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Somdej Wat Bangkoonprom

Continued share the information about Wat  Bangkoonprom from the book The Grand Five Scared and Valuable Buddha Amulets Introduction.

  • Wat Bangkoonprom as generally known for short at present time was formerly as Wat Bangkoonprom Nai and the official name at present time Wat Maiarmataros.
  • In the year 1868 (2411 BE), Samiantra Duang the ancestor of ancestor of Tanagoses family name renovated the monastery and build one big pagoda. In the year 1870 (2413 BE) Somdej Pra Puttajarn Toh Prommarungsee president over as the president of the ceremony at Wat Bangkoonprom Nok or officially known as Wat Intrarawiharn to produce Pra Somdej Bangkoonprom for 84,000 tablets equaling the number of the Dhammakkandha to be kept in the niche of that big pagoda.
  • All kinds of ingredients used to make Pra Somdej Bangkoonprom are similar to those of Pra Somdej Wat Rakang. Except Pra Somdej Bangkoonprom were composed of lime stone more than that that of Pra Somdej Wat Rakang, besides they are kept in the pagodas for a long time. Their texture, therefore, is harder than that of Wat Rakang.
  • In the year 1873 (2415) just one year after the death of Somdej Pra Puttajarn Toh, cholera a deadly disease widespread and killed many people over the country.
  • Somdej Toh has come to dream to many people that Pra Somdej could cure that deadly disease by drinking holy water made by dipping them in water. Besides they are many circumstances of the magic of Pra Somdej that have made the needs to search for them more and more.
  • In 1882 (2425 BE) some of Pra Somdej were stolen by way of dropping a rope with one end sticking with clay or soaking with glue into the niche to catch the amulets up. This was done many times and many amulets were lost. The amulets obtained at there times were called Pra Somdej of Old Niche.
  • Therefore, in 1957 (2500 BE) the official opening of the Niche was done and Pra Somdej amulets were sold to public to raise fund for the purpose of renovation and improvement of the monastery. The amulets obtained at this time were called Pra Somdej of new niche.
  • The texture of Pra Somdej of old niche is of time texture without or with little sediment. In contract Pra Somdej of new niche are of hard texture with a lot of sediment covered either on one or both sides.
  • Pra Somdej Bangkoonprom composed of 9 prints as follows:
  1. Big Print (pim yai)
  2. Pim jedee
  3. Pim Tarnsaam (additional base)
  4. Pim Gesbuatoom (lotus head)
  5. Pim Prokpoh
  6. Pim Sangkati (with and without ears)
  7. Pim Sendai
  8. Pim Tarnku
  9. Pim Okcroot
  • The first five prints are the same of that Wat Rakang except with four more additional prints for Wat Bangkoonprom.

    Somdej Wat Bangkoonprom

    Somdej Wat Bangkoonprom

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