Pra Khun Phaen Gru Wat Ban Krang, Supann Buri (พระขุนแผน กรุวัดบ้านกร่าง สุพรรณบุรี)
Pra Khunpaen Gru Wat Ban Krang is one of the leading amulets of Thailand as far as popularity within the collector and devotee enclaves is concerned. Various Pim and editions of the amulets have attained the popularity status of 'Yord Niyom' (Yord Niyom means 'top preferred', and is a term used in the amulet collector world for popular and valuable amulets that have reached legendary status). This kind of clay baked amulet, is called 'Pra Gru'. They were mostly hand made or made using various press molds, which resulted a multitude of the same edition of amulets which have slightly differing markings. The Pra Gru is an ancient and authentic way of making amulets, using the Gru method of baking and blessing the amulet, which is subsequently buried for years under the main Buddha statue in the shrine, or under a sacred artifact or place (such as within a Buddha statue, a under a temple pillar, tree or boulder, shrine room or the like). Pra Gru Khun Phaen Wat Bang Krang was made several hundred years ago, and is thus considered to be a very rare, sacred, expensive and ancient amulet which is hard to come by and expensive to purchase. A mint condition example of this amulet can fetch anything between 2000 and 10,000 dollars on the market.
The amulet is highly revered by Thai people and is believed to possess a multitude of magical qualities; Metta Mahaniyom (popularity),Maha Sanaeh(attraction and charm), and even Kong Grapan Chadtri (invincibility against weapons), is said to be present in the amulet. Wat Ban Krang,is the originator of the famous Khun Phaen amulets,is located in Tambon Sri Prajant in Supann Buri, to the west of the Supann Buri river (sometimes also called 'Mae Nam Ta Jeen'). The temple is an Ancient temple, built in the Ayuttaya period.