Saturday, June 23, 2012

Phra Perd Maan, Wat Nok, pim lek, 2460s (2nd Placing)

Some Info:
Phra Somdej Wat Nok (AngThong Province) were consecrated by Luang Phor Ferng, Luang Phu Thong and Luang Phu Suk (Wat Makham Thao, Chainat) whom they were pals and often met in consecration ceremonies both in their temples and elsewhere.

Luang Phor Ferng learnt Dharma and Wicha Akom (magical power) from the abbot of Wat Nok and had learnt from many masters during his tudong in the forest. Luang Phor Ferng was a highly respected monk at his time, even Luang Phor Klan of Wat Prayathikaram had high respect for him.

The materials used for making Pra Somdej Wat Nok were from various kind of herbs, holy powders from Luang Phor Ferng and Luang Phu Thong. These also included the powders collected during the drawing different types of Kom and Yant (magical scriptures) and sugarcane juice as harderner.

As informed by the elders from the villages around AngThong province, Pra Wat Nok were very efficacious for Metta Maha Niyom and Kleaw Klart (prevent bodily harm).

Pra Kru Wat Nok – LP Ferng Angtong , Biodata
Wat Nok , official name, Wat Sakunaram, is a famous temple of Angtong Province. Established during the Kingdom of Ayudhya it was deserted for decades until renovated by Luang Poo Ferng, a monk better known for the creation of Pra Wat Nok amulets.

These beautiful century old amulets are full of charactersitic and beautifully preserved. Whats more they are more than affordable.

It is generally assumed that Luang Poo Ferng had created the Pra Wat Nok amulets around BE 2460 to worship Lord Buddha.

Most of the amulets were given to those that had supported the renovation of the temple, Luang Poo Ferng passed away in BE 2467.

Both LP Ferrn and LP Suk, Wat Makhamtao were good friends and it is clear that the design of the Wat Nok amulets used many of the design elements of those created by LP Suk.

-Pim Somdej 3 Chan
-Pim Somdej Tarn Koo
-Pim Somdej 5 Chan (Buddha Image on five-level base)
-Pim Sum Rern Gaew (Buddha Image with classical roof)
-Pim Sum Prasart (Buddha Image with ancient Khmer castle)
-Pim Nang Kwak
-Pim Khang U (Buddha Image with U, the sacred spell, to9 both right and left.)

Pra Wat Nok amulets are fairly robust pims due to a combination of the composition and drying process over decades.

Generally these amulets can be found in 4 colour variations, black, grey, yellow, brown. The colours caused by the materials used to create the amulets and the reaction with the environment,

Sacred Kru

After Luang Poo Ferng hjad created these amulets the majority were either stored within a Kru or placed within a scared Chedi at Wat Srakes, Angtong province.

Luang Phor Toh, then abbot of Wat Srakes, Arngtong Province, had discovered the Kru which he opened. The amulets were again distributed to new worshippers who had supported the temple’s renovation project.

Luang Poo Fern
Little is known about Luang Poo Ferng, the monk that had created these amulets. What is known is that he was a quiet and dedicated monk who preferred to practice and study sacred sciences alone.

It is recorded that he had been offered high ranking positions on a number of occasions and refused not wanting recognition beyond his current status.

Ultimately he was to become one of the most highly respected and sacred monks of his generation.

Despite the lack of information available from the archives there are many accounts of the efficacy of his amulets.

A typical example is that of a physician, who said that he was involved in collision with a truck whilst driving his motorcycle. He was dragged for 20 meters but was spared major injury. Witnesses to the accident were sure of his death but attributed his amazing good fortune to the single amulet that he was wearing from Wat Nok.

Note that biography of LP Fern is researched and prepared by Used under permission from copyright owner: Buddhist-Amulets.Com

The main point of collecting Wat Nok, amulet was mixed with Bailan powder chanted by Lp Suk of Wat Mak Kam Tao. caz abbot of Wat Nok, he is junior and Lp Suk is senior. good relationship between them. As historical record, Lp Suk sometimes invited abbot of Wat Nok, co-chant amulet or even taught him "Khata and Mantra".

My piece shared, is "doo ngai". Look greenish with glossy look.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

LP Thuat Wat Prasat 2506 Pim Jew

Sharing an excellent condition LP Thuat from wat prasat 2506, pim jew (mini). Nur wahn. This piece is very dry, just like 2497 Wat changhai LP thuat. What makes this piece special:

1. Pim jew is rare as compare to pim Yai. And this piece is kamakan pim.

2. It uses LP Thuat Lang Nang Seur small 2505 as pattern.

3. This piece has mixed with 2497 wahn and other powder from top monks of that era. and it has gone through a super big scale consecration ceremony. Refer to my older post on wat prasat batch.


