Wednesday, November 11, 2009

LP Suk of Wat Makhamtao

LP Suk of Wat Makhamtao (1847 - 1934 CE) was perhaps the greatest Wicha master of modern times. He was famous for his amazing powers of transformation and they were the stuff of many legends. The most famous legends were the one where he transformed elephants belonging to some arrogant merchants into houseflies and another where he transformed a man into a crocodile. The latter story was widely reported in Thailand during that time and there were many witnesses who saw the event. LP Suk had many disciples but his favorite one was of course Prince Chumpon, founder of the Thai Navy. Above we see the main Vihara of Wat Makhamtao in Chainat. From the web of Saisin above we can see that a consecration ceremony has taken place recently.
The LP Suk shrine. His life-sized wax statue sits inside the glass room. LP Suk's katha is:
Namo Tassa (3x)
Iti Arahang Sugato Gesaro Nammate
Prasiddhime Ihi Aho Namo Buddhaya. LP Suk's sacred Wicha manuals on display.
LP Suk's old takruts and amulets.
Copper Rians and Powder Pidtas that LP Suk chanted.
LP Samran's shrine. LP Samran was a direct disciple of LP Suk and the past abbot of Wat Makhamtao after LP Suk.
The 2508 (1965) batch of amulets that LP Samran chanted.
Phra Somdej Prok Po from the 2508 batch.
Phra Khun Paen from the same batch.


dyeve said...

wow verry impresive this many thinghs to know..Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Hi wayne
I'm a regular reader of your blog. I would like to check with you whether you are willing to part with the holy relic of Phra Sivali to me? I would like to venerate the relic at my home on my altar.

Wayne said...

Oh I only have 1 piece of Sivali relic which I'm venerating myself.

Anonymous said...

Its alright Wayne, Appreciate that your replied. Normally, they venerate sarari with saffron flowers(ang hua). A kind of red flower where you could get it in Chinese medical shop. Nevertheless, if your sivali relic grows into two or many after venerated, may I request that you give me one next time for me to venerate at home? It is for myself, my own home. Thanks Wayne.

Wayne said...

Sure, I'll give 1 to u if it multiplies.

Anonymous said...

Hi wayne,

Infact, we had corresponded thru email the last time, there was once, I sent you a picture of my Guanyin at my altar and also check with you whether the Guanyin at waterloo st is Zhunti Pusa. Not sure whether you could recall.

Anyway, back to the relic, if it multiplies, kindly email me
Many Thanks

ben said...

hello wayne,

how to go to Wat Makhamto ?


Wayne Woo said...

U must hire a driver from Bangkok to go there. Journey is 3 hrs plus.

lucifer own said...

Is it still possible to find venerated sarira and saffron....i have looked but so far just all colors in the rainbow but none venerated

Unknown said...

Hi, do you know if it is possible to find a 20cm Sivali statue, and where? Thank you.