Mingalazedi Pagoda

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Mingalazedi Pagoda
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Mingalazedi Pagoda
Mingalazedi Pagoda is located in Myanmar
Mingalazedi Pagoda
Shown within Myanmar
Basic information
Location Bagan, Mandalay Region
Geographic coordinates 21°09′41″N 94°51′28″E / 21.161368°N 94.857729°E / 21.161368; 94.857729Coordinates: 21°09′41″N 94°51′28″E / 21.161368°N 94.857729°E / 21.161368; 94.857729
Affiliation Theravada Buddhism
Country Myanmar
Architectural description
Founder King Narathihapate
Completed 1284; 733 years ago (1284)

Mingalazedi Pagoda (Burmese: မင်္ဂလာစေတီ, pronounced: [mɪ̀ɴɡəlà zèdì]; also spelt Mingalar Zedi Pagoda) is a Buddhist stupa located in Bagan, Burma. Construction started in 1274 during the reign of King Narathihapate.[1]:183 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]

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