Mahabodhi Temple, Bagan

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    Indian style paya.

    by euzkadi Updated Jul 16, 2010

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    Modelled after the Mahabodhi paya in Bodhgaya, India, this temple was built during the reign of King Namtaungmya (1215-1234). The temple, a 140 foot high structure built in brick and whitewashed stucco, consists of a large square pyramidal tower, very ornamented with niches containing 450 Buddha statues and topped by a spire and an umbrella. Very interesting and completely different from other constructions of Bagan.

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    Mahabodhi Temple

    by arni_ph075 Written Apr 26, 2008

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    Mahabodhi Temple, an Indian temple in Old Bagan, was built by King Zeya in 1215 AD.

    It is patterned from the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, Bihar India. To commemorate the place where Buddha attains enlightenment.

    This temple is different from other bell shaped temples in Old Bagan, with its typical Indian pyramid structure. And niche on the pyramidal structures are the buddha images. The niche buddha images is also seen on all walls of the temple.

    Portion of the temple is also destroyed on the 1975 earthquake but now restored.

    On a late afternoon, its good to relax on the benches on the left side of the temple shaded with trees. Its nice place to admire this Indian temple, with its walls having buddha face on it and also to contemplate which temple to go next. :-)

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    Mahabodhi Paya

    by elpariente Written Jan 31, 2006

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    Es una copia del templo Mahabodhi en Bodhgaya India donde se ilumin? Buda ( Siddhartha Gautama )
    En los nicho de la torre piramidal se alojan 450 im?genes de Buda

    It is a copy of the Mahabodi temple of Bodhgaya India where Buddha (Siddharta Gautama ) was enlightened
    On the pyramidal tower niches there are 450 Buddha images

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    Visiting 'Old Bagan'

    by Skorpios Updated Jan 16, 2006

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    Mahabodhi Paya - Inside  - Symbols of the weekdays

    Symbols of the weekdays

    From left to right :
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    Day ........................ Represent Letter ............... Sign ........... Direction ........ Planet

    Monday ....................Ka,Hka,Ga,Nga ..................Tiger ..............East ................Moon

    Tuesday ...................Sa,Za,Nya ..........................Lion ...............South East ......Mars

    Wednesday morning .Ya,Ra,La,Wa......Elephant without a tusk.....South...............Mercury

    Thursday ..................Pa,Hpa,Ba Ma...................Mouse..............West...............Jupiter

    Friday.......................Tha,Ha...........................Guinea Pig...........North...............Venus

    Saturday...................Ta,Hta,Da,Na....................Dragon...............South West.....Satum

    Sunday.....................Ah,Ei,Oo,Auw,Ein Un,Aye..Ga-Lone*...........North East.......Sun

    Wednesday afternoon.Ya, Ra, La, Wa......Elephant with a tusk......North West......Yahu

    * Ga-Lone is a mythical bird

    Related to:
    • Archeology

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  • Mahabodhi Paya

    by SINtraveller Written Dec 30, 2005

    This temple has an unmistaken Indian style spire. Claimed to model after the Mahabodhi temple in India.

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