Pra Benjapakee – Top Amulets of the Five Major Regions of Thailand
The Benjapakee Amulet is a Pantheon of Ancient Amulets that carry Immortal Historical Fame and Legend in the Thai Buddhist Amulet World, and are perhaps the heart of all Thai Buddhist Amulets which have arisen in a myriad of forms based in the Benjapakee Collection of amulets. The Pra Benja-Pakee is a collection of five (the word ‘Benja’ meaning ‘Five’ in Sanskrit), top amulets of each of 5 regions (the word ‘Pakee’ meaning ‘Regions’ in Sanskrit)
The Five Benjapakee Amulets of Old are;
Pra Somdej, Pra Nang Paya, Pra Pong Supan, Pra Rod Lampun, Pra Sum Gor
However, there also are sub variations of these five Regional amulets which most people will also class within the Benjapakee collection, such as the Pra Kong Lampun, the Pra Beum Lampun, are alsop two pra Kru amulets of Lampun Province which are as highly valued as the Pra Rod.Each Region has its own ‘Benjapakee’ with its own top five amulets of its region. One can also find ‘Benjapakee’ collections of one single type of amulet, such as the ‘Benjapakee’ of Look Om Sacred Powder Ball amulets or the Benjapakee of Top Five Regional Pra Pid Ta Amulets.. This is of course a Folk Tradition and so one can find the word Benjapakee used in more than just the case of the classic historical Ancient Amulets known as the classic original Benjapakee Collection.
Khun Phaen Prai Kumarn Pim Song Pol Yai Takrut Maha Bpraab Fang Kru - Luang Phu Tim Wat Laharn Rai
Pra Khun Phaen Prai Kumarn Pim Song Pol Yai, in Nuea Khaw Hniaw Sukh Pasom Pong Prai Kumarn Long Sai Rae Tong, withTakrut Maha Bpraab in rear face, by Luang Phu Tim, of Wat Laharn Rai.
This exhibit is also called by the name of 'Pim Nak Glam' has Kraap Kru from dwelling for years within a hiding place Kru Chamber, with highly refined details and features, and worthy of show and is accepted for presentation in many official competitions, such as the Glum Anuraks Pra Krueang Luang Phu Tim Luead Ban Kaay, of Rayong, which is headed by Ajarn Doctor Pisek Sri Sawad, top expert of Luang Phu Tim amulets, and President of the Luead Ban Kaay Amulet appreciation society.
This amulet was taken to Doctor Pisek along with our other amulets of Luang Tim on Saturday October 14th 2017 by Ajarn Spencer Littlewood, to receive confirmation of authenticity, and was confirmed and categorised by Doctor Ajarn Pisek Sri Sawad, as being a Pim Song Pol Yai Nuea Khaw Long Sai Rae Fak Kru. These models were pressed in the years between 2510 and 2515 BE on a constant basis, and many were buried in Kru chamber for charging up and later removal for distribution.
Below; Ajarn Pisek of the Glum Anuraks Pra Krueang Luang Phu Tim speaks on National TV to break the News and destroy the Myths about the Pra Khun Phaen Prai Kumarn of Luang Phu Tim (created by Monopolists who only managed to get the 2517 BE edition in their possession, and 1. were unaware oif the truth, as well as jealously blocking any editions they did not control, out of greed and prejudice). Luang Phu made other editions throughout the years between 2505 to his passing.
Ajarn Pisek has broken these myths, by revealing that Luang Phu Tim began to make and distribute Pra Khun Phaen in the year 2493 (Year of the Tiger). He then made his second edition in the year 2505 BE, and continuously distributed them throughout until his passing. But that in truth, the old devotees who grew up around Wat Laharn Rai (including Ajarn Pisek), did not wear the 2517 BE so called Pim Niyom edition, rather, that the true preferred edition of the local devotees who we close to Luang Phu, wear and collect the 2515 BE edition as the most preferred edition.
After the true Looksit and current mythbusters have revealed the truth, the most preferred edition is now becoming the 2514-2515 BE (Khun Paen 15). It is said that those who have tried to fake and ride on the back of Luang Phu, to make their riches with lies and fakery, must have their day of reckining. Luang Phu Tim is said to have gained stream entry and advanced beyond Sotapanna to become Anagami, and this in itself makes the abuse which has occurred over the years, a serious sin against an Arya Sangha, to try to discredit authentic editions which Luang Phu may have created.
