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The History of Making Luangpu Pu Amulets, Wat Intharaviharn

Wat Intharaviharn is an old monastery built in the late Ayuthaya period at about year 1752.  Its old name was Wat Bangkoonprom associated with an unknown builder.  Later during King Rama V of Bangkok period, he ordered to build a road pass by Wat Bangkoonprom.  The road dividing had caused the monastery to have two new names; Wat Bangkoonprom Nai known today as Wat Mai Armataros and Wat Bangkoonprom Nok as Wat Intharaviharn.  

During the reign of King Rama IV sometime in 1927, his majesty ordered to change the name of Wat Bangkoonprom Nok to Wat Intharaviharn as the former name was similar to Wat Intararm (South) of Donburi provice to avoid confusions.





Featured is a rare Somdej 3-tier made by Luangpu Pu. There is no difference whether this somdej piece is originated from Wat Rakang or Wat In as both temples are closely associated in the past. It is believed that holy "Phra That" are embedded at the rear of this piece. 



Praseearayamatetrai or commonly known as Luanpor Toh, a big standing Buddha holding a bowl at Wat Intharaviharn was firstly built by the revered Somdej Praputtajarn Toh, the master of Luangpu Pu but it was not completed. Therefore, Luangpu Pu continued the building and construction of the monument to completion. 

Luangpu Pu lived a very long life to 104 years old with 83 years in the monkhood.  It is hard to find any monk comparable to Luangpu Pu with such long tenure in serving Buddhism.




The foot of this tall standing Buddha statue have a historical event.  On the 22nd day of the 6th month in B.E.2515, Somdej Toh passed away at the foot of the Buddha foot.

Luangpu Pu made Buddha image tablets of many prints.  They were made of many holy ingredients similar to his master, Somdej Toh.  All his amulets were made potent by magic incantation.  The popular prints are Saeyid Kaenhuksok and Kaenglom, Sarmchan Hubaisee, Pim Jedchan, etc.  All of those sacred tablets are made of white ingredients.

This is the main shrine hall with beautiful paintings on the wall.  The picture below shows the outer building of this shrine hall.

A beautiful Golden Somdej Toh roop lor with the temple's candle wax at bottom.

The temple's amulet counter is attended by Wat In's resident monks.  

  Above are new Wat Intharaviharn Somdej circa B.E.2533.

Perhaps one of the most important Wat Intharaviharn's amulet consecration ceremony and mass chanting in recent years is the B.E.2549 batch.  Among the masters taking part in this batch's blessing ceremony is LP Koon.  This batch also involved many other senior Buddhist masters and the notable feature of this batch is the silver or gold plate of Chinabanchon Katha (please visit Somej Wat Rakang page) that are placed at the reverse of the powder based somdej. 





Wat Intharaviharn's first JTK batch in B.E.2550 featured Somdej Toh.


Study the important points for consideration on Pra Luangpu Pu Saeyid Sharp Bent Elbows print.  This print is also known in Thai as "Pim Saeyid (Birthday Anniversary) Kann Huksok".   

This book is highly recommended for avid or novice amulet collectors alike.  It is a one-time book investment that will last you for a very long time to treasure.  The above page descriptions of Pra Luangpu Pu Saeyid Sharp Bent Elbows (in both English & Thai) is found inside this Green cover book.




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