Shwesandaw Pagoda (Bagan)

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Shwesandaw Pagoda
Shwesandaw Pagoda Bagan Myanmar.jpg
Religion
AffiliationTheravada Buddhism
Location
LocationNyaung U
CountryMyanmar
Shwesandaw Pagoda (Bagan) is located in Myanmar
Shwesandaw Pagoda (Bagan)
Shown within Myanmar
Geographic coordinates21°09′50″N 94°51′58″E / 21.163812°N 94.866037°E / 21.163812; 94.866037Coordinates: 21°09′50″N 94°51′58″E / 21.163812°N 94.866037°E / 21.163812; 94.866037
Architecture
FounderKing Anawrahta
Completed1057; 962 years ago (1057)
Shwesandaw Paya's original hti, toppled by an earthquake in 1975

The Shwesandaw Pagoda (Burmese: ရွှေဆံတော်ဘုရား, pronounced [ʃwèsʰàɴdɔ̀ pʰəjá]) is a Buddhist pagoda located in Bagan, Burma. The pagoda contains a series of five terraces, topped with a cylindrical stupa, which has a bejewelled umbrella (hti). The pagoda was built by King Anawrahta in 1057, and once contained terra cotta tiles depicting scenes from the Jataka. Enshrined within the pagoda are sacred hairs of Gautama Buddha, which were obtained from Thaton.

References[edit]

  • Pictorial Guide to Pagan. Rangoon: Ministry of Culture. 1975 [1955].