The famous Rian (medals) from the Southern part of Thailand. Full of magical power. Good for collection.
"Rian Phra Phuttha Thaksin Ming Mongkol"
Year 1968, Khao Kong Temple, Narathiwat Province.
The list of great master who participate in inciting incantations over the great rian.
1. Chao Khun Seng from Wat Laem Sai, Songkhla Province.
2. Phor Than Sang from Wat Krong Narm Jed, Trang Province.
3. Phor Than Mueang from Wat Tah Nae, Lumpang Province.
4. Luang Pu Nak from Wat Rakang Kositaram, Bangkok Province.
5. Luang Phor Moon from Wat Khao Deng Tawan Ork, Phatthalung Province.
6. Ajarn Tim from Wat Chang Hai, Pattani Province.
7. Luang Phor Dum from Wat Duyong, Pattani Province.
8. Ajarn Num from Wat Donsala, Phatthalung Province.
9. Phor Than Kaew from Wat Loung Bon, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province.
10. Group of civilian from Khao Or, such as Ajarn Khun Parn (Major Parn - the pioneer Jatukam maker), Ajarn Chum Chaikiri and so on.
|(From Left to Right) LP Moon from Wat Khao Deng Tawan Ork, Ajarn Num from Wat Donsala & Ajarn Chum Chaikiri.|
Rian Phra Phuttha Thaksin Ming Mongkol from Wat Khao Kong in 1968, was incited incantations by many of great master and made of various type of scared items. This rian had been re-incited incantations over for many times.
While the metal was melt to form the Rian (medal), the mystic symbols from Ajarn Tim from Wat Chang Hai, Chao Khun Seng from Wat Laem Sai, and Ajarn Num from Wat Donsala, were not able to be melted, so they have to be brought back to perform a ceremony again before it could be melted. According to the picture of the rian (medal), the copper rian was the first model, it consists of the small original circled ring at the top, its feature remains in good shape. The rian was considered the best medal that underwent the inciting incantations ceremony in the south during that time. All the great masters from Wat Khao Or and other southern provinces participated in the ceremony.
The rian (medal) is excellent, price is reasonable, good for collection. It is fine piece of Budha's art, and its price is very soft, comparing with others that underwent the same type of ceremony and the name of participants.
Wat Khao Kong was located in Lumphoo sub-district, City district, Narathiwat Province. The temple is the location of the greatest statue of Buddha in Southern part of Thailand, called Phra Phuttha Thaksin Ming Mongkol. The construction of the statue was started in 1966 and completed in 1969. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand was invited to fill the Buddha's relics into the statue in the opening ceremony in 1970.
Phra Phuttha Thaksin Ming Mongkol is the big size Buddha's statue with stunning characteristic, and it is located in the top of the mountain which makes the statue itself look elegant. It can be reached by catching the highway number 4055, and it is about 6 kilometers from the city district and Ra Ngae district. At the 105 kilometer post, the temple and Phra Phutta Thaksin Ming Mongkol can be seen at the top of the mountain.
The budget of the construction of the Phra Phuttha Thaksin Ming Mongkol is approximately five million Thai baht, the figure of Buddha is in the posture of giving a sermon or meditation. The length measure of Buddha's lap is seventeen meters and twenty-three meters tall. The Buddha's relics was brought from the four holy places of Buddhism and contained in the left part of Buddha's chest. The statue is made of concrete and steels, which is decorated by golden ceramics.
The characteristic of Buddha statue is under influence of Indian art, which can be found abundantly in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, so called "the style of Nakhorn Si Thammarat"or commonly named as "Ka Nom Tom". The unique characteristic of the statue is Buddha's costume is very neat and his body figure is quite firm.
|Credit : Photo taken from internet. Just for sharing purpose.|
The King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand was invited to the opening ceremony of Rian Phra Phuttha Thaksin Ming Mongkol, and Ajarn Num was the one who incited incantations over it by himself in 1968 at Wat Khao Kong, Narathiwat Province.
The rian (medal) itself came from the well-know performing ceremony, also the King of Thailand came to the opening ceremony by himself and many of the greatest monks during that time, joined together to create it. It can be said that this type of activities is rarely seen nowadays....besides there are only twenty thousand of rian (medals) were printed.