In the current Era, many people who have paved their opwn way to fame through lies and obstruction of truth, are now falling like flies, because, lies, will always be destropyed within time, as the truth, always comes out in the end. In the days of the internet, the old devotees and those close to Luang Phu as he made his amulets, have become able to stand up and have their say, and this internet era has served to bring the deceivers to their knees, which is of course the karma received from abusing an Arya Sangha Monk.
This exhibit is Pim Song Pol (Nak Glam) Yai in Nuea Khaw Hniaw Sukh blessėd sticky rice, and Prai Kumarn powders, wtih 'Sai Rae' golden coating .The front face of the amulet bears the image of a buddha with muscly arms, which is what gives this particular Pim the nickname of 'Pim Nak Glam Yai' meaning' Muscleman'. Iin truth, different collector groups tend to give slightly different nicknames to the various models, but officially, the pim can be classified as 'Pra Khun Phaen Prai Kumarn Pim Song Pol Yai', which is the standard terminology.
Below; A famous Amulet publication (Badtiharn), was one of the first to take the frontline with the official declaration of the discovery of the authenticity of the Pra Khun Phaen Song Pol Yai Pim Nak Glam amulets of Luang Phu Tim. The below exhibits are in Nuea Wan with Takrut Maha Bpraab in Tong Lueang (brass single Takrut), with an Ongk Kroo Niyom preferred version shown on the bottom of the page, bearing the Code number 3 and a drop of Victory candle wax from the Buddha Abhiseka ceremony. Prices began to rise after respected magazined and competitions began to accept and confirm these forgotten editions, as was to be expected.
The 2513 BE Pim Song Pol Yai is notable for a more sturdy appearance, and the slightly fatter fingers and hands compared to the Block Sorng and Block Raek, and the Block Hin Meed Gone.
Since the confirmation of the reality of various previously undiscovered editions of Khun Phaen Luang Phu Tim, and 'coming out' of various Looksit Aek (direct initiates of LP Tim who were involved in the making of the Khun Phaen Prai Kumarn amulets between the years 2505 BE and 2515 BE, the amulet world has been taken by storm, and turned upon its head. The 2515 BE Block 2 series was the first edition to come to light in this revolution, that was undiscovered by the Samakom Pra and the 'Chang Ga Buay Puttapanich' commercial monopolists (self claimed 'experts'), who forced acceptance of only the 2517 BE edition, and demanded the amulet world should only accept the amulets which they themselves possessed to be classified.
These Monopolists at first made claims that the 2616 BE series was fake, but were soon brought to their knees both by independent groups and publications, as well as the original Looksit Aek who were there ate the time to see them made, came out into the pubic eye to reveal ther truth, along with confirmable evidence which they presented, including photographic documentation of themselves collaborating in the presence of Luang Phu Tim, in the years between 2505 and 2515 BE.
One big mistake the Chang Ga Buay Puttapanich and Samakom Pra had made, was to put the name of Ajarn Piarn Wit and Ajarn Sukhothai and other Ajarns such as Ajarn Maeng, into their catalogues and encyclopaedic publications, as being the Ajarns involved in the making of the Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn amulets of Luang Phu Tim. because after the denial of the 2515 BE edition, and statements that Ajarn Piarn Wit was the maker of a later edition in 2517 BE which Luang Phu did not bless were made.
But then suddenly, Ajarn Piarn Wit came out to speak thorugh this provocation, and provided photographic evidence and official confirmations to show that firstly, Ajarn Piarn Wit was ordained and initiated by Luang Phu Tim in 2514 BE, and assisted in the ,making of the 2515 BE 'Sao Khad Block 2' edition with Luang Phu. he provided many pieces of evidence, and the fact that he was already stated to be the 13th direct initiate of Luang Phu Tim and directly involved in the making of thr Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn
Above; Video interview conducted by Mor Grit, famous collector of Amulets of Luang Phu Tim, and Talkshow host, inquires with Ajarn Piarn Wit, the 13th direct Initiate of Luang Phu Tim, who ordained with Luang Phu and was one of his close assistants, about the truth of the 2515 BE and earlier editions of Pra Khun Phae, and receives direct confirmation of the facts, authenticating these editions. The beginning of the video shows photographic evidence of Ajarn Piarn Wit as a young man ordained with Luang Phu, as well as serving him as a Lay Practitioner over the years, helping Luang Phu to make amulets, and serving his needs.
The Samakom Pra were dumbfounded when he came out to confirm the edition. In video interview with a famous expert and collector and TV star, he called Ajarn Sukhothai, the official expert who first catalogued all the officially accepted Khun Phaen into their respective series block presses, and named them. In the telephone conversation with Ajarn Sukhothai (who can be considered to be amongst the top 3 officially accepted people in the Know), Ajarn Sukhothai confirmed the existence and authenticity of the 2515 edition, and the previous editions which were made between 2505 BE and 2515 BE.
