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The Botataung Pagoda (literally "1000 military officers") is a famous pagoda located in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, near the Yangon River. The pagoda was first built by the Mon around the same time as was Shwedagon Pagoda—according to local belief, over 2500 years ago, and was known as Kyaik-de-att in Mon language. The pagoda is hollow within, and houses what is believed to be a sacred hair of Gautama Buddha.

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  • @marcus33
    Merci Marcus. Je te souhaite une très bonne journée. Amitiés de Roumanie.
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    Gracias a ti Pilar
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  • Merci encore Michaela pour ce remarqua ble travail. Les photos sont superbes, on a l'impression d'y être. Félicitations et merci. Bonne journée.
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  • Si una presentación es maravillosa, la otra es más o igual. Esta es fantástica, me gusta especialmente el Buda que está fuera de la pagoda, el donado por el actor. Tiene una apariencia de hombre normal y es una escultura con un arte maravilloso. Felicitaciones por este magnífico trabajo. Gracias, Pilar
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    Thank you Friend.
    Burma is rich in natural resources, such as gems, jade, gold, tin, antimony, zinc,copper, tungsten, lead, coal, marble, limestone, hardwood timber, fishery reserves, natural gas, petroleum and hydropower. In addition, smiling, laughing, and hard working are the characteristics of the Burmese people.
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    Myanmar is one of the poorest countries in East Asia, with an estimated GDP per capita of between $800-$1,000 and a poverty headcount of 26 percent. Most social indicators are very low. For example, 32 percent of children under five suffer from malnutrition
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Yangon, Botahtaung Pagoda2

  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-2095827-myanmar69/
  2. 2. The Botataung Pagoda (literally "1000 military officers") is a famous pagoda located in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, near the Yangon river. The pagoda was first built by the Mon around the same time as was Shwedagon Pagoda—according to local belief, over 2500 years ago, and was known as Kyaik-de- att in Mon language. The pagoda is hollow within, and houses what is believed to be a sacred hair of Gautama Buddha.
  3. 3. Long Planetary Post
  4. 4. Buddhist prayer beads are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited whilst meditating. They are similar to other forms of prayer beads used in various world religions; thus some call this tool the Buddhist rosary. A Japa mala or mala is a set of beads commonly used by Hindus and Buddhists. Malas are used for keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or the name or names of a deity. This practice is known in Sanskrit as japa. Malas are typically made with 16, 27, 54 or 108 beads
  5. 5. Buddha bronze Image of Knowledge and Awareness 2008
  6. 6. This Buddha Image was donated by an actor. Kyaw Hein (born 1947) is a five-time Myanmar Academy Award winning Burmese film actor, film director, and singer. Born Kyaw Htay, Kyaw Hein starred in hundreds of films, and directed several films, and was considered one of the most important actors in Burmese cinema.
  7. 7.   However,  in  2008,  on  his  61st  birthday,  Kyaw  Hein  announced  he  would  retire  from the film industry to live  as  an  Theravada  Buddhist  monk. 
  8. 8.   “History  tells  us  that  Botahtaung  is  the  first  pagoda  to  house  a  sacred  hair  relic  of  the  Buddha,”  says  U  Aung  Su  from  the  pagoda’s  board  of  trustees.  “Its story is no less attractive  than  that  of  Shwedagon  Pagoda  …  we  are  very  proud  that  we  have  reconstructed  and  maintained  the  pagoda  since the war because it is a  landmark in the introduction  of Buddhism to Myanmar.”
  9. 9.   The story of the founding of  Botahtaung  begins  2500  years  ago  when  Yangon  was known as Okkala.  Two  trader  brothers,  Tapussa  and  Bhalika,  journeyed  to  India,  carrying  their  goods  on  500  bullock  carts.  There  they  encountered  the  recently  enlightened  Guattama  Buddha  and  offered  honey  cakes and reverence.
  10. 10.   In  return,  the  Buddha  gave  the brothers eight strands of  his  hair,  which  they  carried  back  to  the  Yangon  River  and  presented  to  King  Okkalapa,  who  promptly  built  Botahtaung  Pagoda  and  enshrined  the  hairs  inside its relic chamber.
  11. 11. Scene  of  the  life  of  lord  Buddha  and  spinning  pagoda  model, Visitors  play  arcade  game,  Botataung  Pagoda.  Yangon,  Myanmar 
  12. 12. The nats are spirits who play a significant part in religion in Myanmar. There are 37 nats officially in the Buddhist pantheon, but many hundreds more, as local nature spirits, bringers of good and bad fortune, and spirits of people & places. The 37 official nats are often depicted in shrines around the outskirts of temples or paya. People may say prayers, make offerings, or make requests of a nat either personally, or through an intermediary.
  13. 13. Outside the Pagoda to the west, a small building houses a splendid specimen of a Mandalay- style Buddha image seated on a bejeweled throne.
  14. 14. Seated on a high pedestal in a very ornate pavilion is the Royal Palace Bronze Buddha image.
  15. 15. Nan-oo, as it is known here, was taken by the British in the 1885 and exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Only in 1951 was it returned to the people of Myanmar.
  16. 16. The image that was cast in 1859 by order of King Mindon was taken to Britain during the colonial years and returned to Burma a few years after gaining independence.
  17. 17. Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foi oreanuş & Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound Saung Zaw Win Maung - The hair-knot follows the topknot

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