Dtamra Jorakhae Aathan Wat Khao Galoke
When speaking of the sacred crocodile Animist Charm, the Wicha Jorakhae sorcerous crocodile spell of Pra Kroo Samun Tam, can be said to be synonimous with the name of the temple of Wat Khao Galoke. Pra Kroo Samun Tam is the first ever abbot of Wat Khao Galoke, and ordained at age 31 in the year 2522 BE, as Wat Tamma Pracharam with the Great Luang Por Tong Sukh of Wat Sapan Sung as his Upachaya Ordaining Officer, Luang Por Phaew, of Wat Tanode Luang as his Pra Gammawajajarn Prompting Officer, and Luang Por Pan of Wat Tamma pracharam as his Anusawanajarn Witness. The Paya Jorakhae Aathan of Wat Khao Galoke is so popular that it has been made in more than a dozen or so editions.
The Jorakhae Akom most probably Represents the Chalawan Giant Crocodile, who ate his fill and grew to giant size, and was a highly feared Deified beast of Thai Folk Tales and Literary Fable. They are a very rare kind of animist charm to find made, for so few masters possess the Wicha. This makes them very special because of their rarity and exclusivity, and of this particular Niche of the Thai amulet scene. Apart from this, we should look at the magical properties all the magic spell used in this very ancient animist Charm. The Jorakhae is of course a type of Mara (Underworld being), and thus protects against other Maras during the time it serves you.
The first edition was released in Nuea Tong Daeng Rom Dam only, with 6000 made, on 1st January of the year 2550 BE, 6000 amulets made, with the words ‘Wat Khao Galoke embossed. The edition was so successful and popular, that a second edition was required.
The 2nd edition was released in the same year on the 10th of May 2550 BE, with 4,400 amulets made in Nuea Tong Hlueang, and Nuea Tong Lueang Rom Dam. This edition also depleted fast, and made a third edition necessary, to fulfil the needs of the devotees who missed out on the first two editions.
This third edition was then released on the 28th October 2550 BE in the same year as the first edition, with 10,999 made in Nuea Tong Hlueang, . Then a 5,999 in Nuea Tong Hlueang Rom Dam, and 1000 made in Nuea Tong Daeng.
Below; special ongk kroo version of third edition Jorakhae Akom Wat Khao Galoke in Nuea Tong Hlueang Rom Dam immersed in Green Prai Oil
The Fourth edition was also released in the very same year during the ceremony of receiving the Royal Pat Yos Monk’s Fan of Status. This 4th edition came after the third edition depleted, much to everyones’s surprise (considering many more than the previous editions were made to avoid depletion). By this time, the Jorakhae Akom of Wat Khao Galoke had become nationally famous, and was in demand around the whole country.
So the 4th edition was blessed and released on 13th December 2550 BE with 500 made in Nuea Tong Daeng, and 100 made in Nuea Tong Hlueang. This edition had crocodile with open mouth like the third edition, but is rarer top find due to less numbers.
The 5th edition was made with much larger numbers and released on 13th April 2551 BE with 15,000 amulets made in Nuea Tong Hlueang, 13,000 in Nuea Tong Hlueang Rom Dam, and 2000 made in Nuea Tong Daeng.
The 6th edition is identified by the fact the crocodile is holding three lotus flowers in its mouth.The 6th edition was blessed and empowered and released on 11th June 2561 BE. 4,500 amulets were made in Nuea Tong Hlueang Rom dam, and 3000 in Nuea Tong Hlueang, with only 500 being made in Nuea Tong Daeng.
The 7th edition was released on 13th April 2551 BE, with 12,935 amulets made in Nuea Tong Hlueang Rom Dam, 6000 in Nuea Tong Hlueang, and 6000 in Nuea Tong Daeng. Since then there have been various editions released occasionaly over the years (up to 14 editions), continuing the Dtamra of the Paya Jorakhae Wat Khao Galoke.