sequences and methods. He would teach his students how to cure ailments and banish curses, and expunge ghosts and spirits from possessed souls.

 


Luang Por Chaeng had a great respect for Luang Por Parn of Wat Bang Nom Kho, and had received a lot of influence from him in the art of amulet making. So when he would make his amulets, he would often make models which resembled and paid reverence to the famous Pra Pim Pra Putta Jao Pratap Sadtw Buddha riding Animals amulets. He made original designs which resembled those of Wat Bang Nom Kho, with differences in design to distinguish them. This caused his amulets to become very popular, as this was the preferred type of amulet at the time in Central Thailand.

Below; Rian Pim Sam Chai 2497 BE – Luang Por Chaeng (Wat Bang Pang)

Rian Pim Sam Chay 2497 BE Luang Por Chaeng Wat Bang Pang

Rian Pim Sam Chay 2497 BE Luang Por Chaeng Wat Bang Pang

Luang Por Chaeng made a large number of different amulets, ranging from the Buddha riding animals, and other sacred powder amulets in many forms, in small (Pim Lek), medium (Pim Klang) and large (Pim Yai), Monk Coins, the world famous Pha Yant Tong Yantra Flags, Sai Sek blessed sandgrains, the highly preferred and now rare Pra Kring, and Pra Chaiyawat Loi Ongk Statuettes, Pra Prajam Wan (Birthday Buddha amulets), Nang Kwak beckoning lady, Pra Putta Kwak beckoning Buddha, Pra Sam Lia, (triangular amulet), and of course, his famous and extremely popular Pra Sivali metallic Loi Ongk Statuette amulets, which were made in ancient casting methods, in various forms and sizes, for Bucha on the altar as well as for wear as amulets.

Below; Rian Lor Pra Mokkhallana Maugdalyayana Arahant Coin Amulet 2485 BE

Rian Lor Pra Mokkhallana Saribut

Rian Lor Pra Mokkhallana Saributr Buddha-Maugdalyayana-Sariputra Arahant Coin, from the year 2485 BE

His sacred powder amulets were made from a number of different Muan Sarn substance clays, including Puttakun (Yantra Powders), Nuea Din (Earthen Clay), and Pong Nam Man (Oily Herbal Powders). The amulet appreciation society and the aficionados tend to prefer the Pong Nam Man Oily powder models above the other Muan Sarn Sacred Powders, but there is not a very large difference in their price compared to the difference in their rarity.

In the year 2484 BE, Many devotees gathered to officially ask Luang Por Chaeng to make some powerful amulets to protect them during the War. So Luang Por Por Chaeng made a very large release of amulets of different types, with extreme power and effort after many years of preparation.

Luang Por Chaeng Wat Bang Pang

 

He empowered them for Kong Grapan Chadtri Klaew Klaad and Maha Ud to protect the Thai Buddhist people, in that time of Wars around South East Asia and the whole World. None of the multitudes of amulets blessed in the ceremony were rented out for money, instead, all were handed out for free to the devotees at the ceremony.

The Buddha riding animal amulets of Luang Por Chaeng are used as a second choice for those who do not possess the funds to obtain a Luang Por Parn Wat Bang Nom Kho model, and are said to be equally powerful protective amulets.

Below; Roop Lor Luang Por Chaeng Loi Ongk statuette released sometime around 2494 BE

Roop Lor Luang Por Chaeng Loi Ongk

Roop Lor Luang Por Chaeng Loi Ongk

Luang Por Chaeng did not bake the clay in his edition, preferring to make them from an admixture which contained Poon Plueak Hoi (ground seashell), which results in a smoother and lighter colour and texture than Luang Por Parn’s clay models. Otherwise, his powder amulets contain the same 5 Sacred Yantra Powders Pong Bpathamang, Pong Puttakun, Pong Ittijae (sometimes called ‘Ittajae’), Pong Trinisinghae, and Pong Maharach. Luang Por Chaeng’s formula also included Gesorn flower pollens, Sai Sek enchanted sand, Khaw Suk cooked rice (from monks almsbowls)

Below; Luang Por Chaeng’s immensely rare and highly sought after ‘Khan Nam Mont Mongkol Gao’ Prayer Water Bowl

Khan Nam Mont Mongkol Gao Holy Water Receptacle Luang Por Chaeng

Khan Nam Mont Mongkol Gao Holy Water Receptacle Luang Por Chaeng


Luang Por Chaeng passed away peacefully on 26th July 2500 BE at the age of 72 years old, after 52 years in the ordained Sangha. His body was cremated in the year 2501 BE after being moved to Wat Makut Kasatriyaram. A series of ‘Rian Khaw Hlaam’ four sided Monk coins with the image of Luang Por Chaeng were handed out to the devotees during the cremation ceremony as a sacred memento of Luang Por Chaeng.

His amulets have become a classic preferred sacred religious artifact of the pre 2500 BE Era, and a guaranteed auspicious Buddhist Votive Tablet that can be treasured and revered for generations to come. A truly sacred ancient amulet from one of the most powerful masters of the World War II Era.

Pra Kring Prajam Krob Nam Mont Mongkol Gao Luang Por Chaeng

Pra Kring Prajam Krob Nam Mont Mongkol Gao Luang Por Chaeng – used to place within the Khan Nam Mont Mongkol Gao Holy Water Receptacle

Luang Por Chaeng was an important monk present called for the empowerment of amulets in many great ceremonies, particularly notable the Wat Rachabopit Indojin Ceremony of 2481 BE, considered to be the largest Blessing Ceremony of all History., the 25 Centuries of Buddhism Ceremony of 2500 BE (second of three largest ceremonies in History) and his presence was beseeched to assist in empowering the world famous historical edition of Pra Kring Wat Sutat.


Khun Phaen Kru Tap Khaw 200 Year OId Hiding Place Amulet of Somdej Dto

Presenting an eminent and extremely rare Pim from the highly preferred and sought after Kru Tap Khaw amulet pantheon; The Pra Khun Phaen Pim Ha Liam Kru Wat Tap Khaw Sukhothai, of Somdej Pra Puttajarn Dto Prohmrangsri (Wat Rakang Kositaram). An amulet that is older than Somdej Dto’s Masterwork, the Pra Somdej Wat Rakang, which dates at about 40 years younger than the Khun Phaen Tap Khaw.

The Khun Phaen Kru Wat Tap Khaw, is considered an ‘Ongk Kroo’ (teacher model), for reference study of the Pra Somdej Wat Rakang amulet, and is evaluated as such for the following reasons 1. The amulet was almost certainly made by Somdej Dto Prohmrangsri, 2. This amulet is visibly older than the Pra Somdej Wat Rakang, and hence is a good teacher as to how sacred clay that is more than 150 – 200 years old should look under the eye loupe. And, 3. The Muan Sarn Sacred Clay is almost identical in its appearance and ageing characteristics to the clay found in the Pra Somdej Wat Rakang amulet.

Khun Phaen Kru Tap Khaw 200 Year OId Hiding Place Amulet of Somdej Dto

Khun Phaen Kru Tap Khaw 200 Year OId Hiding Place Amulet of Somdej Dto

These amulets are compared to the Pra Somdej Wat Rakang of Somdej Dto Prohmrangsri , but are much more affordable in the current time. However, the Pra Kru Wat Tap Khaw series hiding place amulets are now becoming extremely rare, and have entered the Master-Class Pra Niyom Category. These amulets are yet another priceless possession of the devotee and collector of the Pra Dtragun Somdej Dto (Pantheon of amulets that are directly or indirectly associated with Somdej Dto in their making).

The Kru Wat Tap Khaw was discovered in 2480 by a Mr. Dteng (Surname not known), who found them whilst digging around the temple grounds. The Kru was found to have amulets buried which were made during three different Eras of History;

The first era was created in the Sukhothai Era, and were made from fine Nuea Pong Puttakun powders. A large number of different models were found, such as the Pra Pratan Porn, the Pra Ruang Nang, Pra Rueang Yern, Pra Lila. The amulets of this era have a creamy milky white clay hardened like stone, extremely similar in Muan Sarn to the Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram and to the amulets of Wat Plab.