After this happened, many of the so called top traders and auctioneers who had been trading the 2517 BE editions went into hiding, closing their shops, as their customers came to return their amulets in anger. The state of affairs has now taken on a new face as all the previously unacceprted or never heard of (by the general public) editions have taken the focus of interest, and a furor of collectorship has of course cause an almost instant fast depletion and new range of categories and classifications to come into official existence.
Below; Second from left - Nay Chamaeng - who was the head of the assistant Looksit who helped to make and press the Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Pim Yai Block raek Pim Niyom, came out and added his confirmation to the fact of the reality of the 2505, 2509, 2510 and 2515 BE editions.
Certification and Competition entry has now become commonplace as collectors gather to form their groups and competitions, and new encyclopaedic catalogs are now in circulation, sealing the doors on what was once a monopoly, but has now become a trap which the monopolists created for themselves.
has become one of the hottest prospects of the decade. Now is the time to study and collect, for the near and far future will make the Block 2 Edition as unaffordable as the Block Raek has become in the present day.
This amulet is presented in the below HD video with an extensive and highly informative narrative from Ajarn Spencer Littlewood, with which you can inform yourself of the nuances of this series, and view the close up details of the features and aspects of the Pim and its Muan Sarn composition, of the admixtures within the Sacred Clay.
It is important to look for the presence of Khaw Hniaw Sukh and Sai Rae Tong Kam/Tong Daeng, as well as Pong Prai Kumarn within all different types and colours of Muan Sarn sacred powders of Khun Phaen LP Tim, after one has perused the 'Pim' (visual design features) as first priority. The Pim (design features) itself is easy to forge with modern cgi, but the Muan Sarn Sacred Clay ingredients can not be affordably replicated in forgeries.
Hence, once one has developed the ability to recognise the edition and block press (pim) with the naked eye and under the eye loupe, the next and more important step, is to examine and confirm the presence of authentic Muan Sarn ingredients within the sacred Clay. The shape and design can be faked, but not the ingredients of the recipe of the clay. Thanks to Ajarn Spencer for this, the first of various documentaries he is making to increase our knowledge and break the popular myths and mistaken beliefs, and teach us to recognise authentic amulets.
The all-time classic Original Wat Laharn Rai Release of the Sacred Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn of the Great Luang Phu Tim of Wat Laharn Rai is one of the most famous amulets of all time, and highly renowned for its true power to bring prosperity and good business, power of attraction and mercy charm to the wearer. We guarantee authenticity with this item, as we do with all amulets in our showroom. The reason this amulet became so world famous and popular, even in the time when Luang PhuTim was still alive, is because everybody who owned one, recounted that business and personal success and prosperity had increased constantly and steadily since wearing the amulet.
This particular exhibit has easily identifiable for as a Pim Song Pol Yai with no visual discrepancies, and the evident presence of authentic Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim, and small elements of Khaw Hniaw Sukh blessed sticky rice, which is an essential element to be found present within all Khun Phaen Prai Kumarn amulets from Luang Phu Tim.
The rear face has two Takrut (Sariga) inserted into the Yant Grabork Khwai Yantra - this Pim featured another model with single takrut Maha Bpraab pressed in the same block press too, which is less preferred, and carries a slightly lower price tag to the twin Takrut Sariga version, with the exception of some special Ongk Kroo versions which have solid gold Takrut insert.
Below; Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Block Tong Hlueang (Block Sorng Pim Sum Khad) of the 2515 BE Edition, another until recently unknown, and at first disputed edition. Since recent years, some of the aged looksit of Luang Phu Tim have revealed many unheard of facts about the Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn of Luang Phu Tim, making public knowledge of the many different Pim and Block presses more widespread, and breaking the tight grip monopoly of the 'Sian Pra Niyom' Experts, and opening up the truth which has been deliberatly hidden by a few powerful monopolists who have controlled the information available about all the many models which were actually made by Luang Phu Tim.
The Block Tong Hlueang was used to press Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn before the block press was given fine tuning, and then also again after having been filed down and carved to a more detailed and subtly styled detail, with the first pressings being known as 'Long Pim Blockj Tong Hlueang Gon Dtok Dtaeng'. The Block Tong Hlueang press is also known by local devotees of the Era as 'Pim Sum Khad' or 'Pim Sao Khad', and also other names. All of the different names refer to the very same Pim.
