Saturday, March 24, 2012

AC Kien of Wat Thong Lor

Achan Kien of Wat Thong Lor, Nakhon Srithamarat is one of the famous wichah guru of Southern Thailand. He is renowned for creating efficacious amulet items for krongkhapan and metta.

The nurphong somdej pieces chanted by Achan Kien has various usages and have been taken as wichah preparation by a few top Kelantanese Thai bomohs for helping husband-wife relationship where a small portion of its powder is given for consumption. The royal family members of Kelantan also used to visit Achan Kien over consultation of personal and business matters. Achan Kien was so famous for his wichah incantations for metta that his chanted wichah powder can penetrate through a layer of glass. His meditative power was superb that he was able to locate hundred years of holy items embedded in old or ruined temples.

When PhraSangkala Somdej Yen San Wong of Wat Bovorn came to know about Achan Kien's waist takrood from a train driver from Nakhon Srithamarat who happen to visit him at Wat Bovorn, he was shaken when felt the waist takrood was so powerful that tinkles in his hand. He then asked the train driver to bring him to Wat Thong Lor to meet up with Achan Kien to make 2000 pcs of waist string takrut for soldiers, and subsequently 2 years ago, for another 3000 pieces. Phra Sangkala Somdej admitted that Achan Kien’s waist takrut is the best creation he has ever seen.

Several years ago, there was an article about a Thai soldier was blown for a few hundred meters when stepping onto landmines, but survived. He was wearing Achan Kien’s waist string takrut at that time. Another soldier was ambushed by a group of people, spraying M-16 bullets, but he survived too. Another rich businessman who lived in Chiangmai has a son who was studying in Bangkok. His son was handsome and admired by many local girls. One girl put a blackmagic speel onto him using blood from her period. Few months later, the son was acting very abnormal, and he could not continue his studies. The worried father seek almost all the top monks and wichah masters in Chiangmai and Bangkok, but failed to cure his son, until he consulted Achan Kien. His son was cured of the spell when he vomitted out a dark colour liquid with unbearable smell (like blood from period).

Achan Kien passed away peacefully in B.E. 2530.

Wat Prasat 2506 Sangkacai

Don't want to repeat myself on history of Wat Prasat 2506 amulets. Refer to previous post for details.

Very Seldom i bought amulet at one look. This piece is love at first sight...haha....i rented it immediately i saw it. and wanted to bao plastic and gold wrap it to cute

Wat prasat, 2506, Sangkacai...Good amulet that went through big ceremony chanted by top gurus monks of the olden era.

Powder one already selling for S$250. So, i got mine at quite a reasonable price. Saw someone selling S$500 for this piece at much worse off condition. Wonder whoon earth will buy it..:)

Mine was verified real in competition. Mint condition. Sure can get 1st price in smaller competition :) my opinion of course...

LP Tim First Batch Khun Phen, Wat Laranhai, 2514

Sharing this piece of nice first batch khun phen from Wat Lahanrai, made by Luang phoo Tim in year 2514.

Same batch as somdej chinabanchorn and the somdej with a goat below. Very rare. Not easy to find cause less quantity produced and sold in market. Less seen compared to the expensive 2517/2518 KPPK. This is make in 2514, pu tim chanted for 3 years in Kru and released in 2517. As this is kru amulet, the condition is usually not good or broken into piece during clearing process. This piece is considered top condition. A good replacement to his popular KPPK which has high end fakes flooding the market. Same effect. Price is catching up for this. A less nice condition piece is selling at Pantip for 28,000 Thai Baht (~S$1100). Still much cheaper than his KPPK costing anywhere from S$8000- 15000 depending on condition.

This piece is "doo ngai".
1. unique powder.
2. two layers of skin. Consistent with the rest of the batch.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

LP Sook image, wat Prasat 2506 (2nd Placing)

Name of Amulet: Phra Sart Boon Ya Wart’s amulet
Production objective: store amulets into Chedi and give away to people who join the amulet consecration ceremony.
Issue temple: Phra Sart Boon Ya Wart temple
Amulet consecration date: Totally 2 times;
(1) 6th – 9th March 1963, there were well-known 234 Luang pos coming to chant, fully 4 days 4 nights.
(2) 13th – 15th November 1963, there were well known 108 Luang pos coming to consecrate, fully 3 days 3 nights.

