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Luang Phor Tae - Sacred Monk of Wat Sam Ngam

Luang Phor Tae Khong Thong (LP Tae) is a great legendary guru monk in Thailand. Who is the first monk who created the best and most powerful Kuman Thong. He was born in 1891 (B.E.2434) it the lunar year of Rabbit. He was born in the rural village of Sam Ngam, Don Tum District, in the province of Nakhon Pathom. He was born as the fifth child of a family of seven brothers and sisters.

At the age of 7, LP Tae was brought by his uncle Luang Phor Dang (LP Dang), a famous senior monk of Wat Kalong at Samut Sakorn Province. He suggested that LP Tae should go to Wat Kalong with him where he resides. During that time LP Dang is a highly respected senior monk, LP Tae's parents consider it’s an honor and allow their little son to follow his uncle to the temple to get educated from there. 

At that time LP Tae began his studies with the Buddhist Monk. LP Dang taught his young nephew many basic sciences, dhamma, and basic ancient magical crafts for over a period of three years before he returned home at the age of 10 to his hometown.

Several years later, LP Tae uncle (LP Dang) brought him back to the temple again. At that time LP Tae began his life with the Buddhist Monk’s hood and increased his knowledge extensively, learning many basic sacred sciences from his uncle and in particular those associated with opposite-sex attraction, protection from weapons and danger. As time passed, at the age of 15, LP Tae was ordained as a novice monk by LP Dang.

LP Dang notices that there is no Buddhist temple in the Dom Tum District area of Nakhon Pathom. He told LP Tae that he planned to build a temple at Dom Tum village, some three kilometres away from Sam Ngam District, where LP Tae was born there. When the temple was completely built up, it was named Wat Arunyikaram or Wat Sam Ngam as it is known today.

At the age of 21, LP Tae was officially ordained as a senior monk by LP Dar which LP Tae was given the title of monkhood “Khong Thong”. Once fully ordained LP Tae continued with his studies in Buddha, Dharma, and Samadhi, and began to hone his skills in supernatural spells and rituals. 

Later on, with his studies, LP Tae became the close disciple of Luang Phor Dar (LP Dar) of Wat Paniangtak. LP Dar had passed down all his knowledge spells to LP Tae, and also bring along LP Tae with him whenever he went Thudong. After LP Dar passed away in the year 1922, after a few months with faith LP Tae met up with a special Geji master Luang Phor Cham (LP Cham) a Cambodian guru of Wat Takong. 

LP Cham is regarded as one of the most influential teachers of LP Tae because of his dedication to the Buddhist faith and sacred sciences, who taught LP Tae everything he knew about Dharma, Samadhi, Saiyasaat (magical arts) and powerful spells. LP Tae had learned many consecrate powerful items from him. After some time, LP Cham told LP Tae, if you want to become Chao Khun (monks having the higher rank title) you have to go on Thudong (forest) monks life by entering the forest for traditional practice. 

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With LP Cham advises, LP Tae chooses the latter and starts his pilgrimage travel to earn more experience and to test his knowledge and karma alone among forest and caves for many years in Cambodia and became a Thudong monk. During this period LP Tae increased his knowledge extensively, learning many new sacred spells particular associated with opposite-sex attraction, protection from weapons and danger. 

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It is said that LP Tae was a monk who possessed a lot of Metta (loving-kindness) and bahramee (power). Whenever LP Tae went for Thudong, many villagers will give money and personal possessions to him, but he never accepts, because he did not know where to keep the money with him, except the morning alms. The villagers were unhappy because they wanted LP Tae to accept their money so that he can use the funds to make merits for them. Occasionally LP Tae accepted some of the money. 

As time goes by, LP Dang passed away at Wat Kalong. Before his death, he had requested that LP Tae oversee Wat Sam Ngam. LP Tae worked tirelessly to fulfil his Uncles wishes. He comes back to Wat Sam Ngam to look after the temple and blessing the villagers. In the year 1932, at the age of 40, he became the Abbot of Wat Sam Ngam. However, before LP Tae became so widely known, he had to work very hard. Originally Wat Sam Ngam was quite dilapidated, and it was his responsibility to ensure that he should work harder to rebuild the whole temple building. 

LP Tae was well known for creating “Kuman Thong” (The Golden Child). The first temples in Thailand, Bangkok to create Kuman Thong were Wat Sam Ngam and Wat Takong. LP Tae passed away at the age of 90 on 25th December 1981. He served in the monkhood for 59 years.

