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Sagaing is the capital of Sagaing Region (formerly Sagaing Division) in Myanmar. Located on the Ayeyarwady River, 20 km to the southwest of Mandalay on the opposite bank of the river, Sagaing with numerous Buddhist monasteries is an important religious and monastic center. The pagodas and monasteries crowd the numerous hills along the ridge running parallel to the river. The central pagoda, Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, is connected by a set of covered staircases that run up the 240 m hill.

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  • Thank you Pilar and John, thank you, but you MUST know not all pictures are my shots! I also used some from internet and I'm grateful to authors; I want to present the place and my pictures are not enough sometimes. However THANK YOU
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  • Fantásticas fotografias, ya eres una experta fotografa. Que preciosa presentación, me ha encantado, la Escuela de Budismo es muy bonita. Felicitaciones por tan estupendo trabajo. Pilar
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    Muchas gracias por su comentario Pilar Aluxia. Estoy muy contenta de compartir este viaje....
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  • 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-2053388-myanmar26-sagaing/
  • 2. Sagaing was the capital of Sagaing Kingdom (1315–1364), one of the minor kingdoms that rose up after the fall of Pagan dynasty. During the Ava period (1364– 1555), the city was the common fief of the crown prince or senior princes. The city briefly became the royal capital between 1760 and 1763 in the reign of King Naungdawgyi. On August 8, 1988, Sagaing was the site of demonstrations which were concluded by
  • 3. Located on the Ayeyarwady River, 20 km to the southwest of Mandalay on the opposite bank of the river, Sagaing with numerous Buddhist monasteries is an important religious and monastic center. The central pagoda, Soon U Ponya Shin Pagoda, is connected by a set of covered staircases that run up the 240 m hill. The pagodas and monasteries crowd the numerous hills along the ridge running parallel to the river.
  • 4. Soon U Ponya Shin pagoda has the best view of Sagaing Hill and other pagodas in the surrounding area of Sagaing Hill
  • 5. Large temple bells in every temple are highly regarded – they are struck three times at the end of personal spiritual practice as an invitation for all to share in the good fortune accumulated and others show their approval by declaring thadu, thadu, thadu, which means well done, well done, well done.
  • 6. Tiled floor of eastern terrace
  • 7. Everywhere small shrines or spirit houses dedicated to
  • 8. Royal Poinciana Flower
  • 9. Nuns walking around the crescent shaped collonade of Soon U Ponya Sin Paya
  • 10. This temple is found on Ngapha (frog) hill, one of the southern hilltops of Sagaing Hill.
  • 11. Myanmar chronology defines 8 days in a week, which Wednesday is being divided in two: morning, and evening. The Burmese zodiac employs eight signs in a seven-day week, with each sign representing its own day, cardinal direction, planet (celestial body) and animal.
  • 12. Tuesday The Lion Planet: Mars Southeast Monday The Tigre Planet: Moon East
  • 13. Sunday Garuda (Mythical bird) Planet: Sun Northeast Friday The Guinea Pig Planet: Venus North Wednesday p.m. Tuskless elephant Planet: Rahu Northwest The day that one has born is the most important in daily life in Myanmar. Every individual soul is being named after the day that he or she has born. Thus in Myanmar history there is no generation hand down by the family name since Myanmar does not carry family names.
  • 14. Sunday Garuda (Mythical bird) Planet: Sun Northeast Friday The Guinea Pig Planet: Venus North For example if you were born on Monday and are named Maung Kyi Win, that doesn't mean that your name is Maung and your family name is Kyi Win, but it is simply because that you were born on Monday of the week. Thus your other family member may born different days of the week and all will have different names in possess.
  • 15. Wednesday a.m. Tusked elephant Planet: Mercury South Myanmar strongly believe in astrology and the day you born is playing a major factor to tell your fate, match making, business dealing, house whole building, in worse case to buy a car or to apply a job, Myanmar do consult with astrologer or Buddhist Monks who then refer to your birth day to tell you the do's and don'ts.
  • 16. Monday The Tigre Planet: Moon East Sunday Garuda (Mythical bird) Planet: Sun Northeast
  • 17. Thursday Rat Planet: Jupiter West Saturday Naga (Dragon) Planet: Saturn South West Wednesday a.m. Tusked elephant Planet: Mercury South According to their traditional astronomy, there are 8 days in a week. The trick is the very middle part of a week, 'Wednesday evening' is called "Yarhu". However Yarhu is not considered as a significant day of week and it is not printed in the calendars.
  • 18. Myanmar Astrology recognizes the seven planets, namely Sun, Mon, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn. In addition, it recognizes two other planets, Rahu and Kate. Thursday Rat Planet: Jupiter West Wednesday p.m. Tuskless elephant Planet: Rahu Northwest (tusk less elephants are believed to be more powerful than elephant with tusk) Saturday Naga (Dragon) Planet: Saturn South West The Sunday, Tuesday, Saturday and Rahu planets are considered to be Malefics, or planets with an evil influence while the Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday planets are considered Benefics, or planets with benign influence.
  • 19. Wednesday p.m. Tuskless elephant Planet: Rahu Northwest Thursday Rat Planet: Jupiter West The basic belief of Myanmar Astrology is that the planets mould a man's fate. The planet of a man's birthday will be the main guardian of his fate, but at each particular period of a man's life a particular planet throws upon him its baneful or its beneficial influence. For example, at one period of his life he will be under the influence of Saturn and ill-fortune will befall him, but at another period he will be under the influence of Venus and good fortune will result. Thus the ebb and flow of a man's fortune depends on the paths in the sky of the planets
  • 20. International Buddhist Academy Sagaing, which was the capital of Shan kingdom from 1315 to 1364, when the grandson of its founder moved the capital to Inwa (or Ava). It is reputed for its 500 stupas and monasteries, which house about 6000 monks and nuns. Sagaing New Pagoda, Nunnary
  • 21. International Buddhist Academy
  • 22. International Buddhist Academy
  • 23. International Buddhist Academy
  • 24. International Buddhist Academy, Scholars from all over the world come to University to study Buddhist scriptures and practice.
  • 25. Myanmar is trying to position itself as the quintessential Buddhist country worldwide. The sheer amount of temples helps to perpetuate this view. It's not strange therefore, to extend special long-term visas for people practising meditation here, or that they have created an International Buddhist University (Sitagu International Buddhist Academy)
  • 26. In the centre of the university there is a curious pagoda, which unlike many others that I've seen, has offices inside it. Surrounding the stupa there are small compartments where you can find exhibitions of photographs, always with Buddhist themes.
  • 27. Located on the Ayeyarwady River, 20 km to the southwest of Mandalay on the opposite bank of the river, Sagaing with numerous Buddhist monasteries is an important religious and monastic center. Sagaing hill
  • 28. Lunchtime, Nunnary
  • 29. Lunchtime, Nunnary
  • 30. Lunchtime, Nunnary
  • 31. Past & Future Buddhas, New Pagoda, Nunnary Nat
  • 32. Bamboo Buddha Pagoda, Nunnary
  • 33. The Irrawaddy Bridge is a bridge in Sagaing. It crosses the Irrawaddy River, to the southwest of Mandalay and Amarapura and just to the north of the old Ava Bridge, and is also known as the New Ava Bridge. It was completed in 2008. It has total span of 5,614 feet (1,711 m) long and has a four-lane motorway of 49 feet (15 m) width with pedestrian lanes of 6 feet (1.8 m) wide on the flanks. It is designed for a carrying capacity of 60 tons.
  • 34. Ava Bridge
  • 35. Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu & Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound Burma Traditional Music