Rian Pat Yod Boran Nuea Rakang Chup Tong Solid Gold Coated Brass Luang Phu To 2556 BE 125th Anniversary Edition Wat Tham Singto Tong 125 Monks Blessing Only 1499 Made
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The Rian Pat Yod Boran were released in the Luang Phu To Wat Pradoo Chimplee 125th anniversary edition, which included some immensely sacred and beautifully cast images of Luang Phu To of Wat Pradoo, some Lor Meg 2521 BE replica round shape coin amulets, and 2510 BE first edition replica monk coins in oval shape. This edition is now also a rarity after the years since its release, especially due to the extreme limited numbers made of each model. This amulet was made in numbers of only 1499 Amulets made in this particular version. Wat Tham Singto Tong was built by LP To as he went to the cave to meditate and saw it was a fitting place to build a temple aimed at true practice of Vipassana.
Most eminently eye-catching and attractive also in this edition, were some classic Pra Pid Ta amulets made by direct looksit of Luang Phu To, and most visibly using the authentic design, wicha, yant, and sacred powder mixture exactly as those made by Luang Phu To himself, which indeed they replicate in honor of him.
The front face features the image of Luang Phu To in nuea rakang chup tong. The coin itself is made from sacred temple bell brass and gold plating. The coin's casting method used the traditional olden days method of making amulets, as was the case with all amulets in this classic and historically important edition. The olden days casting, cutting, pressing and smelting methods are much more painstaking, difficult to control the results. This is, however, also part of the charm of ancient amulets, for no edition was ever completely uniform in the exterior finish of each amulet, making each amulet possess its own personal charm, texture, and tone.
The Rear Face has the Sacred Yant Trinisinghae of LP To emblazoned upon the surface, with all the blessings it includes.
This edition also included Rian Roop Khai metal coin amulets, which were made in four different finishes: (1) nuea tong daeng rom dam (black oiled surfaced copper); (2) nuea tong daeng nork chup tong long ya rachawadee si ngern (copper with gold plated surface and enamel glaze); (3) nuea tong khaw (ancient silver alloy); and (4) nuea nava loha ongk tong kam (nine sacred metals with gold image). A few solid silver and solid gold amulets were possibly made for the gammagarn sponsors. Yet they were neither advertized, nor made available after they were released.
The smaller, rounded Rian Lor Meg coins in this edition were made in two different sacred metal alloys, namely 'nuea rakang gao' (ancient temple bell brass) and 'nuea nava loha' (sacred metals).
This series of amulets were made at Wat Tham Singto Tong Luang Phu To lineage temple in honor of the kroo ba ajarn and lineage master who passed on both wicha Pra Pid Ta and some of his famous sacred powders to the looksit. These looksit are now the masters of Wat Tham Sing To Tong, which is considered as one of the top three 'family relations' temple of Luang Phu To of Wat Pradoo Chimplee.
This 125th Anniversary edition of master class memorial amulets for the avid devotee and collector of the Luang Pu To pantheon of amulets. These are destined to enter the history books as a classic, and one day will become an immensely rare to find edition of amulets.
The reason for this auspicious edition was to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Pra Racha Sangworapimon 'Luang Phu To Intasuwanno Thaera' of Wat Pradoo Chimplee (27 March 2430 BE – 5 March 2524). This edition was sponsored by the looksit of Luang Phu To of the district of Ban Jom Beung in collaboration with the temple of Wat Tham Sindgto Tong ('Temple of the Golden Lion').
The edition is so that we can remember the merits and great patipata ('diligent practice') of the great master Luang Phu To, and to think back to the time when he was alive, as well as to remember his great deeds. The amulets and bucha statues were made to give to the devotees who made merits during the great celebration of the anniversary. Yet most of the amulets of this edition was snapped up directly at the temple after the ceremony.
Luang Phu To was a great monk whose practice was said to be very full of grace and auspicious merit, generosity, purity, diligence and effort. Thai Buddhist people have great faith in Luang Phu To. Many different models of his amulets are found amongst those in the list of miracle amulets of great fame. His amulets are amongst the most sought after of the chan yord niyom category ('top class high end collector class' amulets) only accessible to the most wealthy collector.
The Rian Pat Yod Boran is perhaps one of the top five sought after Thai amulet after the Pra Pid Ta Hlang Yant Duang Boran and Hlang Na Duang Boran, the Rian Roop Khai Boran, and the small round 'Rian Lor Meg' amulet. His Pra Somdej 13 pim first edition amulets are also now becoming ever rarer and extremely expensive to afford.
His Pid Ta amulets have many different pim and made both at Wat Pradoo, and also at smaller temples in smaller editions. Some of which are affordable and others which are most difficult to afford for their rarity, miracle tales, and popularity.
Luang Phu To was the abbot of Wat Pradoo Chimplee from 2546 BE to 2524 BE for over 68 years until his passing away. The temple of Wat Pradoo is since then till now attended to and presided over by his successor, Pra Kroo Wirote Gittikun.
The Rian Pat Yod Boran Luang Phu To amulet comes with the original box from the temple of Wat Tham Singto Tong.
125 monks were present to chant the Buddha Abhiseka and bless this 125th anniversary edition range of statues and amulets.