Thailand’s Top Ten Tiger Amulets from the Top Masters of all History
The concept of ‘Top Ten’ is highly arguable depending on the faith of each individual devotee, but the list is compiled from majority of public popularity on a National and International Level, and has hence some degree of accuracy, when popularity is included as the criteria of measurement. ‘Top Ten’ should therefore mean ‘Top ten most popular amulets’
According to Popular Consensus and the Highly Valued opinion of the Samakom Pra, and various appreciation societies and publishers, the top ten Tiger Amulets of all time in Thailand would probably be;
- Suea Luang Por Parn Wat Bang Hia (Wat Bang Bor), and those of his predecessor Luang Por Ruean (Wat Bang Hia)
- Suea Luang Por Nok (Wat Sangkasi) – Direct first apprentice to Luang Por Parn of Wat bang Hia (Now ‘Wat bang Bor’)
- Suea Luang Por Say (Wat Bang Bor) – Looksit Apprentice to Luang Por Nok and Luang Por Parn at Wat Bang Bor
- Suea Luang Por Wongs (Wat Bariwas) – famed for his Loi Ongk Statuettes in 6 editions of seated tigers with inimitable design, of which all 6 editions enjoy immense popularity
- Takrut Hnaa Phaag Suea Wat Sapan Sung (from all 4 generations of masters; Luang Phu Iam, Luang Phu Glin, Luang Por Tong Sukh, and Luang Phu Waas)
- Suea Luang Phu Sukh ( Wat Pak Klong Makham Tao) – famed for Hnaa Phaag Suea tiger forehead and Hnang Suea tiger skin amulets
- Suea Luang Por Phern Tidtakuno Wat Bang Pra – Master of the ‘Ride the Tiger’ Wicha, Wicha Suea Maha Amnaj and Suea Koo, the Tiger and Luang Por Phern Tidtakuno are synonimous with each other.
- Suea Luang Por Tong Sukh Wat Tanode Luang – Famous for Takrut Hang Hnaa Phaag Suea
- Luang Por Te Kong Ton (Wat Sam Ngam) – famous for Takrut Hnaa Phaag and Hnang Suea
- Luang Por Jong (Wat Na Tang Nork) – famed for his Hnang Suea and Hnaa Phaag Suea Tiger Takrut amulets, for their immense Kong Grapan Chadtri Klaew Klaad powers.
Other contenders for the early modern and present late modern Era to enter the annals of History and are certainties to become ever more respected for their Tiger amulets are;
- Takrut Hnang Suea Luang Por Mum Wat Prasat Yer
- Takrut Hnang Suea Luang Phu Ka Long Wat Ban Hlaem
- Suea Luang Por Chan Wat Bang Bor, famous for continuation of tiger amulets of the Temple Inheritance Wicha of Luang Por Parn.
- Suea Luang Por Foo Wat Bang Samak – a Great Master of the Modern era with lineage mentors from both the Luang Phu Tim Wat Laharn Rai Lineage and the Luang Por Parn Wat bang Hia Lineages, with powerful Wicha Suea
- Suea Luang Phu Yaem Wat Takian
- Suea Akom Luang Por Pian Wat Grern Gathin
Below is an interesting Podcast with personal views from Ajarn Spencer Littlewood about the use and abuse, understanding and misunderstanding of the Wicha Suea Tiger Magic Invocation
The Wicha Suea is a Powerful Wicha which has been used since human memory can trace back, since we lived in caves and worshiped the animals of the forests, for their inherent powers.
Pra Somdej Hmen Khee Suea 2522 BE - Somdej Buddha Riding Tiger - Nuea Pong Hmen Smelly Powders - Luang Por Un Wat Tan Gong
A most pristine and attractive amulet, with the Sacred Protective Blessings of Luang Por Un, and the famously Powerful Maha Amnaj, Serm Duang, Serm Yos, Metta Maha Niyom, Maha Pokasap and Klaew Klaad Power of the Pra Somdej Khee Suea Buddha Riding a Tiger Amulet, from the Year 2522 BE.
The Pra Somdej Khee Suea Muan Sarn Sacred Powder amulet is very rare and highly sought after preferred Pra Niyom class amulet of the Pantheon of Luang Por Un, only 3000 amulets ever having been made in Nuea Pong Puttakun Pasom Ittijae in this 2522 BE Edition. Known for its high quantity of Pong Puttakun and special Pong Ittijae powders from the Great Luang Por Gaew, of Wat Kruea Wan, which Luang Por Un mixed into the Muan Sarn.
The Pra Somdej Khee Suea has become one of the most highly sought after amulets of Luang Por Un, along with the Pra Somdej Hmen, and his famous 'Rae Prohm Changae' Alchemical Kayasiddhi substance amulets. This amulet is seen with two different kinds of Yantra on rear face, mostly with the Yant Bai Pat three knots Yantra, bvut this model has the rarer Yant Putsoorn on rear face.
