When we first visited Wat Khun In, this big sleeping Buddha is all it has. Surrounded by large piece of greens. Monks and nuns will come and meditate here. That was about 5 years ago. And now…
In less than 3 years, this beautiful Bot…a very expensive Bot, stands grandly behind The Sleeping Buddha and also other building structures like the Hor Rakang, the Bell Tower and other have also been built. All this grand monuments and buildings are built from the proceeds from antique amulets of Phra Somdej Wat Khun Intrapramun discovered years ago. Though there are some parties that dont accept them as makings of Ven. Somdej Toh of Wat Rakang. That is because they have conflict of interest, they are so called experts and amulets traders for Phra Somdej Wat Rakang. If they were to accept that would mean that they may lose business. But any how, they didn’t say it wasn’t makings of Ven. Somdej Toh but they say that there isn’t enough evidence to support. But this group has been known by medias and serious Phra Somdej collectors and associations that they regularly make statements that slaps their own face. History tells, its a matter of whether you choose to listen or find them out yourself.
So you come to a point of juncture that you must ask yourself,” Are you collecting base on ears only or your own eyes too?” All this developments in Wat Khun Intrapramun send a very clear message… you can don’t accept but there are many that do. If this batch of Phra Somdejs are not good, you think so many people will want collect them and the status of Wat Khun In is officially a Wat because it now has a Bot. An important building to qualify to become a Wat status. This is what we call “Barami” or Perfection, quality of the Great Triple Gem. Imagine if you were to wear an amulet of such great Barami, would it have elevated your luck or status now?
Inside of this beautiful Bot.
The main Buddha altar in the Bot. These photos were taken early April 2014.
This is Phra Somdej Kruk Khun Intrapramun Phim Yai
This is Phra Somdej Kruk Khun Intrapramun Phim PhraPrathan
The image of the left is the one and only reference from the foundation that oversees this batch of antique amulets and inside this reference there are many photos of all the Phra Somdej Kruk Khun Intrapramun that belongs to ministers, high chief ministers and even ex-president of Thailand. In Thailand, they are expected to declare their assets to the government. That is why they have written proof but permission have been obtained by the foundation from the owners before they publish this reference. The image on the right is the value of Phra Somdej Phim PhraPrathan, in 2552 it was already valued at THB30,000. Recently, one of our member went to Wat Khun Intrapramun in Angthong himself to inquire himself, temple itself is already giving out at THB40,000 if there’s still any.
So you are either one of such lucky ones to have collected while it was still reasonable then or you have been left out.
Here’s two pieces of each Phim mentioned above. There are also many phims but this are the two which this official reference published.
Phim PhraPrathan (front)
Phim PhraPrathan (back)
This is also another Phim PhraPrathan ( front and back)
This is Phim Yai (front and back)
The above is also another Phim Yai. All these are unwashed.