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Pra Rod - Kru Hua Kuang
Pra Rod - Kru Hua Kuang
Amulet Ref : BA2260
Monk : Prajao Wilohrot Suiwyawong
Status : SOLD
Temple : Wat Hua Kuang
Year : BE 2403
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Pra Rod - Kru Hua Kuang BE 2403


This is a genuine period (benjapakee) Pra Rod amulet recovered from a Kru at Wat Hua Kuang, Tambon Si Phum, Ampur Meuang, Changmai in BE 2493, and is simply known as “Pra Rod Hua Kuang” or “Pra Rod Nayn Jiew”.  This particular example, of this now very rare amulet, is in absolutely perfect state, with all facial features clearly visible.


 



These amulets are thought to have been blessed during the time of  Prajao Wilohrot Suiwyawong, King of Changmai and if you are looking for a genuinely superb amulet at a reasonable price, then this pim deserves serious consideration; highly recommended. You certainly will not find another Pra Rod pim of this age at this price.


It is considered equal and also similar in composition to the very famous Pra Rod pim from Lampoon province, an amulet which can cost many thousands of dollars. The amulet is made up from Neua Din and Pong Putakun, or sacred powders full of Buddhas grace.

In fact this pim became very popular with Thai Nak Laeng of the period (BE 2500), an amulet used for extreme protection due to many reports of miraculous power and in particular “Grapan Chadtree” or invulnerability


 


The temple Wat Hua Kuang is located at the North Gate of the old city, its full name being Wat Sen Meuang Ma Luang.  According to both legend and historiocal records In the year BE 2403, The king invited a Buddha image, Pra Suwatu, to be located at the temple, A ceremony was held at on Thursday of the second month for a period of 13 days when small Buddhist images were also created. 

In May BE 2404 a special blessing ceremony was held over 4 days to sanctify the amulets.


Further Background Information - Pra Rod Lampun

 

The present day Lamphun Province was originally known as Haripunchai, an ancient city 1,343 years old. According to the Yonok Chronicle, Haripunchai was founded by two holy men.
 
Buddha predicted that there would be people establishing this place as a city, and named Hariphunchainakorn during his brief stopover collecting alms. He was offered some myrobalan fruits by the Lua people. 
 
The prediction came true in the year B/E 1204 where two hermits Wasuthep from Suthep mountain and Sukkatanta from Lopburi named the new city as Hariphunchainakorn. 
 
Hariphunchainkorn means a town where the Buddha had eaten some myrobalan fruits
 
Lamphun is well known to amulet collectors for two very important pims, namely; Phra Rod and Phra Khong, some of the most respected and highly desirable Buddha images ever created. Indeed Phra Rod, as most collectors will know, is included in the grand set of 5 known as Benjapakee.
 
The city was located in the space between two rivers, Mae Kwuang and Mae Ping. The first ruler of Lamphun was Queen Cham Thewi, a daughter of the King of Lawo. 

According to the ancient legend of Haripunchai City (or Lamphun, a northern province of Thailand), the city was completely built by a group of 5 ascetics purely by the power of magic. 

Once constructed the ascetics had to consider a suitable ruler for the city. Eventually, they concluded that, Princess Cham Thewi, the daughter of the King of Lawo , was the most suitable person to take over the throne.

Therefore, they invited Pricess Cham Thewi from Lawa Pura (or Lopburi Province) to be the Queen and thus she became first ruler of this ancient city.
 
The legend also said that every town along the way that the princesses procession had passed became  peaceful and and the residents dwelt in a happy environment. This was all due to her prestige and grandeur. The decision made by the ascetics to choose her as the ruler was absolutely right.

During the ceremony to establish her as the first ruler of Hairpunchai, the ascetics created many amulets to protect the queen and the ancient city.
 
Ancient Amulets
 
It was said that, the ascetics, led by Pra Wasuthep and Pra Sukkatanta, had brought many of the amulets they had created to fill an ancient Chedi at Wat Mahawan, which was the temple built by Prnicess Cham Thewi, or Queen Charma Dhevi.

If you enquired about an amulet that could protect you form danger, one of the more important amulets that you would likely be recommended is Phra Rod. 
 
Pha Rod originating from Wat Mahawan is the oldest with over a thousand years of history and legend attached to it. Unfortunately it is also one of the most expensive and well beyond the means of but the wealthiest.

Over a long period of time the temple and chedi suffered serious decay but amazingly the holy amulets remained in situ, peacefully underground were they had been burried all that time ago.
 
In the year B.E. 2480, a local man had found an amulet protruding  from the ground at the vicinity of Wat Mahawan. He took the amulet back home to worship and found that the amulet had special powers to protect him from danger on many occasions.
 
That's why the amulet was named Phra Rod because  the word Rod in the Thai language means "saved from danger".
 
After that the local had told the story to his friends and soon it became very big news witin  Lampun Province.  Scores of people hastily went to the temple and attempted to recover further amulets by digging into every part of the temple ground.
 
The more they dug, the more amulets were found. As a result they never stopped digging until the whole ground of the temple was riddled with holes. It was said that they had dug for several days continuously until nothing further was found. 
 
Apart from their holy power, Phra Rod Wat Mahawan amulets are considered to be a priceless part of  Thailand's valuable and ancient heritage.
 
 
 
 
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