Featured many times in magazines and documentation encyclopaedic works, the amulet is a world famous classic, and a rare thing to see 'in the flesh' under any circumstances, This amulet is highly regarded for Kong Grapan Chadtri, Klaew Klaad, Serm Yos, Metta, Maha Pokasap and Maha Amnaj Powers.
Categorised within the 'Somdej Hmen' (smelly Somdej) group of Muan Sarn Sacred Powder Amulets of Luang Por Un, which are most highly preferred along with his Kaya Siddhi Rae Prohm Changae amulets.
Luang Por Un of Wat Tan Gong - Master Gaeji Ajarn of the Petchburi Province, learned and practised his Wicha from three great Petchburi Masters; Luang Por Tong Suk (Wat Tanode Luang), Luang Por Phiw (previous Abbot of Wat Tan Gong, and Luang Por Jan, (Wat Mareuka Tayawan). He also inherited the teachings of Wicha Kong Grapan Chadtri, Khab Khun Sai (exorcism of Black Magic), and the Wicha Paya Ling Lom (Vanora Monkey) from Pra Atigarn Chan of Wat Mab Pla Kao.
Below; Various versions of the Pra Somdej Khee Suea Luang Por Un
Luang Por Un finished his Wicha studies with Luang Por Phiw at Wat Tan Gong, and subsequently travelled to receive Khan Ha Initiiation (official protection and necessary ritual to be able to practice Occult Sorcery) with Luang Por Tong Sukh at Wat Tanode Luang, and became one of the very true direct Transmission Lineage Master Adepts of Luang Por Tong Sukh. He spent periods in the forest with Luang Por Tong Sukh to develop his meditative powers too.
He mastered one of Luang Por Tong Sukh's most difficult Wicha, (one which not all of his apprentices managed to master), that of the method of making powerful 'Pong Prajant Kreung Seek' (Crescent Moon Powders) which are an extremely powerful Metta Maha Niyom Muan Sarn Sacred Powder for mercy Charm amulets. Pong Prajantr Krueng Seek is of course a form of Pong Puttakun. He mastered the methods of making Pong Ittijae (sometimes called 'Ittajae'), Bpathamang, and Pong Maha Rach powders.
Above Image; Amulet Catalog of the amulets of Luang Por Un
He mastered the Wicha Pong Prapaktra from Wat Nok temple (in Ang Tong). The Wicha Tam Pong Prapaktra is now completely disappeared and not found present in any of the many Dtamra Saiyasart of the various Samnak in Thailand, and only remains in existence with Luang Por Un as the sole Wicha Preservation Master. Luang Por Un gained much fame for various amulets, including the Pra Somdej Hmen (Smelly Amulet), Somdej Khee Suea (Buddha Riding Tiger), and the Putta Chinarat type amulets,
Luang Por Un created a vast pantheon of different amulets, all of which have all gained fame to be included in collector catalogs, of which there are various books dedicated specifically, and solely to documenting the pantheon of amulets of Luang Por Un. HIs alchemical substance amulets in Nuea Rae Prohm Changae are legendary and highly prized by those who find affinity with them. They are considered sacred and powerful not only for the blessings of Luang Por Un, but also for the miraculous Lek-Lai type powers within the mineral substance.
Both the Pra Putta Chinarat amulet, and the Pra Somdej Hmen 2497 BE (Smelly Somdej - see picture to the left), and the Pra Somdej Khee Suea, became very highly sought after, when miraculous stories of Klaew Klaad and Kong Grapan Chadtri began to circulate. One devotee who wore the Chinarat amulet was in a deadly accident where all involved were killed instantly, but the devotee who wore the Chinarat Buddha, was completely unscathed and unharmed.
the list of amulets which Luang Por Un has made is so extensive, that at least 3 different full volume catalogs have been made to cover the pantheon, ranging from Pra Kring, 'Rian Kanajarn' Guru Monk Coins, Bua Khem and Upakut Buddha statuettes, Pra Pid Ta, Pra Somdej, Takrut, and Lockets are of the most well known. Perhaps one of the more popular of the Pra Somdej apart from the Somdej Hmen, is the Pra Somdej Hmen Khee Suea (Buddha riding on a Tiger) amulet, and of course his Sacred 'Rae Khao Prohm Changae' amulets.
Luang Por Un's first ever edition of amulets was created in 2495 and took three years to complete with the assistance of other monks in the temple helping to press the amulets. The first edition was of course his famous Pra Somdej Hmen 'Smelly Somdej'. The Pra Somdej Hmen is also marked for its Sacredness by the inclusion of Muan Sarn Sacred Powders (Pong Ittijae) from the great Luang Por Gaew of Wat Kruea Wan, which was taken from an ancient repository which was stored in Kru Hiding place within the Uposadha Shrineroom of Wat Tan Gong. 84.000 Pra Somdej Hmen were made, but only about 7000 of them were kept for distribution, the rest being hidden within various Kru Chambers in the Uposadha Building of Wat Tan Gong, for distribution in the far future.
