Mingalazedi Pagoda

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Mingalazedi Pagoda

Mingalazedi Pagoda (Burmese: မင်္ဂလာစေတီ, pronounced: [mɪ̀ɴɡəlà zèdì]; also spelt Mingalar Zedi Pagoda) is a Buddhist stupa located in Bagan, Burma. It was built in 1284 during the reign of King Narathihapate. The pagoda is one of few temples in Bagan with a full set of glazed terra cotta tiles depicting the Jataka. The pagoda was built in brick and contains several terraces leading to large pot-shaped stupa at its centre, topped by a bejewelled umbrella (hti). Mingalazedi Pagoda was built a few years before the First Burmese Empire (Pagan Kingdom) was pillaged by the Mongols.

References[edit]

  • Pictorial Guide to Pagan. Rangoon: Ministry of Culture. 1975 [1955]. 
  • Huang, Yunsheng (2003). "Mingalazedi (13th century)". Asian Historical Architecture. Retrieved 2006-08-12.