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Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram 108 Anniversary Amulets

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Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram 10 famous Pim (models) of Thai Buddha Image Amulets. Box Set for serious collectors. Each amulet comes with gold plated waterproof casing. Comes in wooden decorative box.

Released in the 108th anniversary of Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri of Wat Rakang Kositaram, as replicas of the original models made by Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri and in reverence of his Merits, as well as in recognition of this most classic Benjapakee range of Pra Somdej amulets from the Master of Masters, Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri. 

Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram

Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram 

This is a special Gammagarn box set with the complete range of Pim Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram contained in a luxurious wooden box set. These sets were made as heritage family heirloom amulets, and are highly recommended Buddhanussati (remembrance of Buddha), for your family and for you to pass on to future generations in your family. 

Blessing ceremony Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram

Blessing ceremony Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram

 Their beauty will only increase as will their sacred value. Pra Somdej is an eternally valid amulet for all Buddhists, and can hence never go out of good taste of popularity. Pra Somdej is probably the amulet that will survive all other amulets, for its purely Buddhist Influence and Imagery, as well as for the fact it is one of the most sacred forms of image for Buddhists to Bucha.

Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram

Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram

The Miraculous Power of Pra Somdej has been the stuff of legend since more than one and a half centuries already, and continues to seduce devotees with its Metta Mahaniyom power, and Maha Lap wealth Increase Blessings, as well as its well renowned Klaew Klaad and Kong Grapan Chadtri power.

Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram 

The set consists of ten different Pim (models) in the ‘Yorn Yuk 108 Pi’ one hundred and eight years anniversary edition amulets 2556 BE. Free gold micron plated waterproof casing is included with the amulets, which come in the original wooden silk lined box from the Temple. Blessing ceremony presided over by the Abbot of Wat Pak Nam (Wat Luang Por Sodh). 

Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram 108 Pi Edition Amulets

Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram 108 Pi Edition Amulets

Made from Nuea Pong Puttakun Pasom Pong Gao (with powders from the original edition of Pra Somdej Pra Puttajarn Dto).

These 10 different models are perhaps the 10 most famous Buddha image amulets in all of Thai amulet making history. The prestige which they have carried throughout the decades and even over the centuries now, has come to be known around the world as the most classic amulet of all Thai Buddhist amulets.

 

Pra Somdej Ok Romg

Pra Somdej Ok Romg

This particular edition was released in 2013, and celebrates a 108th anniversary ‘Yorn Yuk’ memorial edition of Pra Somdej amulets of the type made by Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri of Wat Rakang Kositaram.

Pra Somdej Pim Gaes Talu Sum

Each of these 10 different models, have been encased already in waterproof casing, with gold plated frame. They were released as single amulets, and also in this special Gammagarn wooden box set, which contains all 10 different models. The box set, was released as a special limited collectors edition.

 

Pra Somdej Prok Po

Pra Somdej Prok Po Wat Rakang Kositaram

 In addition to this, there was also a very special amulets released, which was one of the older amulets that had been hidden within the chedi stupa of the Buddhist temple at Wat Rakang Kositaram. This amulet, it was different and made from the original sacred powders of the Great Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri. 

Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri coin amulet is attached to the rear face

Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri coin amulet is attached to the rear face

The Rear face of each amulet, features a sacred copper coin inserted with the image of Somdej Dto. The traditionally visible ink stains of the rubberstamp from the Temple are visible also on the rear face.

 

Pong Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri

Pong Somdej Pra Puttajarn (Dto) Prohmrangsri

They had been hidden in Burial Gru chamber within the Chedi (unusual for Wat Rakang amulets, which are usually sunbaked but never buried), and have been occasionally released over the years, in various editions of amulets. 

 

Pra Somde

Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram

Whenever a special occasion, or needy purpose arises for raising funds for any projects needed to be realised, sometimes, these special amulets are released without any previous warning.

Pra Somdej Wat Rakang Kositaram

Two Blessing Ceremonies were performed over these amulets, the first time being chanted (Buddha Abhiseka) within the Vihara Shrine to Somdej Dto, at Wat Rakang Kositaram.

