What LP Thuad amulet would you recommend? – An informed choice !
I am often asked to recommend good amulets, and the Luang Phor Thuad pim is one such example.
I think it is fairly common knowledge that LP Tim, Wat Changhai blessed what is generally considered the best LP Thuad pim in BE 2497.
But at 300,000 Baht plus, the price is simply quite ridiculous and well beyond the means of all but the very wealthy. Even if you could afford this amulet would such an investment really represent a sensible choice?
So what other choices does that leave us with? In actual fact there are numerous pims that in my opinion are equally as good and in my opinion far better value for money.
One such amulet is the Luang Phor Thuad pim blessed at Wat Prasart in BE 2506. In fact this would be my recommendation to anyone looking for a high quality pim that is equal in quality to those originally blessed at Wat Changhai. Many serious collectors also concur with that opinion.
Mint example, value 1,000 USD
Although Wat Prasart is some 1000 Km in distance from Wat Changhai they do have something in common. Not only is Wat Prasart famous for its Luang Phor Thuad amulets but the sacred powder used to make those amulets was donated by none other than LP Tim.
LP Tim is known to have admired Pra Kru Samhua Umphon, then abbot of the temple. He offered his support by donating sacred powder used during the creation of the original BE 2497 pims and a number of BE 2497 amulets to be ground as powder.
What is not commonly known is that LP Tim also donated a perfect example of his BE 2497 pim to be used as a prototype for the new mould.
Furthermore he participated in the ceremony to sanctify these amulets.
In essence we have a LP Thuad amulet that contains the same powders as the original Wat Changhai pim, we have an amulet that is also blessed by LP Tim, we have an amulet that is modelled on the original design, alone these would make the amulet special.
But there is more and these account for the reason that I and many other people would recommend this pim as the amulet of choice. The blessing ceremony itself was attended by over 300 of the countries most senior monks of the era, each transferring sacred power. In fact most experts agree that the power of these amulets is considered immense by any standard.
Apart from LP Tim some of the monks involved include Luang Phor Jong of Wat Nartangnok, Luang Phor Ngern of Wat Don Yai Hom, Luang Poo Nak of Wat Rakang, Luang Phor Nerng of Wat Julamani, Luang Phor Klai of Wat Suankun, Luang Phor Tiam of Wat Bost, Luang Poo Toh of Wat Pradoochimpli etc.
Apart from the blessing ceremony itself, these LP Thuad amulets contain other powders that are considered particularly sacred, such as powder ground from original Pra Somdej Bangkhunprom amulets, Wat Mai Amatros. Sacred powder from ground amulets of Wat Samploem and powder ground from many other sacred amulets from numerous temples throughout Thailand
All these combined make this amulet one of the most desirable of all LP Thuad pims and in some ways more so than the original BE 2497 amulets.
These pims are avaialble as both black and white variations, and we generally hold stock of both
It should now be obvious why this amulet is not only highly popular but also the amulet of choice for many informed collectors.
You would think that all the positive attributes listed above would be sufficient to convince anyone of the importance and desirability of this amulet, but there is yet one other equally important consideration, and that is price.
You may be very surprised to know that these amulets are comparatively cheap compared with almost every other viable alternative. Prices range from a few hundred dollars up to 1,000 USD for a mint example with competition certificates, all for an amulet that can be considered equally as efficacious as any other LP Thuad pim ever created.