Somdej Wat Rakhang Roy Pee 2515 (1st Placing)

Sharing a nice piece of Somdej Roy Pee (100 years anniversary). Wat Rakhang, 2515. Pim Tor. 1st placing in recent Samakorm Competition on 27th May 2012

Roy Pee is well known among seasoned collectors. It has mixed with lots of old Somdej Wat Rakhang powder or broken fragments of it. So, widely regards as a must have for somdej collectors.


LP Thuat Wat Changhai 2524 Pim Phra Rod (1st Placing)

Sharing another piece of LP thuat 2524 from Wat changhai, pim phra rod, nur wahn. 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$300 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 sometime back and awarded 1st placing.

Somdej Phra Kru Moon, Wat Suthat 2495

Sharing a piece of nice somdej made by Phra Kru Moon of Wat Suthat in 2495.

Phra Kru Moon has collected lots of Somdej Wat Rakhang old Powder himselves and from Sankaraj Pae. Thus this batch of somdej was mixed with lots of old somdej Wat rakhang powder and other holy herbs and dried plants collected by Phra Kru Moon for a long time.

Nowadays, even somdej 2509 from BKP command high price tag even though a smll amount of old BKP powder mixed into it. Thus this batch of phra kru moon somdej is definitely more worth to collect both for wearing or collection.

And a note of caution. many people confused this with somdej phra kru moon made by wat prasat in 2506. Wat prasat made a somdej similar to this to commemorate phra kru Moon but i don't think phra kru moon himselves participate in wat prasat consecration ceremony. and the price is also lots of difference. This piece below is almost double the price for somdej phra kru moon by wat prasat.


LP Thuat Wat changhai Taurit, 2539 Nur Ngern and Thong Tip

Sharing a nice piece of LP Thuat Taurit, made by Wat changhai, year 2539. This batch was consecrated in a big ceremony with many top monks of the era attended the ceremony.

Prices has been climbing up steadily due to limited qty produced. High demand in the market.

Gold Taurit made only299 pieces, pink gold 299 pieces, silver 4999 pieces, thongtip 4999 pieces and nawa, 14999 pieces. There is also Nawa with red longya version which believed to be made <100 pieces.

1. Nur ngern. Pim yai. Excellent condition. Made 4999 pieces only.

2. Nur thong Tip. Pim kamakan. Mint condition with temple box still. 6 codes. Specially made for temple committee. Believed to be made less than 40 pieces.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

LP Peuak of Wat King Keaw

Luang Phor Peuak Pun-yataro was born in Bangpli District, Samutprakarn Province on Thursday August 12th, B.E.2412 to the family of Mr.Tongsuk Koomsuktong and Mrs.Khai Koomsuktong.

Pra Acharn Im Intrasaro, the second abbot of Wat King Keaw was his first sacred teacher having being taken there by his father at the age of 13 to be educated.

At the age of 18 he enlisted for military service for afew years, before returning to Wat Kingkaew in B.E.2433 where he was ordained by Luang Poo Tong, a senior monk of Wat Rach-yota(or Wat Rachbuakhao) and Pra Acharn Im Intrasaro, who acted as his Pra Upacha and Pra Karmavajacharn respectively.

He dedicated his life to the Buddhist faith, learning Dharma and meditation with Pra Ajahn Im Intrasaro, who was impressed by his honesty to Buddhism.

Several years later, Pra Ajahn Im Intrasaro passed away and the people of the province invited Luang Phor Peuak to become the new Abbot, aged 30, having served Buddhism for only nine years.

During his administration it is known that he built and repaired many structures within the temple grounds and surrounding areas including the sacred chedi, Pra Viharn, Dharma schools, primary schools etc

Moreover he also built a sacred Buddha Image, designed after Pra Chinraj, Pitsanuloke Province. Today this image still represents the temples’ principle Buddha

Note that this biography is researched and prepared by Used under permission from copyright owner: Buddhist-Amulets.Com

Friday, June 1, 2012

Luang Poo Doo Biography

Luang Poo Doo
May 10th 2447 - Jan 17th 2533

Luang Poo Doo (officially called “Pra Prompunyo”) was born on May 10, B.E.2447 in Uthai District (Ayuttaya Province). His parents Mr.Put and Mrs.Puang were farmers. It seemed like he was destined to be a famous monk since the day he was born was one of the most important Buddhist days, called “Visakha Bucha Day” - a day to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha.