Main materials mixed in the Wat Phra Sart Boon Ya Wart’s amulets
1. Wat Ra Kang Somdej powder (consecrated by Ajarn Toa of Wat Ra Kang)
2. Broken-piece of Somdej Bang Koon Phom ( Or Wat In Tra La Wi han)
3. Chanted powder by Luang por Sod of Wat Pak Nam, Bangkok
4. Loog aom (holy ball) consecrated by Luang po Nim of Wat Noi, Supanbuiri.
(His amulets are also in list of top amulet from Supanburi province, land of Baan Krang Kun Pane amulet)
5. Broken-piece of Somdej Wat Pup (One of the top Somdejs in Thailand)
6. Soil taken from where Lord Buddha born in India
7. Holy soil from Wat Chang Hai, Pattani province
8. 109 holy herbs throughout Thailand
9. Lek Lai powder given by Luang po Sorn of Wat Tung Sa Wang Serng Sang, Nakonratchasrima pronvice. (One of the top Luang pos from North East area at that time)
10. Broken-piece Somdej of Wat Sam Pherm, Bangkok (one of the top Somdejs in Bangkok)
11. Left-over powder from Somdej Pao amulets (Made in 1952)
12. Broken-piece Luang poo Thaud image amulet made since 1954 (herbal-powder amulet)
13. Broken-piece of Phra Lampoon from Lampoon province (one of the tops amulet from Northern part of Thailand)
14. Holy mineral grains throughout Thailand.
15. Holy and black soil as main material to make 1st Luang po Thaud 1954 batch from Pattani province.
16. Broken- piece Phra Kru (found-in-Chedi amulet) from Supanburi province.
17. Broken- piece Phra Kru (found-in-Chedi amulet) of Wat Am Pha Wa (One of the top amulet in Samutsongkam province.
18. metal grain leaf over from making well-known Phra Kling of Wat Su Tart (Legend of Phra Kling in Thailand, one of the top Phra Kling amulets in Thailand)
19. Consecrated powder by Luang poo Nak of Wat Ra Kang, Bangkok province etc.

Those well-known Luang Phors that came to consecrated the amulets such as;

1. Luang po Tim of Wat Chang Hai, Pattani province
2. Luang poo Nak of Wat Ra Kang, Bangkok province
3. Luang poo Toh of Wat Pha Doo Chim pee, Bangkok
4. Luang po Pae of Wat Phi Koon Thong, Singburi province
5. Luang po Tae of Wat Sam Ngam, Nakonphatom province
6. Chao Kun Pon of Wat Nang, Bangkok. (His medal is one of the top medal amulets in Thai amulet society)
7. Luang po Noi of Tham Ma Sa La, Nakonphatom province. (His “Rahu” amulet is one of the top Rahu amulets in Thailand)
8. Luang po Jong of Wat Na Thang Nok, Ayutthaya province. (His Takut and 1st medal are one of the south-after amulets nowadays)
9. Luang po Ngen of Wat Don Yai Hom, Nakonphatom province. (His 1st batch medal is now one of the top medal in Thai amulet society)
10. Luang poo Doo of Wat Sa Kae, Ayutthaya province
11. Luang po Thit of Wat Pha Rat Rai, Supanburi province.
12. Luang po Moi of Wat Don Rai, Supanburi province etc.

Model of amulet issued by Phra Sart Boon Ya Wart temple is divided into many varieties such as;

1. Somdej pattern
2. Sangkachai pattern
3. Pitta pattern
4. Luang po Thaud image pattern
5. Ajarn Toa image pattern
6. Luang poo Suk of Wat Pak Kong Ma Kam Tao image
7. Luang po Jonk of Wat Na Thang Nok image
8. Phra Rod pattern etc

The color of amulet is roughly divided into;

1. White powder
2. Black powder
3. Gray powder
4. Light pink powder

Amulet consecration ceremony at Phra Sart Boon Ya Wart temple is one of the biggest amulet ceremonies since 2506 (1963) until now.

LP Daeng first batch Black Pidta, Wat Khao ban dai-it

Needless to introduce. Luang Phoo Daeng from Wat Khao Bandai-it is widely known as bullet proof monk after producing the first batch medal in 2503 wore by many movie stars in Hong Kong. Now, this first batch medal has grown up much in price costing anywhere from S$4500 - $8000.

