This is a VHTF, very
nice, and well-preserved ivory carving Singharaj of three sworls.
It's carved by Phayuhakiri artisan and blessed by LP Kant, a closest
disciple of LP Doem, in late 2490s.
was carved by hand
tools. It's primitive method - no modern machine was available in the
rural Phayuhakiri at that time.
Singharaj = the
lion king. It's a major symbol of power and authority in Thai
culture and belief.
The ivory carving
Singharaj has efficacies and properties for power, force, life
protection--free from all harms.
LP Doem's Singharajs are very popular in among real guys,
administrators, directors, supervisors etc, but their prices are
very expensive. It's widely known for a long time that LP Kant's
carving Singharajs are so efficacious as same as his teacher's (LP
Doem) and can be used as substitution to LP Doem's-- but much more
cheaper in price.
ivory carving amulets, it's LP Doem - the former abbot of Wat
Nongpho- was the first who ordered Phayuhakiri artisans to carve Singharajs
for him. He had gathered Singharajs and selected an auspicious time
to make consecration.
Phayuhakiri is a District of Nakonsawan province. It's close to the
southern Takli District where Wat NongPho located.
The above seen Singharaj is "Phayuhakiri Art" skill. Artisans who
had carved Singharajs for LP Doem were still alive in LP Kant period
and also carved them for LP Kant. The LP Kant's early-period Singharaj art is
the same as LP Doem's. The difference is just the ivory
content of LP Kant's Singharajs is not as old as LP Doem's stuff.
The surface of the
above Singharaj is beginning to transform itself to be candle wax alike -
this is the primary stage of ivory transformation. In this case, some dealers will
sell it as LP Doem's stuff to make more profit !!
LP Doem had many
close disciples viz LP Kant of Wat KaoKaew, LP Chan of Wat
KlongRanong, LP Noi of Wat NangPho, LP Onn of Wat Kokdua, LP Oii of
Wat Nongbua, LP Sod of Wat Hangnamsakorn, LP Od of Wat Chansen, but
the most senior is LP Kant.
LP Kant was born in B.E.2434 and ordained for his monkhood in
B.E.2455. He was an early-period, close disciple of LP Doem, Wat
NongPho. He learned VishaAkom (Buddhistic incantation) with LP Doem
since his early years of his ordination.
LP Kant succeeded all incantation knowledge from LP Doem, which
includes making and blessing of MeedMoh, Singharaj and many other
ivory carving amulets.
LP Kant was appointed by SangKha (monk administration) to be the
Abbot of Wat KaoKaew, Nakonsawan, in B.E.2461.
While LP Doem helped build and renovate many temples since 2460s,
It's LP Kant who followed LP Doem to construction sites to alleviate
LP Doem's burden.
LP Doem created and
blessed ivory Singharaj in 2460s. After his passing in B.E.2494, LP
Kant sat his place and successively created and blessing efficacious
A lot of early period of LP Kant ivory Singharajs created since mid
2490s (after LP Doem's passing) up to early 2500s were sold at the
high price as LP DOEM'S STUFFS !
LP Kant passed
away in B.E.2513 at the age of 79 after living his long-year
monkhood for 58 years.