Reup Lor, Luang Phor Ngern Kru Tha Ma Fai
|NOTE THIS IS AN ORIGINAL LUANG PHOR NGERN AMULET... IT IS NOT A POSTHUMOUS PIM. THIS IS THE REAL McCOY|
Luang Phor Ngern created many amulets during his life , two of which made him very famous indeed, and are instantly recognizable by almost every amulet collector, namely; Roop-lor-loi-ong and Rian-lor Pim Jop.
In particular the Roop-lor-loi-ong (Pim Niyom) amulets have been accepted by most experts as one of the kingdoms most enduring and popular amulets, rating amongst the great pims from Wat Rakhang, and Wat Bangkhunprom
They are highly respected for the power to protect worshippers from danger whilst also increasing fortune, charm, and success. Some of these amulets can cost well over 500.000 Baht.
Luang Phor Ngern passed away on September 20th, B.E 2462, aged 111 years having served the Buddhist faith for 90 years.
Although some Luang Phor Ngern pims can cost a small fortune, like most amulets they need do not need to cost the earth provided that you have a basic appreciation of the amulet, its history and maker along with a reasonable background knowledge of the various temples, batches and pims.
Indeed with a little care, study and preparation you should be able to acquire an authentic LP Ngern Pim such as the example on offer here at less than 500.00 USD
This is a highly distinctive Luang Phor Ngern pim that is not easily mistaken for any other pim. Like most Luang Phor Ngern amulets this pim was recovered from a temple Kru at Wat Tha Ma Fai, Pichit province and is known to have been blessed by Luang Phor Ngern himself. Not only is this an absoluteely wonderful amulet it is a very rare indeed.
This is a great amulet for those that want an easy and assured introduction to genuine LP Ngern pims as this is without question one of the most diverse and confusing amulet subjects possible.
Unfortunately with these particular amulets this is far easier said than done. Hardly surprising when you consider that there are quite literally thousands of different pims with many looking almost identical. Add to that a production spanning across an entire century and you will understand why this is such a daunting task. But don’t feel out in the cold because even experts that have studied these pims for decades struggle with the same basic issues.
Other than the task of identification there are a number of unique considerations, not least of which is understanding the difference between modern amulets and those recovered from various Kru that contain pims created and blessed by Luang Phor Ngern himself.
One of the most popular to collect is the BE 2515 pim but unfortunately many collectors often find this amulet somewhat confusing to understand, myself included, and there is good reason for this.
Usually these pims are referred to as Luang Phor Ngern BE 2515 followed by the temple from which they were blessed or originated, although it has to be said that often the last part of the nomenclature is omitted and that is why you will often see so much variation in both the pim design and price. Don't just assume that any BE 2515 amulet was blessed at Wat Bangklan, there is actually a good chance it was not.
Unfortunately it is this variation that creates a potential for misunderstanding and in particular the issue of authenticity. If a claim is made on a comparitive basis with another BE 2515 pim, it is obviously important that you understand exactly what you have and what you are making a comparison with.
Added to that some of the BE 2515 pims are not posthumous but are amulets actually recovered from the temple kru in that year. These pims are usually denoted with the words Phra Kru, e.g. LP Ngern (Phra-Kru) BE 2515. So be sure you know whether its an amulet actually blessed in BE 2515, or an amulet recovered from the Kru. Prices are obviously considerably different.
It is not uncommon for an individual to make the mistake of trying to compare a modern BE 2515 pim with the 2515 Phra Kru pims. This in part is due to the fact that one of the most common reference books about the BE 2515 pims only covers the Phra Kru variants and if you are unable to read Thai this fact is not entirely obvious.
To confuse the issue even further a number of different batches may have been released from the same temple in the same year. That is batches that are also physically different in appearance. Even worse are some single batches that contain 4 or 5 different variants
Another important consideration to bear in mind is that Luang Phor Ngern, Wat Tainam, Luang Phor Ngern, Wat KongKaram and Luang Phor Ngern of Wat Bangklan (also known as Wat Wantago) are one and the same monk. Luang Phor Ngern is known to have stayed at all these temples where he also created sacred amulets.
It is also the key to acquiring a genuine Phra Kru Pim, blessed by Luang Phor Ngern himself. Some of the least expensive batches of original pims were recovered from Wat Tainam. This was LP Ngern’s temple prior to moving to Wat Bangklan/Wantago. In general it is only the Wat Bangklan pims that are extremely expensive.
All experts concur that the three temples at which he was resident should be categorised as part of the same family.
Luang Phor Ngern