Khun Phaen Kru Tap Khaw Pim Ha Liam

Khun Phaen Kru Tap Khaw Pim Ha Liam

The amulets of the second era found were from the early Ratanakosin period (somewhere around the time of King Rama 3), and are hence roughly of an age between 150 and 200 years old. This group of amulets were also made from Nuea Pong Puttakun, which have an almost identical appearance with the sacred clay of the Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri.

Below; Gallery of  Close up Macro Images of the Features and Aspects of the Muan Sarn Clay of the Khun Phaen Kru Tap Khae amulet

A very large number of different kinds of amulet designs were found in this batch, some in greater numbers than others. Amongst the many Pim found in this batch were the Pra Luang Por Dto, Pra Khun Phaen Ha Liam, Pra Khun Phaen Khai Pa Seek, Pra Sam, Pra Narai Song Pern, and Pra Ruang, which were all obviously made in reverence to the previous periods of Thai Buddhist Arts of History.

Close up Macro Image of the Features and Aspects of the Muan Sarn Clay

Close up Macro Image of the Features and Aspects of the Muan Sarn Clay

When all aspects of these amulets are considered and the amulets themselves are examined in all their aspects, it is the common conclusion with experts that the Great Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri of Wat Rakang Kositaram must have played a part in their making. Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri is known to have hidden amulets in temples around the country, mostly in Central Thailand and in the North, and the amulets themself do not differ in ‘Nuea Ha’ (content), to the Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram. This makes the amulets of course a perfect reference study teacher model (Ongk Kroo) for training the eyes to recognise a true ancient Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram amulet.

These amulets have also been found in the Kru hiding place of the Kru Pra Yern Luang Por Dto of Wat Intrawiharn (Wat Bang Khun Prohm) of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri, which strengthens the evidence that Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsriwas responsible for their making. Below is a video in HD with an unbiased narrative on the Kru Wat Tap Khaw amulets, given by Ajarn Spencer Littlewood

The amulets found in the Kru which came from the third era, were made and hidden during the time of King Rama 6, reaching up to the time of His Majesty Rama 9. This amulets of this batch were found in many forms and reminiscent or straight replicas of amulets of the great Masters of those times, such as the Pra Pim of Luang Por Ao, and Luang Phu Phueak, of Wat Ging Gaew.

Khun Phaen Kru Wat Tap Khaw 200 Year OId Amulet

Khun Phaen Kru Wat Tap Khaw

The Muan Sarn Sacred Powder clay of this third group of amulets, do not have the same agédness or appearance to its substance as the previous two batches mentioned, and have a much younger appearance in the features of the sacred clay. Some amulets even copied the Pim Song (models) found in the previous two eras of amulets found in the Kru, which causes suspicion about this third batch.

Because of the much younger age and appearance of this batch which was buried at a later era, and the replicas found in the batch, confusion arose, causing the whole Kru Wat Tap Khaw find to come under scrutiny and suspicion about their true age, and for quite a long time the amulets were overlooked, due to the fact that few people realised that the amulets of the two other eras were indeed much more ancient.

Khun Phaen Kru Tap Khaw 200 Year OId Hiding Place Amulet of Somdej Dto Prohmrangsri Wat Rakang

The educated collector and student hence must have selectiveness when examining the amulets of the Kru Wat Tap Khaw, because of the three different batches found, which have similar Pim Song in all of them. An experienced collector should hence use his experience to estimate the age of the clay of the amulet to define which of the three batches/eras the amulet came from (especially between second and third eras).

One does not however need to have immense expertise to tell the difference, because the second era amulets (the ones assumed to be made by Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri), have a much older appearance, and a much harder stone-like clay. In the case of the Kru Wat Tap Khaw amulets, one should place higher value on recognising the age of the clay, than recognising the Pim Song (design model), because the model is found in more than one era batch. In short, the designs were replicated in all batches, but the age of each amulet cannot be replicated, and is the definitive measure.

Khun Phaen Kru Tap Khaw - Somdej Dto Prohmrangsri Wat Rakang

Close up of the face features and hardened clay (Nuea graeng) of Khun Phaen Kru Tap Khaw amulet – Somdej Pra Puttajarn Dto Prohmrangsri Wat Rakang

The inner circle aficionados of this series of Hiding Place Amulets have various beliefs depending on which group of aficionados;
The main group assume that it was the Great Khrua Ta Saeng of Wat Mani Chonlakhant in Lopburi who made the first batch during the time or Rama the 3rd. Khrua Ta Saeng was the Kroo Ba Ajarn of the Great Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri, who encountered him on Tudong forest wandering in the Ayuttaya region.

Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri of Wat Rakang Kositaram

Somdej Dto with the famous Pra Somdej Gang Pla amulet of the Kru Tap Khaw Hiding Place Find

This was during the time that Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri went missing from Wat Rakang Kositaram and spent 15 Years in the forests around the Northern regions of Thailand and could not be found, and it was during this time that Somdej Dto received the Wicha Pra Somdej and other methods of making Sacred Powders from Khrua Ta Saeng, and Kata Akom for subduing Maras, Ghosts and Demonic Spirits.

Khrua Ta Saeng liked to make amulets in the ancient Sukhothai and Ayuttaya periodic styles of artistic interpretation. He would make many kinds of ancient amulets and hide them in Kru in temples around both Sukhothai and Ayuttaya Regions. One very famous and recognisable amulet of Khrua Ta Saeng is the Hlang Hoo Hai, which has two holes in the back face of the amulet. The first era batch of the Kru Wat Tap Khaw amulet find has also examples of Pra Luang Por Dto Hlang Hoo Hai, which is very rare and highly preferred.

Khun Phaen Kru Tap Khaw Amulet

The rarest amulet of all of the first era batch of Wat Tap Khaw from Khrua Ta Saeng is the Pra Somdej Pim Gang Pla, theTri Gaay (Pra Sam), the Pra Khun Phaen Ha Liam, Pra Khun Phaen Khai Pa Seek, and the Pra Narai Song Pern.

There is written documentation form Luang Phu Kam of Wat Amarint, who was a Gaeji Ajarn who lived at the same time as, and who was a close friend of Somdej Dto, that amulets had been made by these masters. It is written that Luang Phu Kam had asked Somdej Pra Puttajarn Dto to make some sacred powder amulets in the style and fashion that was known and popular to the people of Ayuttaya, Sukhothai and Lopburi.

The very same models (Pim Song) of amulet which were found in the Kru Wat Tap Khaw are mentioned in this documentation as having been made by Somdej Dto, and so there is little doubt remaining in the origins of the second era batch of the Kru Wat Tap Khaw.

Below; The written documentation from Luang Phu Kam regarding Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri’s involvement in the Kru Wat Tap Khaw amulets.

The Kru Wat Tap Khaw first and second era batch amulets are most certainly the best remaining chance to own an original amulet of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri, as well as being a perfect study reference pice, as Ongk Kroo teacher for the study of the Muan Sarn clay of the Immortal Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri, Wat Rakang Kositaram.


Pra Pruhnang Klueab - Luang Por An of Wat Prayat

Todays post brings you a look at a classic amulet from the Great Luang Por An, of Wat Prayat, with Muan Sarn Sacred Powders from the Kroo Ba Ajarn of Luang Por An, Luang Por Glan, preceding Abbot of Wat Prayat. 

The Pra Pruhnang Amulet is a Historic Buddha Image of immensely tasteful artistic design, and made using sacred clay with added powders of Luang Por Glan, and a host of other ancient amulets from the Ayuttaya period broken down into the powders. Luang Por An was the Looksit Aek first Initiate of Luang Por An inherited the Sorcery Wicha of Luang Por Glan (Wat Prayat), and his special Muan Sarn Sacred Powders, and who blessed these amulets with the invocations of his Lineage Master Luang Por Glan.

