A private collection of Dhan Chao Khun Nor ("CKN" Wat Dhepsirin, Bangkok) Buddhist Images - by Mr. Brian Koh (...) <email@example.com> Singapore.
Among the Thai public, amulets, pendants and medallions produced by the late Dhan Chao Khun Nor are highly collectible pieces as the Guru monk is highly worshipped by the Thai . CKN was widely recognized as one of the great Guru Monk of modern times. One way or another, amulets created (or blessed) by CKN also spearheaded a trend for religious products in having a unique symbol endorsed in each of his creation. It was something like a "trademark" used for business products in modern days except that it was for religious reasons. So, behind each amulets made by CKN you will find a very creative-looking three-tiers emblem which almost symbolizes with the famous religious Thai icon himself.
Here is a brief background of this Guru who has a host of eventful and colourful history behind him. http://www.angelfire.com/linux/thaipopamulets/nangkwak1.html
One key attraction of CKN's images is, they have managed in successfully blending traditional creations of religious amulets with native Thai Buddhist art. The designs, with many popular Buddhist figures, come in various forms, size and even the choice of materials used. Naturally, each one bears a similar stamp at the rear section. In fact, many of his creations can be treated as a decorative art on its own which also partly contributes to its popularity. The "rubber-stamp-like" emblem which probably used during the early days have evolved in many artful presentations at later stages. Despite all the talks of CKN images, but there ain't many you can find them as you would expect it to be - simply because the name "Chao Khun Nor" itself is rooted deeply as synonymous with "rarity", "class" and "appreciation". and highly treasure as collectibles by Thai public. However, with a stroke of luck, I managed to get help from a collector from Singapore who has developed a keen interest in collecting images produced by CKN. I have got his belssing and permission to compile them orderly and showcase them here in this site. Thank you so much, Brian/Steven.
Credit: Photo of Dhan CKN was downloaded from Mr. Lek Watruak website as I couldn't find a more appropriate photo to use. The original image can be accessed by clicking here.
Note: All images displayed herein property of Mr. Brian Koh, <<firstname.lastname@example.org>> Singapore. Image copyright© 2002. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the photographer. If for any reasons you intend to use these images, pls ask Mr. Brian/Steven with a written permission. Thank you.
Credit: Contributing Chao Khun Nor's images for this CKN-specific website:
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Credit: To all the good people who have contributed their own experience, resources or those who are kind enough in granting us the permission to use their images that appeared on this site. Mr. Wichian Phetratanamunee® (+6-012-2612207 (Malaysia);+66(0)74-421248 Thailand), my master and mentor all these years. My friend, Mr. Ho Fook Sang® from Ipoh, Perak (+06-0125388633, +605-5415433) who has been helping me all this long with wonderful source of information on Thai Buddha Imageries; my partner, Mr. Paul Lim, who shares the same passion together with me. Uncle Lim®, from TONG SOON Trading, Pudu Plaza (+06-012-9128391) who has given me some guidance relating to the background of some of the Thai amulets and lastly, Miss MaeV who helped me edit and patching some mistakes found on some of the pages in this site. Mr. Alan Tan "Arohka®" who contributes some of his excellent articles fro this site, Mr. Weerapong Srivichai®, (+6609999974) from Chiangmai News Co. Ltd. who has inspired me with so many new findings on Thai Amulets; Mr. "Ben", Col. Samay, Mdm Wannee, Mr. Adisak® & many others (such as Stan Thong (StanSLThong@yahoo.com), Raymond Goh(email@example.com), Tony EH (firstname.lastname@example.org)etc... who share so much passion towards construction of this website and not to mention all the time and effort spent by volunteered Co-Maintainers of the Message Board. Note: Certain content and images appeared on this site were taken by using a Canon PowerShot Pro-1, G2 and Sony digital cameras. Some materials appeared on this site were scanned from some leaflets, brochures or publications published in Thai and/or contribution from surfers who claimed originality of their work for educational purposes. The creator of the site will not be responsible for any discrepancies that may arise from such dispute except rectifying them after verification. Site made with an Apple IMac.