This awe-inspiring 06 Bucha was inserted with many sacred materials and then filled up with brown cement instead of white clay. Approximately 4.6 kg in weight. Some with kring and some without.
The kring is actually a rough needle made of Satalohak - 6 types of minerals and a piece of hand inscribed takrut. According to late Mor Keaw, it was late Than Kong hand engraved takrut ! Extremely rare !
According to Phor Mor Keaw this 06 batch bucha was made in limited numbers and was ONLY distributed among the close devotees. This bucha consists of at least of 6 Phims;
1st Phim - Straight head posture with tongkat on the lap.
2nd Phim - Straight head posture without tongkat on the lap.
3rd Phim - Head leans to the right with tongkat on the lap.
4th Phim - Head leans to the right without tongkat on the lap
5th Phim - Tongkat head / top on the left lap
6th Phim - 100% cement without tongkat on the lap.
Recently there were rumours spreading among the naïve Dollars & Cents collectors about this 06 Bucha. They spread the rumours / misleading information by saying that this 06 Bucha was made by Late Cau Khun Mit at Wat Peyaram in Tangkak, Johor.
Well, it is quite true that most of these 06 Buchas were owned by Johorean and Singaporean. Most of them rented this bucha from Late Cau Khun Mit at Wat Peyaram. Bear in mind that, most of the 06 bucha rented from Wat Peyaram were GILDED bucha ( with gold plated ) and not the brown copper ! Reverend Sri Wan ( Maechi ) in Wat Peyaram Tangkak was the person who led the gold plating project for this bucha.
" Muloh ni ( Than Chan ) SAYE ( loves ) bucha ini dan SAYE nok lepas bui ore bucha ".
Said Phor Mor Keaw.
After the demised of the late Cau Khun Chan. Than Mit brought all those 06 Buchas to Wat Tangkak. Cau Khun Mit emphasised that there were a few thefts cases ( before the grille installation at the staircase ) in Wat Uttamaram while he was away and resided at Wat Uttamayamunee in Singapore. That was the reason why Than Mit had brought all of the precious stuffs ( Than Kong maikru, bucha 06, Rian kao, 139 silver based pidta and others ) to Wat Peyaram, Tangkak.
The real story behind this 06 Bucha.............
This 06 Bucha was originally made for only 2 blocks / moulds with 2 phims ( straight and leaning head postures - with and without tongkat on the lap ).
Late Cau Khun Mit's look yom and Phor Mor Keaw emphasised that those time - BE2506 ( 1963 ) it was diffilcult to gain and gather the materials needed to make this bucha. Gold, silver, copper, bronze were rare items. Money was another problem. The committees faced some difficulties to raise the fund. In order to solve those problem, the bucha was order / made in few times and by separate orders. According to Late Phor Mor Keaw this bucha was ordered / made in small quantities. The first order were only 30 buchas and followed by another 30 and 20 buchas later on. Late Phor Mor added that altogether the order was made in 3 separate orders.
" Dulu duit payoh. Tembaga payoh nok jupo. Puok tokey Cino odar sikit-sikit. Ada duit, ada bare baru odar ".
Happened to be that all the 3 batches of orders were slightly different in designs. The dissimilarities are the head position - straight versus leans to the right. Another vast dissimilarity is the placing of the Maikru / Tongkat. Some of the maikru ( head / top ) was place on the right lap and some of the buchas came with the maikru ( head / top ) was on the left lap. The committees didn't realize the dissimilarities until the phutapisek was completed. The variances might happened during the casting, pumping (the head) and wielding (the maikru) processes, perhaps !
About the 6th Phim - 100% brown cement 06 Bucha. So far I haven't seen one. The only 06 cement bucha that I saw was on late Phor Mor Keaw bucha altar. Late Phor Mor didn't mention about the quantity made. It was rough and easy to break statue.
Another noteworthy / undisclosed secret embedded about this 06 Bucha is the embroidered DOT at the edge of the right eyebrow.
Close view of the undisclosed elevated DOT mark on the right edge of the eyebrow. Why the DOT ? DOT or MOLE ? Accidentally or purposely ? Why at the right edge of eyebrow ? The answer is DUNNO ! Hahahahahaha.... Will talk in depth on that undisclosed DOT.