Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Luang Pu Boon, Wat Klang Bang Kaew


Creater of Jintamanee Powder and popular Chao Sua Series

Luangpu Boon Wat Klang Bangkaew was a very special monk who had attained very high level of Buddhist practice. The amulets he created during the earlier period of his life when he was the abbot of Wat Klang Bangkaew till his decease were very much in high demand by collectors and devotees whom believed in the power of Luangpu Boon’s amulets which pocesses Metta Mahaniyom (charm or attractiveness) especially the Phong Ya Jintamanee, a special concocted mixture of herbs made by Luangpu Boon which contained the element of healing power.


Luangpu Boon was born on 3rd July B.E. 2391 in Thamai district of Samutsakorn province. He ordained at Wat Klang Bangkaew on the 21st June B.E. 2412 after being a novice in the temple since he was 15 years old. Phra Palad Pahn of Wat Tukeda was his preceptor. Phra Palad Thong Wat Klang Bangkaew, Phra Atikan Sap Wat Newrai, Phrakru Bureemanurak Wat Supraditaram and Phra Atikan Jan Wat Thamohn whom were all well-known figures in the monkshood were present Dharma instructors and witnesses to the event. His Buddhist name was Khantachot.


Later in the year B.E. 2459, Luangpu Boon was appointed as a preceptor and in the year B.E. 2473, he was promoted to the rank of Phra Buddhawitheenayok. Luangpu Boon learned the making of “Bia Gae” amulet from Luangpu Rod Wat Nairong. This amulet was made of specially selected seashell inserted mercury for protection against black magic, evil spirit and bodily harm.


Phra Chaosua Ner Tongdaeng (copper)

Luangpu Boon started creating amulets when he was the abbot of Wat Klang Bangkaew at around B.E. 2429. Although he have created many types of amulets ranging from Phra Chai, Phra Ner Din, Phra Ner Phong, Phra Ner Ya, Takrut, Bia Gae etc. The most popular among all was his Phra Chaosua which literally means “Buddha on a Mountain”. It was very highly sought after by the people especially the Chinese whom had considered Phra Chaosua as an auspicious mean in Chinese description.

Luangpu Boon had counted Phra Sangaraj Pae Wat Suthat and Phra Acharn Pah Wat Rakang kositaram as his closest pals. They were often seen sitting next to each other whenever they were invited to various Buddhist ceremonies.

Luangpu Boon passed away on the 8th April B.E. 2478 at the age of 86.

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