Luang Phor Boon/ Luang Phor Perm/ Luang Phor Jeua – Wat Klang Bang Kaew

If you are searching for an amulet brimming with sanctity and power, both inside and out, look no further than the amulets of Luang Pu Boon of Wat Klang Bang Kaew, Nakhon Pathom Province. Luang Pu Boon is a renowned monk of the old generation, celebrated in the Nakhon Chai Si River region for his high-level meditative attainments and profound knowledge in various mystical arts and spells. His expertise in these areas is widely acknowledged as unrivaled.

Revered Status Among Contemporary Monks

Due to his exceptional abilities, Luang Pu Boon is ranked among the top venerated monks known for their spiritual prowess and magical disciplines. His strong meditative practices and mystical insights earned him respect and admiration from contemporary monks, including:

  • Somdet Phra Sangharaja (Pae) of Wat Suthat Thepwararam
  • Luang Por Thap of Wat Thong (Wat Suwannaram) in Khlong Bangkok Noi
  • Luang Pu Nak of Wat Huai Chorakhe

These esteemed figures and many others held Luang Pu Boon in high regard, further cementing his legacy as a powerful and respected spiritual teacher.

Luang Pu Boon’s amulets are not only revered for their external craftsmanship but also for the immense spiritual power they possess. Whether you seek protection, blessings, or spiritual guidance, the amulets of Luang Pu Bun are a testament to his unmatched abilities and profound

Generally Luang Phor Boon’s Bia Gae amulets were very similar in design to those of Luang Phor Rod, Wat Nai Rong. Hardly surprising when you consider that Luang Phor Boon was also taught by Luang Phor Khak. It is also recorded that he often visited Luang Phor Rod for instruction.

Therefore it is generally considered that Luang Phor Boon was a student of both sacred monks.

Luang Phor Boon – Bia Gae

The creation of the “Bia gae” begins with the search for a shell with 32 teeth, as described in ancient texts. Then, the teacher inserts consecrated mercury into the shell and finds a way to seal it in, using ancient vedas. This process requires a highly skilled practioner because it involves using spells to call upon and compel the mercury to merge within the shell.

The mouth of the “Bia Gae,” is sealed with copper / lead plates inscribned with sacred spells. Additionally, there are various types of “Bia Gae”  including those wrapped with knitted ropes adorned with three brass rings for waist fastening .

Regarding the amulets’ use, there are many methods available to ensure protection from various dangers and evils, including black magic spells, enemies, spirits, intoxicants, and poisonous insects.

In terms of relative value, Luang phor Rod’s amulets are slightly more expensive compared to those created by Luang Phor Boon.

Luang Phor Boon was born on July 3, B.E.2391 during the reign of King Rama III. He was the eldest amongst the six children of Mr. Seng and Mrs.Lim.

When he was 13, his father passed away and he was sent to Wat Klang Bangkaew to learn Lord Buddha’s Dharma. He was ordained as a novice at the age of 15 and a monk on the 21st June, BE 2412, aged 20. He resided at the temple his entire life, until he passed away in BE 2478

Luang Phor Boon lineage includes Luang Phor Perm and Luang Phor Jeua, both highly accomplished in their own right
 

 


Bia Gae LP Num Wat NangNai Angthong
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The Bia Gae (protective amulet) crafted by Luang Por Num of Wat Nang Nai Thammikaram in Wiset Chai Chan District, Ang Thong Province, is a revered artifact. This particular amulet is highly sought after.

Luang Por Num is celebrated as one of the most esteemed and influential monks in Ang Thong Province, alongside other notable figures such as Luang Por Pak of Wat Bost and Luang Por Kham of Wat Pho Plam.

Beliefs and Protective Qualities

The Bia Gae amulet is believed to possess strong protective powers. It is thought to shield its wearer from various forms of harm, including illnesses, malevolent spells, and other negative influences. Those who carry the amulet are believed to be safeguarded from dangers and misfortunes, with the amulet serving as a potent talisman for protection and well-being.

The Life and Legacy of Phra Upachaya Num Dhammaramo

Phra Upachaya Num Dhammaramo, born on August 15, BE 2426, was a year younger than his contemporary, Luang Por Pak. His father was named Son and his mother was named Jam, with the family name Sornkaewdara. He was born in Samjun village, Wang Nam Chai subdistrict, Si Prachan district, Suphanburi province.

