Luang Por Kong of Wat Bang Gaporm

Luang Por Kong – Wat Bang Gaporm

​Luang Por Kong – Wat Bang Gaporm (3rd April 2407 – 6th February 2486 BE)

Biography of Luang Por Kong, Wat Bang Gaporm

Luang Por Kong, of Wat Bang Gaporm, in Samutr Songkram, is the name of a Great Guru Monk, which devotees have been uttering for over a century now, and which is a name that resounds with fame for Patipata (Purity of Practice), as well as for Wityakom (Wicha Saiyasart Buddha Magic Sorcery).
Luang Por Kong was the most famous of all of the past abbots of Wat Bang Gaporm, in Amphoe
Ampawa in Samut Songkram, whose amulets carry Master Class status and highly reputed for their powers.
Luang Por Kong’s Rian Kanajarn Monk Coin amulets, are said to be the second most popular monk coins of that era (after Luang Por Gaew of Wat Puang Malai), and whose Look Om Maha Gan are counted amongst the top five Look Om of all time.

Below; Look Om Maha Gan Luang Por Kong Wat Bang Gaporm

Look Om Maha Gan Luang Por Kong Wat Bang Gaporm
His Rian Roop Muean in Nuea Tong Daeng , and Galai Tong, hold fourth position in the most popular coins of all time of the Benjapakee Coin Amulet Family (Most Popular Monk Coins of the Five Main regions of Thailand).

Below; Rian LP Kong 2484 BE – Wat Bang Gaporn Pim Khorb Sadtang Nuea Galai Tong

Rian LP Kong Wat Bang Gaporn Pim Khorb Sadtang Nuea Galai Tong

Below; points of comparison of the first edition Rian Run Raek LP Kong

His famous Run Badtr Dtan 2486 BE coin in silver with Rachawadee enamels, is very famed for the number of persons who had miraculous events occur whilst wearing the amulet. ​His Look Om Maha Gan has brought many dozens of reports of miraculous events over the years, endowing it with legendary status for protective power.
rian luang por kong wat bang gaporm
Luang Por Kong was Ordained into the Sangha in 2427 BE in the month of August with Pra Ajarn Duang as Upachaya Ordaining Officer, and Pra Ajarn Jui as his Gammawajajarn Prompting Officer and Ajarn Tim of Wat Mueang Mai as his Anusawanajarn Witness. Plus 25 Ordained Monks of the temple attended as witnesses. He was given the ‘Chāyā’ Monk’s Name of ‘Tammachōdtō’, which means ‘He who Advances in Dhamma’.

Below; various types of look om amulets of Luang Por Kong. Wat Bang Gaporm


various types of look om amulets of Luang Por Kong. Wat Bang Gaporm

Once he had Ordained, Luang Por Kong began to study and master Pali Sanskrit Grammar, which he found himself to have a great affinity for. He spent 13 years studying and mastering the translation of many Kampira Grimoires with his Kroo Ba Ajarn, and developed immense ability and fluency in Khom Pali Sanskrit. He also took intense interest in the Wicha Prawaet Wityakom (Buddha Magic and Occult Sorcery).

Below; Rian Badtr Dtan Tee Raleuk Circa 2486 BE LP Kong

Rian Tee Raleuk Circa 2486 BE LP Kong
He began to practice Magic right from the very beginning of his ordination starting with Pra Ajarn Duang, his Upachaya, who taught him to master the Wicha Tam Pong Lob Sacred Yantra Powder making ritual method. Luang Por Kong continued to gather Wicha from Luang Por Dtard of Wat Ban Wan Tong, who was a Master Adept of the Wicha Na Bad Dtalord. It was said that Luang Por Dtard was able to blow a Yantra spell through the crown of the head of a devotee sat on a blackboard, and make the Yantra pass through, and appear on the blackboard the devotee was sitting on.

This Wicha which Luang Por Kong Mastered, was the very same Wicha which the great Gaeji Ajarn Luang Por Tong Sukh had also learned from the very same Master. Luang Por Kong also was bestowed Wicha by Luang Por Hrun, of Wat Chang Phueak, who was a monk who possessed supernatural abilities, and who is famed for having passed away seated in meditation.​
This Wicha which Luang Por Kong Mastered, was the very same Wicha which the great Gaeji Ajarn Luang Por Tong Sukh had also learned from the very same Master. Luang Por Kong also was bestowed Wicha by Luang Por Hrun, of Wat Chang Phueak, who was a monk who possessed supernatural abilities, and who is famed for having passed away seated in meditation.​
Luang Por Kong became ill in the end because he never stopped doing his endless duties, be it building Buddha statues, restoration works on temple buildings, creating and blessing amulets, and attending to the calls of the congregation. In the 4th Month of each year, he would take his Glod (Umbrella with Mosquito Net), and stay in the cemetery at the side of the temple. He would practice Tudong 13 there for a period of 1 Month each Year. He considered this a self purification practice after spending the whole year busy with the needs of the world, and a withdrawal from the world to reflect on his own practice. ​
LP Kong Framed Photograph

The Miraculous Passing of Luang Por Kong

On the 6th February 2485 BE, Luang Por Kong was seated performing the chanting of the instalment of a Buddha-Rupa image of a local shop in the township, when, just as he had finished blessing the Topknot of the Buddha statue after opening the eyes of the Buddha, he became dizzy and fell to be caught by other Bhikkhus. He was able to regain his awareness and asked to be helped into the meditation posture, where he sat then and entered meditation, and passed away silently.
Statue of Luang Por Kong
His devotees remained seated in silence for a long time before they realized he had passed away, and even longer before they could bring themselves to bring Luang Por Kong’s body down from the shop premises. And so it was that Luang Por Kong passed away in Meditation after blessing a Buddha-Rupa, on 6th February 2485 BE, at age 78, after 58 years of Ordained Life.