 

Buddha Abhiseka Wat Rakang Kositaram

First Buddha Abhiseka Wat Rakang Kositaram

 

First Buddha Abhiseka Blessing at Wat Rakang Kositaram

First Buddha Abhiseka Blessing at Wat Rakang Kositaram

 

Pra SomdejThe second Buddha Abhiseka was performed on the 26th October 2557 BE, at the Bodhgaya Foundation of Petchburi, with the Abbot of Wat Pradu (Pra Kroo Pisarn Jariya Pirom), in Samut Songkram, and the Abbot of Wat Ban Paen (Pra Kroo Suwan Silatikun), in Ayuttaya, to perform the lighting and extinguishing of the victory candle.


Special Edition of Sacred Herbal Pra Somdej & Nang Paya Amulets containing Pratat Buddha Relics, Lek Lai Fragments, and Ancient Chedi Powders - Blessed by Kroo Ba Beng of Wat Tanode Luang

Special Edition of Sacred Herbal Pra Somdej & Nang Paya Amulets containing Pratat Buddha Relics, Lek Lai Fragments, and Ancient Chedi Powders

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Special edition of sacred herbal Pra Somdej and Pra Nang Paya amulets containing pratat Buddha relics, lek lai fragments, and ancient chedi powders. The edition is made and blessed by Kroo Ba Beng of Wat Tanode Luang.

Pra Somdej Pong Wan 108 Rae Lek Lai - 108 Sacred Herbs, Lek Lai + Buddha Relics - Samnak Songk Phu Taep Thawara Nimit

The special Pra Somdej amulets have ‘pratat’ (Buddha relics), and lek lai fragments in the 108 sacred herbal powder muan sarn. The presence of Buddha relics and lek lai fragments lend a vast array of sacred powers to this amulet that would need extensive listing to explain the vast aray of blessings and magical effects present within the sacred muan sarn.

Pra Somdej with Buddha relics and Lek Lai

The series included Pra Somdej amulets in three differing substances, all of which have differing but equally sacred value in their sacred ingredients.

  • 1. Somdej Nuea Hlang Chedi Pasom Rae Lek Lai (made from powders of an ancient chedi stupa, and lek lai fragments with herbal powders);
  • 2. Somdej Wan 108 Pasom Pratat + Rae Lek Lai (made from 108 herbal powders with pieces of Buddha relics and lek lai fragments);
  • 3. Somdej Paya Ngiw Dam Glai Pen Hin Lan Pi (hand carved from millions of years old petrified holy wood and mastodon tusk).

The image of the Chedi Stupa is embossed in 3D relief on the rear face

The black bark Ngiw Dam tree is a holy tree that is considered 100,000 times more powerful than the white bark version, for the fact that only one in a hundred thousand trees are black, the rest being white.

Close up from base of the Pra Somdej's sacred muan sarn ingredients

The edition was made to fund the construction of a chedi stupa to insert Buddha relics into, as part of the celebrations for His Majesty the King’s 85th birthday. The temple making this edition is the Samnak Songk (‘forest sangha station’) Phu Taep Thawara Nimit in Kara Buri, Nakorn Rachasima.

Pra Nang Paya hand carved petrified holy wood amulets

In addition to the Pra Somdej, some Pra Nang Paya Buddha images were also made for release. This was done to cater for ladies and children as well as to add this model to the National archive of Pra Nang Paya sacred amulets.

  • Pra Nang Paya Nuea Wan 108 Pasom Pratat + Rae Lek Lai (made from 108 herbal powders with pieces of Buddha relics and lek lai fragments).

The temple stamp is officially embossed on the rear face, with the four syllable heart Mantra of Pra Sivali (Pra Chimplee), for inducing great Wealthy Pokasap and Metta Mahaniyom blessings.

The rear face of both the Pra Somdej and the Pra Nang Paya amulet have the official temple stamp embossed on it. Also on the rear face, there is the root mantra of the Buddhist arahant Pra Sivali, which induces great blessings of wealth and mercy.

Rear face of Pra Somdej Pong Wan 108 Rae Lek Lai

The amulets come with the original box from the temple. But, of course, encasement options are available, too. You can get 10% off if you take solid gold custom casing with one of these items. 

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View the amulets of this special edition of sacred herbal Pra Somdej and Pra Nang Paya amulets here: 

Pra Somdej Pong Wan 108 Rae Lek Lai – 108 Sacred Herbs, Lek Lai + Buddha Relics – Samnak Songk Phu Taep Thawara Nimit

Pra Nang Paya Pong Wan 108 Rae Lek Lai – 108 Sacred Herbs, Lek Lai + Buddha Relics – Samnak Songk Phu Taep Thawara Nimit

Pra Somdej Nuea Hlang Chedi Pasom Rae Lek Lai – Ancient Chedi Stupa powders, and Lek Lai Fragments


 

Special Edition Petrified Wood Pra Somdej Amulets Blessed by Kroo Ba Beng of Wat Tanode Luang.

