Luang Phu Tuad Bucha Statue

Luang Phu Tuad was a Great Monk of almost-forgotten history, through lack of written documentation, who holds legendary status in Thai Buddhist History, and is one of Thailand’s most internationally well known monks, so popular, that amulets in his image are found to be made by thousands of temples around the nation, regularly every year ever since the year 2497 BE when Ajarn Tim released the first ever edition of amulets in his image.

Luang Phu Tuad: The Miraculous Monk and the Power of His Sacred Amulets

Luang Por Tuad Wat Chang Hai

Luang Phu Tuad, also affectionately known as Luang Por Thuat, is a revered Buddhist monk whose extraordinary life and miraculous deeds have captured the hearts and minds of people across Thailand and beyond. For centuries, his legend has been preserved through oral traditions, and his fame continues to grow, particularly among Buddhist devotees and avid collectors of Thai Buddhist amulets, like the highly sought-after Pra Luang Por Tuad amulets. In this essay, we will delve into the awe-inspiring life of Luang Phu Tuad, exploring his remarkable journey, the significance of his sacred amulets, and the unwavering faith of his followers.


The Life of Luang Phu Tuad:

Luang Phu Tuad was born in Dee Luang sub-district, Sathing Phra district, Songkhla, Thailand, around four hundred years ago, during the reign of King Maha Tamaracha of Krung Sri Ayuttaya. Despite being born into extreme poverty, his compassionate and generous attitude shone through from a young age. His kindness and devotion to making merit were evident in his acts of generosity towards both Buddhist temples and the people around him. Luang Phu Tuad’s unwavering commitment to non-violence and respect for all living beings earned him the nickname “Luang Poo” or “Crab” in Thai.

From a young age, Luang Phu Tuad displayed miraculous powers, signifying his exceptional spiritual connection. His mother once found a giant snake wrapped around the hammock where the young Luang Phu Tuad was sleeping. Believing it to be an angelic sign, she offered puffed rice, flowers, and incense to the snake, and it departed, leaving a multicolored crystal glowing with radiant light on the baby’s chest. This crystal became a symbol of protection and prosperity for Luang Phu Tuad and his family.

At the age of seven, he was taken to Wat Gudti Luang to receive formal education. Luang Phu Tuad’s diligence and intelligence enabled him to quickly learn to read and write in Pali, the ancient Khmer script used for Buddhist texts. Later, he was ordained as a novice monk at the age of 15 and received the Mystic Crystal from his mother as a cherished possession.

His journey as a monk led him to study under revered teachers, including Somdej Pra Chinsaen at Wat See Hyong and Nakorn Sri Tammarat at Samnak Pra Mahatera Biya Tassee. Through dedicated practice and study, Luang Phu Tuad became a master of Dhamma and Pali language, earning him the title “Jao Sameeram” or “Luang Por Thuat.”

Pra Luang Por Tuad Wat Chang Hai

Miracles and Wonders:

The legend of Luang Phu Tuad’s miraculous powers spread like wildfire, and tales of his extraordinary feats were known in every Thai province. One of the most famous legends revolves around the Sri Langkan ruler’s attempt to conquer Ayuttaya, the Thai city. The ruler devised a unique challenge, requiring the translation of 84,000 gold coins, each inscribed with a letter from the Abhidhamma, within seven days. Failure to complete the task would lead to Ayuttaya’s fall under Sri Langkan rule.

Through divine intervention, Luang Phu Tuad appeared in the ruler’s dream, signifying his arrival and assistance. He miraculously completed the translation, even overcoming a minor obstacle caused by seven missing coins, revealing the profound knowledge of the Tripitaka hidden within each syllable. With his successful endeavor, Luang Phu Tuad saved Ayuttaya from the impending threat and earned the respect and gratitude of the people.

Another awe-inspiring miracle associated with Luang Phu Tuad revolves around his ability to transform seawater into fresh drinking water. When kidnapped by pirates, he simply dipped his foot into the sea, and the water surrounding him turned fresh. This act of compassion softened the hearts of the pirates, and they promptly released him, awestruck by his divine powers.

