Somdej Nai Pau Pim Chedi
Wat Inn BE2495
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Somdej Nai Phau Phim Chedi Wat Indraviharn BE2495. Mixed with lots of holy material such as old broken somdej from Wat Rakang and Wat Bangkhunprom. First blessing ceremony attended by 15 monks on 22nd October BE2495. Second blessing ceremony attended by 39 monks on 5th November BE2495
In BE2495, Police General Phau Sriyannonth gathered many guru monks and obtained many special amulets to create one of the best mass-chanted Somdet in Thai amulets history. This batch of Somdet was consecrated under his patronage in Wat Indraviharn (Wat Inn), Bangkok and were hence named after him as Somdet Nai Pau.
Originally, Somdet Phra Buddhacharn Nuam of Wat AnongKaram was elected to be the president of the ceremony but due to him falling ill at that period of time, Luang Pu Nak, Wat Rakhang, was selected to represent him instead.
The materials collected consisted of:
1. Broken fragments of Somdet Phra Buddhacharn Toh Somdet amulets from Wat Rakhang and Wat Bangkhunphrom.
2. Filings of Phra Kring Wat Suthat that were consecrated in B.E. 2485.
3. Somdet amulets that were given out by Luang Pu Poo, Wat Inn.
4. Phong wiset that were leftover by Luang Phor Doem, Wat Nong Pho.
5. Many types of powder specially donated by many famous monks, etc.
The types of materials that were used to bind and mix into these raw materials were:
1. Nur Phong Kesorn (powder of crushed jasmine flower petals).
2. Nur Phong Kasen Boon Nak (special powder named after Naga).
3. Nur Phong Kesorn Bua Luang (powder of crushed lotus flower petals).
4. Nur Phong Kaset Pikoon (powder of a type of farm wood).
5. Poon Kao (limestone powder).
6. Kradat Faang (rice paper).
7. Namman Maphrao (coconut oil).
8. Dinsor Phong (chalk powder).
9. Nam Oi (sugercane), etc.
On 22nd Oct B.E. 2495, the group of 14 monks who gathered for a mass chanting to chant on materials of the amulets were:
1. Phra Thep Wae Tee, Wat Sam Phraya.
2. Phra Pawana Koht, Wat Paknam.
3. Phra Raj Molee, Wat Rakhang.
4. Phra Pawana Wikrom, Wat Rakhang.
5. Phra See Somphot, Wat Suthat.
6. Luang Phor Chaeng, Wat Bang Pang.
7. Phrakru Winai Ton, Wat Samphanthawong.
8. Phrakru Sompanyop Rakat, Wat Prodges.
9. Phra Acharn Plee, Wat Suan Ploo.
10. Phrakru Arkom Soonthorn, Wat Suthat.
11. Phra Palad Pleang, Wat Ganya Nimit,
12. Phra Acharn Baideega Banyat, Wat Suthat.
13. Phrakru Sung, Wat Indraviharn.
14. Phrakru Mongkhol Wichit, Wat Anongkaram.
The amulets were using various moulds which produced a total of 84,000 pieces and were all individually hand cut using gold knives. The amulets were collected in trays and were kept under shade, not under direct sunlight and to be dried under natural conditions.
After all the amulets were finally moulded, they were placed in the Bosth (main chanting hall) by the committee who were in charge of and were surrounded by auspicious candles that were placed in the 8 directions. The candles were watched over by committee members on a rotational basis to prevent the candles from burnt out or blown out.
Those who were there witnessed the beautiful glow of the candlelight illuminating the amulets and the place was serene and solemn. Offerings were made to a big photograph of Somdet Phra Buddhacharn Toh that was placed in the hall to invite him to witness and preside over the blessings ceremony.
On 5th Nov, B.E. 2495, the 2nd mass chanting was to be performed on the completed amulets prior to distribution to the public. At the auspicious hour of 4.20 pm, the victory candles were lighted and all the monks, phrams (white robed Brahmins) and devotees bowed down and paid respects to the Buddha and the president of the ceremony.
After a short chanting to the Buddha and chanting the invitation of the Devas, a speech was delivered by the president of the ceremony. The motive of making these batch of Somdet amulets was to distribute and remind people of the Buddhism and to follow its doctrine. It was also to carry on the lineage of Somdet Phra Buddhacharn Toh of his famous Somdet amulets. Consecrating a big quantity was to allow as many people as possible to have a piece that contains the legacy of Somdet Phra Buddhacharn Toh.
After the speech was delivered, a group of 12 monks who were invited to perform mass chanting on the amulets, whom participated in the main chanting to complete the consecration of the amulets were:
1. Luang Pu Nak, Wat Rakhang.
2. Luang Phor Sodh, Wat Paknam.
3. Luang Pu Puak, Wat King Keaw.
4. Luang Phor Chuang, Wat Bang Pae Rok Tai.
5. Luang Pu Rian, Wat Nongbua.
6. Luang Phor Roong, Wat Thakrabue.
7. Phra Palad Taeng Guay, Wat Pradoochimplee.
8. Luang Phor Chong, Wat Natangnok.
9. Luang Phor Nor, Wat Klang Tharua.
10. Luang Phor Samniang, Wat Weruwanaram.
11. Luang Phor Chaeng, Wat Bang Pang.
12. Luang Phor Ha, Wat Don Gai Dee
After the ceremony was over, the amulets were distributed out to everyone whom attended the ceremony.