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.
Roop Lor Luang Por Koon Bparisutto Wat Ban Rai - Nuea Loha Rom Dam - Tee Raleuk Ngan Phug Pat Sima Edition 2536 BE
Roop Lor Nang Yong Soop Buhri (Squatting under an Arch smoking a Cigar) - Loi Ongk Statuette of Luang Por Koon Bparisutto, of Wat Ban Rai - made from Nuea Loha Rom Dam (Cast Iron with Blackened Finish) - Tee Raleuk Ngan Phug Pat Sima Edition (Monastic Boundary Memorial) - released in 2536 BE
This now extremely rare and very beautiful miniature Roop Lor Amulet, in Loi Ongk Statuette form, in the likeness of Luang Por Koon, is made sitting in his famous crouching posture.
The amulet is extremely detailed, and attractive, for the presence of sacred 'Khee Bpao' residue on its surface which comes from the traditional casting process, and is a mark of distinction in the eyes of true high class Thai Buddhist Amulet collectors and devotees.
The statuette is made from Nuea Loha Rom Dam (blackened iron sacred alchenmical alloy), and is a perfect likeness of the Great Luang Por Koon. Its small size makes it a perfect amulet for ladies or children to wear, or as a lateral placement amulet for the higher areas of the sides of a neckchain, to embellish the central pieces.
Released as a remembrance edition of the raising of the 'Pat Sima' Monastic Border of the temple perimeter, with the traditional Bodhi Leaf shaped stone with Dhamma wheel representing the monastic border. Some temples just have the stone as an imaginary marking place of the monastic border, and others have an actual wall.
During the period up to 2536 Luang Por Koon Bparisutto was in his highest Era of Fame and so were his amulets. Because devotees were avidly seeking his amulets up to this time, they became very quickly depleted from the temple and most editions rose to the Hall of Fame and Rarity at a very rapid rate.
This has served only to increase the collectibility and rarity of these pre 2537 BE Editions, and has separated them from most if not all post-2537 BE editions of Luang Por Koon amulets, with all but a few exceptional editions which were highly documented, and blessed by Luang Por Koon in Person.
Luang Por Koon is one of Thailand's Most Famous and Beloved Monks of all Thai History, and is highly respected and revered by all members of the Royal Family.
It is a fact that his rarest and most highly valued amulets mostly come from the years before 2537 BE, which was when, due to his great fame, many committees and external non profit associations comissioned permission to create and release amulets bearing his name and image, and the amulet scene suffered a period of massive overproduction of amulets bearing his name and image, some of them were officially blessed by the eminent presence of Luang Por Koon himself, and others just received his signature of permission.
For the editions later than 2537 BE, it is hence extremely important to study and know which editions are valued by collectors and devotees (and why), and also which ones were actually blessed by this great master monk of International Immortal Fame.
This particular Pim (model) of Loi Ongk statuette is one of the rarest amulets released in this 2536 memorial edition, even more so than the coin amulets, and is certainly most unlikely to find easily anywhere.
A most recommendable and spiritually valuable amulet for Devotees and Collectors of the amulets of Luang Por Koon, and a perfect family Heirloom amulet, to pass down through generations in your family lineage.
The amulet was blessed in meditative empowerment by Luang Por Koon for 9 Days from the 31st january to the 8th of February in 2536 BE. This amulet comes with original box from the temple.