Pra Somdej Paya Ngiw Dam Lan Pi (Carved from a Millions Year Old Petrified Holy Wood) – Samnak Songk Phu Taep Thawara Nimit

16 May 13
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Special edition of petrified wood Pra Somdej amulets blessed by Kroo Ba Beng of Wat Tanode Luang.

These utterly amazing Pra Somdej and Pra Nang Paya series of sacred Buddhist amulets were hand carved from a millions of years old petrified holy ‘Paya Ngiw Dam’ tree. The black bark Ngiw Dam tree is a holy tree that is considered 100,000 times more powerful than the white bark version, for the fact that only one in a hundred thousand trees are black, the rest being white.

The edition was made to fund the construction of a chedi stupa to insert Buddha relics into, as part of the celebrations for His Majesty the King’s 85th birthday. The temple making this edition is the samnak songk (forest sangha station) Phu Taep Thawara Nimit in Kara Buri, Nakorn Rachasima.

Pra Somdej hand carved petrified holy wood amulets

In addition to the Pra Somdej, some Pra Nang Paya Buddha images were also made for release, to cater for ladies and children as well as to add this model to the national archive of Pra Nang Paya sacred amulets.

Pra Somdej hand carved petrified Mastodon Tusk and Holy Wood amulets

The edition was made after finding stegodon and other prehistoric era fossilized bones, tusks, and petrified Ngiw tree wood. The edition used the smaller pieces for the making of four different types of Pra Somdej and two types of Nang Paya amulets. The top ongk kroo masterpiece models were made from the stegodon bones and mastodon tusks, which were completely pitch black due to being petrified over millions of years.

gold embossment of temple stamp on rear face of Pra Somdej hand carved petrified holy wood amulets

The temple stamp is officially embossed with gold colored indent, and has the four syllable heart mantra of Pra Sivali (Pra Chimplee) for inducing great wealthy pokasap and metta mahaniyom blessings.

Pra Somdej hand carved petrified wood

The black petrified mastodon and stegodon bone/tusk was used only in the ultra expensively priced ongk kroo models, which were released at a price of over 4000$ per amulet on the day of release. They were snapped up fast by rich devotees collectors and speculators to the point of depletion of stocks. A few still remain to be found in the inner circle collector circuits. Hence, their value is becoming as high as the top class pim niyom amulets of yesteryear.

The Putta Pisek ceremony was held on auspicious hour of 12:55 PM on the fifth of April in 2555 BE at the Samnak Songk forest temple.

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The monks present for the Buddha Abhiseka blessing were:

Buddha Abhiseka pictures from the Pra Somdej hand carved petrified holy wood amulet blessing ceremony

Pra Racha Bpariyadt Gawee from Buriram, Pra Mongkol Woragarn, who is the advisor to the jao kana ampher (provincial abott) of Kara Buri, Pra Kroo Sopana Patanagij, Kroo Ba Beng of Wat Tanode Luang, and Luang Por Tiang of Wat Khao Gradoeng in Buriram.

Pra Somdej hand carved petrified holy wood amulets

Pra Somdej hand carved petrified holy wood amulets

Indeed, this is a classic and memorable edition of amulets that are of obviously high sacred value, as well as their exclusivity for the esteemed collector of high grade amulets.

rear face of Pra Somdej Paya Ngiw Dam amulet in hand for size comparison

It is a most recommendable spiritual votive tablet for Buddhanussati, wealth increase, and karma improvement (‘serm duang’). Moreover, it can be considered as a very sound investment and an inimitable family heirloom amulet, which will only increase in value steadily as the years pass.

Pra Somdej hand carved petrified holy wood amulet in felt lined box with satin lining The amulet comes with its original felt and satin lined box from the temple.

Being of such a rare substance and hand carved, these amulets are certain to attain a very high market price, which is bound to climb at a faster pace than many other amulets due to the high demand and limited number of amulets remaining available on the market.
 

View this amulet in our store here: Pra Somdej Paya Ngiw Dam Lan Pi (Carved Million Year Old Petrified Holy Wood) – Samnak Songk Phu Taep Thawara Nimit