Luang Phor Pak
He only gave these Tapoon to students who were unmarried, or to people he felt had a strong sense of responsibility. In the past they were never seen for sale, as they were only handed down as an heirloom.
This is a very special wicha. When someone knows that you have an amulet protecting you, in order to do harm to you, they must first remove the protective spells. This process is called “Thon Arkhom” in Thai. The wicha for this drum is called “mai samad mee khong ruer wicha arkhom dai dai keh dai eek duay
Drumming for fame and fortune
While Luang Phor Pak was alive, there was a travelling drama troupe named “Kana Hom Huan
Despite his skepticism, the leader of the troupe decided to give it a shot, and brought forward the “ork khek” to early evening. The Tapoon rang through the evening air with soft, clear and melodious tones. When the villagers heard it, they were drawn to it. Crowds began to gather, and attendance skyrocketed dramatically.
The leader could not believe it and decided to repeat the phenomenon over the next two days. Still the crowds would come, even braving the rain and mud to stay through the entire performance.
On the 4th day, the troupe went to give thanks to Luang Phor, and informed him that they would be leaving the next day. From that day onwards, the troupe “Kana Hom Huan” became famous.
Fame of the Amulet
The next troupe to come through the village had heard about this story, and they too brought their Tapoon to Luang Phor to be blessed. The same series of events unfolded, and this troupe too, became famous.
It is customary for Wat Bot to hold annual celebrations. Various renowned drama troupes would travel to the temple to give performances, as a way to express their respect and gratitude towards Luang Phor Pak for his help.
When word of these miraculous events spread, the villagers came forward to ask Luang Phor to make small versions of the Tapoon as amulets. Luang Phor carved the Tapoon from ivory. Some were made from whole pieces of ivory, while others were carved out of broken fragments. Animal bones were also used (no details were given about the type of animal bones used). In each of these, a hole was dug to facilitate the insertion of various consecrated powders, and a metal ring was then drilled in to plug the hole.
During lunchtime, villagers would arrive to offer food to Luang Phor. After he ate, he would sometimes hide a Tapoon within the utensils he returned. The villagers would search eagerly, as finding one meant that fortune would turn in their favour.
Namo Tassa Pakawatoh Arahatoh Sammasamputtasa – 3x