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Article Date : 18 June 2012
Article Author : Chris Jones


Luang Phor Tim Wat Lahanrai - Banju Kru BE 2518



The late recovery of these Luang Phor Tim amulets, (BE 2520-30) placed them under heavy scrutiny, and originally were not accepted as genuine, in fact they were often referred to as Pee Yud Kru or amulets placed in the kru by ghosts

However the confirmation of authenticity was first published in the 16th issue of the Sanam Pra Koo Mer Naksasom magazine, published in B.E.2536.
The article presented conclusive evidence that these pims were indeed blessed by Luang Phor Tim and from that date on immediately gained strong popularity.

 



Because of their late introduction to the market the amulets have always represented good value for money in comparison to other Luang Phor Tim amulets. That price differential is becoming increasingly smaller all the time and particularily so in recent years. In fact these amulets are quickly becoming one of the pims of choice due to restrictively high pricing of other LP Tim amulets. As a consequence prices have been rising rapidly.

Take our advice and aquire one of these pims now before they become unaffordable like many of the other Luang Phor Tim amulets


There are twelve different pims that make up this series of amulets


Pim Pra Wan Jun (Monday)
Pim Pra Wan Angkarn (Tuesday)
Pim Pra Wan Buddha for Wednesday
Pim Pra Wan Purahat (Thursday)
Pim Pra Wan Suk (Friday)
Pim Pra Wun Sao (Saturday)
Pim Pra Wan Ahthit (Sunday)
Pra Khun Paen / Guman.....This is probably the best known pim

 


Pra Somdej
Pra Somdej Song Pah
Pra Nangpaya
Pra Rod


The Key Evidence


One of the most reliable and irrefutable pieces of evidence was supplied by Mr Serm Nilrut, head of the village and former monk at Wat Lahanrai

He gave account of the reasons wwhy the amulets were placed in multiple  Kru, the explanation, he explained, was to minimize damage by spreading the risk. The amulets werte divided and placed in a number of Kru around the temple such as  under the Principal Buddha image and under the sema stone etc. 

He also stated that at that time, due to the fame of Luang Phor Tim, many temples throughout the country would send batches of amulets to be blessed. In fact so many were received it was feared that the weight would cause LP Tims Kuti to collapse.


These amulets were distributed to other buildings throughout the temple and attached by sacred strings to Luang Phor Tim.

Moreover Mr. Vachra Iamchote, then Director General of the Royal Thai Religious Department, revealed that he had himself participated ion the actual blessing ceremony and the first batch of this series were deposited in the Kru under the Bai Sema stone on June 16th BE 2518

A
s the amount of reliable evidence began to accumulate it became simply pointless for the skeptics to try to argue any longer that which was obvious.
 

After the sacred monk passed away, the Kru was officially opened on the 6th  March, B.E.2526,. The amulets started to appear on the market shortly afterwards.

These pims would have remained in the Kru for considerably longer had it not been for the fact that Wat Lahanrai was flooded in BE 2524 and there was a growing concern that amulets stored in various temple kru would become damaged.


Mr. Sai Kaewsawang, a close disciple of Luang Phor Tim confirmed that these pims were indeed made from Pong Plaai Guman  because he was given the responsibility to oversea transportation of the powder to Nakhon Sawan province where the factory to press the pims was located. In addition he also confirmed that Luang Phor Tim spent many months blessing this series of amulets. In B.E.2526, many of these pims were being sold at 100 Baht.

Shortly after this  a further witness placed the provenance of these amulets beyond any doubt whatsoever.

In fact his evidence was so completely undeniable that many leading experts, who previoulsy had claimed these pims as fake, were humbled, as indeed were many leading amulet publications of the decade who had originally refused to devote even a few lines of print to these newly recovered Luang Phor Tim amulets


Mr. Chinporn Suksatit, a famous individual within the amulet community was quite unbelievably able to provide actual physical evidence that closed the debate and any lingering doubts once and for all.

 

 



He confirmed that he had in fact photographed the entire ceremony which also collaborated evidence given by previous witnesses who had given testimony to their presence at the blessing ceremony, people such as Vachra Iamchote, Director General of the Thai Religious Department