Arjan Yeam/ Luang Por Yeams’s (Wat Sam Ngam) Bio

Potrait of Arjan Yeam

Ajahn Yeam, was born  on Jan 5th 1915, “Yaem Dejmak”, the son of  Mr. Yhaem and Mrs. Wongse Dejmak. He was born at 42 Moo 4, Dontoom Sub-district, Banglen District, Nakhorn Pathom.

He entered the priesthood on the 2nd May, 1938 at the principal monastery of Sam Ngam Temple, officiated by the Reverend Father Utarakarnbodi (Sook Pathumwasano) of Huay Jorakhe Temple, the Reverend Father Tae Kongthong, the abbot of Sam Ngam Temple, and the Reverend Petch.

After passing the Buddhist exams, he continued to study meditation, magic incantation, and magic drawing from the Luang Phor Tae Kongthong who was his master. He gained a lot of knowledge from Luang Phor Tae
The Reverend Father Yeam is now 95 years old  and in the 68th year of his priesthood. He is the appointed Master, or a first-class abbot of a private temple, Wat Sam Ngam.  His position is similar to that of Assistant Abbot of a first-class royal temple and is duty bound to sustain the Buddhist religion.

Luang Phor Yeam is highly revered and respected  for his powerful mind developed from meditation and mantra, ancient astrology, traditional medicine, magic drawing and incantation, and of course his amulets. His powers are well known both locally and internationally. Because of this he is invited to many temples in Nahhon Pathom to participate in sacred ceremonies. He is a major disciple of the Reverend Father Tae Kongthong, a famous guru master.

He is a major disciple of the Reverend Father Tae Kongthong, a famous guru master.

Luang Phor Tae of course is an exceptionally well known guru master, known particularly for Guman Thong. The Reverend Father Tae Kongthong was a  disciple of the Reverend Father Ta of Paniengtaek, the Reverend Father Chaem of Takong Temple, and the Reverend Father Wongse of Tungpakgood Temple.

These monks were highly respected by the Reverend Father Tae Kongthong and the Reverend Father Yeam was to often to meet the Reverend Father Chaem of Takong Temple during his visits to Wat Sam Ngam and was able to add considerably to his own knowledge. Furthermore, the Reverend Father Yaem learnt from other masters, people and priests such as the Reverend Father Luea of Saow Cha Ngoak Temple, Chachoengsao Province.

The Reverend Father Yeam Thanayooto was appointed to be the abbot of Sam Ngam Temple in 1957 and as a verbal declarer in the same year. He has followed the Reverend Father Tae’s methods regardless of religious duties or meditation. He has a very good memory and will always share his knowledge with other people. We were very lucky to have spent a great deal of time with the Reverend Father Yeam, discussing his life and learning more about the Golden Idol amulet. One of the most fascinating facts he told us, was that he had not washed for 40 years as instructed by his Master, LP Tae.

In fact anyone that wants more knowledge, can ask him, he is always pleased to provide an explanation, although he is a little hard of hearing, and some patience is required.

He has many religious duties, for example, the principal monastery at Dontoom in Nakhorn Pathom Province, the principal monastery at Srasampaothong Temple in Kanchanaburi and Tungkathin Temple in Ratchaburi, Tungjedhab in Pichit, the latter three which he was responsible for creating himself.

The Reverend Father Yeam also presides over a merit ceremony for the Reverend Father Tae on the 24th January of every year and a ceremony to pay respect to the Reverend Father Tae on the first Thursday of the fifth month of the lunar calendar each year. We have on our website a very large, limited edition, Phra Kring statue, that was made on this special occasion in commemoration of the great master himself and now rare.

After death of the Reverend Father Tae Kongthong, the Reverend Father Yeam Thanayooto was appointed as abbot of Sam Ngam Temple on the 1st December 1982. He used all of his knowledge and experience to develop the temple, principal monastery, secondary monastery, study hall, funeral place, and other monasteries.

The amulets of the Reverend Father Yeam are very famous because of the miracles and experiences associated with them. His first amulets were made in 1963, and are now very scarce. A very famous account exists about this medal, a thief shot by a policeman was spared his life because he was wearing that first amulet consecrated by Reverend Father Yeam. After that event this amulet of course became exceptionally desirable.

Luang Phor Yeam has created many amulets including Phra Kring Barami 80, amuletic medals, amuletic Khun Paen made from herbal powder, Nang Phya amulets, Toan amukletic rolled brass, Chud am,uletic rolled brass and three circle amuletic rolled brass.

But his most famous amulet is that of the Golden Idol made from clay and metal. Every model created by the Reverend is original and represents Sam Ngam Temple and created according to traditional scripture.

It is well-known among amulet collectors that Ajahn Yeam of Wat Sam Ngam is the guru monk who makes the best Guman Thong statues and amulets, after the late Luang Phor Tae Kong Thong of Wat Sam Ngam.

p.s. Some items from Luang Por Arjan Yeam is available in limited quantity on our Sales Page

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~ by gumantong on January 25, 2009.

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