Luang Phor Anan

of Wat BangPleeNoi

Luang Phor Anan

 

Luang Phor Anan is a monk who is most famous for his Phaya Wanon

amulets (Refer to our article on Phaya Wanon, Luang Phor Anan for more information). Luang Phor Anan was born on Thursday, 7th July, B.E. 2498, in the year of the Goat. He was given the name Anan by his parents. His family name was PreeCha. He is the 6th child among a total of 15 children, born to a household of farmers.

He was ordained as a monk on 3rd April B.E. 2518, at PathaSima, Wat Pimpawad

. His Preceptor was Phra Kru Manoon Thammarad
(Phradaj Phrakhuntan Zhao Mongkhon Suttakhun
), or Luang Phor Foo Atipatto
, of Wat Bang Samak, Tambon Bang Samak, Ampur Bang Pakong, Changwat Chachoengsao
), his 1st Announcing Teacher was Phra Atikan Rad, Wat Pimpawad
, and his 2nd Announcing Teacher was Phra Palad PraNom
, of Wat Bang Samak. He was given the name Wisuttho
(“purity”) after ordination.

He learned Buddhism at Wat Pimpawad

for one Pansa
, before moving to Wat BangPleeNoi in the year B.E. 2519. There, he assisted and cared for Luang Phor Chim
, who would later teach him the skills of sakyant, and an effective method of creating Kreung Rang Phaya Wanon
amulets, which originated from the tamra of Luang Phor Ding, Wat BangWua.

 

Sakyant carried out onto a person

Sakyant carried out onto a person (Picture References: GOLFX/Shutterstock.com)

 

He passed the Buddhist exams, Naktam Chantree

in B.E. 2520, Naktam Chantoh
, in B.E. 2524, and Naktam ChanAke
at B.E. 2525 at Samnak Rian Kana Changwat Samut Prakan
. He also learned the Khom language. Among his many skills, he specialized in the construction and renovation of temples.

 

Khom language

Khom language (Picture References: ben bryant/Shutterstock.com)

In B.E. 2531, he was promoted to Phra GammWahJahJarn

(1st Announcing Teacher) and in B.E. 2533, he was again promoted to Rong Zhao Awat
(Vice Abbot) at Wat BangPleeNoi. In B.E. 2536, he was promoted to Acting Zhao Awat. In 2537, Luang Phor Chim
passed away, but Luang Phor Anan was not officiated as the Zhao Awat of Wat BangPleeNoi until B.E. 2540.

Skills

His father, YomPhor Noo PreeCha

, taught him the wicha of combining medicine with arcane spells using pearls. This unique wicha is called Kwad Ya
, a method of blessing incorporating elements of Thai herbalism. The person carrying out this blessing, will dab the specially-combined mix of pearl and herb powder with his fingers, and push it into the throat of the recipient, where he will then anoint it. His father also taught him wicha for Metta Mahaniyom
and Kongkrapan Chatri
. His father himself studied these arts from Luang Pu Leur, Wat Sao ChaNgoak
and Luang Phor Ken, Wat Khao E-Toh
.

Some of Luang Phor Anan’s other teachers were:

    1. Luang Phor Thongyoi U-tutamo, Wat BangPleeNoi
      , who taught him how to read/write Khom, and apply the knowledge to create Phayant.
    2. Luang Ta Chid, Wat KohKeaw
      , who taught him how to use Thai herbs for curing hemorrhoids.
    3. Luang Pu BoonRod Puttasaro, Wat BangPleeNoi
      , who taught him about acupressure points and osteopathy.
    4. Luang Phor Phra Kru Paladwai Panyateepoh, Wat BangPleeNoi
      , who taught him in how to inscribe sakyants in Khom, the process of crafting Pra Kam
      (mala chanting beads), and katha.
      Pra Kam

      Pra Kam (Picture References: beeboys/Shutterstock.com)

    5. Phra Ajarn Kok, Wat BangPleeNoi
      , an expert in takrut and nammon who taught him how to prepare the holy water for exorcisms.
    6. Phra Kru Prachod Salakhun
      (Luang Phor Chim Promachot
      ), ex Zhao Awat
      of Wat BangPleeNoi, who taught him Gammatan
      , Tudong
      , and the making of Phong Ittijay Pattamung
      (refer to our article on Phong Ittijay Pattamung).
    7. Yom Klip Jareonsuk
      , who taught him katha for exorcism and Metta Mahaniyom.
    8. Yom Kru Chan, Changwat Surin
      , who taught him wicha Metta Mahaniyom
    9. A student (unnamed lay disciple) of Luang Phor Ei, Wat Sattahip, at Changwat Chonburi
      , who taught him how to make Paladkhik
      .
Example of a Paladkhik amulet

Example of a Paladkhik amulet (Picture References: iceink/Shutterstock.com)

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