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မြန်မာဘာသာ: Plan of the Ananda Temple (from Yule). Scale 100 ft. to 1 in.


Identifier: handbooktravelle00john Title: A handbook for travellers in India, Burma, and Ceylon . Year: 1911 (1910s) Authors: John Murray (Firm) Subjects: India -- Guidebooks Burma -- Guidebooks Sri Lanka -- Guidebooks Publisher: London : J. Murray Calcutta : Thacker, Spink, & Co. Contributing Library: University of California Libraries Digitizing Sponsor: MSN


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Text Appearing Before Image: TheBuT-man, by Shwv.y Yoe. ■^ A museum ofremains discovered at Paganhai recently been established there. ROUTE I. PAGAN. 463 and many variations on these types.But the predominant form is that ofthe cruciform, vaulted temple. Threeof the great temples, and a few ofthe smaller ones, have been repaired,and are still more or less frequentedby worshippers ; but by far the greaternumber have been abandoned to theowls and bats, and some have beendesecrated into cow-houses by thevillagers. The three principal templesare the Ananda, the Thapinyu, and Hinduor Jain temple, the whole in thisinstance rising to the height of 183 ft.Internally the building is extremelysolid, being intersected only by twonarrow concentric corridors; Vjut inrear of each projecting transept is aniche, artificially lighted from above,in which stands a statue of Buddha,more than 30 ft. in height. Thesefour great statues represent thefour Buddhas who have appeared inthe present world period, viz.— ^ g ^]^ _^fp: [pc r

Text Appearing After Image: Plan of the Ananda Temple (from Yule). Scale 100 ft. to i the Gaudapalin, all close togethernear the S. side of the city andnearly 5 m. distant from Nyaungu.The Ananda, as will be seen fromthe annexed plan, is a square ofnearly 200 ft. on each side, withprojecting portions on each face, sothat it measures 2S0 ft. across eachway. It is seven storeys in height;six of these are square and flat, eachdiminishing in extent, so as to givethe whole a pyramidal form ; theseventh, which is, or simulates, thecell of the temple, takes the form of a E., Kankathan ; W., Kathaba ; N.,Gautama ; and S., Ganugun. Theyare all richly gilt. The Ananda wasbuilt in the ilth century, in the reignof Kyanyittha. The name is derivedfrom Ananda, the favourite pupil ofBuddha. (See Fergussons EasternAichitedure, ii. 360.) Next in importance is the Thapinyu(the Omniscient), erected about theyear iioo by the grandson of Kyan-yittha, and third is the Gaudapalin(Mound of the Dragon), built in 464 BURMA I2CX3. These tw


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