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Biography – Luang Pu Boon (Wat Klang Bang Kaew)

Luang Pu Boon


About LP Boon – Wat Klang Bang Kaew (Nakhon Pathom)

Luang Pu Boon, Wat Klang Bang Kaew was a very special monk who had attained very high level of Buddhist practice. The amulets he created during the earlier period of his life when he was the abbot of Wat Klang Bang Kaew till his decease were very much in high demand by collectors and devotees whom believed in the power of Luang Pu Boon’s amulets which posesses Metta Mahaniyom (charm or attractiveness) especially the Pong Ya Jintamanee, a special concocted mixture of herbs made by Luang Pu Boon which contained the element of healing power.

Luang Pu Boon was born on 3rd July B.E. 2391 in Thamai district of Samut Sakorn province. He was ordained at Wat Klang Bang Kaew on the 21st June B.E. 2412 after being a novice in the temple since he was 15 years old. Phra Palad Pahn of Wat Tukeda was his preceptor. Phra Palad Thong, Wat Klang Bang Kaew, Phra Atikan Sap, Wat Newrai, Phrakru Bureemanurak, Wat Supraditaram and Phra Atikan Jan, Wat Thamohn whom were all well-known figures in the monkshood were present Dhamma instructors and witnesses to the event. His Buddhist name was Khantachot.

Later in the year of B.E. 2459, Luang Pu Boon was appointed as a preceptor and in the year B.E. 2473, he was promoted to the rank of Phra Buddhawitheenayok. Luang Pu Boon learned the making of “Bia Gae” amulet from Luang Pu Rod, Wat Nairong. This amulet was made of specially selected seashell inserted with mercury for protection against black magic, evil spirits and bodily harm.

Luang Pu Boon started creating amulets when he was the abbot of Wat Klang Bang Kaew at around B.E. 2429. Although he have created many types of amulets ranging from Phra Chai, Phra Ner Din, Phra Ner Phong, Phra Ner Ya, Takrut, Bia Gae, etc. The most popular among all was his Phra Chao Sua which literally means “Buddha on a Mountain”. It was very highly sought after by the people especially the Chinese whom had considered Phra Chao Sua as an auspicious mean in Chinese description.

Phra Sangaraj Pae, Wat Suthat and Phra Acharn Pah, Wat Rakang Kositaram were Luang Pu Boon closest friends. They were often seen sitting next to each other whenever they were invited to various blessing ceremonies.

Luang Pu Boon passed away on the 8th April B.E. 2478 at the age of 86.

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