Reup Lor, Luang Phor Ngern, Wat Bangklan (Kru Tainam) Pim Niyom Reun Bpae Yim BE 2460
Luang Phor Ngern created many amulets during his life , two of which made him very famous indeed, and are instantly recognizable by almost every amulet collector, namely; Roop-lor-loi-ong and Rian-lor Pim Jop.
In particular the Roop-lor-loi-ong (Pim Niyom) amulets have been accepted by most experts as one of the kingdoms most enduring and popular amulets, rating amongst the great pims from Wat Rakhang, and Wat Bangkhunprom. They are highly respected for the power to protect worshippers from danger whilst also increasing fortune, charm, and success. Some of these amulets can cost well over 500.000 Baht.
Luang Phor Ngern passed away on September 20th, B.E 2462, aged 111 years having served the Buddhist faith for 90 years.
Although some Luang Phor Ngern pims can cost a small fortune, like most amulets they need do not need to cost the earth provided that you have a basic appreciation of the amulet, its history and maker along with a reasonable background knowledge of the various temples, batches and pims. Indeed with a little care, study and preparation you should be able to acquire an authentic LP Ngern Pim such as the very beautiful example on offer here at around 500.00 USD
Unfortunately with these particular amulets this is often far easier said than done. Hardly surprising when you consider that there are quite literally thousands of different pims with many looking almost identical. Add to that a production spanning across an entire century and you will understand why this is such a daunting task. But don’t feel out in the cold because even experts that have studied these pims for decades struggle with the same basic issues.
This particular Luang Phor Ngern featured above is one of the easiest to identify due to some quite distinctive markings that were made posthumously to prevent forgery. It is also not surprisingly one of the most popular.
An important consideration to bear in mind is that Luang Phor Ngern, Wat Tainam, Luang Phor Ngern, Wat KongKaram and Luang Phor Ngern of Wat Bangklan (also known as Wat Wantago) are one and the same monk. Luang Phor Ngern is known to have stayed and created amulets at all these temples.
Amulets blessed by Luang Phor Ngern are generally referred to as ”LP Ngern Wat Bangklan followed by the name of the exact temple Kru from which they were recovered”
Some of the least expensive batches of original pims were recovered from Kru Wat Tainam. This was LP Ngern’s temple prior to moving to Wat Bangklan/Wantago. In general it is only the Wat Bangklan pims that are extremely expensive. All experts concur that these three temples at which LP Ngern was resident should be categorised as part of the same family.
The Phra Kru pim on offer here was first discovered in a secret kru under the principal Buddha image at wat Tainam in BE 2524, the temple at which LP Ngern had been resident for a number of years. Amongst the find were also Pra Somdej, Pra Nangphya and Phra Pitda LP Ngern amulets.
Below is the official temple video recording the actual moment that these pims were recovered from the secret Kru.
These amulets are probably the easiest of all the original LP Ngern amulets to identify as the majority of pims were etched with the Thai letter Chor Chang to the bases to prevent fakes.