Pra Somdej Koo Bun Baramee Maha Sethee Dtor Ngern Dtor Tong is a purely Buddhist sacred powder amulet released in the Temple of the Dawn’s 2556 BE ‘Gao Maha Monkol’ (Nine Great Blessings) series of classic Buddhist amulets. Indeed, this is an immensely auspicious two amulet box set with one pim yai (large) and one pim kanaen (small) model.
Both the small and large model of Pra Somdej amulet are made from sacred pong Puttakun and herbal powders. They both are truly collectible and full of auspicious blessings amulet imbued with maha lap, metta mahaniyom, and serm duang Buddha magic to increse your luck, prosperity, and improve the social, professional, romantic and family areas of life.
The edition was officially postered with the Somdej, Pra Yord Tong, and Nang Paya benjapakee set as the officially publicized release, but, as those in the know and niche collectors already know, this edition conceals an extremely famous and collectible sacred amulet within its fold. Though this is not visible on the official poster (below), but is indeed, perhaps the amulet which the cult collector is truly seeking, and for which the Temple of the Dawn has been famous for since the days when Somdej Pra Puttajarn Dto Prohmrangsri of Wat Rakang Kositaram still sat within the palace.
The amulet of which we speak, is, of course, the Pra Somdej ‘Gai Ser’ – the ‘Kaiser Somdej’, which is known for its ‘hoo bai sri’ long eared and round headed image, and for the crackly texture of its sacred powder surface. The Pra Somdej Kaiser was issued at Wat Arun along with this edition and was made in three different pim; ‘pim jumbo’, ‘pim yai’, and ‘pim lek’, meaning giant size, large size, and small size.
Being a large and small size set, it is recommended for couples; the smaller being fitting for either a lady or a child. The front face of the amulet features a Buddha sitting on a double petalled lotus throne (thaan bua koo). The lotus throne has a nine tiered dais reflecting the nine great auspicious blessings imbued within them.
The rear face features the ‘Dtor Ngern Dtor Tong’ treasure bees flying over a Cornucopia of treasure and fine possessions. A blessed ploi sek gemstone is inserted into the muan sarn sacred powders of the rear face to increase maha pokasap blessings for immense wealth and prosperity with a host of treasured possessions. Both front and rear faces have received gold leaf embellishment.
The edition was spearheaded by the second ever issue of the Wat Arun Pra Yord Tong loi ongk Buddha image statuettes, with these Pra Somdej amulets as the official flying colors of the edition. In addition to these, there were also a series of three amulet box sets of Pra Nang Paya sacred powder benjapakee amulets released, using powders from the ancient kru hiding chamber of the Pra Nang Paya Gru Gao. As already mentioned, there were three differently sized models of the eternally classic Pra Somdej Kaiser amulet released within this edition, but were less announced as usual. Their eventual depletion is certain with or without advertizement of their existence, due to the large number of cult niche collectors of this type of amulet.
The set comes in original felt lined box from the Temple of the Dawn.
The purpose of this edition, or, better said, purposes, were to celebrate the 84th year of life of His Majesty the King to pay for the education of young samanera novice and bhikkhu monks in learning the vinaya (Buddhist Canon), to support the education of poor and disadvantaged children and adolescents, and to fund various charitable projects for the betterment of society and the local standards of living.
The committee of sponsors responsible for the official release and creation of this edition for this auspicious occasion were:
- Sangha (ordained persons): Pra Taep Mongkol Rangsri, Pra Taep Maeti (committee chairman), Pra Pipita Patanagarn.
- Karavasa (lay persons): Ajarn Prayut Jantr Ocha.
Monks present for the Putta Pisek blessing ceremony were:
Luang Por Cherd, Lyang Por Samrit, Luang Por Chaliew Luang Por Wiwat, Luang Por Giaw Chart, Luang Por Briam, Luang Por Somchai, Kroo Ba Bun Tiam, Luang Por Tawee, Pra Ajarn Surasak, Luang Por Witaya, Luang Phu Nam, and Luang Por Pongs.
See all amulets in this edition here: Pra Yord Tong 2554 BE Amulets – Wat Arun 2554 BE
Maker: Wat Arun (‘Temple of the Dawn’)
Magical Effects: Metta mahaniyom, serm duang amnaj baramee, metta mahaniyom, klaew klaad, choke lap
Material: Sacred Puttakun and herbal powders, gold leaf, ploi sek gemstone
Recommended Uses: Protection, increase prosperity, improve lucky fortunes and horoscope/karma
Number of Amulets Made: Unknown (probably 84 thousand according to dtamra Pra Somdej)
Edition: Gao Maha Mongkol edition
View this in two amulet box set in our store here: Pra Somdej Koo Bun Baramee Sethee Dtor Ngern Dtor Tong (2 Amulet Box Set) – Temple of the Dawn 2554 BE