Other then medal, LP Daeng has also produced famous Somdej, pidta, nangpaya etc which are all very holy items and widely liked by people because of the effacacy it has demonstrated throughout the years.And over the years, his somdej and other amulets have shifted up in price costing anywhere from S$300 to S$1000. Still very affordable as compared to his medal with similar effect and protection for wearer.

Refer to Luang Phoo Daeng Biodata for more info.

Pidta shared here is of my personal collection and it is in excellent condition. All fingers can clearly be seen.

Somdej, first batch, 2515, LP Cher, Wat Saparn soon (2nd Placing)

Sharing this nice Somdej made by LP Cher of Wat SaparnSoon. It is one of the famous temple making very expensive pidta..

Secured a second placing in a big competition recently.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wak Pak Nam, Roon 4, Jumbo with Precious Stones

Sharing my one and only LP Wak pak nam somdej, Roon 4,jumbo with precious stones and "por" script.

Early Versions (4th Batch) of Wat Pak Nam Amulets (Rectangular Shape) 1971~EARLY '80

The fourth generation of wat Pak Nam images is more popular due to a few reasons: First, it was more affordable to public. Secondly, other than basic ingredients, the fourth batch actually mixed with broken or reject pieces of the first, second and third batches during production. Strangely, people that I talked to was more fond of either the first or the forth generation of Wat Pak Nam.

Except for other reasons that leads to its popularity, there are few significant features with the forth batch: Firstly, it is made larger than earlier third batch, the mold has seemingly being designed to be perfected to enable to go for mass scale production and the images are clearer in its various detailed texture Next, this batch was probably the first that provides a variant in a triangular shape alternative (as well as a rare pieces of precious stones applied onto (at the rear section). Between the standard production unit, there is a variant which has a "Por" Thai inscription where some other added ingredient were added onto which make the "Por"version fetches a higher value than standard rectangular and triangular versions. And those that are jumbo with precious stones and with "Por" script behind are known to be exceptionally rare as compared to other 4th generations WPN. A real collectable piece..and much more affordable compared with its predecessor Roon Raek and Roon Sam WPN.

LP Kant Ivory-tusk Somdej, Wat Kao Keaw

LP Kant Ivory-tusk Somdej
Dimensions: 1.8 X 2.4 cm
Material: Ivory tusk / Carved

Wat KaoKaew, 2500's
The ivory carving Somdej is LP Kant's amulet of 2500's. The Somdej has comprehensive properties, such as Metta, life protection--free from all harms, and Wealth & Fortune.

LP Kant was a close disciple of LP Doem, Wat NongPho, Nakonsawan. He had learned with LP Doem since his early years of ordination. He succeeded all incantation Visha from his Guru, which includes Meed Moh, Singharaj and many other ivory-tusk carving amulets.

It's widely known that LP Kant's carving amulets can be used as substitution to LP Doem's, but with much more economy in price. A meetmor made by LP Kant cost S$8k. But price has been slowing climbing up as many proven to be as efficacious as the LP Doem amulets.

LP Doem had many close disciples; LP Kant of Wat KaoKaew, LP Noi of Wat NangPho, LP On of Wat Kokdua, LP Oii of Wat Nongbua, LP Sod of Wat Hangnamsakorn, LP Od of Wat Chansen, but the most senior is LP Kant.

LP Kant had been ordained in B.E. 2455 and became LP Doem's disciple in the early years of his ordination. He was appointed to be the Abbot of Wat KaoKaew in B.E.2461.

LP Kant passed away in B.E.2513 at the age of 79 after living in his monkhood for 58 years.

Somdej LP Pae, 2509, Wat Pikulthong (3rd Placing)

Sharing my limited collection of LP Pae, Wat Pikulthong. This piece is made in year 2509 with nur kesorn (pollen). 108 kind of pollens from flowers. It is especially good for metta and business success and is also one of the more affordable range of somdej from LP Pae compared to his Pae Pan, Pae Sorng Pan, Pae Sam Pan Series.


Somdej Nai Phau, 2495, Wat Inn (pim hua bai Sri) (3rd Placing)

In B.E.2495, Police-General Phau Sriyanonth gathered many guru monks and obtained many special amulets to create one of the best mass-chanted Somdej in Thai amulets history. This batch of Somdej was consecrated under his patronage in Wat Indraviharn, Bangkok and were hence named after him as Somdej Naiphau.

Originally, Somdej Phra Buddhacharn Nuam of Wat Anongkaram was elected to be the president of the ceremony but due to him falling ill at that period of time, Luang Pu Nak, Wat Rakhang, was selected to represent him instead.

