Bia Gae LP Num Wat NangNai Angthong
เบี้ยแก้หลวงพ่อนุ่ม วัดนางใน จ.อ่างทอง

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 Por An Kantharo, Wat Phra Yatikaram, Ayutthaya.

He was born on Monday, September 12, BE 2435. His father was Mr. Klai Supasook, and his mother was Mrs. Somboon Supasook. His birthplace was Ban Tha Hin, Thanu Subdistrict, Uthai District, Ayutthaya. He had a total of seven siblings (excluding himself, who was the second child). However, we will skip the details about his siblings and only mention his younger sister, Mrs. Him Chantanin, who is noteworthy for being the mother of Somdej Phra Maha Theerajarn (Niyom Thannissaro) of Wat Chanasongkram, who has been mentioned several times.

Regarding his early life, there is no need to repeat what has already been detailed earlier. Let’s move directly to his ordination as a monk. Luang Por An was ordained at the Ubosot of Wat Phra Yatikaram on June 26, BE 2456, with Luang Por Klan Dhammachoti as his preceptor, Luang Por Chai Kongkasuwanno (then holding the title Phra Khru Rattanapirom of Wat Tongpu) as his instructor, and another monk, whose name is not clearly recorded, likely Phra Ajahn Rod Viduro of Wat Ayothaya or Luang Por Lueng of Wat Pradutongtham, as his assistant instructor. He received the monastic name Khundharo.

He flourished in Buddhism, and after his preceptor’s death in BE 2477, he became the abbot, using the title Phra Athikan An. In BE 2478, he was appointed head monk of Hantra Subdistrict, continuing to use the title Phra Athikan An. Two years later, in BE 2480, he was appointed as a preceptor, authorized to ordain new monks in his jurisdiction.

There is a notable story about his time as a preceptor. Before his appointment, he was called for training at Wat Suwandararam, with Phra Srisuthammamuni (Arj Asapho), later known as Somdej Phra Buddhajarn, as the main instructor. During training, Phra Srisuthammamuni, a scholar of Pali, insisted that Luang Por An recite Pali with the same Magadhi accent he used. Despite Luang Por An’s efforts, he couldn’t match the accent, leading to a heated exchange where Luang Por An retorted that he was from central Thailand and couldn’t mimic the northeastern accent of Phra Srisuthammamuni, resulting in an abrupt end to the training session.

Luang Phor An

Additionally, it should be mentioned that during his time in Ayutthaya, Phra Srisuthammamuni had conflicts with several senior monks, particularly Phra Suwannawimolsil (Lub), the abbot of Wat Suwandararam, which led to Lub’s resignation and subsequent return to Wat Bandai Chang. Phra Srisuthammamuni then succeeded him and later became Phra Dhamma Trilokajarn, eventually returning to Wat Mahathat and rising to the titles of Phra Pimoldhamma and Somdej Phra Buddhajarn.

Another monk, Luang Por Petch of Wat Nonsee, also resigned but was persuaded to stay by Phra Srisuthammamuni, who required him to gather signatures from local villagers before approving his resignation. Ultimately, Luang Por Petch couldn’t gather a single signature and remained in his position.

Regarding his ecclesiastical titles, Luang Por An was granted the title Phra Khru Silakittikhun in 1950, which brought great joy to his followers. They organized a celebratory event in March 1951, during which Luang Por An created his first commemorative coin, distributing it to donors who contributed to the event.

 

In BE 2496, Luang Por An made another version of the coin, differing from the first in that the new coin had decorative patterns near the right and left knees on the front. The back of the coin was inscribed with the year BE 2496. In BE 2509, he held a celebration for a new school building (Wat Phra Yat School) and produced a third version of the coin, shaped like a Sema leaf.

It’s worth noting that in BE 2511, another version of the Sema coin was made because Luang Por An chaired a fundraising effort for the monks’ hospital building at Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Hospital. This version had a clearly marked purpose on the back. (The coins with a stamped code on the front were a similar design created by Luang Por Chalerm in BE 2512.)

