Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Secrets of Phra Pidta of Wat Uttamaram, Repek, Finally Revealed

Phra Pidta of Wat Uttamaram was followed the traditional way of making Phra Phakhawan of Achan Long Phor Khron. Present wat abbot, Phra Khru Boon Tham is issuing of this limited hand made edition of Phra Pidta. Associates with the 45th anniversary ( BE 2550 ) of Khron Paranibbana, Phra Khru Boon Tham ( Than Boon ) revealed to the public the traditional ways /methods of making Phra Pidta. These methods are using / following the same methods used by Tok Raja in those day. According to the Long Chei, the pidta was created for the fund rising purposes. The purpose of making this superb Phra Pidta was due to the lack of fund to complete the Chedi and cremation hall, Achan Long Phor Khron appeared in Than Boon dreams and had ordered Than Boon to create the this special phim of Pidta amulet to be rent out to the devotees. The Achan Long Phor Khron’s traditional mould gadget was made of 2 pieces of wood which are connected with the hinge. There were two holes on the woods surface to place the Pidta mould, hinged woods with 2 holes to fit the Pidta mould, one on each sides. The Pidta mould was made of fibre. These two pieces of woods were pressed together tightly by using hand to mould the Pidta. The moulded Phra Pidta was painted and coated with Black Janrakh Wax or Getah Rengas Hitam ( not the normal crystal clear rengas ) by local folks. Each Pidta was individually pressed and blessed by Than Boon then.Pictures of blessing for ALUJAKH ( Seeking Permission ) from Achan Long Phor Khron before the making pidta processes begin.



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