Floating baby story

He was just a little baby when a strange thing happened on one rainy day. It was raining so hard that their house and all the surroundings were flooded. The parents was very poor and therefore aside from daily farming they were also making little snacks to sell at the downtown-market. On that day, while they were cooking, they suddenly heard the dogs barking loudly. When they came out to see what was going on they almost fainted because their little baby, Doo, was floating on the river, flushed away from the yard by the quickly growing stream. The baby was lying on a big pillow, which helped to save him from drowning and Mr. Put managed to bring the boy back home. However the incident made his parents believe that their baby had some magic power that had helped saving his life - otherwise he would have been killed by the wild river.

Poor orphan

Unfortunately Mr.Put and Mrs.Puang had no chance to see Luang Poo Doo ’s success in the priesthood as they both passed away around the time when Luang Poo Doo was just 4 years old. He had become a little poor orphan who was raised by his grand mother and sisters. They later sent him to be educated at Wat Pradoosong Dharma.


Luang Poo Doo had begun his education at Wat Pradoosong Dharma, where he was ordained as a novice. When he’s 21 years old (May 10, 2468), he was ordained as a Buddhist monk at Wat Sakae by another famous sacred monk named Luang Phor Klun, the abbot of Wat Pra Yatikaram (as well as Luang Poo Chai, the abbot of Wat Klang Klongsrabua and Luang Poo Dae, the abbot of Wat Srakae). After that he had moved to stay at Wat Sakae to continue learning higher levels of Lord Buddha’s Dharma as well as to spend the most of his life. Soon he started learnig Dhamma from many senior monks including Luang Phor Klun, Luang Phor Nueng, Luang Phor Chom, Luang Phor Rod and Luang Phor Pao. Particularly Luang Phor Klun had taught him about meditations, which was the most important science that would later helped him to become a famous magic-power expert, as well as Luang Por Pao, who was teaching him a lot of magic sciences which later helped to create sacred amulets to help protecting people from danger and evil.


Luang Phor Doo, just like other sacred monks, tried to learn various magic sciences. To get the right experience he set out for travel to the deep forests in Karnchanaburi and Supunburi Province. He also stayed at the very respected sacred shrine “Pra Tandongrung”. It was recorded that at the time he was very interested in sacred tattooing, and got tattooed on the most of his body. However later, when he grown older, he considered that sacred tattooing was just a magic science that does not really help people being truly unleashed from the circle of creatures (comprising the birth, aging,, being ill and dying). That's why he had turned to be more interested in meditations, which was accepted as the best way to help developing the human soul to be purified and powerful enough to leave the circle.


Actually Luang Poo Doo was really lucky because of his teacher Luang Por Klun, who showed him how to practice meditation by controlling his breath by both, the inhalation and exhalation. By the way, when he inhaled he would say “Buddh” and when exhaled he would say “Dho”. By the practicing his mind, one becomes to be more and more purified and his soul would get closer and closer to Lord Buddha. For ordinary people it isn't that simple because human hearts naturally lack the concentration. Sometimes you might be worried about your family, your children, your businesses etc, and therefore it is quite necessary to practice meditation at the right place and under a sacred control and help of monks. That’s the main reason for some people can be successful in meditation while others are not. All the people, who were led by Luang Poo Doo were really lucky because apart from the senior monk’s heartfelt dedications, his sacred power would also help to protect the peoples' souls from spirits that might try to obstruct or disturb them while they are meditating.

A spell to get rid of thieves story

There was annoying period when Wat Srakae was often visited by thieves who kept regularly stealing various things. LP Doo was trying to find a way to get rid of them and he had found the name of “Archarn Choti”, a famous ancient monk, who used to have a special spell that could help tu push the thieves away.

(note: Acharn Choti, was an ancient Buddhist monk who is famous in the Thai history. Around 250 years ago, when the Burmese armies had invaded the Kingdom of Siam(Thailand), Archarn Choti led a group of people in Bang-rajun Village, a group of villagers with almost no weapons to fight and kill Burmese invaders .)

