Nanpaya Temple

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Nanpaya Temple
Nanpaya Temple is located in Myanmar
Nanpaya Temple
Nanpaya Temple
Location within Myanmar
Name
Burmese နန်းဘုရားကျောင်း
Geography
Coordinates 21°09′09″N 94°51′32″E / 21.152547°N 94.858777°E / 21.152547; 94.858777Coordinates: 21°09′09″N 94°51′32″E / 21.152547°N 94.858777°E / 21.152547; 94.858777
Country Burma
Locale Myinkaba (a village south of Bagan)
Culture
Primary deity Brahma
History and governance
Creator Manuha

Nanpaya Temple (Burmese: နန်းဘုရားကျောင်း [náɴ pʰəjá tɕáʊɴ]; lit. "palace temple") is a Hindu temple located in Myinkaba (a village south of Bagan) in Burma. The temple is adjacent to the Manuha Temple and was built by captive Thaton Kingdom King Makuta.[1]:150 It was built using mud mortar, stone, and brick, and was used as the residence of Manuha. The temple contains intricate carvings of Brahma, and also contains depictions of other Hindu gods. Also, because Manuha was a Mon, there are many figures and symbols of the Mon within the temple, including hinthas.

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].