Luang Por An created four different versions of his commemorative coin during his lifetime. Besides these, other coins were made by his successor, Luang Por Chalerm (Phra Khru Sangharak Chalerm Khemetaso), and various monks and committees from other temples such as Wat Sakae, Wat Prannok, Wat Lum, Wat Pho Sao Han, Wat Nong Nam Som, and Wat Khok Mayom. All versions of these coins are widely popular.

After creating the commemorative coin for the monks’ hospital building, Luang Por An unexpectedly passed away in Chiang Mai on January 13, BE 2512, due to a sudden heart attack while attending a Buddhist consecration ceremony at Wat Phra Singh. His body was kept at Wat Phra Yat for 25 years until his disciples and relatives held a royal cremation ceremony in BE 2536

Luang Phor Klan, Wat Phra Yatikaram, Ayutthaya.

Luang Phor An the former abbot of Wat Prayatikaram, Ayudhaya Province, was without doubt the most distinguished devotee of Luang Phor Glaan, the sacred abbot of the temple, famous for his sacred sciences and amulets.

Whilst Luang Por klaan was still alive, he would always appoint Luang Phor An to oversee the production of the amulets and after the amulets, which were finally blessed by Luang Phor Klan himself.

After Luang Por Klan had passed away, Luang Por An himself commanded much respect from the people as the natural successor to LP Klan.

He created many amulets, having learnt the art from LP Klan. Probably his most famous of all was his Phra Khun Paen Klurb, the amulet featured here. It is said that many high ranking officials sought his amulets due to the unique power to attract women.

Luang Phor Klan

Luang Por Ding Khankasuwanno of Wat Bang Wua
Biography of Phra Kru Piboon Khanarak (Ding) of Wat Bang Wua

Luang Por Ding of Wat Bang Wua (also known as Wat Usapharam) in Chachoengsao province was one of the most renowned monks of the past. His sacred objects and amulets are highly sought after by Buddhist devotees and collectors of religious artifacts. Today, they are extremely rare and highly prized by those who possess them. Among his most notable creations are the “carved monkeys” made from the roots of the rak and pootsorn trees, renowned for their powerful spiritual properties.

Phra Kru Piboon Khanarak, commonly known as Luang Por Ding Khankasuwanno, was the former abbot of Wat Bang Wua, also known as Wat Usapharam, in Chachoengsao province. He was born in Bang Wua, Bang Pakong District, Chachoengsao, on March 14, 1877. When he reached the age of ordination in 1897, he was ordained as a Buddhist monk.

Luang Por Ding was ordained at Wat Bang Wua, with Phra Ajarn Dit from Wat Bang Samak as his preceptor, Phra Ajarn Chang from Wat Bang Samak as his ordination teacher, and Phra Ajarn Plod from Wat Bang Wua as his mentor. He was given the monastic name “Khankasuwanno,” which auspiciously means “one whose mind is cool and serene like a river, and strong like gold.” From that moment on, he remained in the monkhood until the end of his life, passing away in 1952.

According to records that Luang Por Ding shared with his close disciples, he spent only one rainy season at Wat Traimitr Withayaram. During that time, Phra Athikan Pia, the abbot of Wat Bang Wua, passed away. The monks and laypeople of the temple held a meeting and decided to invite Luang Por Ding to return and assume the position of abbot. Respecting the faith and devotion of the laypeople, he accepted the position and returned to Wat Bang Wua to serve as its abbot from then on.

In 1900, just three years after his ordination, Luang Por Ding became the abbot of Wat Bang Wua. Upon assuming this position, he began to develop and restore the various structures in the temple, which had been deteriorating over time. He also promoted the study of Buddhist scriptures (pariyatti dhamma) for monks and novices.

Luang Por Ding often shared with his close disciples that he had three main teachers who significantly influenced his learning:

  1. Luang Por Dit Brahmasaro of Wat Bang Samak, who was his preceptor.
  2. Luang Por Pern of Wat Ban Kao in Ban Kao Subdistrict, Phan Thong District, Chonburi Province. He was highly skilled and even reputed for subduing foreigners who came to spread Christianity to the point where they submitted to him. It was said that when foreigners fired guns at the ordination hall of Wat Ban Kao, the bullets did not go off.
  3. Luang Por Poe of Wat Chuan Khuen Khan (believed to be Wat Chuan or currently known as Wat Chuan Darong Ratchapolkhan) in Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan Province. He was highly proficient in herbal medicine and traditional medicine.

