Lawkananda Pagoda

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Lawkananda Pagoda
Loka Nanda temple.jpg
AffiliationTheravada Buddhism
LocationBagan, Mandalay Region
Lawkananda Pagoda is located in Myanmar
Lawkananda Pagoda
Shown within Myanmar
Geographic coordinates21°7′38″N 94°51′2″E / 21.12722°N 94.85056°E / 21.12722; 94.85056Coordinates: 21°7′38″N 94°51′2″E / 21.12722°N 94.85056°E / 21.12722; 94.85056
FounderKing Anawrahta

Lawkananda Pagoda (Burmese: လောကနန္ဒာစေတီ; pronounced [lɔ́ka̰nàɴda̰ zèdì]; also spelt Lokananda, literally "joy of the world") is a Buddhist zedi located in Bagan, Burma (formerly Pagan). It was erected on the bank of the Ayeyarwaddy River, and built during the reign of King Anawrahta. It contains a replica of a Buddha tooth relic.

On 24 May 2003, a bejewelled umbrella (hti) was hoisted to the top of the pagoda.

See also[edit]


  • Pictorial Guide to Pagan. Rangoon: Ministry of Culture. 1975 [1955].
  • Thaw Kaung (10 December 2003). "The Lawkananda Pagoda at Bagan". Perspective. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007.