Mahabodhi Temple, Bagan

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Mahabodhi Temple
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Mahabodhi Temple, Bagan is located in Myanmar
Mahabodhi Temple, Bagan
Shown within Myanmar
Basic information
Location Bagan, Mandalay Region
Geographic coordinates 21°10′24″N 94°51′38″E / 21.173240°N 94.860481°E / 21.173240; 94.860481Coordinates: 21°10′24″N 94°51′38″E / 21.173240°N 94.860481°E / 21.173240; 94.860481
Affiliation Theravada Buddhism
Country Myanmar
Architectural description
Founder King Htilominlo
Completed mid-13th century

The Mahabodhi Temple (Burmese: မဟာဗောဓိကျောင်း [məhà bɔ́dḭ tɕáʊɴ]) is a Buddhist temple located in Bagan, Burma. It was built in the mid-13th century during the reign of King Htilominlo, and is modelled after the Mahabodhi Temple, which is located in Bihar, India.[1]:183 The temple is built in an architectural style typical during the Gupta period, and contains a large pyramidal tower with many niches containing over 450 images of Buddha. The temple survived the 1975 Bagan earthquake, and was repaired in following years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coedès, George (1968). Walter F. Vella, ed. The Indianized States of Southeast Asia. trans.Susan Brown Cowing. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-0368-1.