Luang Phor Ngern Wat BangKan (The Legendary Wealth Monk)

"The Most famous Little Statuettes Loob Lor LuangPhorNgern" 

"LP Ngern’s amulet is highly rated together with 2 other great contemporary amulets in Thailand amulet collectors' circle namely Luang Pu Tuad and Wat Rakang.  We have extensively covered many articles related to Somdej Toh - Wat Rakang and Luang Pu Tuad in our previous article stories. 

Luang Phor Ngern’s small cast statue “LoopLor" monk miniture and “Rian Jop” are particularly popular although he had made many types of talismans during his lifetime. 

This cast statue possessed broad spiritual values with respect to increasing charms and loving kindness, promoting prosperity and luck, escaping from dangers and enhancing one’s safety - weapon proof included." 

"LoopLor in particular is the favorite among Thai businessmen because it is believed that Luang Phor Ngern's small but wonderful figurine could increase the financial ability and business success of the beholder over time. 

Likewise, for protection against dangers it has been proven throughout the millennium that it is comparable to Somdej Wat Rakang's votive tablets.    For these obvious reasons, every new issued batch of Luang Phor Ngern amulets from major temples will be snapped out like hot cakes. 

Most famous specific major temples of LP.Ngern's amulets is below list

  • Wat Bangkan
  • Wat HuiKen
  • Wat TaiNam
  • Wat MoonLek
  • Wat WangJik
  • Wat HorKari
  • Wat BengNaRang
  • Wat KongKaRam
  • Wat WatBangKlanTai (south)
  • Wat TungNoi Wat WangKateng  

"The Legendary Wealth Monk LP.NGERN deity of Pichit Province  To begin with, Luang Phor Ngern was born in B.E.2351 (AD 1808) at Bangklan in Pichit Province, Thailand. 

His given name “Ngern” in Thai could be translated into the meaning Money or Silver.  Both meanings represent Wealth to the householder.  When he was a baby his parents does not have any financial hardship but rather enjoyed a rather easy life with him around.    

When Luang Phor Ngern reached the age of 25, he decided to return to his village at Bangklan, Pichit Province.  He stayed at Wat Kongkaram in Pijit Province where he also spent some time in practicing Tudong. 

But he found the atmosphere is not conducive for his practice. Before leaving he prayed the Principal Buddha and took along three Bodhi leaves sapling from the temple’s main entrance.

It was during that time that he visited Wangtago village where he planted the three Bhoti tree saplings. Whilst in prayer he promised to construct a temple on that spot should the saplings mature. The rest was history - Wat Bangklan was built.  The official name for this temple is Wat Hirunyaram." 

"During that period The Venerable Somdej Buddhachan Toh was still alive and Luang Phor Ngern had visited Wat Rakang in many occasions to pay respect and further develop his understanding in Buddhism apart from learning magical sciences. 

That's why the efficacy of Luang Phor Ngern's metal composite amulets are equivalently sacred as Somdej Toh's herb based amulets.     

One of Luang Phor’s famous trademark is making holy water that is very well known to Pichit’s village folks during the height of his popularity. One day a Chinese businessman came to seek Luang Phor Ngern to make sacred holy water to take home for drinking and bathing for good luck purposes and increase prosperity through his business dealings. 

Without any hesitation, Luang Phor Ngern lighted up a candle stick and had a long conversation with that man.  The man felt as though the casual conversation had taken too long and he asked “When can Luang Phor finish making the holy water?”.

Luang Phor Ngern then replied him “It is already done”. The man raised his doubt and feeling let down because he didn’t witness Luang Phor Ngern chanting or do anything except having a long conversation.  With a distraught mind, the Chinese man took the container filled with the supposedly holy water and left. 

Upon reaching the temple gate nearby the river bank, the man tried to pour away the water from the container.  No matter how much water he tried to empty from the container, the holy water don’t seem to stop flowing out from his opened container.  

This is just one of the many stories associated with this old time miraculous Buddhist monk.    In the year B.E. 2452 at Nakhon Phatom Province the then Supreme Patriarch Somdej Phra SangKaarat (Kay) of Wat Bowon Niwet issued an invitation to all temples in every provinces to send representative monks with high Wittayaakom (magic) and Palangjit (mental power) to participate in an exchange of knowledge.

There would be a test of Ultra Dhamma. The response was overwhelming as hundreds of monks from different provinces attended this knowledge exchange event that was held at Wat Phra Pathom Chedi, Nakhon Pathom for a period of 3 days and 3 nights.  

The monks had to use their mental power to move a carpenter's wood plank from a starting point to a designated point and then back to the start. In this test, many monks were able to move the carpenter's wood plank to a designated point. However, most of the monks failed to move it back to the starting point.

Only 10 great monks passed the test:   

  • LP Klan of Wat Phayatigaram, Ayuttaya, 1st Place
  • LP Boon of Wat KangBanKeow, Nakon Phatom, 2nd Place
  • LP Suk of Wat Makham Tao, Chinat, 3rd Place
  • LP Eaim of Wat Nang, Bangkok, 4th Place
  • LP Ngern of Wat Bangklan, Phicit, 5th Place
  • LP Taa of Wat Paniangdtaek, Nakhon Phatom, 6th Place
  • LP Tong of Wat KaoGaBotWaaSee, Nakon Sawan, 7th Place
  • LP Pan of Wat Banghia, Samut Phrakam, 8th Place
  • LP Yim of Wat Nongbua, Khachanaburi, 9th Place
  • LP Jon of Wat Don-Ruap, Chumpon, 10th Place

"The miraculous power of Luang Phor Ngern was widely known to folks throughout the Chao Phaya River from providing assistance to those in need and constructing many Buddhist structures.  Luang Phor Ngern had dedicated his entire lifetime into Buddhism and lived until a ripe old age of 111 years.  Luang Phor Ngern passed away on September 20, B.E.2462(AD 1919)."