LP Tae is widely known and highly respected for his sacred amulets that have brought extreme good luck and great fortune to many people. On many occasions, it has been recorded that people wearing LP Tae amulets were unharmed from accidents. There were also stories told by many villagers and people from all over Thailand that they were saved from both evil spirits and ghosts after wearing LP Tae amulets. 

Of course, his best-known amulets and statues are Kuman Thong. However, LP Tae did learn the knowledge of science and sacred spells from LP Cham. Finally, he also learned it from an old book that a senior monk gave it at Wat Gutidiaw, Nakhon Pathom Province, an ancient temple which now is deserted. 

Moreover, all materials were especially collected from many places such as graveyards (soils), deep forests (sacred plants), and places that most people feared to tread. LP Tae wanted to create some of the most efficacious amulets possible, and the raw materials often took years to collect. This dedication is what makes his Kuman Thong the most sought after and the most powerful, providing protection, fortune and good luck.

According to LP Cham instructions, LP Tae strictly followed his advice and never took a shower for decades, indeed their robes were also darkened with age, but preferring a life of dedication over beauty. It was by this same token that all of LP Tae - Kuman Thong appears quite rough in appearance, but that did not detract from the power, having passed consecutive blessing ceremonies.

According to a story told by the villagers of Nakhon Pathom, in the year 1940, there lived food peddler in the town centre of Nak Kan Bahn. He was an excellent cook, but no matter how hard and what he'd ever done, all of that never be good enough for him. One beautiful day in the morning while he set up his stall at the roadside to start his business. LP Tae went over to his stall to consume his meal before mid-day. Immediately, he brought a bowl of food and presented it to him.

After finishing the food, LP Tae would like to pay for his meal. But the peddler unwilling to accept LP Tae money and treated it as giving alms to him. LP Tae then took out a Kuman Thong statue from his shoulder bag and gave it to the peddler. He told the peddler to pray with faith and treat it well every day, and this little doll "Kuman Thong" will help him in return. The peddler did according to what LP Tae had advised him. Soon after that, the peddler's business improved and became rich. From a small stall, it became a shop. The owner wanted to thank LP Tae. However, he did not know his name and, from which temple LP Tae came.

One year later, when LP Tae returned to the same place, he was shocked to see that the stall is no more there and become a shop. He thought he had gone to the wrong place until the owner came out and greeted LP Tae. He thanked LP Tae for his Kuman Thong that helped him and from there, LP Tae of Wat Sam Ngam became famous for his Kuman Thong.

It was said that while LP Tae travelled or slept in deep jungles or forests collecting materials for creating Kuman Thong, the mosquitoes would never bite him; it was though his body was protected with an invisible net. LP Tae later revealed that he used a scared spell known as Kang Moong which he learnt from LP Cham.


Luang Phor Yam (LP Yeam) of Wat Sam Ngam, Nakhon Pathom province, is the only one who succeeds in making Kuman Thong from LP Tae. LP Yeam also revealed that the ancient-science book that LP Tae had used to create Kuman Thong has been retained by the temple and is considered a very precious heritage. Fortunately, most of the knowledge was passed down to his disciple LP Yeam, who has continued the tradition. 

LP Yeam was ordained as a novice monk at the age of 23. He has been an expert of concentration of mindfulness in Buddhism way. LP Yeam knows Wichah (magic). Regarding making Kuman Thong, he takes a shower once a year. When LP Yeam is going in and out from the hospital due to his ageing on health outcomes he continued blessing Kuman Thong when he is back to the temple and passed away peacefully in 27th August 2017 at the age of 102.

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The Sacred Statue and Amulet of Kuman Thong at all time

Nowadays, peoples' offer Kuman Thong to help achieve in career, success in business, bring luck, wealth and fortune, help in a relationship, bring love and respect from people's. Peoples use Kuman Thong to protect their home, protect their treasure and precious belonging, protect their loved one and family. Kuman Thong help owner protect from dangers and misfortune, protection from evil spirits and ghosts.

For those who worship Kuman Thong, their life is being blessed by their spirits for all times. Kuman Thong is a soul of a baby or child, who died before their right time. A wandering spirit which the monk invited them by ritual to achieve the state of Buddha-hood, and chanted with sacred mantras to summon the spirits to reside in the amulets or statues and to bless the wearer from all bad things happening. Kuman Thong is created to help peoples to conduct their karma. They share the good karma whenever their owner conducted, and so does the bad karma as well, which is why Kuman Thong is famous. They depend on how people will treat and use them. They're powerful and fast as they'll want their karma through their owner.