Pra Pruhnang Luang Por An Wat Prayat

Pra Pruhnang Luang Por An Wat Prayat

 

Luang Por An was one of the Great Gaeji Ajarn Masters of His Era, considered one of the Great Ayuttaya Master Monks, whose amulets are extremely favoured throughout all circles of collectors. The Pra Pruhnang Klueab, along with the Pra Khun Phaen Klueab glazed baked Sacred Clay amulets are amongst his most famous and preferred amulets of the pantheon. Most devotees of Wat Prayat will collect and Bucha amulets from both Luang Por An, and his Kroo Ba Ajarn Luang Por Glan (hard to find), for the magic of both Masters is seen to be second to none for Klaew Klaad Kong Grapan Chadtri Metta Maha Niyom power.

Pra Pruhnang Luang Por An Wat Prayat Ayuttaya

Close up of Pra Pruhnang Amulet

Luang Por Glan was the abbot of Wat Prayat in Ayuttaya, and the Kroo Ba Ajarn of the Great Luang Por An, who succeeded Luang Por Glan as abbot of Wat Prayat after his passing. In turn, Luang Por An was also a Great Master of Olden Days, whose amulets were immensely famous during the Wartime Era, for their Kong Grapan Chadtri Klaew Klaad power. Luang Por An inherited and learned most of his Wicha from Luang Por Glan, who was one of the top ten Masters with the most powerful psychic powers of his Era.

Luang Por An Gaeji Ajarn of Wat Prayat

Luang Por An – Gaeji Ajarn Master Monk of Wat Prayat

The Pra Pruhnang, which features an image of the Buddha in Mara Vichai (subduing Mara), is seated touching the earth, calling the Dharani Earth Goddess as his Witness. The two Savaka Pra Mokkhallana and Pra Saributra are standing to either side of the Buddha, who is surrounded by a decorative Arch. 

Pra Pruhnang Klueab

The Pra Pruhnang Amulet is an ancient Amulet of the Ayuttaya Kingdom which is a Historical Artifact, and a Highly revered Votive Tablet. The original Pra Pruhnang is found at Wat Putai Sawan and was discovered hidden at other Temples in the Ayuttaya Region too.

Pra Pruhnang

Pra Pruhnang Leaden Amulet, Ayuttaya Era

It is a famous fact that both the Great Khun Pantagij Rachadech (creator of the Jatukam Ramathep Amulet) and his Unkillable Enemy the Bandit ‘Suea Fai’, were both known to highly rever the Pra Pruhang amulet, and wore more than one of them on the same neck chain around their necks.

Khun Pantagij Rachadech

Even after retiring from hunting Bandits, Khun Pan still wore the amulets for protection until his old age. The Pra Pruhnang is one of the most famous amulets for its power of Kong Grapan Chadtri and Klaew Klaad protective magic, and also for its healing powers.

The Pra Pruhnang is one of the more highly prized amulets of collectors and devotees of Luang Por An, and of Thai Buddhist People everywhere, for its beauty, and the presence of three Arahants, in one amulet. The muan sarn clay was made from an admixture of various ancient amulets of the Ayuttaya Era, such as Pra Nai Putsa, Pra Wat Tagrai, Pra Kring Klong Takian, Pra Kone Samor, Pra Luang Por Dto Wat Bang Grating, Pra Luang Por Parn, and amulets from Wat Koo Salort, as well as a large number of other Ancient Pra Kru hiding place amulets from around the Ayuttaya province.

Luang Por An was born in the year 2435 BE, and ordained into the Sangha at Wat Prayatigaram on the 26th May 2456 BE, with the Great Luang Por Glan Tammachoti as his Ordaining Upachaya,Luang Por Chaay (Wat Dtong Pbu) as his Gammawajajarn prompting officer. The name of his Anusawanajarn witness is no longer recorded, but most devotees assume it to be Pra Ajarn Rod Widtuyo of Wat Ayotaya (also called Wat Gasankh), or a few historians believe his Anusawanajarn witness to have been Luang Por Lueang, of Wat Pradoo Song Tam.

The Great Luang Por An passed away in 2512 BE as he was on travels visiting Wat Pra Singh in Chiang Mai, for a Buddha Abhiseka Blessing. His body was kept for devotees to worship at Wat Prayat for 25 years before he was cremated in the year 2536 BE.

Presenting a classic all time famous  amulet of immense repuite for Maha Lap and Kong Grapan Chadtri Klaew Klaad powers, and a Pra Niyom Master-Class Category amulet of the Highest Status and Esteem. Pra Pid Ta Pim Pung Bpong potbellied Nirodha Buddha amulet of the Legendary Luang Phu Sukh, of Wat Pak Klong Makham Tao, in Nuea Pong Kluk Rak.

The Pra Pid Ta Pim Pung Bpong was made by hand pressing by Luang Phu Sukh in the years 2460 BE to 2463 BE, to be handed out in the Funeral Ceremony of Luang Phu Sukh’s Mother. The artisan’s design shows itself to be the work of a local artisan, for its basic appearance. The Buddha has a pot belly and two hands raised to cover the face. The amulet is made from Nuea Pong Kluk Rak Muan Sarn Sacred Powders mixed with herbal lacquer. This edition has identical Muan Sarn clay to the ‘Jaek Mae Krua’ edition. The examination of the Pra Pid Ta Pung Bpong is not performed by looking at the Pim Song (design) because the hand made nature means that each amulet is slightly different in appearance, so the standard method of confirming its origins, is to look at the Muan Sarn Clay, and to know its appearance and textures

Pra Pid Ta Pum Bpong Luang Phu Sukh Wat Pak Klong Makham Tao

The rear face is curved from the curvature of the thumb or finger that pressed it, and this is a noticeable feature of all Pra Pid Ta Pim Pung Bpong amulets.

Rear face of Pra Pid Ta Pum Bpong Luang Phu Sukh

Rear face of Pra Pid Ta Pum Bpong Luang Phu Sukh


The amulets of this, perhaps the greatest of all Master Monks with Wicha Akom, are amongst the most sought after and valued in the world of Thai Buddhist Amulets. Be it his Rian Roop Muean, Somdej Rasamee and Somdej Prapa Mondon, or his Pra Pid Ta, Prok Bai Makham, Takrut, Prakam Rosaries, and other Talismanic Charms, the spiritual value and magical power is equally regarded as being of the most powerful and truly magical amulets one could afford.

Luang Phu Sukh is one of the greatest Magic Monks of all Thai History, for which reason this is an amulet more to keep and Bucha than anything else, although it is also a good investment as the price will become ever more expensive. This is already an extremely rare and hard to find amulet. A most sacred and desirable addition to anyones collection indeed. Few amulets at this price can compare considering the sacredness, the maker and the beauty and age of this amazing amulet.

Luang Phu Sukh, who was so famous for his Magical Powers and Miraculous Feats, which included having been seen to blow into Tamarind tree leaves and transform them into Bees, or turn Banana Flowers into live Rabbits, fly through the sky, and breathe underwater. Luang Phu Sukh was the Kroo Ba Ajarn of his Lordly Highness, Admiral Grom Luang Chumporn, who was an apprentice to Luang Phu Sukh in Sorcery, and one of his greatest Devotees.

Luang Phu Sukh had many Wicha such as the Wicha Suea Saming, able to transform into a Tiger, and the Wicha Look Pern Sakot, which was to perform incantations into a bullet of a single shot firing gun, and the bullet would always find its mark on target, without fail. One could say that Luang Phu Suk is one of the greatest masters of the History of Thai Guru Monks, and is one of the top Ten Legendary Monks of all time.

There are so any legends told about his miraculous powers and feats. His Mastery of Traditional healing and herbal Medicine has led his written works on the subject to become the greatest Thai Occult herbalism Recipe Grimoire in all existence. He was the Kroo Ba Ajarn of a great number of the most powerful Master Monks of the last Century, and his powerful Magic remains second to no other Guru Monk in Thai History.

Luang Phu Sukh Wat Pak Klong Makham Tao

It is said that Luang Phu Sukh became the Kroo Ba Ajarn of Grom Luang Chumporn, a Royal Courtier, an Admiral, and a Great Sorceror of his time. This happened as Grom Luang Chumporn’s navy boat had broken and he was forced to park the bloat close to Wat Pak Klong Makham Tao. Grom Luang went to make reverence to Luang Phu Sukh, by pretending that he was just a simple commoner, and not a member of the Lordly Family, but Luang Phu Sukh addressed him by his name, surprising Grom Luang Chumporn.