The materials collected consisted of:

1. Broken fragments of Somdej Phra Buddhacharn Toh Somdej amulets from Wat Rakhang and Wat Bangkhunphrom.
2. Filings of Phra Kring Wat Suthat that were consecrated in B.E.2485.
3. Somdej amulets that were given out by Luang Pu Poo, Wat Inn.
4. Phong wiset that were leftover by Luang Phor Doem, Wat Nongpho, Nakhonsawan.
5. Chanted powder by Luang por Sod of Wat Pak Nam, Bangkok
6. Broken-pieces of Somdej Wat Sam Pherm, Bangkok
7. Consecrated powder by Luang por Pheur of Wat King Kaew, Samutphakan
8. Many types of powder specially donated by many famous monks, etc.

The types of materials that were used to bind and mix into these raw materials were:

1. Nur Phong Kesorn (Powder of crushed jasmine flower petals)
2. Nur Phong Kasen Boon Nak (Special powder named after Naga)
3. Nur Phong Kesorn Bua Luang (Powder of crushed Lotus flower petals)
4. Nur Phong Kaset Pikoon (Powder of a type of farm wood)
5. Poon Kao (Limestone powder)
6. Kradat Faang (Rice paper)
7. Namman Maphrao (Coconut oil)
8. Dinsor Phong (Chalk powder)
9. Nam Oi (Sugarcane), etc.

On 22nd October, B.E.2495, the group of 14 monks who gathered for a mass chanting to chant on the materials of the amulets were:

1. Phra Thep Wae Tee, Wat Sam Phraya
2. Phra Pawana Koht, Wat Paknam
3. Phra Rat Molee, Wat Rakhang
4. Phra Pawana Wikrom, Wat Rakhang
5. Phra See Somphot, Wat Suthat
6. Luang Phor Chaeng, Wat Bangpang
7. Phrakru Winai Ton, Wat Samphanthawong
8. Phrakru Sompanyop Rakat, Wat Prodges
9. Phra Acharn Plee, Wat Suan Ploo
10. Phrakru Arkom Soonthorn, Wat Suthat
11. Phra Palad Pleang, Wat Ganya Nimit
12. Phra Acharn Baideega Banyat, Wat Suthat
13. Phrakru Sung, Wat Indraviharn
14. Phrakru Mongkhol Wichit, Wat Anongkaram

The amulets were using various moulds which produced a total of 84,000 pieces and were all individually hand cut using gold knives. The amulets were collected in trays and were kept under shade, not under sunlight, to be dried under natural conditions.

After all the amulets were finally moulded, they were placed in the Bosth by the committee who were in charge and were surrounded by auspicious candles that were placed in the 8-directions. The candles were watched over by committee members on a rotational duty to prevent the candles from burning out or blowing out.

Those who were there witnessed the beautiful glow of the candlelight illuminating the amulets and the place was serene and solemn.
Offerings were made to a big photograph of Somdej Phra Buddhacharn Toh that was placed in the hall to invite him to witness and preside over the blessing ceremony.

On 5th November, B.E.2495, a 2nd mass chanting was to be performed on the completed amulets prior to distribution to the public. At the auspicious hour of 4.20pm, the victory candles were lighted and all the monks, phrams (white-robed Acharns) and devotees bowed down and paid respects to the Buddha and the president of the ceremony.

After a short chanting to the Buddha and chanting the invitation to the Devas, a speech was delivered by the president of the cermony. The motive of making these batch of Somdej amulets was to distribute and remind people of the Buddhism and to follow its doctrine. It was also to carry on the lineage of Somdej Phra Buddhacharn Toh of his famous Somdej amulets. Consecrating a big quantity was to allow as many people as possible to have a piece that contains the legacy of Somdej Phra Buddhacharn Toh.