Rae Khao Prohm Changae
Rae Khao Prohm Changae, is a mineral substance found in the higher regions of the mountains of Petchburi Province, and was discovered through mysterious circumstances This alchemical Kaya Siddhi substance is made using a very difficult formula of forging under controlled heat, which is very difficult to turn into the substance we can admire so much, with its shiny black surface and glossy finish. It is considered to be a kind of Lek Lai Kaya Siddhi Adamantine Substance, with all the related powers which belong to this Sacred Substance.
It is said that all of the amulets made using Rae Prohm Changae, had to be made through the alchemy of Luang Por Un himself, who is both expert in the smelting and forging method needed co control the temperature accurately, and that lp Un also uses Kata Akom Incantation, without which, the susbstane will not congeal into the desired form. If the process and empowerment is not performed properly, the Rae Prohm Changae turns to mere rusty powder, and will not liquify.
The story of how the Rae Prohm Changae has Kong Grapan Chadtri powers a legend in itself; There was a devotee called Lung Chaeng Into, who went to Wat tan Gong, to makemerit, and saw a bead of Mineral Substance, which attracted his eye, and he asked Luang Por Un if he could have it. Luang Por Un reached out, and gave it to him without hesitation. Lung Chaeng then put the bead of Rae Prohm Changae into his shirt pocket, and begged his leave, and departed from the temple, to go to see doctor Hmor Yaem in the Petchburi Town Market at his clinic for a check-up, and receive his injections. The doctor tried and tried again to inject the medicine into Lung Chaeng's skin, but the needle would not pierce his skin. In the end, he tried so hard that the needle bent. The doctore asked Lung Chaeng if he had any amulets on him, and that if he did, he should remove them. Lung Chaeng then replied 'No i am not wearing any amulets'.
So the doctor took a new needle and syringe, and began to try again. The same thing happend, and the second needle ended up bent in half. The doctor tried and tried again to inject the medicine into Lung Chaeng's skin, but the needle would not pierce his skin. In the end, he tried so hard that the needle bent. The doctore asked Lung Chaeng if he had any amulets on him, and that if he did, he should remove them. Lung Chaeng then replied 'No i am not wearing any amulets'. So the doctor took a new needle and syringe, and began to try again. The same thing happend, and the second needle ended up bent in half.
They asked for Luang Por Un to make amulets and bless the substance, because, beforehand, these same relatives had wandered around the area of the caves at Khao Prohm Changae mountain, and collected every bead and piece of the substance they could find. Some of the relatives had gone to the doctor when needing injections and carried a piece of the substance with them. But i seemed that none of them experienced the same mysterious effect as Lung Chaeng. And so it was seen that the substance only worked when Luang Por Un had prepared it and empowered it with his Wicha, and this was how he came to be asked (and conceded) to make amulets from this substance. Luang Por Un is was also a proficient Adept Sak Yant Thai Temple Tattoos Master, with undisputed powers of Kong Grapan Chadtri and Klaew Klaad
But Luang Por Un gave up Sak Yant, because he saw over time time, that many of those devotees who came for Sak Yant, were selfish and violent people who caused unrest in society. He meditated on this matter and saw that making Sak Yant on them would support their criminal behavior, and was not helpful to the spreading of the Dhamma. He thus retired form making Sak Yant Thai Temple Tattoos completely. But he still performs non-tattooed Yantra Blessings on those devotees who seek the blessing, because the Hooligans and Criminals mostly don't want the kind of blessing that is not an inked tattoo. In this way, he filtered the kind of persons who came for blessings down to those faithful devotees who practice Dhamma and Alms Giving, and Make Merits by keeping the 5 Precepts.
Use the Traditional Thai Buddhist Method for Bucha;
1. Chant Maha Namasakara (3 Times)
2. Chant the Trai Soranakom (3 Times)
3. Chant Kata Aaraatanaa Pra Krueang (3 Times)
Kata Maha Namasakara
Namo Dtat-Sa Pakawa-Dto Araha-Dto Sam-Maa Sam-Put-Dtat-Sa
Namo Dtat-Sa Pakawa-Dto Araha-Dto Sam-Maa Sam-Put-Dtat-Sa
Namo Dtat-Sa Pakawa-Dto Araha-Dto Sam-Maa Sam-Put-Dtat-Sa
Puttang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami
Tammang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami
Sangkang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami
Tudtiyambpi Puttang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami
Tudtiyambpi Tammang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami
Tudtiyambpi Sangkang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami
Dtadtiyambpi Puttang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami
Dtadtiyambpi Tammang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami
Dtadtiyambpi Sangkang Cheewidtang Yaawa Nipaanang Saranang Kajchaami
Kata Aaraatana Pra Krueang