Pra Pid Ta Pum Bpong amulet made by Luang Phu Sukh Wat Pak Klong Makham Tao released in 2463 BE

Pra Pid Ta Pum Bpong amulet made by Luang Phu Sukh Wat Pak Klong Makham Tao released in 2463 BE

Grom Luang went to make reverence to Luang Phu Sukh, by pretending that he was just a simple commoner, and not a member of the Lordly Family, but Luang Phu Sukh addressed him by his name, surprising Grom Luang Chumporn. Grom Luang Chumporn asked Luang Phu Sukh how he knew who he was?

Below; Grom Luang Chumporn

Grom Luang Chumporn

Luang Phu Sukh told him that he saw his Aura approaching, and that it was brighter than that of the normal commoners, and that it told him already who he was. Grom Luang Chumporn asked to learn Wicha with Luang Phu Sukh, and was bestowed with many Magical Wicha, such as the ability to remain under the water for hours and breathe as if he was on land.

Kata Luang Phu Sukh

Sadthā Tēwa Manussānang Puttō Pakawādti Ma-A-U

 

Kata Maha Sanaeh Luang Phu Sukh

Agkhōhamassami Lōkassa

Idti Bpāramidtādtingsā

Idtisappanyū Mākadtā

Idti Pōti Manubpadtō

Idtibpisō Jadtē Namō

Arahang Lāpō Puttō

Lāpang Nachā Lidti

Na Ma Pa Ta

Sappē Chanã Pahū Chanā

Rāchā Bpurisō Idthīyō Māpang

Ēhi Jidt-Dtang Bpiyang Ma-Ma

Ēhi Mārē Sōmāmā

Ākajchāya Ākajchāhi

Kata Pra Pid Ta

Pra Pid Ta Pong Graduk Phii Pra Ajarn Hnoo

Pra Pid Ta Pong Athi (Pra Pid Ta Graduk Phii) – Pra Ajarn Hnoo, Wat Po Ta Dtian (Wat Chetupon)

The legendary Pra Pong Athi (Graduk Phii) amulet of Pra Ajarn Hnoo Wat Po Ta Dtian became famous during the second world wartime as a powerful protector against deadly dangers, and has remained famous to this day. It was during the second world war and Indo-Chiina wartime era that many powerful sorceror monks in Thailand began to come out and create amulets to distribute to soldiers and the common folk, to protect them against the deadly dangers of wartime. In that time, the Japanese were occupying Thailand as ‘forced allies’, and so Thailand was being bombed by the allied nations, who were attacking the Japanese military installations. Very often bombs would miss the Japanese target, and hit a local village instead,n and innocent Thai people were killed. And so it was in this era than we came to see amulets like the Pra Pid Ta Pong Graduk Phii come into existence.

Pra Ajarn Hnoo of Wat Po Ta Dtian (Wat Chetupon)

Pra Ajarn Hnoo was a Master Gaeji Ajarn who was known for his intensive practice and mastery of Vipassana Kammathana, and Khmer Sorcery. he would not socialise with other monks, and only his most fearless and devote initiates would dare to enter his Kuti Hut, for it was known that he would ‘Liang Phii’ (take care of Ghosts in his hut).  In the year 2485 BE, Pra Ajarn Hnoo, of Wat Po Ta Dtian (or, ‘Wat Pra Chetupon Wimon Mangkalaram’), created a powerful amulet, in secret, and with his own hands, to help people survive the war and prosper in life. This amulet was to become a legend that has maintained its status into the modern era, and is even the subject of a documentary.

Pra Pid Ta Pong Athi (Pong Graduk Phii) - Pra Ajarn Hnoo (Wat Po)

Pra Pid Ta Pong Athi (Pong Graduk Phii) – Pra Ajarn Hnoo (Wat Po)


This amulet is of course the Pra Pid Ta Nuea Pong Athi (or better known as ‘Pra Pid Ta Pong Graduk Phii’ amulet. Pra Ajarn Hnoo was a Gaeji Ajarn of Khmer Origins, who possessed powerful Necromantic Wicha. He was not very old at the time, but already had a large following of respectful Devotees, who revered him for his powerful Magic. Pra Ajarn Hnoo liked to grow magical herbs around his Kuti Hut at the temple to use for making amulets and potions, holy water and bestowing blessings. Pra Ajarn Hnoo was often visited by devotees to perform spiritual healings with his holy water and herbal potions, and people would ask him for amulets and blessings. Pra Ajarn Hnoo hence began making amulets, in a very unusual manner compared to the usual Thai Buddhist Traditional methods, bringing in his Khmer Sorcery to add to the magical power of the amulet. He used ashes from the bones of cremated corpses, mixed with Puttakun Powders and Ittijae Powders, and Pong Wan Aathan (a mixture of powdered magical herbs and pollens)

The use of the ashes of cremated bones in the amulets came from Pra Ajarn Hnoo’s Khmer Necromantic Sorcery training, which holds to the premise that the ashes or bone powders, funereal earths and corpse oils of the dead, possess immensely powerful magic.

The ashes of Phii Dtaay Hoeng were used, according to the Dtamra Saiasart Khmer Grimoires of Necromantic Sorcery, which specifies that only the ashes of a Hoeng Prai Ghost can be used if the Wicha is to be powerful. A Hoeng Prai is often known as a ‘screaming ghost’ because the word means a person who died in an accident prematurely, or through unforeseen circumstances. So often this will mean a person who died screaming. Hoeng Prai spirits are in Limbo and often angry, possessing immensely powerful psychic energy. The sorceror appeases the spirit in Limbo by agreeing to a collaborative effort, where the ghost of the spirit in Limbo agrees to use its psychic powers to aid the human who owns the amulet made from its ashes, and accumulate good Karma to achieve eventual release from Limbo.

Pra Pid Ta Pong Graduk Phii

One of the many Pim Song models of the famous Pra Pong Athi Pra Pid Ta Graduk Phii

In addition, astrological Necromancy states that a Hoeng Prai Ghost must die on a Saturday and be cremated on a Tuesday, for the full formula of Lucky Fortunes Magic to come into effect.

Pra Ajarn Hnoo saw to it that he fulfilled al of these Ritual requirements, and gathered the sacred ashes until he had enough to press amulets with them, and mixed them with his other prepared Muan Sarn Sacred Powder ingredients, the Pong Puttakun, Pong Ittijae, and Wan Aathan. In addition, Pra Ajarn Hnoo then added his special ingredient, ‘Wan Pong’, or more commonly known as ‘Wan Graser’. Wan Graser is a very rare herbal plant found in the deep rainforests, and is said in Folk Legends to be a bloodsucking ‘Vampire’ plant. If an animal gets entangled in it, it is said the plant can slowly suck the blood out of the animal until it dies. This herb is a very difficult herb to cultivate, as its true habitat is in the deepest rain forests, but Pra Ajarn Hnoo had managed to cultivate some around his hut at the temple, and he used them for the making of the Pra Pid Ta Pong Graduk Phi.

Pra Ajarn Hnoo made various different amulets from the Graduk Phii Hoeng Prai Ashes, including Pra Somdej, and Pra Pid Ta amulets.

Tamniab Wadthumongkol Pra Pong Graduk Phii

Tamniab Wadthumongkol Pra Pong Graduk Phii – Pantheon of Amulets in the series

In any case, despite the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders used by Pra Ajarn Hnoo to make the Pra Pid Ta Pong Athi amulets seeming very scary in their natural origins, Pra Ajarn Hnoo performed appeasement rituals and purification ceremonies over all the individual ingredients of the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders before the amulets were made, and removed any black magick or negative karmic influences and energies from them beforehand, leaving only the pure unstained magical power and energy remaining, to be re-empowered with its new purpose.

The power extracted through Necromancy was then imbued within the form of the Pra Pid Ta amulets, and blessed with Buddhist Blessings of the Buddha Abhiseka (Dhamma Chakra opening of the eyes of the Buddha), empowering the extremely powerful energies within the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders to be able to bring auspicious blessings and strong protective power to keep the wearer from harm, and lead to prosperity and happiness.

