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Myanmar Temples and Floors
Burma is one of the most pious buddhistic lands in the whole wide globe. Though the shading of the landscape varies from luxuriant greens to a bright sun-tanned amber, there is one color that glitters throughout the country: the glistening color of tens of thousands of temples and cloisters. A trip through Myanmar is an uninterrupted sequence of worship miracles, from the smallest casket in the branch of a charming old oak branch to the vast temples and palaces of the larger city.
Yangon's Shwedagon Paya, Mandalay's Mahamuni Paya and Bagan's level of temples should not be overlooked, but there are also many other lesser-known religious places of Buddhism that will dazzle you with their spiritual ity and youth.
Burmese Buddhist Temples and Monasteries
Most of Burma's or Myanmar's populace (almost 89%) follows Buddhism in Burma. Each of the parts of Burma is full of different temples and buddhistic cloisters. Not only do these religions affect the political and social spheres of the Myanmar peoples' daily ritual and religion, they also affect the political and social spheres of the Myanmarpeans.
Myanmar was brought into Buddhism after the Theravada monks were sent by Emperor Ashoka to Burma and other countries in SEA. The adherence of the Myanmar tribe and the adaptation of Buddhism as a faith followed. In the course of the times many lords reigned over the country and the impact of Buddhism increased with the years.
Meanwhile, the Shan Empire has become the ruler of the entire area, now known as Burma. Tithatu establishes his dominion in Bagan and supports many buddhistic convents and temples in the area. Later known as Myanmar pagodas, these Buddha temples were constructed with pagoda-design. Buddha cloisters are known in the language of Burma as hihara, which means "monastery", but the local Myanmar term king is more commonly used.
Myanmar is also known for a number of buddhistic temples known as pagodas. That' s why Burma is known as the land of the pagodas. The Buddha temples contain many kinds of Buddha sculptures that are held to show the Buddha triumph. Temples are in graded textures. Its tapered form of a whitish or gilt colored coupé is an integral part of any Myanmarcape.
There are many buddhistic temples in many parts of Burma. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the former capitol, has several renowned temples of pagodas such as Shwegadon Panago, Sule Panago, Mae Lamu Panago, etc. Mandalay, which is a Buddhism center of culture and religion in Burma, has many abbeys and more than 700 Buddha temples, including Mahamuni Buddha, Shwenandaw and Sandamuni Temples and Kyauktawguy Payaagode.
This is another area that is favored by Burmese Bagan Buddhists. Earlier known as Pagan, the area hosts centuries of Ananda Temples, Thatbyinnyu Temples, Shwegugyi Temples, Mahabodhi Temples, Mahabodhi Tor, Sulamani Temples, Dhammayangyi Temples and Mingalazedi Pagoda to name but a few. Bagan has been declared a World Heritage Site, as there are many old palagodas, buddhistic temples and cloisters.
Concerning cloisters, there are innumerable cloisters in Burma that serve as dwellings for Burma's Buddha school. In a year, tens of thousand nuns begin their monastic days from these convents in Burma. Buddhaist doctrines and beliefs are transmitted by the older friars in these Myanmar cloisters.