Ajarn Peh Rongsri
He was the owner of two rice mills, the second of which was named Rong Sri Fai Thong Siri
It was believed by the people around him that Ajarn Peh Rongsri was able to act as a medium for the resident deity of the temple, Zhao Noi Maha Phrom
Ajarn Peh Rongsri was often responsible for scheduling temple celebrations and activities, in particular a festival called Jiang Wai (first month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar), which takes place from Chew Ngor (the 5th day) to Chew Pua (the 8th day). It is a 4-day-4-night celebration taking place during the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar. He played an active role in the planning and festivities until he was 85. Around the end of B.E. 2525, he fell ill, losing his ability to eat or walk, and he was warded at Phaya Thai Hospital, where he lived out his final days. On the morning of 16th Jan B.E. 2526, at 530am, he passed away, aged 86.
Phayant of Ajarn Peh Rongsri
Ajarn Peh Rongsri always carried a stash of cloth phayant with him at all times, which he distributed to people in need. He drew these phayant himself, calling them Phayant Fah Pra Tan Porn. They are believed to be excellent for wealth, fengshui and protection. Recipients from the older generation refuse to sell them, instead opting to hand them down through the family during Chinese New Year, in exchange for festive greetings. For devotees who owned this phayant, Khanha and Pae Suan-guson (Utidsuan-guson
Meaning of Phayant Fah Pra Tan Porn
Fah Pra Tan Porn in Thai means “Tian Gong Da Ti” in Chinese, referring to the Jade Emperor of the Chinese pantheon.
1. The yantra consists of 4 Chinese characters – “Tian Gong Chi Fu”. Translated from Chinese, this means “The Jade Emperor Bestows Blessings”. Blessings are only bestowed upon the virtuous, and not those who would do evil or harm. It is believed that the Jade Emperor blessings will make you successful and healthy.
2. Each of the 3 ticks has their own significance. The first tick symbolizes honesty, integrity and diligence. The 2nd tick symbolizes gratitude towards parents, deities and benefactors. The 3rd tick symbolizes compassion towards the less fortunate. If an individual exemplifies these qualities, the blessings bestowed upon them would be manifold.
3. The curling downward-oriented lines correspond to Fa Ling, or “Authority”. They symbolise the Jade Emperor using his authority to support devotees, empowering them in the process.
4. The 5 circular drawings symbolizes the 5 elements in Chinese geomancy; Metal/Gold, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. They stand for success, wealth, upward mobility in your career, Udom Somboon (always having food to eat and infinite resources) and happiness.
5. The asterisks symbolize the 8 cardinal directions in Chinese astronomy, drawing in good health and happiness, as well as protection against evil and inauspiciousness.
Some Phayant may contain several sets of such yant in a single piece. Each set of yantra is referred to as a “Ka” or bird. They symbolize auspiciousness in different, specific areas.
1. One Ka – to balance the elements and fengshui in your life. If you carry it, or place a piece on each side of your door, it draws assistance from benefactors as well as auspiciousness towards all who reside within. Should any bad omens or inauspiciousness arrive, the phayant’s spiritual power will drive it away.
2. Two Ka – suitable for salons, or other beauty-centric businesses such as slimming, make-up etc. Display it prominently in your shop.
3. Three Ka – usually displayed in tandem with 8 Ka, to protect against inauspiciousness around you, or in your home. It will also fight against saiyasart cast upon you. If you move into a new house, and you are uncertain of the spiritual energy/ presence in the house, you can display this 3 Ka phayant inside, and the phayant’s spiritual powers will be activated.
4. Four Ka – usually displayed together with 9 ka. It is effective for businesses such as hotels, high-end restaurants, resorts, travel agencies and other tourism and hospitality-related goods and services.
5. Five Ka – suitable for tuition centres, schools, stationery shops, or new businesses trying to establish themselves.
6. Six Ka – suitable for massage parlours, karaoke joints, flower shops, gift shops, or shops selling ornaments and/ or decorations.
7. Seven Ka – for turning ailing businesses around. Also suitable for clinics, dental clinics, hospitals, or shops dealing in hospital equipment and medicine, as well as businesses involved with the construction sector.
8. Eight Ka – suitable for mid-tier restaurants, drinking establishments or pubs. It is also catered towards the police and the armed forces. For higher ranking officers, position this behind where you sit, or atop your chair, and it will enhance your authority.
9. Nine Ka – for shops dealing in religious items, or shops selling mobile phones and other electronic products.
10. 10 or 18 ka – displaying this at home will make your household more influential, wealthy, and attract friends and benefactors. It also attracts auspiciousness, chases away bad luck, and ensures a smooth-sailing life.