Pra Pid Ta Athi Nuea Pong Graduk Phii Pra Ajarn Hnoo

Pra Pid Ta Athi Nuea Pong Graduk Phii Exhibit B Pra Ajarn Hnoo – Wat Po

It is said of the Pra Pid Ta Pong Graduk Phii amulet, that its protective powers are incomparable, and that the traveller who wears one will pass through all his journeys safely. Another strange aspect of the magic of the Pra Pid Ta Pong Graduk Phii, is that people noticed not only that one remained safe whilst traveling, but that when the traveler wearing a Pra Pid Ta Pong Graduk Phii gets off the vehicle alone, people would ask the traveler ‘and aren’t the others going? coming with you?’ (as if they couldn’t imagine the wearer being alone). This shows powerful Metta Maha Niyom Mercy Charm present within the amulet too.’

Pra Pid Ta Athi Pong Graduk Phii Exhibit C

Pra Pong Graduk Phii Exhibit C – Pra Ajarn Hnoo – Wat Po

Many gamblers have found the Pra Pid Ta Pong Graduk Phii to be an exellent Luckbringer to turn the tables and odds in their favour, and to ‘whisper’ in the ear of the gambler to hint as to what bets should be placed. This is known as ‘Prai Grasip’ Ghost Whisperer Magick. Pra Ajarn gave a rule to gamblers however for this amuletl That ‘If your winnings are within reason, you should not push your luck too far’.

A highly preferred amulet with those devotees who prefer less subtlety for a fast acting amulet that emanates Magickal Power without restraints, the Pra Pid Ta Pong Graduk Phii is a recommendable amulet, for protection, gambling and general prosperity. The Pra Pid Ta Pong Graduk Phii is by no means an easy amulet to find these days, and is a very powerful magickal amulet of great fame and renown in Thailand.

Pra Pid Ta Pong Graduk Phii Pra Ajarn Hnoo

Pra Pid Ta Pong Graduk Phii Pra Ajarn Hnoo

Kata Bucha Pra Pid Ta

Pra Somdej Pim Chedi Norn Wat Lakorn Tam by Luang Phu Nak of Wat Rakang, and Luang Por Supoj, of Wat Sutat

Presenting a new video with narrative by Ajarn Spencer Littlewood in our new series of videos ‘Amulet Talk’ which present you with the first of many insightful videos with narratives, to increase your awareness, and to bring interesting aspects of the topic of Thai Buddhist Amulets to you for your enjoyment. We hope this new series of videos provides you with useful study material. This episode of Amulet Talk provides a look at two Pra Somdej Pim Chedi Norn Wat Lakorn Tham, from two great master monks, which feature Buddha images seated over one of the horizontal ‘sleeping’ chedi stupas of Wat Lakorn Tam. We invite you to enjoy the HD Video and Narrative by Ajarn Spencer Littlewood, which gives a basic look at these two amulets which have a semi tenuous relationship to each other, but which are also completely distinct from each other. The Pra Somdej Chedi Norn Wat Lakorn Tham amulets of Luang Phu Nak (Wat Rakang Kositaram) and The Pra Somdej Hwaek Man Pim Chedi Norn of Luang Por Supoj (Wat Sutat).

The amulets represent the two chedi stupas at Wat Lakorn Tam temple, which were built and installed by the great Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri of Wat Rakang Kositaram. The two amulets are made by Luang Phu Nak of Wat Rakang Kositaram in the year 2495 BE (left side in white Puttakun Powders), and from Jao Khun Sri Sonti (Luang Por Supoj) of Wat Sutat, for the Indojin Indo-China Wartime Blessing ceremony, made in Nuea Wan Pasom Pong Gao. There were actually three different masters who made Pra Somdej Pim Chedi Norn, the third being Luang Phu Hin of Wat Rakang Kositaram, whose amulet is not shown in this vide, but which we will show when we obtain an example, in a future video.

Pra Somdej Pim Chedi Norn amulets by Luang Phu Nak of Wat Rakang, and Luang Por Supoj, of Wat Sutat

Both amulets from both masters (who were colleagues of each other), were made using broken pieces of ancient Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram amulets from the time of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri. The amlets are however distinct, and made at different times, with different designs, the only things in common truly being the Muan Sarn Sacred Powder content using ancient Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram, and the imagery of the sleeping Chedi Stupas of Wat Sutat. otherwise, the Buddha images and their outer arches, and daises, are distinct and apart from each other. For example, the Buddha on the Pra Somdej Chedi Norn Luang Phu Nak has a single tiered dais, whereas the Buddha on the Pra Somdej Chedi Norn Luang Por Supoj, has four tiered dais.


Pra Kru Wat Geng Jeen Amulets Ayuttaya Period

The Pra Kru Wat Geng Jeen amulet find was discovered in the year 2515 BE (approximately), in the old deserted temple of Wat Geng Jeen, in Rayong Province. Despite the fact the temple was in disrepair and without any resident monks, the history of this temple is known and documented. It is known hence, from historical reasearch, that Pra Ajarn Geng was the abbot at the time of the burial of the amulets and made them in over 70 models, all made from cast alchemical lead artifact alloy.

The Pra Kru Wat Geng Jeen amulet find occurred around the year 2515 BE, at the abandoned temple of Wat Geng Jeen, in Rayong, when a large batch of leaden amulets were discovered at the temple. The amulets were created towards the end of the Ayuttaya period, just before the Ratanakosin Era. The amulets were created by Pra Ajarn Geng, who was then the abbot of Wat Geng Jeen. The amulets were found in many different designs and images, numbering over 70 different Pim in all. Some are very common to find still, and others are much rarer.

The Kru Wat Geng Jeen amulets are known for their ‘Sanim Daeng’ reddish beige rust forming as ‘Kraap Kru on the front, and that most of them were originally coated in gold leaf in manu cases. The rear faces of the amulets have a fine layer of white cement from the Kru chamber adhering to the surface, which is one of the criteria used for recognising this particula Pra Kru, for they all have some to greater or lesser degree on the rear face.

The rarer and more highly sought after models include the Pim Mara Wichai Thaan Pha Tip, the Pim Samati Thaan Song Chan, the Pim Mokkhallana or Saributra (Pim Sawok – praying monk listening to the Buddha – can be seen as either Maugalyayana Arahant, or Sariputra Arahant), and the various models of which only few were found, and are extremely rare, such as the Pra Sangkajjai, Prajam Wan Birthday Buddhas, Pim Pra Nakprok, and the Pim Pra Pratan Thaan Tip.

Below; One of the Preferred Models of the Kru Wat Geng Jeen Amulet Find; the Pim Samati Thaan Sorng Chan

Pim Samati Wat Geng Jeen

Pra Ajarn Geng, the maker of the amulets back in the late Ayuttaya period, was a famous Kammathana Master Monk of his time. It is believed by experts that Pra Ajarn Geng, the maker of the Pra Kru Wat Geng Jin amulets, was the original Kroo Ba Ajarn who bestowed his magical Wicha onto some of the Great Masters of Olden days we know, such as Luang Por Dto of Wat Khao Bor Tong, Luang Por Am, of Wat Nong Grabork, the Great Luang Phu Tim of Wat Laharn Rai, and Luang Por Tarb of Wat Nong Grabok Kheun Pheung.

Below; One of the other preferred models of the Kru Wat Geng Jeen; the Pim Thaan Pha Tip

Pra Kru Wat Geng Jeen Pim Thaan Pha Tip Niyom

Here we can see a preferred Pim Niyom model of the Pra Kru Wat Geng Jeen Cast Leaden hiding place amulet find, from the Ayuttaya Period, this model being popularly called the Pim Pra Sawok, also known as ‘Pim Pra Mokkhalla’ and ‘Pim Pra Saribut’

Pra Kru Wat Geng Jeen Nuea Chin Pim Pra Sawok Niyom - Sacred Leaden Ancient Hiding Place Amulet Late Ayuttaya Period

The words ‘Pra Sawok’ means ‘Savaka’, or ‘disciple’ of the Buddha. It refers in this case to the Arahants Sariputra and Mokkhallana (also called Maugdalyāyāna, and Maha-Moggallana).The image can indeed be used for either of these Arahants, as they are both mostly featured in this sideways praying posture seated either side of the Dais the Buddha sits on under the Bodhi tree.

