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Burma - Shwedagon Pagoda - Pictures
Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda is the most renowned and holy pagoda in Myanmar, clad in tonnes of pure golden and over 5000 diamond. Its origins go back to an old stupa that was erected in 588 B.C. in the lifetime of the Buddha (632-543 B.C.) and carries reliquaries such as eight-hair Buddha. The Mon reconstructed it between the sixth and tenth centuries, and further major buildings in the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries.
You can see parts of the pagoda grounds, architectural design by sun and moon, carpentry, daily living with guests,..... Yangon's Shwedagon Pagoda is the most renowned and holy pagoda in Myanmar, clad in tonnes of pure golden and over 5000 diamond. Its origins go back to an old stupa that was erected in 588 B.C. in the lifetime of the Buddha (632-543 B.C.) and carries reliquaries such as eight-hair Buddha.
The Mon reconstructed it between the sixth and tenth centuries, and further major buildings in the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries. Part of the Pagoda area, architectural design by the sun and the moon, carpentry, daily living with people, followers, worshipers, friars and monastics.
Temple & Pagoda in Burma
It is an important part of the lives of most of Burma's Buddhists. Individuals come to the sanctuary to worship, provide offerings of plants and burning joss stick, seeking the counsel of a friar, and for important occasions such as cremation and Buddhist retreat. Every day the friars go out of the monastery and take a charity tray through the village roads, which allows the inhabitants to enrich themselves with goodies.
Buddhistic monasteries are among the most attractive buildings in the land. There are a number of special characteristics that distinguish Myanmar churches from those in neighbouring states. Pyatthat, the most emblematic of Burma's churches, the petite sheet metals and the guardians Naga Snakes and Chinthe. Most of Burma's churches and palagodas usually have a couple of Chinthe, mythologic beings who guard the site like a lion.
Often the stairs to the entry of temples are guarded by nagas. It was Mucalinda, King of the Nagas, who protected the Buddha from the deluge of rains when he meditated under the Bodhi canopy. Pyatthat is a strongly decorated, multi-storey rooftop in Burman design, which is getting smaller and smaller towards the top.
Roofs of Burma's temples are often decorated with filigree tin. The majority of Burma's Pagoda is covered with a pagoda in the form of a multilevel ceremony canopy. Shwedagon is made of golden and set with stones and stones.
For innumerable hundreds of years peagodas have been erected to worship relicts of the Buddha or a very important friar. The majority of the Pagoda are closed and not open to the general public. 2. Yangon has the oldest of them. The oldest peagodas in Burma, according to tradition, date back 2,500 years. It is said that the first Shwedagon, the Botataung and the Sule were build during the Buddha's time.
The Bagan plain in mainland Burma is home to the remnants of the thousand shrines and palagodas erected between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries at the height of the Kingdom of Bagan. Burma's most important place of worship and Yangon's most prominent symbol, the Shwedagon Pagoda, is said to be the oldest pagoda in the state.
His 99-metre high, gold-plated stupa, which preserves the Buddha's locks of coat, is dominating the Yangonskii. Bago's highest pagoda is the 114 metre high Shwemawdaw, built in the tenth centuary to worship Buddha-relic. Burma's most honored Buddha picture, the Mahamuni picture, is anchored in the Mahamuni Pagoda in Mandalay.
The picture was poured during Buddha's life when he was visiting the kingdom of Arakan in West Burma. There are a number of very large lying Buddha pictures all over the land. Below the 65 metre long picture at the Chauk Htat Gyi Pagoda and the 55 metre long Shwethalyaung Buddha in Bago, which is probably over a thousand years old.
The Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda in Yangon has a very large seating area. The" five-storey Buddha" is 14 meters high. One very topical picture is the 11-metre-high picture of the Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda in Yangon. Sliced from a sheet of pure whitemarble, the picture was anchored in the pagoda in 2008.
Buddha is 90 meters long and the 116 meters high Buddha is located on a hillside near the city. To get an idea of the structure within the Buddhist Wat, see the Tempel-termbology.