Maung Po Tu

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Maung Po Tu Nat

Maung Po Tu (Burmese: မောင်ဘိုးတူ [màʊɴ pʰó tù]) is one of the 37 nats in the Burmese pantheon of nats. He was a tea trader during the reign of King Minkhaung I of Ava, and was killed by a tiger on his way to Shan State. He is portrayed sitting on a tiger, a stick in right hand and left hand on his thigh.[1] Maung Po Tu is considered the guardian of traders and their business.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hla Thamein. "Thirty-Seven Nats". Yangonow. Retrieved 2006-07-03. 
  2. ^ Ma Thanegi (June 2014). "Spirit worship in Myanmar: The Nat Panthein" (PDF). My Magical Myanmar. Retrieved 19 July 2015.