Pim Pra Prajam Wan Birthday Buddha

Pra Put Chin Dtakua Luang Por Dam Wat Kuti

Ancient Amulet Presents the legendary and extremely rare Pra Pim Pra Put Nuea Chin Dtakua Fang Khiaw Hmaa Pha, Leaden Buddha Amulet with Magic Spell and Wolf’s Tooth Inserts.

The Pra Pim Pra Put Dtakua Fang Khiaw Hmaa Pha, was one of a variety of different Pim (models), wich Luang Por Dam created by taking already pre-existing designs from other great temples and masters, and using them to make these amulets, forging them with alchemical metallurgy into leaden statuettes. Empowered with insertion of a magic spell in Sacred Khom Agkhara, on a piece of parchment paper, and a wolf’s canine tooth.

It is a legend that when Luang Por Dam traveled on Tudong from Cambodia, to stay at Wat Kuti, there were two leaden Singha Lions in front of the Uposatha Shrineroom.  One time, the local temple orphans would drag to the middle of the rice field and play with them every day for days on end.  The children would go hoome and leave the lions in the field.

However, Lions would somehow find their own way back to the front of the Uposatha, without anyone having to go and get them. Nobody in the temple knew how they got back in place. The lions wold return to their original place every evening without anyone ever seeing them being brought back.

It was these lions which Luang Por Dam took, to use as the base leaden Chanuan metal for the forging of the mercurial alloy, to be cast into amulets.

Luang Por Dam was an olden days Khmer Sorceror Monk who stayed at Wat Kuti in the Pre Modern Era (passed before 2500 BE). He is said to have been of the same Generation and approximate age of the Great Luang Phu Suk of  Wat Pak Klong Makham Tao. Nobody has ever been able to compile a full biography of this monk, whose Khmer past is obscured from history. Luang Por Dam made his amulets in his own inimitable way with his own particular metho, which came from his Khmer Sorcery Wicha. He was able to manipulate alchemical metals and to ‘riak parort’, which means ‘to call alchemical mercury’. He would make the amulets by bthe alchemical method of using Incantations and meditative prowess to call the mercury to flow to him and guide them into the casting molds with magical spellcasting.

Ancient Leaden Buddha Amulet with Wolf Tooth Luang Por Dam

Apart from being famous for Kong Grapan Chadtri Klaew Klaad and ‘Gan Sadtw Pit Raay’ (protect against poisonous beasts), the amulets of Luang Por Dam are known for their power to erase Black Magick. It is said that if a house is cursed, or there are any sorcerous magical spells influencing the house, to walk in with one of Luang Por Dam’s amulets will dispel the curse or Black Magick Immediately, dispersing it and banishing it.

In those olden times, as Luang Por Dam would make amulets for the devotees at the temple, he became famous from many stories of miraculous lifesaving events connected with his amulets. Ranging from people being attacked by bandits and shot at at point blank range, but the guns would not fire, to surviving deadly accidents in the face of certain death.

But his amulets also then became famous outside of his locality and to spread around the provinces, because of Rice. Luang Por Dam’s temple needed rice, and Luang Por Dam would also have to go to Sara Buri township often to get rice for the temple, and would take his amulets to exchange with the market farmers for rice.

In the beginning, not many people took much notice, but he would exchange one amulet for a cart of rice with some traders. But after some time, there were some devotees who payed reverence and gave alms to Luang Por Dam, and recieved an amulet as a gift from him for their kindness. The devotees took the amulet and hung it up against a tree to test it with a revolver, by shooting at it, but however they tried, the gun wold not shoot when pointed at the amulet.

The amulets of Luang Por Dam of Wat Kuti are now extremely rare to encounter, and are highly renowned for their powerful Kong Grapan Chadtri, Maha Ud, Klaew Klaad and Gan Sadtw Pit Raay Powers.

His first edition came to be, because of the Thai devotees of the area hearing of Luang Por Dam being from the Khmer side of the order, and that he was a Tudong Forest Monk, so they came to ask him for a way to prevent the Black Magick spells which were being placed on them using Khmer Necromancy and Black Magick.

Luang Por Dam then made his first edition, using the wolf’s teeth inserts, which are now so rare and famously powerful, with Anti Black Magick and Kong Grapan Chadtri Maha Ud Klaew Klaad Protective Sorcery to keep his devotees safe and banish any evil curses they may have had afflicting them.

The wolfs teeth were obtained by Luang Por Dam, as he was wandering through the forests of the Khao Gaew Jungle, and he came upon the scene of a pile of skeletons of wolves, and a couple of tiger skeletons, all in one area. He concluded that the wolves must have died in their struggle with the tigers, but that the wolves, despite being much smaller, were as brave and fearless and just as much a fierce hunter as the much larger tiger himself. He took the teeth and empowered them throughout his Tudong wandering times with Maha Amnaj, Maha Ud, Klaew Klaad and Kong Grapan Chadtri Magic, for later use, in these amulets.

He made the amulets in various models, including the Pra Put Buddha image, the Pra Pid Ta Pra Pim Pak Pao (single Pidta) up to the Pra Pid Ta Pim Haa Gler (5 sided Pidta), which is known in the present day as ‘Pid Ta Piang Chompoo Haa Gler’.

Ancient Amulet Pra Put Dtakua Fang Khiaw Hmaa Pha

Pra Wanta Sema Luang Phu To 2463 BE Wat Pradoo Chimplee

A closer look, with Macro Photography at the features of the famous classic ancient amulet Pra Wanta Sema 2463 BE, of Luang Phu To (Wat Pradoo Chimplee).

This Pra Wanta Sema, is a truly rare and beautiful ancient amulet, of the pantheon of early era amulets of the great Luang Phu To, of Wat Pradoo Chimplee, the Pra Pim Wanta Sema Nuea Pong Wat Plab. Made from broken pieces of the original Ancient Wat Plab amulets (from which the original Wanta Sema design was taken).

Wanta Sema 2463 BE Amulet Luang Phu To Side View

This edition was released in 2463 BE. Classed within the classic pantheon of the first ever 13 Somdej Type amulets of Luang Phu To, which is one of his Great Pantheons of Millionaire Class Amulets of Ultimate Esteem and International Fame.

The amulet is seen by some as the Sayasana Buddha (Reclining), and others pray to it as an image of King Rama 1 praying to the temple wall at the Royal palace, with Lotus flower in hands (part of ritual ordination), as he was ordained for the traditional practice of Thai Males to become a Buddhist Monk for a time.

Pra Wanta Sema

 

In those days, the Strategic Infantry Command Regiment were the main sponsors of the amulets created for Luang Phu To to bless, and this design was commissioned for Luang Phu To to press and bless, in the 2463 Edition.

Rear face of Pra Wanta Sema Luang Phu To Wat Pradoo Chimplee

The amulet is reminiscent of the original Pra Wanta Sema Wat Plab by Somdej Pra Sangkarach (Suk). Pra Wanta Sema Wat Plab by Somdej Pra Sangkarach (Suk) has some discussion about the image and what or who it represents. The most common legends say, that it depicts a sleeping Buddha in the Saiyasana posture.

Pra Wanta Sema 2463 BE - Nuea Pong Wat Plab Luang Phu To Wat Pradoo Chimplee

But those who are more well studied believe the image to be a depiction of His Majesty the King Rama 1, holding the lotus of ordination, as a Monk and praying to the temple wall, before ordaining into the Sangha for the traditional period which Kings must ordain for. This is most likely the true meaning of the image.

Rear face Pra Wanta Sema 2463 BE - Nuea Pong Wat Plab Luang Phu To

Wat Plab is one of the 10 official temples of the Dtamra Pra Somdej for its Muan Sarn Sacred Powders which belong within the Dtamra of Pra Somdej of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri Wat Rakang Kositaram.

