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Takrut Mai Kru, Luang Phor Kalong, Wat Khao Leam

Takrut Mai Kru, Luang Phor Kalong, Wat Khao Leam

Of all the amulets crafted and consecrated by Luang Phor Kalong

, Takrut Mai Kru is reputed to be the most powerful. A devotee once went to Wat Khao Leam to pay homage to Luang Phor Kalong. After paying his respects to the elderly Venerable, Luang Phor consecrated the items he was wearing during the visit, and the devotee continued to carry them daily for his protection. Among the items however, Luang Phor was most fixated upon the Mai Kru. When he looked at it, he seemed lost in a state of anamnesis.



Takrut Mai Kru was first released to devotees in B.E. 2500. In that year, Luang Phor had decided to build an Ubosot. LP Kalong personally collected the material used to make the takrut while he was practicing austerity in the jungles (Tudong) of Saraburi

. These takrut were made on and off over the course of more than 2 decades, and there were no records kept of the total quantity made.

It was a painstaking effort to harvest enough material for each takrut. The main body of the takrut, for example, was fashioned from the topmost section of dead bamboo that had been struck by lightning. This could only be harvested from bamboo that had bent over as a result of the damage. The next qualifying factor required an unbelievable act of provenance, as Luang Phor Kalong would have to meditate patiently nearby, waiting for elephants to walk over the parts intended for use. As one might imagine, it is not often that lightning would strike bamboo without razing it to the ground, much less causing it to break and bend. Moreover, how often would you chance upon passing elephants with a penchant for walking over those specific bamboo trees?

Luang Phor however, persevered. It was recorded in the ancient Wicha manuals of Phichai Songkram that, such bamboo trees were the only ones suitable for harvesting to be consecrated into sacred objects. These objects would have 108 purported magical properties. To harvest this bamboo, you would need to hold your breath and cut off the lightning-stricken section in a single stroke of the knife. Luang Phor Kalong’s pure intentions and boundless merit enabled him to collect the material and consecrate the Takrut Mai Kru, in order to improve the lives of his devotees.

Other Materials

Once the bamboo was harvested, they were chopped into 1.5-inch lengths. A hole was drilled in the end of each piece, to allow a rolled piece of copper inscribed with incantations to be inserted. Luang Phor Kalong wrote all the incantations himself. Before inserting the rolled copper, he also inserted other materials such as Phong PhraGru Bangkhunphrom (powder of old amulets found in the Gru of Wat Bangkhunphrom

), bits of a Hornbill’s nest, as well as his own hair. He would then seal up the hole, before binding the takrut with nylon.

Above pics: Picture example of amulets and urns dug up in Gru found in another temple

Luang Phor used 2 different styles of tying. In the first style, he tied the whole piece of takrut right up to the tip with string, covering the entire takrut. This style is named Tak Babb Maha Ut

(“Ut” means to fill up or cover a hole). The resulting takrut has strong protective capabilities.

In the other style, he used string to tie up most of the takrut, leaving a small portion of bamboo exposed at both ends. This style of tying, he named Tak Babb Prongfah

(“The sky is sunny, unobstructed by clouds”). The finished takrut is excellent for growing your business, attracting smooth transactions and enabling a constant flow of income.

Protective Powers

Luang Phor Kalong explained that ownership of these amulets could provide protection and blessings in every aspect of life, from business, to personal safety and attraction. It will deliver your deepest wishes straight into your hands.

The complicated methods, incantations and inscriptions used in its creation are known as Khom Fad (or “Twin Magic”), where mystical forces of nature, drawn from corporeal elements (lightning strikes, elephants, a hornbill’s nest, hairs of a powerful monk) are amplified with esoteric inscriptions and spells, to increase the power of the consecrated object.

There are 5 primary sacred efficacies that come from the finished Takrut Mai Kru


The 1st is derived from lightning and elephants. It has the effect of enabling you to win in competitions, and having the courage to face obstacles and pursue your heart’s desires.

The 2nd grants the owner good health, and prevents untoward circumstances from impacting you, ensuring you remain safe and effortlessly overcome obstacles.

The 3rd is the personal blessing from Luang Phor Kalong, as if he is a guardian angel watching over you. This is derived from his blessings and the intense concentration he imbues through his sacred inscriptions and mystical incantations.

The 4th is drawn from the sacred powers of Phong Phra Puttaroop, bestowing the protection and blessings of the Buddha upon the wearer. Phong Phra Puttaloop imbued these in several ways, one of which is via the incorporation of ground powder from broken amulets or statues. The exact method used in this process was never explained.

The 5th comes from Luang Phor Kalong himself, imbued in the takrut by his intense concentration while tying each one with nylon string.

Because of the long, tedious and complicated process of creation, there were already many counterfeits of this takrut floating around, even when Luang Phor Kalong was still alive.

Pic: Takrut Mai Kru from Luang Phor Kalong


There is a simple way to identify a fake. The strings used to tie each Takrut Mai Kru were made from old, worn out tyres. Due to lack of technology at that time, the resulting strings were uneven in length; some were shorter, and some, longer, with varying degrees of thickness. When Luang Phor used this to tie the takrut, the strings were sometimes too short, or they broke while tying, and he had to use additional strings to complete the tying. Thus the tying style of genuine amulets tends to be uneven, bordering on untidy in some instances.

The fakes were created at a later time, with the use of modern manufacturing technology. The nylon strings used in them are long and neat, resulting in a uniform-looking tie. If your takrut looks too pretty to be true, it is most likely a fake.


Wearers of this takrut are advised to mind their speech. They should not use harsh words, and should refrain from scolding others, especially their parents.

They should also uphold the 3rd Buddhist precept (no sexual misconduct) with utmost care.

When your wish is granted, you must bear greatest dedication and responsibility for the object of the wish. For example, if you wished for a son, and your wish is granted, you must care for him, love him deeply, and guide him through life with utmost responsibility.

According to Luang Phor Kalong, owners of this takrut who break these cardinal rules, will experience swift and grave retribution throughout the course of their lives.

Katha for Takrut Mai Kru

Namo Tassa Pakawato Arahato Sammasambuddhasa  – Recite 3x

Ittak tee, yo tak ru

No char toh

Ae hi, may wa

Samma kha ma

Recite – 3x


Ma Ah U

Metta ja ma ha racha

Sap pa saneh har

Ta ma jittang

Piyang mama

Sappa sukhang

Ja maha laphang

Sappa grotang

Winad santi

Kah ro hoti

Sampak woh

Recite 7x

Devotees may make a wish after reciting the incantation.

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