Luang Por Ding was a monk who adhered strictly to monastic disciplines, possessed a compassionate heart, and was highly proficient in various fields, including incantations and Buddhist magic that he had studied from renowned masters of his time. These included Phra Ajarn Dit of Wat Bang Samak in Chachoengsao, Luang Por Pern of Wat Ban Kao in Chonburi, and Luang Por Poe (Luang Por Peah) of Wat Chuan Khuen Khan in Samut Prakan. He was highly respected, loved, and revered by Buddhist devotees and had numerous disciples.

His sacred objects were known for their powerful spiritual properties and were highly sought after by collectors. Apart from his “carved wooden monkeys,” his “first batch amulet coins from 1938” are also highly prized and sought after by collectors.

Today, his last prominent disciple, Luang Pu Foo Atipatto of Wat Bang Samak in Chachoengsao, continues his legacy. Luang Pu Foo is also a renowned monk in the eastern region, with numerous disciples and followers.

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Hanuman Amulets

Among the various sacred amulets, there is one type known as the “Carved Monkey” or “Carved Hanuman,” which is famously associated with only three renowned temples. These are the carved monkey amulet by Luang Por Ding of Wat Bang Wua in Chachoengsao, the carved Hanuman by Luang Por Sun of Wat Sala Khun in Nonthaburi, and the Ongkot by Luang Por Pan of Wat Bang Krasaub in Samut Prakan.

The sacred objects and amulets created by Phra Kru Piboon Khanarak, or Luang Por Ding, the former abbot of Wat Bang Wua, have been highly coveted by Buddhist devotees and collectors of religious artifacts, both in the past and present. They are considered rare and difficult to find today because their owners highly cherish them. Particularly notable is the “Carved Monkey” amulet, made from the roots of the love tree and the jasmine tree, which is believed to hold significant spiritual power.

Most people who possess the carved monkey amulet by Luang Por Ding also recite a special Hanuman mantra associated with him. They begin by chanting the “Namo” prayer three times, followed by the mantra: “Hanumana Nama Pata.” The method for using this mantra involves chanting according to the day of the week, for example, 10 times on Saturday, 6 times on Sunday, 15 times on Monday, 8 times on Tuesday, and so on.

When visiting a superior, the amulet should be dipped in sandalwood oil and used to mark the forehead. When visiting a lover, the amulet should be dipped in sandalwood oil and circled around the navel clockwise. For visiting a man, the amulet should be dipped in sandalwood oil and circled around the navel counterclockwise.

If you want to make everyone in a house fall asleep, the amulet should be enchanted with the mantra according to the day of the week and placed on the main pillar of the house. Everyone in the house will fall asleep under the influence of Hanuman.

To confuse an enemy, the amulet should be held in the mouth while chanting the mantra according to the day of the week. Blowing air out afterward will leave the enemy dazed and bewildered.


Luang Pu Hong Prompanyo, a famous guru monk from Surin Province, passed away peacefully at the age of 97 years

สำหรับ ประวัติโดยย่อของ พระครูปราสาทพรหมคุณ (หลวงปู่หงษ์ พรหมปัญโญ) แห่งสุสานทุ่งมนเจ้าอาวาสวัดเพชรบุรี อ.ปราสาท จ.สุรินทร์ พบว่า ชื่อเดิม คือ สุวรรณหงษ์ จะมัวดี เป็นชาว อ.ปราสาท จ.สุรินทร์ โดยท่านมีความขยันหมั่นเพียร กตัญญู กตเวทีต่อบิดามารดา ช่วยทำนาด้วยความวิริยะอดทน จนเมื่ออายุได้ 18 ปี จึงบรรพชาและเทศน์สอนญาติโยม กระทั่งอายุ 20 ปี ก็ทำการอุปสมบทเป็นพระสงฆ์และได้รับฉายา พรหมปัญโญ ซึ่งแปลว่า ผู้มีปัญญาดุจพรหม