Macro Close up of the features and visual aspects of front face of Pra Wanta Sema 2463 BE Luang Phu To

Above and below Pics;

Macro Close up of the features and visual aspects of front face of Pra Wanta Sema 2463 BE Luang Phu To. A clear visual close up of the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders can serve the student well to examine and take note of the many different ingredients, and the appearance of the surface, its dryness, porosity, and the secrets of the interior content (where cracks reveal the inner substance).

The close up Macro reveals the authenticity of the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders

Above Pic; The aged surface is both hardened, dry and dense, and reveals the true characteristics of natural aging process over time, making it easy to authenticate.

Macro closeup of Muan Sarn Sacred Powders Pra Wanta Sema

This type of clear-to-recognise features make the amulet a ‘Pra Tae Doo Ngaay’ (Easy to see as Real). The surface of the amulet has a crinkled effect to it, where the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders have dried, and shrink inwards closing the gaps between the particles of powder, and tiny cracks have formed all over the surface as the amulet has shrunk from within over time, as it dries and hardens.

The rear face is always the most important surface area for study once the front face features (Pim) have been confirmed to one's satisfaction

The rear face is always the most important surface area for study once the front face features (Pim) have been confirmed to one’s satisfaction, and authenticated.

Examination of the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders and surface features of the rear face, allows a much more accurate and detailed study of the content of the Muan Sarn, without obstruction of any design to obscure sight of the uniform raw surface features.

Muan Sarn Sacred Powders of rear face of amulet

The rear face surface shows a fine gossamer layer of mildew formation, which ranges in tonality from black, to brown, to light gray.

This is also an important aspect of examining the ‘Kraap’ mildew on the surface of ancient amulets; Namely, that most authentic amulets will have a non-uniform surface tonality to the Kraap Kru Mildew, and that Fake amulets, tend to have a Uniform colour and tonality to the surface mildew.

This is because it is almost impossible to spray a fake mildew onto an amulet, and make it have hundreds of different colours and tones to it, which is something that only happens with natural aging and atmospheric weather changes over many years of time.

Macro closeup of Muan Sarn Sacred Powders of amulet (rear face)

Fake mildew is more uniform, and the true authentic mildew is far more complex in its appearance. Please take note of this when examining amulets, and use the ‘Kraap Kru’ mildew as one of your authentication reference tools.

Once one has examined front and rear face of an amulet, one should then continue on to peruse and examine the edges of the amulet, which will reveal its aging.

One should peruse the cracks arisen through contraction, one is able to determine if the front and rear face surface appearance fits with what the edges reveal, as far as atmospheric changes, and under which conditions the amulet has been worn or kept over the years.

For example, if the edges reveal that the amulet has contracted over a long time of constant dryness, but the surface of the front and rear reveal moisture exposure, then something would be amiss wouldn’t it?

If the front face and rear face say the amulet has experienced multiple changes of moist to dry atmospheres, then the edges should also state the same. Of course, this is not an easy art to train the eye in, and you need to examine many amulets over many years to be able to see what the expert sees.

Wat Plab has always been a temple that Luang Phu To was afilliated with and whose Muan Sarn Sacred Powders he always used in the making of his famously priceless amulets. The Muan Sarn Sacred Powders for the Pra Wanta Sema Luang Phu To, are indeed also composed of mainly broken pieces of original Wat Plab amulets, along with the other Sacred Ingredients which Luang Phu To would ubiquitously mix into the Muan Sarn, for all his amulets.

Wat Plab amulets are a sacred powder type amulet using a mixture of ground sea shells, pollens and flowers, incense powders, temple wall bricks. The mixture used by Somdej Pra Sangkarach (Suk) was the basic formula of Pra Somdej made before any other ever, and is thus the keystone of Pra Somdej amulet making, and the origin of the Pra Somdej Wat Rakang.

The Pim Wanta Sema 2463 Luang Phu To was released in the classic famous 13 Pra Somdej First Edition. The 13 Famous Pim, were made by Luang Phu To with the greatest passion and Highest Effort through Pure Intention, and had the intention to make them as Truly powerful as was possible.

He spent a long time with much effort to find the rarest, most powerful and sacred herbs, woods and relic ingredients for the Muan Sarn used in the making of the Sacred Powders used for his Amulet.

Most Pim were pressed by Luang Phu himself with his own hand, but he had help in assembling the Muan Sarn and many menial tasks from the Samaneras and the Lay Masters of Wat Plab temple. This is of course part of the reason that the Amulets of Luang Phu To possess Sacred Powders of Wat Plab in them too.

The Great Masters of Wat Plab in Bangkok Yai revealed their secrets to Luang Phu, about the mixing of Muan Sarn. It is a hardly known inner secret, that, all of the Great Masters with great Wicha, passed through Wat Plab, to receive the Wicha and secrets of the Mastery of the Pra Piti Haa (5 Piti Jhana Control).

They revealed to him the secrets of making ‘Pong Lob’ Sacred Powders, according to the Dtamra Pra Somdej of Ajarn Saeng, who is reputed to have taught the Dtamra of Pra Somdej making to Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto_ Prohmrangsri (Wat Rakang Kositaram).

It is Pra Ajarn Saeng, who some groups believe is the True Discoverer of the Hin Sila stone with the Dtamra Somdej hidden within it. The debate on this issue may continue forever, for proof is unfound.

One other major base ingredient of the Muan sarn used in this first edition of Luang Phu To’s Amulet Trajectory, was a type of ‘Pong Wised’ (Special powder) or ‘Pong Puttakun), which was colected over many years by Luang Phu To, as he wandered on Forest Tudong. Often he would travel together with Luang Por Sodh (Wat Pak Nam Pasi Jaroen), and another Famous Monk of that time whose name has been lost from all documentation.

Luang Phu To of Wat Pradoo Chimplee was one of the greatest Masters of the Last Century, and a Highly revered Monk around the whole Kingdom of Thailand. he was Respected and revered by His Majesty Our great King, who was a close friend and companion.

Luang Phu To Wat Pradoo Chimplee with His Majesty the King Bhumipol Adulyadej

This Great Monk achieved his status through his Great deeds and his great Diligence in his Patipatā (Practice of Purity and Renunciation), and in his Great Attainments in Dhamma Pariyatti and Dhamma Patipatā.

Pra Wanta Sema 2463 BE

His Blessings are believed to possess the most powerful protective power, and to increase success and prosperity. His amulets are both highly revered for their sacred Power of Protection and Prosperity, but also as a connection and Buddhanissati reminder of the Great Guru master, to beseech his blessings through the amulet.

 

Pra_Somdej_Kaiser_Ok_Krut_Siarn_Badtr_Lai_Sen_Luang_Por_Pae

Ancient Amulet presents the first in a new series of V-Logs, called ‘Amulet Talk’, introducing you to the various ways of examining amulets, to help you develop your skills and powers of observation. This first episode begins with a basic look at the front face of the Pra Somdej Pim Kaiser Ok Krut Siarn Badtr, Lai Sen Edition, by the Late Great Luang Por Pae, of Wat Pikul Tong, in Singhburi.

 

Pra Somdej Kaiser Ok Krut Siarn Badtr Lai Sen Luang Por Pae Wat Pikul Tong

Pra Somdej Kaiser Ok Krut Siarn Badtr Lai Sen Luang Por Pae Wat Pikul Tong

 

The Pra Somdej Lai Sen Edition is a very early era edition from Luang Por Pae, and a very rare model within his large pantheon of amulets. This exhibit is in pristine condition and an extremely attractive example, hence even more rare for its excellence. Its features and ageing characteristics are perfect for study and appreciation.

 

Rear face Pra Somdej Kaiser Luang Por Pae Lai Sen

Rear face Pra Somdej Kaiser Luang Por Pae Lai Sen

 

The rear face of the amulet has the Cameo image of Luang Por Pae (side view), with his signature underneath, in his handwriting, which is why this edition became known as the ‘signature’ edition. The base of the amulet has some Pong Wised Sacred Powder Paste inserted into the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders of the amulet, according to Luang Por Pae’s Traditional Wicha. This edition is highly revered for the presence of hair of Luang Por Pae within the sacred Clay mixture.

