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Phra Somdej Tua Norn Lang Riap (King Worm)
Phra Somdej Tua Norn Lang Riap (King Worm)
Amulet Ref : BA148
Monk : Luang Phor Wong
Status : AVAILABLE
Temple : Wat Pariwat
Year : BE 2485
Price : $ 250.00
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Phra Somdej Tua Norn Lang Riap (King Worm) Phra Somdej Tua Norn Lang Riap (King Worm)


Pra Somdej Tua Norn - King Worm


Luang Phor Wong Wasapalo, is a very famous former guru monk of Wat Pariwat Songkram, Bangkok. A number of his amulets are well known to Thai amulet collectors and in particular his Phra Somdej Tua Norm, often called the King Worm.
 

 
Somdej Tua Norn - These amulets are rare as not many have survived


LP Wong his known to have been a disciple of many sacred monks of his era from whom he learnt sacred sciences.

1.Phra Plad Mai, who taught him sacred-eye science and ancient Thai medicine. According to Mr.Fak, aged 90 and Mrs. Sa-ngium, aged 88, Pra Plad Mai  also known as  Pra Karmavacharcharn was present at the ordination of Luang Por Wong.

2.Luang Poo Niun of Wat Bang Wua, Samutprakan Province, who taught him  how to create and mix sacred materials for the creation of amulets.


3. Luang Phor Pum of Wat Bangklonok, who taught him high-level meditation

4. Luang Poo Parn of Wat Mongkolkotawas, who taught him the sciences needed to create sacred tiger amulets

5. It is also known that Luang Por Wong also read many ancient books to increase his knowledge.

                

Luang Phor Wong  began to create powder for his sacred amulets in B.E.2478, when he was aged about 30. He blessed his first series of Somdej amulets in BE 2485 .

However his first batch was created with an excess of the sacred powders Patamung and Ittijay and insufficient binding agent.

As a result the finished amulets were prone to damage , especially by water. Worshippers had to keep the amulets in a protective case otherwise they would not last long.


These amulets were highly respected at the time for the power to attract the opposite sex. It was reported that many worshippers would actually dissolve the amulets in water and either drink the mixture or apply a thick paste to their faces.

It wasnt until  B.E.2523, that a secret cache or Kru of these amulets were found hidden in the temples chedi, most were unkowingly damaged by water used by the workman who were cleaning the structure.

There are two versions of the Tua Norn pim, one with a plain back (lang riap) and one with a yant.


Luang Phor Wong had wanted to create these amulets in respect to Somdej Toh, Wat Rakhang, a monk who he had admired immensely.

Interestingly so famous was his powder that many disciples used it to create other well known batches of amulets. A good example being the Pra Chinarach amulets created by Prayoon Poobuapern

Although these amulets were not created by Luang Por Wong they were considered equally sacred as they were made from his powders.


Pra Somdej amulets created by Luang Phor Wong can be divided into four main groups.

1. Pim Kaizer amulets, these were the largest
2. Pim Tua Norn (worm-shape amulets) or Pim Klang  (middle size), the most famous of all.
3. Special amulets, which were the same size as those of Wat Rakung’s Prasomdej amulets
4. Pim Kanan amulets, smallest pims at 1 x 1 cm


In  B.E.2517, Luang Phor Wong blessed a batch of Tua Norn amulets created by his disciple Luang Tar Yim. Once again these pims were unique and very popular.

Even after Luang Por Wong  had passed away, Luang Tar Yim continued the tradition of creating these amulets until he died in BE 2531. Many of his pims were retained in the temple chedi for future generations.

Apart from Pra Somdej amulets, Luang Phor Wong also created tiger amulets, well known to amulet collectors.

His most famous batch being those he had created in BE 2519 when it is said that the spirit of a tiger had possessed a number of the pims during the ceremony.

Incidentally the amulets were priced at 1.5 baht each at the time, but those that had been possessed sold for 100 baht each. Today these tiger pims fetch about 300.00 USD +

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