Thursday, March 13, 2008
Archan Khun Phan is very well-known for his Visha (magic) and was frequently invited to participate in amulet-consecration ceremonies around Thailand.
Archan Khun Phan's Phra Khun Paen was recognised as one of the most efficacious Phra Khun Paen made in our times and many people have had good experiences in their lives after wearing Phra Khun Paen consecrated by Archan Khun Pan.
Archan Khun phan was the former chief of Police Region 8, Khun Phantharak Rajadej, and believed to be the last commoner holding the noble title Khun, died of old age in Nakhon Si Thammarat aged 108.
Known as a tough crime buster in the South over 70 years ago, Pol Maj-Gen Khun Phantharak Rajadej was respected by colleagues and local residents but feared by criminals. He was well-versed in Thai history and folklore and was a prolific writer, having penned articles for many publications. A master of rituals in Nakhon Si Thammarat, he advised on the installation of the city pillar shrine in the province in 1987.
Thai feudal titles were created in the Ayutthaya period. They were granted until just after the 1932 revolution brought an end to the absolute monarchy and feudalism in the country.The full title consisted of a prefix signifying the rank (bandasak) and an honorific name (rachatinnanam) granted by the monarch to a particular person, usually reflecting the profession he specialised in. In this case the rank was Khun and the honorific Phantharak Rajadej. The appointee would use the full title in place of his names.
Pol Maj-Gen Khun Phantharak Rajadej was born Butr Phantharak on Feb 18, in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Tha Sala district. He graduated from the Huay Chorakae police cadet academy in Nakhon Pathom in 1929.
He earned a reputation for wiping out many notorious criminal gangs in southern provinces such as Phatthalung and in the central provinces like Suphan Buri. As a reward, he was granted his title in 1935.
In 1960, he was appointed chief of Police Region 8 and promoted to police major-general. Pol Maj-Gen Khun Phantharak Rajadej retired in 1964. He entered politics and was elected as a Nakhon Si Thammarat MP for the Democrat party in 1973.
Funeral rites were held at Wat Mahathat Woramahawiharn in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Muang district. His body was given royal bathing rites.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
The police general came a third time, and the second medium claimed to be yet another spirit - Jatukam, who instructed him to lead the construction of a city pillar. However, the spirit advised him that first he should consult with Police Maj Gen Khun Pantarakrachadej (also known as Ajarn Khun Phan), who was thought to be a master of Buddhist magical arts (Puttakom).
This is believed by some to be the reason why Jatukam Ramathep was chosen to be a model for the amulet images when the campaign to raise funds for the city pillar was launched. The city pillar was partly completed in 1987, and the original Jatukam amulets were made in 1986. It was circular pendant a five-centimetres in diameter, and was priced at 49 baht. Now many are sold for more than 100,000 baht each.
In the past only very few Jatukam amulets were produced, but after Police Maj Gen Khun Pantarakrachadej (Khun Phan) passed away recently at the age of 108, the amulets again became very popular. It may be significant that his death on Sep 5th 2006 was just two weeks before the military coup in Bangkok. Since the royal cremation ceremony of Khun Phan last February, Jatukam amulets have become even more popular.
Over the doorway at the entrance of Wat Phra Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat, there are the statutes of Tao Kadtukam and Tao Ramathep, the guardian deities of holy relics of the Buddha. The name of one deity is Tao Kadtukam, which later people understand that he is none other than Jatukam.
The two princes were washed ashore, but well. Without the sea transport, they could no longer bring the relics to Sri Lanka. They started praying sincerely to the relics, saying: “Dear Enlightened One! If this land we step upon is a holy piece of land, then please guide us let us live a new life here. With our people, we shall guard and protected your relics forever.”
Later the two princes built a temple on this holy land and with much hard work, they also establish a wealthy and strong city. They brought new hope and peace to all the people. In remembrance of the great deeds by the two princes, they named this place Nakhon Si Thammarat in their honour. This is now located at Southern of Thailand at the present time. The temple that the two princes built for the relics is called Wat Mahathat - as it is known now.
Ever since then, after a few centuries, many people had travelled to Wat Mahathat to locate the relics that were buried by the princes. Finally, they found a stone carving and the relics buried at the Wat. The stories of the two princes were found engraved on this stone.
The two princes had done many great deeds and the greatest is by erecting the temple to house the relics. And they promised to guard the Relics with their lives. They had earned respect from both the heavenly and earthly beings. Later, the people combined the two princes into one and named him Tao Jatukam Ramathep when praying to him. Tao Jatukam Ramathep becomes one of the most respected and popular deities in the South of Thailand. In olden days, Tao was used to address noble ones. It is believed that those that pray to Tao Jatukam Ramathep will be blessed with fulfilling life and better in all aspects in everyday work.
Made by Archan Pee Lek ( son of late Archan Khun Pan )
Tun Kao (Normal Pim) Back
Musuem Pim (Front)
Musuem Pim ( Back)
Musuem Pim ( Front)
Musuem Pim (BACK)
Khun Pan Pim (Front)
Khun Pan Pim (Back)
Khun Pan Pim (Front)
Khun Pan Pim (Back)
Khun Pan Parang Pim (front)
Khun Pan Parang Pim (front)
Khun Pan Parang Pim (back)
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Putahnupharp exhibited Thai Buddhist materials & articles & has contributed greatly towards promoting & encouraging the spread of Thai Buddhism in Malacca.
Putahnupharp has in its precious collection of Thai Buddha images & amulets. Some are meants for sales & some are parts of its own private collection, the latter being more numerous & rarer. This vast collection was the results of its founder's constant travel around Thailand to fulfil the demands from people of various levels of interest.
Putahnupharp has reference and magazines for those who wish to study of the various Buddhist images or articles and this will be of immense help to them. Finally,it would also serve as a good beginning for people in general who wish to increase their knowledge about Thai Buddhism and its famous monks.
Putahnupharp in addition to give an accurate image of Thai Buddhism & also aims at correcting the misconceptions and wrong views regarding Thai Buddhism,particularly the rumours and the alleged immoral partices,thereby showing proper guidance as to the manner by which Thai Buddhism should be correctly propagated.
Putahnupharp hope that the knowledge and understanding of Thai Buddhism would be enhanced to a greater degree. Finally, Putahnupharp wish every Buddhist a happy & prosperous future.