 

Special Magic Powders inserted into base of amulet

Special Magic Powders inserted into base of amulet

 Amd so on to the V-Log, for your enjoyment and perusal, amd hopefully, your satisfaction for our work to bring you kncreasd knowledge and research material for the Ancient Amulet Genre;

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Pra U-Tong Awk Seuk (Pra Pong Supan)

Pra U-Tong Awk Seuk – Jong Ang Seuk Edition 2510 BE – Wat Pra Sri Radtana Maha Tat (Supanburi)

The ‘Pra U-Tong Awk Seuk’ amulet, was made and first blessed in the year 1510 BE in a large Buddha Abhiseka Blessing ceremony at Wat Pra Sri Radtana Maha Tat temple, in Supanburi. One can see that the amulet is indeed the same features as the classic Pra Kru Pong Supan, ancient Pra-Kru hiding place amulet of Supanburi Province, whose original archeological find of U-Tong Era amulets was of course also at Wat Pra Sri Radtana Maha Tat. This is of course intentional, but in the case of this edition, was given the special name of Pra U-Tong Awk Seuk’

The amulet is known as the ‘Jong Ang Seuk’ edition, because a large number of them (25,700 amulets) were sent to distribute to the soldiers who had travelled to fight in the Vietnam War, to protect them in battle. The remainder of the amulets which were not sent to the warriors on the front lines, were not distributed at first, and were passed through a further 2 Buddha Abhiseka blessing ceremonies. The first of those further two ceremonies was held between the 2nd and 10th March 2511 Be, and the second extra blessing ceremony was held on the 13th April 2511 BE. Thereafter, most of the remaining amulets were distributed to civil servants and those in governmental offices, and the last remaining amulets were then kept stored away in the Kru Hiding Chamber in the year 2512 BE

The Pra U-Tong Awk Seuk is a classic and historically famous edition of Wat Pra Sri Radtana Mahatat, in Supannburi, that is modelled in similarity to the Pra Pong Supan’Pim Hnaa Gae’ Benjapakee amulet of Supreme Fame and Reverence. Although this edition is commonly known to have the Pim Hnaa Gae Nang Samadhi Khat Paetch Meditating Buddha Image (both hands clasped together facing upwards on the lap), there were actually also some models made, which have a Buddha Image seated in the Mara Vichai (Conquering Mara) Posture, with one hand reaching down to touch the earth.

The Muan Sarn and features of the amulet are rich in Nuances, and provide and excellent exhibit for viewing as study material for the Pra Pong Supan Pim Hnaa Gae type amulet, and its features.

Klaew Klaad Maha Amnaj, Serm Yos, Kong Grapan Chadtri, Maha Ud Power for those in lines of duty where the ability to instil confidence and trust, convince others of your will, and survive great dangers, increase status and chances of promotion. Such are the powers of the Pra U-Tong Awk Seuk Jong Ang Seuk Pong Supan amulet, and all Pra Pong Supan of the Benjapakee Class family of amulets.

Monks present in the ceremony included Luang Por Mui (Wat Don Rai), Luang Por Thin (Wat Pa Lelai, in Supanburi), Luang Por Khom (Wat Rong Phai Wua, Supanburi), Luang Por Huad, (Wat Don Po Tong), Luang Por Pae (Wat Pikul Tong), Luang Por An (Wat Prayatikaram, Ayuttaya), Luang Por Tim (Wat Pra Khaw, Ayuttaya), Luang Por Ngern (Wat Don Yai Horm),and Luang Por Noi (Wat Dhamma Sala, Nakorn Pathom), amongst a total of 69 Guru Masters present in all.

Pra U-Tong Awk Seuk (Pra Pong Supan)

Pra Kru Luang Por Ngern Amulets found at Wat Khao Pra Dtai

Presenting you with knowledge about Ancient Amulets with the 2553 BE discovery of Pra Luang Por Ngern Hiding Place amulets in a Find from the Temple of Wat Khao Pra Dtai. The edition is officially accepted, and assumed to have been placed under the pillars of the Sala Mai Gao temple salon in 2462 BE. Luang Por Ngern is one of Thailand’s Top ten Most Revered Buddha-Monk Images, for whom the Blessings of Riches and Protection are the most Highly Reputed for their Miraculous Power.

25 different Pim of amulets, were found buried in ‘Hai’ ancient clay pots, in the 2533 BE discovery dig at the temple of Wat Khao Pra Dtai.

They are assumed and officially accepted by the temple and the collector scene as having been buried and hidden there in the year 2462 BE, as LP Ngern was at the temple to inaugurate the Sala Mai, and due to the fact that a few examples of amulets in the pots had the date 2460 stamped on the base of the amulets.

The amulets were mostly quite badly damaged, with only about a third of them being made from cast metal, and the remaining two thirds being made from sacred powder and clay. Hence, only a limited number of these amulets were able to be restored. There were a number of different types metal substances in the amulets found, including Sacred Alloys based in Gold, Silver, Bronze, Copper, Iron, and Lead. The versions found made in ‘Nuea Loha’, are highly preferred.

A very few of them were found in some examples to be ‘Piak Tong’ (wet gold effect), which instantly became ‘Niyom’ (preferred) amulets and the price of them rose much higher than other models. This golden coating method was a method used applying a specific method used in the early Ratanakosin Era of the Ayuttaya Kingdom. It is not used anymore in its particular method.

Some of the amulets were kept with the ‘Kraap Kru’ earth and mildew growths on the surface of the amulets. Others were cleaned to reveal their design features and the metallic sheen, leaving just enough Kraap Kru to enhance their beauty, and reveal their origin.

Pra Kru Luang Por Ngern Wat Khao Pra Dtai Archeological Find

The amulets were discovered as the ‘Sala Mai Gao’ wooden shelter salon was removed to build a new one, and some pots were uncovered under the pillars of the Sala Building, as well as hidden underneath the Main Buddha Image within the Building.

We have sourced a few of these rare amulets, and are adding them to the storefront showroom as fast as time permits. We have spent a long time studying and researching to authenticate and deliver proper reference information about the amulets, which we highly recommend as an ultra affordable amulet for those who seek an alternative to the Pra Luang Por Ngern Pim Niyom Wat Bang Klan First edition Amulet, which are both no longer affordable, nor easily available to anybody except millionaires.

The temple of Wat Khao Pra Dtai has released an official book of this find and documents the edition and its 25 or so different Pim (models), and confirms in its historical records, that Luang Por Ngern himself came to install and bless the Sila Reuks Foundation Stone at the temple and built the Sala Mai Gao building, which explains well, how the Luang Por Ngern amulets got placed under the feet of each pillar, under the foundations of the building.

None of us were present back there in 2460+ BE to witness the events, and so, as always, it is a matter of personal faith as to what oneself concludes as to the origins of an ancient amulet of esteem, but with all the information gathered, and the reputability of the sources of the information (The Temple Itself), makes this recent discovery of what are almost certainly original Luang Por Ngern Wat Bang Klan Amulets from the Hand of the Master Himself, and are Master Class Amulets that are for now, the best alternative to the first edition Pra Luang Por Ngern Roop Lor and Rian Job amulets of World Famous Status, and Millionaire Price-Tags.

This find has become a Classic and Highly revered Edition as it falls ever more into the eye of the General Public. Its rise in popularity is now incremental to the rapid speed with which news of its existence is spreading like wildfire, due to the modern age of social networking, and devotees of LP Ngern are sharing their experiences and knowledge on the internet, which has in turn caused this edition to explode in the speed of its rise to popularity and obtain its Master-Class Status.

The Pra Luang Por Ngern Kru Wat Khao Pra Dtai, is just as Sacred and Powerful, and Beautiful, as the Millionaire Price-Tag Models, except they do not carry such a large Price-Tag. For this reason, Who would not wish to own one of these amulets, before they also become unavailable, and carry a Millionaire Price-Tag of their own. The Pra Luang Por Ngern Pim Khee Dta is a perfect Heirloom Amulet to keep in the family for generations, and a Sacred Memorial of Luang Por Ngern Wat Bang Klan, that is still very affordable considering its origins.