Phra Somdej Phim Phrakthan Non Phim Niyom Wat Khun In

 

 

This piece is actually the theme piece, Wat Khun In featured on their reference book launched last year. This piece was slightly washed to allow you to see the ‘ner’. This phim niyom if is still available at Wat Khun In is at above THB20,000 a piece.

The main difference between this phim and others is that at the bottom of this 3 tier base, there’s a pair of supporting leg. In Thai, they call this Than Non.

The photo on the right is of the same phim, it is featured in the reference book.

Looking at this photo itself makes you drawn to it!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While many are still contemplating the authenticity of this Phra Somdej Wat Khun In. There’s a full color amulet reference book that was published last year.

This book entails the history of this temple, the founder, the incident that revealed this amulets in the Sleeping Buddha, photos of Phra Somdej Wat Khun In, photos of Phra Somdej Wat Rakang and they also revealed VIPs and VVIPs in Thailand that is wearing this Phra Somdej Wat Khun In, eg Thailand ex Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont and many others.

As the book is written in Thai Language, we will be summarizing its important contents for you to read. For those whom may want to read it for yourselves to confirm what we have written, you can always buy them from Thailand. The photo on the left is the exact front cover of this Phra Somdej Wat Khun In reference book.

However this book didn’t reveal the historical findings of relations between Ven. Somdej Toh and Wat Khun In. We can only wonder why because collectors’ interest is not only into the amulets but also want to know if Somdej Toh made them. The historical findings shouldn’t be difficult to find because Ven. Somdej PraBuddhacharn Toh and Phra Somdej Toh Wat Rakang are much talked and researched about in the amulet collection arena.

 

Before we share what is written in the book above, let us bring to your attention and important historical findings published on Ven. Somdej PraBuddhacharn Toh Phromarangsi in the Buddhist Calender year 2545. This reference book (right, front cover), was published in year 2545 in commemorate Ven. Somdej Toh’s 130 years of passing away. Page 47 of this volume dictates…

“… During Ven. Phra Maha Toh’s 32th pansa as a monk, he received the news of his mother being very ill. Ven. Phra Maha Toh then travelled by raft to attend to his mother. After his mother passed away, Ven. Phra Maha Toh administered her estate to his families and relatives. The balance of her estate, Ven. Phra Maha Toh used it to refurbished the Sleeping Buddha at Wat Khun In. Due to the damage done during the civil wars, Ven. Phra Maha Toh have to spend many years to refurbish and do well the Sleeping Buddha at Wat Khun In. After the work had been done, Ven. Phra Maha Toh continued to practise there untill he attained Lokuttarak. He often give Dharma talk and donations Ven. received, he will channel them to Wat Khun In. Ven. Phra Maha Toh then dissappeared for almost 25 years until when Thailand King No. 3 passed away at age of 63 after 25 years of reigning the country. The Government then invite the King No. 4 to rule from Wat Bovorn, who was practising as monk then. Thailand King No. 4 send his officers to search for Ven. Phra Maha Toh but he continued to dissappear for another 7 months. Ven. Phra Maha Toh took pity of the troubles the monks have to go through in his absence, then Ven. came to light. It was Phra Yankothik, the Chief Monk of Wat Phra Panom whom brought Ven. Phra Maha Toh to have an audience with the King No. 4. Ven. Phra Maha Toh was then conferred Chao Khun Thammakitthik and became the ChaoAwat of Wat Rakang. Ven. Somdej Toh was then already in his 60s. It was Ven. Somdej Toh whom recommended the King No.4 to visit Wat Khun In . Historical findings revealed that the King No. 5, King Bhumibol and His Prince visited Wat Khun In too! In His later years, Ven. moved to Wat Bangkungphrom and subsequently passed away there too. …”

More coming….keep reading…..