Thursday, August 13, 2009


Luang Phor Thong (Archan Thong) - Wat ShamPoChey practice Vipasana meditation and can foresee people's future, cure black magic, business prediction and many unforseen power.

In B.E 2527, he started to make Tarkut for devotees who came to the temple to pray or made donations. Miraculously in many cases, the takruts protected the wearers from harm, accidents (kongKraPan) and for metta (for wealth/business, one of his famous metta tarkut is Tarkut Man Bo - Man Bo means dragonfly). That make him famous overnight and people started to come to the temple to sort for his takrut thereafter.

What is Tarkut?
Tarkut (Takrud) is a roll talisman sheet, sacred mantras, diagrams, pictures or magical words that were inscribed on a piece of metal ... like gold, silver and Tin (pronouced as Takua/ TaGua in Thai), palm leaf, wood, ivory, tiger skin, bone or other uncommon material.and people in Malaysia normally named it as "TangKai" (in Malay language).

Most of the Tarkut mainly consecrated for KongKraPan(mainly for protection purpose, take away all dangers suffer, protected the wearers from harm, accidents, black magic) or Metta (mainly for personal attractiveness, luck, wealth/business and protection) purpose.

After the tarkut has been written, it will be consecrated by the master himself thru special session. It is then normally rolled into a tube form with center empty, sometimes both end are sealed and rings are tied over it. Takrud is not that conspicuous, easy to carry and conceal. It is always hung over the neck, tied around the waist or kept in the pocket, and therefore favoured and worn by many top and senior army, police personnel and serious collector. Takrut made by famous monk are very rare and even harder to find than amulets.

Famous Monk of Making Tarkut
There are many monk that are very efficious in making Takut, such as Luang Phor Sook/ Suk MaKhamThao (Wat MaKhamThao - Takut by Master Sook is the most sought-after lucky charm among tarkut aficionados and antique collectors),archang nong(Wat SaiKow), Luang Phor Cham Long (Wat Chedi Deng), lp kalong (Wat KaoLaem), lp thad (Wat Chai Na), lp thong(Wat ShamPoChey), lp koon (Wat Bahn Rai/Wat Ban Rai) and Lp pern (Wat Bang Pra) and etc.