Thus, LP Doo kept praying and asking Archarn Choti in his dreams for the spell, but there was no responses until several years after, when Luang Poo Doo almost forgot about the issue:
A young man visited Wat Sakae and was ordained a Buddhist monk by LP Doo, who had also helped teaching him to practice meditations. After some time this young monk approached LP Doo with an amazing question.
“Have you ever known Archarn Choti?” The question really surprised LP Doo since he had been waiting for many years for any response from the ancient sacred monk.
“Yes, I have.”, replied Luang Poo Doo.
“Archarn Choti had come to me in my meditations and wished to tell you that you should be interested in that sacred spell because these spells are black magic and it would hinder you from your future enlightement.”, said the young monk.
A lot of witnesses were present and could hear their conversation. They could also hear Luang Poo Doo saying: “Actually, I almost forgot about the spell already because too many years had passed. But eventually Archarn Choti gave me the answer through you.”

“Kumarn Hoo-tum” story

Luang Poo Doo was very famous for his simple way of teaching Lord Buddha’s Dharma. He would always tell an easygoing story that could be easily understood by the rustic local people to help them find the true instructions of Lord Buddha. One of his most famous story was called “Kumarn Hoo-tum”. The story was about a millionaire, who was mean and never wanted to pay money in any way even when his son named “Kumarn Hoo-tum” got seriously ill and needed some help. Eventually the boy died. Because of the mercy of Lord Buddha, before he had seen a miraculous light, caused by Lord Buddha’s sacred power. He recognised that the light Lord Buddha's mercy for all creatures. At that moment the boy fell to respect to Lord Buddha and after his soul had left his body he was born in heaven and was renamed to “Mutta Khuntasi Dhepbutra”, and blessed to stay in heaven forever.

Mercy for all

Luang Poo Doo was famous for his mercy for all creatures and everyone, who visited the temple, would be allowed to touch his mercy. LP Doo would never refuse welcoming them despite being very tired, after working hard all day.


“Just only thinking of Lord Buddha’s mercy could cause you a lot of virtues. Therefore if you often remind yourselves of Lord Buddha, Dharma and Sangkha you would surely gain lots of virtues that would lead you to heaven after you have passed away.”, used to say LP Doo.

“If you want to be successful you must begin to do something, not just only waiting for miracle to help you. Lord Buddha is the best example, he went through everything - he suffered from various tortures before he could be enlightened and so should do all the creatures, if they want to follow Lord Buddha’s way. Just begin today, and success will be waiting for you indeed - sooner or later, it just depends how hard you’ve tried. ”.


In around B.E.2527 Luang Poo Doo ’s health became worse. He had to visit the hospital several times, and was found to have a serious heart disease. Although it was suggested to him to stay at the hospital for many times until his heart becomes better, he refused and stayed at the Wat. He was simply felt so responsible for the Buddhism activities and all of his followers at the temple. LP Doo kept on hard working until the year B.E.2532. Lots of people were visiting the temple to listen to his teachings, without realising that the old monk was seriously ill. LP Doo never complained about his weakened health, he had just kept on teaching Lord Buddha’s Dharma to all visitors.
In the morning of January 16, B.E.2533, Luang Poo Doo welcomed the visitors with his face smiling as usual. No one seemed to be alerted that this famous monk would leave his body tomorrow. In the next morning ( January 17, B.E.2533, at 05.00 a.m.) the monks and novices in the temple found Luang Poo Doo passed away. He was 85 years and 8 months old. His body was buried during the official funeral under the King’s patronage on April 20, B.E.2534. He had served Buddhism for 65 years.
Although LP Doo has been away for more than 16 years, lots of people keep visiting Wat Sakae every year to organize a Buddhism ceremony dedicated to him and his work that helped to lead many people to successful ways of lives.


Due to his reputation in possessing supernatural powers and mastering magic sciences, many people seek his amulets. Many stories about his amulets' supernatural power are circulating among Thai people (the amulets saved many lives and some of them also helped poor people to win lottery prices). Because of their brilliant reputation it is quite hard to get a genuine amulet by Luang Poo Doo. Besides the fact that there is always a huge lot of fakes at Thai amulet market, Luang Poo Doo made so many series of amulets that it is really difficult to remember and distinguish between the true and fake amulets.
The most famous of his amulets are probably the silver rings. They were made of 12.6 - gram gold and called Prohmpun-yo rings. Others are phra phrom and lp thuat.

Also, one of LP Doo ’s most famous series of sacred amulets was called “Rian Perdloke (= Open The World)” - a sacred coin with the portrait of Luang Phor Tuad embossed on the front side and on the sacred endorsement and the name of Luang Poo Doo of Wat Sa-kae on back, together with the Thai number identified B.E.2532 (which was the year that this series of amulets was made). The followers of Luang Poo Doo revealed that Luang Poo Doo would tell them them that while he was reciting the sacred spells to create the Rian Perdloke his mind could touch a miracle light that had penetrated into the three worlds.