Luang Por Tuad Tao Reed Yai Famous Amulet

The Power of Luang Phu Tuad’s  Sacred Amulets:

Above; Luang Phu Tuad Pim Tao Reed Yai 1st Edition 2497 BE

Luang Phu Tuad’s sacred amulets, particularly the Pra Luang Por Tuad amulets, hold immense significance and are believed to possess great protective powers. Devotees in Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia trust these amulets to bring safety and ward off danger during distressing times. The first batch of Pra Luang Por Tuad amulets was created in 2497 BE (1954) and became highly revered for its historical importance. Later variations, such as the Hlang Tao Reed amulets, were produced and gained immense popularity.

Luang Phu Tuad Pim Tao Reed Yai

These sacred amulets are considered priceless and powerful, attracting avid collectors who seek to preserve their spiritual connection with Luang Phu Tuad. The amulets are meticulously crafted using a blend of herbs, powder, and other sacred materials, blessed by experienced monks. Collectors venerate older editions as well, considering them precious relics that bring prosperity, protection, and spiritual well-being.

Luang Phu Tuad statue in Lek Lai Kaya Siddhi Adamantine Substance

The legend of Luang Phu Tuad, the revered Buddhist monk who performed extraordinary miracles, continues to inspire faith and devotion among people worldwide. His remarkable journey, filled with acts of compassion and divine intervention, serves as an embodiment of spiritual enlightenment and selfless devotion to others. The sacred amulets, especially the Pra Luang Por Tuad amulets, are cherished by Buddhist devotees and collectors alike, serving as tangible symbols of protection and blessings.


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As we reflect on the life of Luang Phu Tuad, we find ourselves drawn to the profound teachings of Buddhism and the unwavering faith of his followers. The legacy of Luang Phu Tuad lives on through these tales, reminding us of the power of compassion, kindness, and the miraculous presence of spirituality in our lives. As we wear his sacred amulets, we carry with us the divine protection and the unyielding strength of Luang Phu Tuad, guiding us on our spiritual journey with his blessings and miracles.

Luang Phu Kambu Ayu Wattana Edition Amulets Wat Gut Chompoo

Pra Somdej Song Krut Hlang Roop Muean Ayu Wattana 90 Edition released in 2555 BE Blessed by Luang Phu Kambu. The amulet features a Buddha riding Garuda with Luang Phu on rear face. A Classic and Highly Sought After amulet from the great deceased master monk Luang Phu Kambu Kudtajidto, of Wat Gut Chompoo.

The front face of the amulet bears the classic image of the Pra Somdej Buddha on a three tiered dais, with Paya Krut (Garuda) emblazoned on the dais/Throne of the Buddha, painted gold. A piece of sacred Pratat relic is inserted as Muan Sarn into the chest of the Buddha-Rupa image. The topknot of the Buddha is plump but flared and tapers out before touching the top of the arch. The dais is a ‘Thaan Hmorn’ (cushion shape) throne.


A piece of Sacred Pratat Muan Sarn is inserted within the Sacred Clay of the chest of the Buddha. Luang Phu Kambu was an Arya Sangha whose magic power goes unquestioned, as well as his correct and diligent practice of the Vinaya making his purity an essential aspect of the miracle power of his amulets.

The rear face of the amulet bears the image of Luang Phu Kambu seated in meditative poise and Series Code Stamp embossed to the right of Luang Phu. The name of the edition is embossed on the top with the words ‘Ayu Wattana’.


Below the image of Luang Phu, are the words ‘Luang Phu Kambu Kudtajidto, Wat Gut Chompoo Ubon Rachathani’. A brass Takrut is inserted into the clay of the rear face below the image of Luang Phu Kambu, with his Incantations of protection, mercy and prosperity,

Those who know and revere Luang Phu Kambu, will also have this as another reason, for wearing, believing in, and praying to this amulet. Luang Phu Kambu, has now passed away, and his amulets have entered the extreme collector classification.

We advise collectors and speculators as well as devotees ofLuang Phu, to keep your LP Kambu amulets safely guarded, for they can now only increase in value and become one day sure rarities of high esteem and immense value, and price.

They are now more than ever, beyond doubt as classic amulets, from a great Monk of Purity, and the future of his amulets is assured to be auspicious, long, and higly regarded in the collector scene.