Above; rear face of the Pra Khun Phaen 2513 BE PIm Song Pol Yai (Nak Glam), with Takrut Maha Bpraab inserted
Below, rear face features of a Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Pim Sum Khad (Khun Phaen Block Tong Hlueang/Block 2)
Below. examples of Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn from the previous 'Hin Meed Gone' razor sharpening stone block press, which after breaking, was superceded by the Block Tong Hlueang Brass Block Press.
Below is an example of a Block 2 Pim Yai from a famous Amulet Auctioneer Magazine in Nuea Chompoo from some years ago now, which auctioned for 65,000 Thai baht (Roughly 1950$ US)
Below; some more examples of the Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn - these belonging to the Block Hin Meed Gone amulet, in a Samakom Pra amulet appreciation society encyclopedia. The block hin meed gone series preceded the block tong hlueang and was less refined, and was superceded by the block tong hlueang after the block hin meed gone broke. The block tong hlueang was then refined further, separating the two versions of the brass block mold into 'Gorn Dtok Dtaeng' (before refiniement) and 'Hlang Dtok Dtaeng' (after further refinement - most preferred).
The Muan Sarn Sacred Powders of the Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim, are renowned for their power, made from the skullbone of a Hoeng Prai. Luang Phu Tim's Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn, Pim Yai, and Pim Lek amulets are amongst the rarest and most highly sought after amulets in Thailand, and are very difficult to encounter, due to having been made in small number editions, which is nowhere near enough to provide for the masses of devotees around the world who seek such an amulet as this.
One can see a very fluffy and rich texture to the Sai Rae golden coating on the surface of the amulet, in reaction with the Muan Sarn Sacred Powders. It is a part of the amulet appreciation society expert's method of authentication to examine and study the appearance of how the Sai Rae Tong develops in surface texture, tonality and porosity of the surface, as well as the appearance of Luang Phu Tim's famous Pong Prai Kumarn which rises up and through the surface.
We ourselves feel that all of Luang Phu Tim's amulets are equally Sacred and Powerful in their own way, regardless of which edition or which temple he blessed them at, but we do, as do all Amulet Appreciation Fanatics, recognise the categories of preference within the hierarchies of different editions, which is for us one of the more subtle and fascinating parts of the study of high end amulets within the collector scene, and part of the fine art of learning how to recognise and value Sacred Amulets of High Preference and Rarity.
The Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn Luang Phu Tim amulet, has has been one of the most popular amulets in the whole Pantheon of Thai Buddhist Amulets of the last century, and of all time, and is now almost impossible to encounter commonly anywhere in any amulet emporium, except for the most elite showrooms, and at elevated prices.
The Sacredness of the Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn is legendary and unquestioned in Thailand, and its magical power is commonly accepted by all. The Muan Sarn Sacred Powders of the Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn are considered to be amongst the most powerful powders to empower amulets in existence.
This amulet is a wonderful opportunity for devotees who seek the true power of a world class amulet from a world class edition, and a wonderful Ongk Kroo reference study exhibit to peruse under the eye loupe. The amulet is a perfect and authentic study material, to train the eyes as to the appearance of the Muan Sarn and Surface textures of the Classic amulets of Luang Phu Tim Hence, the amulet is also a perfect 'Ongk Kroo' reference study material for students of the Pantheon, and will increase your chances of spotting an essential rarity at the right price, and without danger of risking a fakery. One should always look for greater or lesser content of Khaw Hniaw Suckh white marblish Muan sarn, which comes from the inclusion of steamed blessed stucky rice within the Muan sarn Powders, of whichever material they may be made from.
The making of the Muan Sarn Sacred Pong Prai Kumarn powders Luang Phu Tim, came from the Wicha which Luang Phu had inherited through apprenticeship form one of his high Kroo Ba Ajarn, Kroo Ba Sangkh Tao, who was also his true Uncle. Part of the formula included Pong Prai Maha Phuudt, which was made from the Skull of a male Kumarn who died in the Womb, and who died on a Saturday and was cremated on a Tuesday. This is part of the ancient Khmer Necromantic Formula for Authentic Powerful Prai Occult Magic, as practiced in Ancient Times. It is said that Pra Kroo Sangkh Tao's Wicha Akom was so powerful that when he spat on the floor, the floor would crack where his spit would fall.
Due to the fact that Monks are not allowed to seek and find this Sacred and Extremely Powerful Necromantic Substance, Luang Phu would perform Korb Kroo Initiation for protection against Black Magic and the Phuudtaa Spirit Phantoms, so they could go forth to seek and find the substances to donate to him for the making of the Pong Prai Kumarn.