After the speech was delivered, a group of 12 monks who were invited to perform mass chanting on the amulets participated in the main chanting to complete the consecration of the amulets. They were:

1. Luang Phor Sodh, Wat Paknam, Thonburi
2. Luang Pu Peuak, Wat Kingkeaw, Samutprakan
3. Luang Pu Rian, Wat Nongbua, Kanchanburi
4. Luang Phor Chuang, Wat Bang Pae Rok Tai, Nonthaburi
5. Luang Phor Roong, Wat Thakrabue, Sammutsongkam
6. Phra Palad Taeng Guay, Wat Pradoochimplee, Thonburi
7. Luang Phor Chong, Wat Natangnok, Ayuthaya
8. Luang Phor Nor, Wat Klang Tharua, Ayuthaya
9. Luang Phor Samniang, Wat Weruwanaram, Nakhonpathom
10. Luang Phor Chaeng, Wat Bangpang, Nonthaburi (direct disciple of Lp Parn of Wat Bang Nom Koo, Ayutthaya)
11. Luang Pu Nak, Wat Rakhang, Thonburi
12. Luang Phor Ha, Wat Don Gai Dee, Samutsakorn
13. Luang poo Hin of Wat Ra Kang, Bangkok
14. Luang poo Toh of Wat Pha Doo Chim pee, Bangkok

A model of Somdej is divided into 5 versions;

1. Chedi-looked Somdej (Pim Song chedi)
2. Triangle Somdej (Sam lian)
3. Pim hua bai sri, oak luang (rare and most expensive)
4. Expanded chest / protruded chest (second most expensive)

Somdej Wat Rakhang, Roy Pee, 2515 (3rd Placing)

Sharing this great piece of Roy Pee, consecrated in 2515. 3rd placing with competition organised by Samakom. Many expert from Pantip Song came....supported by Mr. Phayak Kampan and Toi Muang Non.

This batch was known to go through grand mass chanting by many famous monks on 2514 e.g LP Thim - Wat Palelai Suphanburi, LP Tunn - Wat Poh Nimit, LP Saeng - Wat Kalaya, LP Nor Wat - Kangttaliah, LP Toh - wat Pradochimplee, LP Thongyak - Wat Mainongpaong, Ajahn Suphot - Wat Suthat, LP Lammon Wat Sadek, LP Tae (Wat Sam Ngam), LP Wean (Wat Doi MaePang) and many others too.

Somdej Roypee was made to commemorate Somdej Toh 100 years anniversary.

This amulet was chanted from B.E,2514 to B.E.2515 and distributed to the Public on the 22th June B.E.2515.

One of the most collectable pieces of Somdej Wat Rakhang. Also one of the most fake in the market. High end fake can be found which are almost 95% resemblance.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Somdej LP Nak, Early Era, 2485, Pim oak long hua bai Sri (2nd Placing)

This was made in early era of LP Nak (Wat Rakhang), 2485. LP Nak amulets can be roughly divided into three era. 2485s, 2500s, 2510s. Only the first era is expensive and worth collecting. The last era is made after LP Nak pass away with the same mold and ingredient chanted by him. Thus LP Nak amulets prices can vary from S$250 - S$2000.

Enjoy my precious piece. Featured in amulet book of LP Nak before. Pim Oak Long (Big Chest) Hua Bai Sri (long ear). Secured a second placing in majot competition. Natural cracks can be found with lots of old Somdej WRK powder can be seen. Very collectable piece many used for replacement of the multi million dollar Baht Somdej Wat Ralhang from Somdej Toh.

For those that are not familiar with LP Nak, refer to biodata posted earlier.

LP Thuat, Lang Tau Rit, 2541, Lun Pisek, chanted by AC Nong

Sharing one piece of my personal collection. Come with original temple box. Pim Yai, Lang Tau Rit, old style casting (melted coins etc), special batch, memorial amulet from Wat Changhai in BE 2541, made only 799 pcs.

AC Nong associated amulets has gone up much in prices recently. So, any amulets from the master especially those produced in 251x - 253x and in limited quantity are definitely very collectable...Just sharing my thoughts :)

LP Thuat 2524 Wat changhai Pim Phra Rod

Sharing this real nice piece of LP thuat 2524 from Wat changhai, pim phra rod. Pim Phra Rod has gained lots of popularity recently as pim yai is quite easy to find in the market and pim kamakan has lots of fake or remake one in the market. So, phra rod pim has gone from S$200 a piece few years back to the now current price of S$600-900. A top piece with 95% condition is even asking for 25,000 Baht. And price will continue to go up as 2524 is proven effacacious with lots of miracles. A good replacement for 2497 AC Tim, Wat changhai LP thuat if one can't afford one. 2524 is mixed with lots of 2497 wahn.

This piece was submitted to a major conpetition last Sunday (11 March 2012) organized by Samakom. It was verified real in competition though can't get any placing in it. It comes with original competition box.