Myanmar

Mrauk U Kingdom Momuments and Temples

Mrauk U Kingdom Momuments and Temples

I am organizing my posts about the Buddhist shrines and temples in the same way that Dr. Gutman did in her book, by the three major phases of the Mrauk U kingdom, which lasted from 1430 until 1784, when Bodawpaya captured the Mahamuni image and brought it...

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An Introduction to Arakan

An Introduction to Arakan

Arakan background history and styles First, I’d like to voice my deep gratitude to the late Dr. Pamela Gutman, a Southeast Asia - Burma scholar who worked with and was a student of GH Luce. This book is currently the leading scholarship of this area. I...

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The Mahamuni Story

The Mahamuni Story

Mahamuni or “Great Sage” image is described as being one of the 5 Buddha images in existence to be cast in Gotama Buddha’s time, stated by legend to be his exact likeness down to his size. It was and still is a very important Buddha image, in fact one of...

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