Pra Kru Pong Supan Hlang Luang Por Dto Jom - Nuea Pong - Luang Por Tin Wat Pha Lelai Circa 2515 BE
Pra Pong Supan Amulet in Sacred Powders, with image of the Buddha Luang Por Dto Pang Pha Lelai on rear face, from Luang Por Tin of the Great Temple of Wat Pa Lelai, in Supanburi. This version is the second of two different models, the Pim Hlang Luang Por Dto Jom, with an indented small version of Luang Por Dto pressed into the rear face of the amulet.
The Pra Pong Supan, is an eminent member of the Five Benjapakee "Top Five" classic regional amulets of Thai Ancient Amulet History, and is the representative of the Western Region of Central Thailand of the Province of Supannburi - Hence the Name 'Pra Pong Supan'.
The Pra Pong Supan is made from Sacred Powders, and has spent time stored within Kru Hiding Place Chamber at Wat Pha Lelai, and has 'Kraap Kru' residue built up on the surface of the amulet, which lends classic character and eminence to this wonderful amulet of the Benjapakee Family. The amulet is a delicate and small size amulet, highly suitable for Men Ladies or Children to wear and Bucha.
The amulets is coated with 'Kraap Kru' residue from storage in the Kru Hidhing Place Chamer at Wat Pha Lelai, which is a traditional method of both empowering amulets through charging them up with the power of the Prayers of the Monks, as well as a way of storing amulets to release at different occasions as time passes, to preserve Buddhism thrughout the ages.
The Pra Pong Supan is a perfect choice of Amulet for Ladies or Children, but is also a very preferred and popular amulet for Males to wear. We have before us a Sacred Amulet whose Religious Value is of course that of a True sacred Amulet from a Great Gaeji Ajarn of the Supanburi Province, Luang Por Tin, or Wat Pha Lelai.
The Buddha on the Front Face is clearly designed in the U-Tong Periodic Style, with elongated ears, and delicately curved torso and Civara Robe
The rear face of the amulet has the sacred image of Luang Por Dto, which is a 23.46 Meter high Buddha image within the Vihara Shrine of Wat Pha Lelai, The Buddha is cast in the Pha Lelai posture (seated), and this indeed is where the Temple and the Buddha statue have their names in common.
The temple of Wat Pha Lelai is of course also very famous for being mentioned in various literary Epics, such as the Legend of Khun Chang Khun Phaen. There are in fact three monuments within the temple in reverence to Khun Phaen, Khun Chang, and Nang Pimpilalai, who were the three main Protagonists of the story.
A classic and Ultra Collectible Benjapakee Hiding Place Amulet, recommendable for those who seek a truly Sacred Traditional amulet that has all the necessary qualities of an amulet of Master Class.
This amulet would trigger the coined phrase in Thai of; 'Hoy Dai Mai Aay Krai', which means 'You can wear this without shame in any place or time (including conventions).
The phrase means of course, that the amulet is an accepted amulet of quality and high standing, which can not be shamed into the corner.
When viewed on the edges, the aging characteristics and eminent status of this Sacred Pra kri amulet is highly evident, in the visibly rich Muan Sarn Sacred Powders which have been charged up with power inside the Kru Hiding Place Chamber over the years, receiving the energy of the Chatning of the Monks within the Uposadha Shrineroom.
The Pra Pong Supan of Wat Pha Lelai is a rare amulet to see, in this edition, which cannot be found very easily, but which is still a very affordable amulet considering its Sacredness, the Importance of the Temple it was made and blessed at in the Dtamra of Pong Supan Amulets, and Eminent Status, and HIstorical Value it carries with it.
Wat Pha Lelai is a Historical Old Buddhist Temple of Supannburi, and part of the Family of Supannburi Temples belonging to the Dtamra of Pra Pong Supan Amulet Making. The temple is incredibly old, and its original building date is unknown, but it is known that it was built up by the Mong People during the heyday of Supannburi Rulers.
The Buddha Pang Pha Lelai statue is cast in the U-Tong Periodic Style, and is considered one of the most sacred Buddha statues in Thailand, and most definitely one of the most sacred and Highly revered Images of the Supanburi Province. Wat Pha Lelai is synonimous with the Legend of Pra Khun Phaen, along with Wat Kae, and is a World famous Temple that is visited and prayed at by Buddhists from around the world.