Early Education and Ordination

At the age of 10, Num studied Thai and Khmer with Phra Athikan Puang, his elder brother, at Wat Samjun, near his home. Upon turning 20, he was ordained at Wat Plaina, Plaina subdistrict, Si Prachan district, Suphanburi, on April 1, BE 2446. His preceptor was Phra Khru Thammasarnraks (On), with Phra Palat Dee of Wat Poochao serving as the karmavachacarya and Phra Athikan Chang as the anusavanacarya. After ordination, he resided at Wat Samjun, studying the Dhamma and Vinaya.

In his eighth year as a monk, he moved to Wat Luang in Sarn Jao Rong Tor subdistrict to facilitate the construction of the ubosot at Wat Samjun. The local community, having great respect and faith in him, contributed generously, enabling the successful completion of the ubosot. Following the completion, he returned to Wat Samjun.

Leadership and Contributions

In BE 2459, he was appointed abbot of Wat Luang for ten years before moving to Wat Nang Nai Thammikaram in Sarn Jao Rong Tor subdistrict, Wiset Chai Chan district, in BE 2469. At that time, Wat Nang Nai was in disrepair, but under his leadership, the temple underwent significant renovations, transforming it into a beautiful and thriving place of worship. His efforts earned him the title of Phra Upachaya in BE 2477

During his 30-year tenure at Wat Nang Nai, he undertook numerous projects both within and outside the temple, leaving a lasting impact on the community. His leadership and dedication were instrumental in the temple’s prosperity.

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Passing and Legacy

Phra Upachaya Num Dhammaramo passed away on August 13, 1954, at the age of 71, after 51 years in the monastic life. His contributions to the Buddhist community and his role in the restoration and development of Wat Nang Nai are remembered and celebrated.

Annual Celebrations

Every year, Wat Nang Nai hosts its annual festival during the Chinese New Year. This grand event attracts thousands of visitors, including many from Ang Thong province, who come to pay their respects and apply gold leaf to the statue of Phra Upachaya Num. The people of Ang Thong, especially those from Wiset Chai Chan, hold him in high regard, reflecting the profound respect and faith they have in his legacy.

Phra Upachaya Num Dhammaramo’s life and work continue to inspire and influence the community, maintaining his reputation as a revered monk and spiritual leader in the region.


Luang Por Pak of Wat Bot, one refers to a revered monk from Ang Thong province, known widely for his spiritual prowess and respected by many. His most renowned amulet is the “Bia Gae” (cowrie shell charm).

Early Life and Ordination

Luang Por Pak was born in BE 2425 in Tha Makham village, Don Pru subdistrict, Wiset Chai Chan district (currently under Si Prachan district, Suphanburi province). His father was named Thomya, and his mother was named Phuk. As a child, his father took him to study with Luang Pu Thuean at Wat Luang in Yi Lon subdistrict, Ang Thong, where he learned to read and write.

At the age of 20, in BE 2445, Luang Por Pak was ordained at Wat Oi, Wiset Chai Chan district, with Luang Pu Thuean as his preceptor. Following his ordination, he accompanied his elder brother, Phra Rattanamuni, to Wat Hong in Bangkok to study scriptures and Vipassana meditation under Phra Ajahn Uth for nine years, becoming proficient in both.

Leadership at Wat Bot

In BE 2454, following the passing of Luang Pu Net, the abbot of Wat Bot, villagers from Ob Thom and Khok Chan invited Luang Por Pak to reside at Wat Bot. By BE 2455, he was appointed the abbot. Luang Por Pak had several teachers, including his brother, Ajahn Wat, a former prominent bandit turned monk who taught him various mystical arts like invisibility.

Another significant teacher was Luang Pu Boon from Phichit province, who imparted knowledge on consecrating tiger fangs, elephant tusks, and other mystical arts. Luang Por Pak later created numerous amulets, such as Buddha images and medallions in gold, silver, and bronze, which are rare and valuable.

Renowned Amulets and Charms

Among his famous talismans were the carved ivory lions, which were believed to protect and scatter cattle herds. His Takrut (metal scroll amulets) were known for their versatility, offering invulnerability, charm, authority, or escape from enemies depending on how they were used. The carved ivory drums he created were particularly popular among performers for their charm-inducing properties.

