Kyauktawgyi Pagoda

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Kyauktawgyi Pagoda
ကျောက်တော်ကြီးဘုရား
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Kyauktawgyi Pagoda is located in Myanmar
Kyauktawgyi Pagoda
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Basic information
Geographic coordinates 21°53′40″N 96°03′53″E / 21.894381°N 96.064781°E / 21.894381; 96.064781Coordinates: 21°53′40″N 96°03′53″E / 21.894381°N 96.064781°E / 21.894381; 96.064781
Affiliation Theravada Buddhism
Country Amarapura, Mandalay Region, Burma
Architectural description
Founder King Pagan Min
Completed 1847; 171 years ago (1847)

Kyauktawgyi Pagoda (Burmese: ကျောက်တော်ကြီးဘုရား; also known as the Taungthaman Kyauktawgyi) is a Buddhist pagoda located in Amarapura, Burma, near the Taungthaman Lake.[1] It was built in 1847 by King Pagan Min on the model of the Ananda Pagoda at Pagan.[1]

It exemplifies a type of architecture, which though borrowed from the Indian designs at Pagan, was constructed entirely by Burmese architects.[1] The artistic interest of the temple lies in the numerous frescoes with which its four porches are adorned.[1] They represent religious buildings, in various styles of architecture, built or repaired by Pagan Min at Sagaing, Amarapura, Ava, Pakangyi, Prome, and Rangoon, and the planets and the constellations according to Burmese ideas of astronomy.[1] The human figures depict the dresses and customs of the Konbaung period.[1] The pagoda is crowned with a five-tiered pyatthat roof.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Mandalay 1910, p. 10.
  2. ^ "Taungthaman Kyauktawgyi Pagoda after repairs, [Amarapura]". The British Library. 26 March 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2015.

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