Monday, September 6, 2010

Luang Phor Thuad Temple, Lenggong, Perak 霹雳州玲珑龙普陀

If you do wear Thailand Amulets, maybe you have seen this before.



I just google and looks like this is the legend about him.
Near my hometown, there is a temple build in recent years for Luang Phor Thuad. It's story time. This story was spread among the villagers, I am not sure if those are real. Few years ago, an Indonesia born Chinese man who diagnosed cancer had a dream. In his dream, a monk told him, "If you follow my guide, found my nirvana spot, build a small temple for me, I will cure your cancer". It sounds mysterious. The Indonesia man is rich and he decided to give it a try. Subsequently, he had few dreams and follow the tips and reached an estate near Air Kala, Lenggong, Perak, Malaysia. He then able to identify which rubber tree was Luang Phor Thuad sitting during the nirvana. He told the people there about his experience. Then few of them make a small temple for others to pray to Luang Phor Thuad.

After that, the Indonesian was cured. The small temple started to get famous. More and more people pray there. Some of them win the lottery after that, and thus more people from outstation visiting this temple. During holiday, I even saw buses there. I heard outstation are organizing trip to visit this temple, and also try out the river fish. I heard some didn't actually eat fish/meat immediately right after visit the temple, to show their respect to Luang Phor Thuad. As of I know, the most attractive part is to hope to win the lottery!

There was a day, someone rub on the rubber tree there, and saw some numbers. Then he win the lottery. Then others follow and rub the rubber tree. Until a day, someone had a dream and Long Phor Thuad tell him to tell the rest stop rub on the tree, it is like rub on his skin and it is very painful. In this story, there is another rubber tree where it was cut, use the tree to make few thousands of pendant and distribute to the prayers, and also to make a wood statute of Luang Phor Thuad. Unfortunately one day, the wood statute is stolen. There were rumors saying it was stolen by the illegal lottery company because they are loosing money. However, after few months, the wood statute is back to the temple again. But ever since then, less people win lottery and this place is not as popular as the last golden time.

This roughly is the story. Believe it or not :) Let's take a look at the temple. A few newspaper displaying the story.





Some people drove their car in, then the monk will chant and write some scripture on the car. This was believe to keep the car away from accident.


Next to the fence, there is the famous rubber tree.


If you were there, you might be wondering why is there a fence? Well, according to rumors, (yes, rumors, I have not verify the validity), the temple and the tree belongs to two different estate owner. There were some arguments on the donation collected, hence the fence :p

If you are going to the temple from Lenggong direction, after the temple, drove further up for around 100m, there is a well, which so called the Holistic well. From the story, this is the water source for Luang Phor Thuad. Again, the clean car service is provided here as well :p

11 comments:

Ninjitsu.pj said...

Very interesting...but I was given to understand Laung Phor Thuad is against gambling luck. Any one praying him will not get lucky numbers

mk said...

Oh really. From the story I hear from villager, initially gambler win a lot, so they donate to build some of the temple, then someone steal His body and after that less ppl win number, then slowly it became less popular...

Jackie Loo said...

Hi, can you tell me where is the exact location? GPS location or any road direction (school, bridge or etc). Coming from Kuala Kangsar direction.

My Various Stuff said...

many years I visited d spot, Luang Phor Thuad (LPT) final resting place at lenggong, build on a small Chedi (pagoda)with d chief high monk of Songkla, to get some soil from d scared spot.
I wish to Confirm it is d same place
MK pls contact me..very important to Thai Buddhist..LPT is very highly respected..my mobile 016 8387915
my email; hexelle95@gmail.com

My Various Stuff said...

Luang Phor Thuad..born in Sating Pra,Songkla. BECAME D CHIEF HIGH PRIEST OF THAILAND IN AYUDHAYA, ABOUT 450 YEARS AGO. LATER RETURN TO SONGKLA N PATTANI Wat Chiang Hai.

A Forest monk, he travel the malaysian Thai border to Ipoh Cave. On d way back he attained Nivarna (passed away) at lenggong, perak.

Chief of all Thai Arahants (Saint) Highly spiritual n very famous among Thai buddhist " no ill fated harm will come to you' by the blessing of luang Phor thuad...

My Various Stuff said...

MK or any contacts re Luang Phor thuad r welcome..We hv a long way to go..this is a life blessing issue

Danny Cheah ; 016 8387915
email: hexelle95@gmail.com

My Various Stuff said...

MK or any contacts re Luang Phor thuad r welcome..We hv a long way to go..this is a life blessing issue

Danny Cheah ; 016 8387915
email: hexelle95@gmail.com

My Various Stuff said...

MK or any contacts re Luang Phor thuad r welcome..We hv a long way to go..this is a life blessing issue

Danny Cheah ; 016 8387915
email: hexelle95@gmail.com

mk said...

Hi Jackie, sorry I just happened to read your comment. In case if you still need the information, here you go. At Kuala Kangsar, go towards Gerik. After around an hour driving with the speed limit, after pass through Lenggong, Padang Grus, Selat Pagar then you will see Air Kala village gateway on your left. Pay attention that at one of the turning you will see a yellow flag on your left with Chinese word saying 龙普陀 temple, turn left and just follow the road and you will see the temple on your right. All the best.

mk said...

Hi hexxele95 may I know what is that about?

Trader/Consultant/IT specialist said...

It's on Google Street view!

https://www.google.com.my/maps/@5.2086461,101.0639319,3a,75y,64.97h,70.81t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s1S5rL4Ypfwk4lsClKFzuSA!2e0!6m1!1e1?hl=en