หลวงปู่หงษ์ พรหมปัญโญ หมั่นเพียรศึกษาพระปริยัติธรรมและจดท่องจำแม่นยำ นอกจากนี้ยังใฝ่หาความรู้เสมอ โดยเพียรศึกษากับครูบาอาจารย์อย่างไม่ลดละและเคยเดินธุดงค์ข้ามไปถึงประเทศกัมพูชา เมื่อหลวงปู่หงษ์ พรหมปัญโญ ได้รับการประสิทธิประสาทสรรพวิชา ทั้งเวทมนตร์และคาถาต่าง ๆ จนมีอาคมแก่กล้า ก็มีญาติโยมที่ประเทศกัมพูชานิมนต์ท่านไปประกอบพิธีอย่างต่อเนื่อง

นอกจากนี้ หลวงปู่หงษ์ พรหมปัญโญ ยังนับเป็นพระเถระที่มีอายุพรรษาสูงที่สุดรูปหนึ่งของแดนอีสานใต้ เพราะหลังจากบวชเมื่ออายุ 20 ปี ท่านอยู่ในสมณเพศและปฏิบัติดีปฏิบัติชอบมาโดยตลอด เช่น มักให้พรแผ่เมตตาและปล่อยสัตว์ทุกชนิด พร้อมรณรงค์ให้ชาวบ้านร่วมสร้างฝายน้ำล้นและปลูกป่า ควบคู่กับการอบรมสั่งสอนให้ทุกคนยึดถือในศีลห้า ด้วยเหตุนี้ หลวงปู่หงษ์ พรหมปัญโญ จึงได้รับการยอมรับจากคนในพื้นที่และคนต่างถิ่นมานานหลายสิบปี โดยมีการสร้างพระเครื่องวัตถุมงคลออกมาหลายร้อยรุ่น และทุกรุ่นล้วนได้รับความนิยมทั้งจากชาวไทยและชาวต่างชาติเป็นอย่างมาก

LP Hong - Thungmon Cemetery, Wat Petchaburi

Luang Pu Hong was born on Thursday 23rd March 1918 at Tungmon village, Prasart District, Surin Province. His father’s name was Boak and his mother’s name was Auen – they were farmers. Luang Phor Hong had 8 brothers and sisters – he was the first son.

He entered priesthood as a novice at 18 years old and ordained as a monk at the age of 20 at Wat Petchaburi.  Present during his ordination were Luang Phor Prae,  Luang Phor Chueng and Luang Phor Gad. As a novice, his masters called him “Samanane Bromsorn” (Novice Bromsorn). After his ordination he was given the new name”Brommapanyo”.

Luang Pu Hong had studied both theoretical and practical dharma from many masters. Seven years after his ordination, he travelled to Cambodia to practice meditation and to seek peace. In addition he studied magic incantations from many masters. He finally returned to Wat Petchaburi, where he was appointed Abbot in 1973.

Prince Narodom of Cambodia held great respect for Luang Phor Hong. So much so that he attributed the blessings of the great monk to his success in regaining control of his country. It is said that the prince had asked Luang Phor Hong what he wanted from helping him at that time, to which Luang Phor Hong jokingly replied ”half of Cambodia”. After the victory, the prince offered half of Cambodia as promised, but Luang Phor obviously graciously declined.

Luang Phor Hong was also a developer and was involved in many construction projects such as new temples, dams, schools, roads, health centres and forestry. As a result of his untiring efforts and charitable work he was awarded an insignia “Wheel of the Law” from Her Royal Highness Princess Theparatrajasuda in 1994. This was given in recognition of his services to the Buddhist religion and conservation

Takrut Tone blessed by LP Hong attributed to saving a girls life

takrut Tone LP Hong

On the 12 February 2018 a pickup truck crashed into the back of a stationary heavy plant vehicle which was building a bypass road at Kae Yai. The pickup truck with registration plate 435 was completely destroyed in the accident

Rescue teams found a single occupent, later known as Ms. Wilaiwan Panyadee, 33 years old, trapped inside the vehicle. The rescue team were further completely astonished to find that after cutting her free from the wreckage she had only suffered minor abrasions.

” You only need to look at the condition of the pickup truck to realise that serious injury or death was the likely outcome

The fact that she had survived with such minor injuries was miraculous and her good fortune was attrbiuted to the Takrut Tone, blessed by Luang Phor Hong, hanging in the front of the car

takrut lp hong