Mingun, Hsinbyume Pagoda

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The Hsinbyume is a most attractive white pagoda, which was built in 1816 by Bodawpaya's grandson and successor Bagyidaw and dedicated to the memory of his first consort Princess Hsinbyume (Lady of the White Elephant. The structure itself is symbolic of Meru, the cosmic mountain, while the undulating terraces symbolize the Seven Seas off Buddhist cosmology. On the eastern side a staircase climbs up the centre of the terraces above which is a fine vaulted roof. This staircase was reserved for royalty while on either side are plain steps for lesser mortals. Around the terrace base are niches housing nats, ogres and nagas all protecting the pagoda. The view of the surrounding countryside from the top terrace is stunning

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    La mayor parte de Myanmar son budistas de la corriente Theravada. Central a sus creencias religiosas es el karma, el concepto de que buena engendra el bien y el mal engendra males. Otra creencia es tat todos los seres vivos pasan por la reencarnación. Si una persona ha cometido pecados, (él o ella) se reencarnará en un nivel más bajo de ser como un animal o sufrir en el infierno, y por otro lado, si lo que ha hecho buenas obras, que será elevado a un nivel superior de existencia al mundo de los devas. El objetivo final en la vida de acuerdo a la creencia budista es escapar del ciclo del renacimiento y alcanzar el Nirvana.
    Acciones meritorias que ayudarán a una persona para lograr Nirvana incluyen dar donaciones (especialmente a los monjes) y el cumplimiento de los cinco preceptos y practicando Bavana (meditación). Los Cinco Preceptos son exhortación a no matar, robar, mentir, beber alcohol, y adulterando . Los Cinco Preceptos son los códigos de conducta para los laicos. También hay ocho, nueve y diez preceptos, la intención de ser practicado por más serios devotos laicos. Los Jemghas o monjes tienen que cumplir con las 227 reglas de conducta o Vinayas.
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    1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-2080475-myanmar43-mingun1/
    2. 2. The beautiful white Hsinbyume or Myatheindan Pagoda with a distinctive architectural style modelled after the mythical Mount Meru (Myinmo taung), built in 1816 by Bodawpaya's grandson and successor Bagyidaw and dedicated to the memory of his first consort Princess Hsinbyume (Lady of the White Elephant, granddaughter of Bodawpaya, 1789–1812) who died in childbirth. Bodawpaya (1745 –1819) was the sixth king of the Konbaung Dynasty of Burma. He fathered 62 sons and 58 daughters by about 200 consorts.
    3. 3. The pagoda's design is a great departure from Burmese pagoda design norms. It is based on descriptions of the mythical Sulamani pagoda on Mount Meru, which is the center of the universe in Buddhist-Hindu cosmology, and the lower parts of the pagoda represent the mountain.
    4. 4. Seven concentric terraces represent the seven mountain ranges going up to the Mount Meru according the Buddhist mythology. The structure itself is symbolic of Meru, the cosmic mountain, while the undulating terraces symbolize the Seven Seas off Buddhist cosmology.
    5. 5. The Myatheindan Pagoda was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1836 and was restored by King Mindon in
    6. 6. On the eastern side a staircase climbs up the centre of the terraces above which is a fine vaulted roof. This staircase was reserved for royalty while on either side are plain steps for lesser mortals.
    7. 7. Seven terraces with undulating rails representing the seven mountain ranges around Mount Meru lead up the stupa, and all the way along are niches in which mythical monsters such as Nats, ogres and Nagas (mythical serpents) stand guard.
    8. 8. Hti is the name of the finial ornament that tops almost all pagodas in Myanmar. Hti is also a Burmese language word meaning umbrella. The hti can be said as the main distinctive feature of Burmese pagodas.
    9. 9. The htis of the pagodas there and elsewhere around Myanmar are made of metal (usually iron or steel), coated with gold. The hti is then decorated with golden or gold-plated brass and bronze bells, and at jewelry donated by devotees.
    10. 10. The tip of the hti, which is studded with precious stones, is called the seinhpudaw (lit. "esteemed diamond bud"). Hti have been found on pagodas constructed by all four of the pagoda building ethnic groups of Myanmar: the Mon, the Bamar (Burmans), the Rakhine (Arakanese) and the Shan.
    11. 11. The old hti
    12. 12. Text: Internet Pictures: Internet & Sanda Foişoreanu Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound Sein Bo Tint - Burmese Traditional Orchestra leader

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