Myitkyina Pagoda
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 10:07AM
[chuck] in Dharma, Myanmar, Myitkyina

A simple pan of seven large paintings and the altar in the main pagoda in Myitkyina, Myanmar (see Signage and Bo Tree III). The paintings depict auspicious events during the life of Buddha, but I am not sure what all of them are supposed to represent.  I don't remember, for example, a story about a little girl on the back of an elephant talking to Buddha and a line of Bodhisattvas (Painting No. 5). [NOTE: I find it interesting that the first painting shows Buddha sitting on a lotus surrounded by a group of Nats (see Nat Worship and Beautiful Nats). I don't remember that story, either...]

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