The Initiated Lay Devotees and Apprentices to his sorcery, would then wait for the news of the right circumstances of death of Kumarn Ghosts, and go out to collect the substances and prepare them as instructed with the Wicha. They would seek the permission of the relatives of the dead, to obtain the substances to enable the ghosts of the deceased to receive merits to free them from their Karmic residues by donation of their mortal remains to be made into amulets.
Below; pages from an encyclopaedic publication from the amulet appreciation society which defines a list of amulets which Luang Phu Tim blessed during his life, and which confirms the Block 2 series to be within his 'Tamniab' pantheon of amulets, and authentically blessed by LP Tim during his lifetime. This is in contrary to false rumors which were spread years ago, which caused the series to be ignored for decades until the information finally surfaced and was brought to light.
As a result, the Block 2 series is not one of the hottest topics of the amulet scene in the present era, and immense furor has arisen, raising the interest of devotees around the nation and further afield in foreign shores. This of course will result in a repeat experience of gradual depletion, as the collectors race to obtain and keep the amulets for their own collections and for Bucha.
They would receive the ceremonial ritual liberation of their souls from Luang Phu Tim, who would speak with the spirits of the dead to receive their acknowledgement for the process of transformation through the Nibbana Sutra, and the Muan Sarn would then be prepared according to the Dtamra Saiyasart of Necromancy, to make the Pong Prai Kumarn.
Luang Phu instructed his apprentices and the relatives of the Funerals to take care not to incinerate the whole skeleton, but to keep the skulls to bring to Luang Phu to use them for the making of the Pong Prai Kumarn. This is one of the reasons why his Pong Prai Kumarn is so powerful, because it does not contain the skeleton bone powders, rather, only those of the skulls.
As a result, Luang Phu Tim's Pong Prai Kumarn has been recorded by experience of devotees to posses the highest Maha Pokasap Power of all Pong Prai Kumarn ever made, with Immense Metta Maha Niyom and Klaew Klaad Power, to induce Mercy Charm, Attract Lucky Fortunes (e.g. Lottery Winnings), and to Protect from Deadly Accidents and Disasters.
The Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn is a preferred choice of both the wise investor and devotee, as well as the perfect choice for those Devotees who seek the immense power of Luang Phu Tim's Legendary Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn
Luang Phu Tim Isarago, is of course not only one of the most highly acclaimed and sought after Guru Monks for his amulets, he is the holder of the highest esteem in Thai Buddhist amulet history for Pong Prai Kumarn powders. Luang Phu Tim, is Internationally Acclaimed, for his famous Pra Khun Phaen Pong Prai Kumarn, and Look Om powder balls. As to the classic 'Rian' type coin image amulets which have become all time favourites, and eternally, world famous classic amulets of the high end variety. His rian Jaroen Porn, and Rian Nakprok Paed Rorp are amongst the most highly sought after coin amulets of all
Since his passing, his devotees and apprenticed monks, have now become the world's top living masters for the making of Pra Khun Phaen Pong Pra Kumarn, and literally dozens of encyclopaedic books, have been printed, documenting both this great master monk, and his classic amulets of high esteem.
Buddhist monk coins with his image and others with Buddha images and other deities and imagery are amongst the most highly collected amulets and most expensive of all of the great Luang Phu Tim. He has various direct lineage apprentices, Who are continuing to progress and spread his most powerful and world-famous Wicha.
Of all of these masters, certainly the most famous, preferred and highly respected Looksit, was Luang Por Sakorn, of Wat Nong Grub, who is also now deceased, and whose amulets are fast becoming just as highly sought after. In second place one could possibly estimate the great Luang Phu Sin, of Wat Laharn Yai, and in third place, possibly, Pra Ajarn Somkid, of Wat Beung Tata (Rayong).
Kata Pra Khun Phaen Prai Kumarn Luang Por Tim
Puttang Ārātanānang Tammang Ārātanānang Sangkang Ārātanānang
Na Maedtaa Ja Mahaa Raachaa Taewiraacha Budtra Dtraa Budtra Dtrii Sa Ma Na Praahm Chiitaasaa Taasii Grasadtrii Paab Raacha Idthii Naarii Sappa Aehi Much-Chi Sappang Sappa Grotang Winaasandti Bpiyo Taewa Manussaanang Bpiyo Prahmma Namudt-dtamo Bpiyo Naaka Subannaanang Bpinintriyang Namaa Mihang Wikring Karae
Below you can see an authentic exhibit of one of Luang Phu Tim's Look om Pong Prai Kumarn (small pim lek) in HD video, for comparison of the features and aspects of the Muan Sarn Sacred Pong Prai Kumarn Powders.