The Bia Gae Amulet

Luang Por Pak’s Bia Gae amulets are highly regarded in Ang Thong. Crafted with intricate rope weaving or encased in lead, these charms were designed to be worn for protection against black magic, poisons, and evil spirits, ensuring safety and invulnerability. The woven rope Bia Kae are more common than the lead-encased versions, which are rarer and more valuable. Expertise is required to authenticate these charms due to the presence of imitations.

 


Luang Phor Kum – Wat Bhothi Plum, Angthong

Wat Bhothi-plum, formely known as Wat Pai-Tong, is an ancient temple built in the Ayudhaya period

Though this temple had been governed by several abbots, the abbot that the temple is associated with is Luang Phor Kum. He created many kinds of sacred amulets such as Prasomdej , Pra Nue-wan, Takrut and Bia Gae.

Luang Phor Kum began to create his Bia Gae amulets in B.E.2493, Generally his Bia Gae amulets appeared similar to those of Luang Phor Rod, except they were not covered with embroidered strings. Most disciples covered their own amulets to increase durability.

Luang Phor Kum also inserted his Takrud amulets onto his Bia Gae almost identically to Luang Phor Puck, the only difference being that his Takrut amulets were made of copper whilst those of Luang Phor Puck were made of lead.

Luang Phor Kum was born in B.E.2432 to the family of Mr. Seng and Mrs. Tai, locals off Angtong province.In B.E.2452, aged 20 he was ordained as a Buddhist monk at Wat Bhothi-plum and dedicated his life to help develop the temple and to create sacred amulets

At the age of 72 on June 25th, B.E.2503, he passed away having served Buddhism and Buddhists for 52 years


Luang Phor Iam – Wat Nang
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Luang Pu Iam of Wat Nang Ratchaworawihan in Bang Khun Thian, Chom Thong District, Bangkok, is a revered monk known for his exceptional spiritual powers. Initially a humble abbot, his reputation for creating powerful amulets reached the royal palace, attracting nobility and members of the royal family. Even King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) personally visited Wat Nang to pay respects to Luang Pu Iam. During a subsequent royal visit, the king bestowed upon him a luxurious robe and other gifts from France and conferred the royal title of “Phra Phawanakosol Thera” upon him.

One of Luang Pu Iam’s most renowned creations is the “Mak Tui” amulet, different from the Bia Gae amulets of Luang Poo Rod, because he did not use a sea shell for the basis of the amulet. The process of making these amulets was intricate and spiritually significant. It is said that he followed the ancient traditional methods first introduced during Ayudhaya period. First, disciples were instructed to climb an areca palm to harvest only the small, young areca nuts that had naturally withered. They were taught specific chants to recite continuously while climbing and harvesting. Using their mouths instead of hands, they would bite the nuts off the tree, maintaining the chant throughout.

Once collected, the nuts were hollowed out, and sacred relics or paper inscribed with the Buddha’s names were placed inside. After consecration, the hollowed areca nuts were sealed with a Thai sticky rubber called “Chanrong”, made from the nests of a Thai insect. “Chanrong” was chosen because he believed that it would protect the amulets for as long time. Luang Poo Iam’s Bia Gae amulets were popularly called “Mark Tui” because they were made from “Mak” or a kind of Thai fruit/ nut

The consecration process involved intense meditation and chanting, imbuing the amulets with spiritual energy. It was said that the nuts could stand up by themselves after the rituals, demonstrating their mystical power. Once consecrated, the nuts were wrapped in cord, coated with lacquer, and fitted with a loop for wearing around the neck. Given the sacred contents, it was deemed inappropriate to wear them on the waist or as keychains.

The Mak Tui amulet is believed to provide its bearer with invincibility, protection from harm, and immunity to weapons. Additionally, it safeguards against evil spirits. Owners are encouraged to regularly recite the chant “Namo Buddhaya” to maintain the amulet’s power.

The Mak Tui amulet is a testament to Luang Pu Iam’s profound spiritual abilities and the rich heritage of Thai Buddhist amulets. Its creation process and the powerful protection it offers make it highly valued by collectors and devout Buddhists alike.

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