Kata Ārātanā Pra Krueang

Namō Dtassa Pakawadtō Arahadtō Sammā Samputtassa Namō Dtassa Pakawadtō Arahadtō Sammā Samputtassa Namō Dtassa Pakawadtō Arahadtō Sammā Samputtassa

Puttang Ārātanānang Tammang Ārātanānang Sangkang Ārātanānang

Make a Wish/Prayer, and continue with;

Puttang Bprasittimē Tammang Bprasittimē Sangkang Bprasittimē

Por Tan Nam Bucha Statue

Roop Muean Pra Ajarn Nam (Bucha Statue) 5 x 6 Inches – Nuea Tong Ban Chiang ‘Run Bucha Por Tan Nam 2’ edition 2555 Be – Wat Don Sala – Only 299 statues made

Ajarn Nam Bucha Statue
Second edition of the sell-out successful ‘Rian Yorn Yuk’ edition of Nostalgic monk coins of the Great Guru Master ‘Por Tan Nam’ ex Abbot of Wat Don Sala and one of the Greatest masters of the Southern Samnak Dtak Sila Khao Or school of Sorcery. Por Tan Nam is revered not only by Thai People, but is highly revered in Singapore, Malaysia and many other Countries.

Size; 5 Inches Wide x 6 Inches High – Weight; 1.5 Kilograms

This Bucha statue was one of the Special Items released in the edition of Monk Coins and Pra Pid Ta amulets, all smelted using the Ancient Formulas in Olden Days Fashion to reproduce Classic Sacred Buddhist Amulets that are built to survive centuries of use. Highly sacred images of the Great Por Tan Nam are a wonderful addition to this Year’s contributions of Sacred Amulets and Bucha Statues for Devotees to have in their homes and wear on their person. Por Tan Nam is one of the most Famous Monks for Kong Grapan protection emitted from his Monk Coin amulets.

Pra Ajarn Nam 5 inch wide bronze statue

The whole edition including these Bucha Statues was, empowered in 2 Major Puttapisek Blessing Ceremonies, the first being held on 31st March 2555 BE (2012), at Wat Don Sala in Pattalung, with 29 Master Guru Monks of the Samnak Dtak Sila Khao Or school of Sorcery present to lend their Psychic Empowerments, Prayers and Incantations. Pra Ajarn Utay of Wat Don sala lit the Victory Candle for the commencement of the Putta Pisek, and Luang Por Iad of Wak Koke Yaem performed the extinguishing of the Candle at the end of the Ceremony.

The second Ceremony was performed in the Sacred Cave at Wat Tham Khao Or on the 10th April 2555 BE, once more with a large array of Great Khao Or Masters to perform the Empowerments.

As to the Brahman Priest who performed the Initiation Ceremony and the Calling of the Devas , this was performed by the Great Ajarn Prajuab of the Khao or Lay Sorcerors.

Made from ‘Nuea Tong Ban Chiang’, the base of the Statue is filled with Sacred Powders. The statue is rather heavy for its size at 1.5 Kilos due to the sturdy build and thickness of the metal.

The full edition of this Series included; 5 x 6 and 3 x 5 Inch Bucha statues of Por Tan Nam, Rian Roop Khai and Rian Sema Monk Coins of Por Tan Nam (In Gold, Silver, Tong Ban Chiang, Nava Loha, Albaca and Tong Daeng metals), some Pra Pid ta in Sacred lead (2 different Pim), a Pra Kring Loi Ongk, some Loi Ongk statuettes of Por Tan Nam.

Images of a Great Kho Or Guru Master, Made by the current Abbot, Adept Khao or Master and Direct Disciple of Por Tan Nam of Wat Don Sala, and Empowered in double Putta Pisek by 29 of the Greatest Khao Or Masters alive Today. If you are a Devotee of Por Tan Nam, or the Khao Or Lineage, then this is the Bucha Statue to Consider Seriously for your Personal Temple. All amulets of this edition we can confidently predict to have a very long Future which will place them in a highly respected position. Very few of each amulet were made, which will result in them becoming Rarities more quickly than large editions.

Extra Info; We tip this edition of amulets and Bucha statues as a good investment, correct Item for the altar of Buddhist worship (can place to the side of or before Buddha – slightly lower), and a definite best bet for authentic sacred power 🙂

Roop Muean Pra Ajarn Nam (Bucha Statue) 5 x 6 Inches – Nuea Tong Ban Chiang ‘Run Bucha Por Tan Nam 2’ edition 2555 Be – Wat Don Sala – Only 299 statues made