Shwesandaw Pagoda, Pyay

Shwesandaw Pagoda, Pyay

Shwesandaw Pagoda, or Shwesandaw Paya, is a Buddhist pagoda in the center of Pyay, Burma. It is one of the more important Buddhist pilgrimage locations in Burma. It is said to contain a couple of the Buddha's hairs, as its name means Golden Hair Relic. It is one meter taller in height than Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.


*cite book|title=Myanmar (Burma)|origyear=1979|year=2002|publisher=Lonely Planet Publication Pty Ltd|location=Footscray, Victoria, Australia

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Shwesandaw Pagoda —    A major pagoda, located on a hillside in Prome (Pyay), said to contain hair relics of Gotama Buddha. It is 100 meters high, and, like the Shwe Dagon, Shwemawdaw, and Kyaiktiyo pagodas, is a major site of Buddhist pilgrimage in Lower Burma.… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • Pyay — ( my. ျပည္;also known as Prome) is a town in the Bago Division in Burma. It has an estimated population of 123,800 (2001). Pyay is positioned on the Ayeyarwady River (Irrawaddy River) and is 260km (162 mi) northwest of Yangon (Rangoon). [Pyay.… …   Wikipedia

  • Pyay — ▪ Myanmar also called  Prome  or  Pyè        town, southern Myanmar (Burma), on the Irrawaddy River. It is a trading centre and the site of a diesel electric plant. The name Prome is a mispronunciation of the town s Burmese name by non Burmese… …   Universalium

  • Pagoda —    Astructure, usually built of bricks or stone, that houses holy relics or other items associated with Buddhism. Pagoda is derived from Sanskrit, meaning a relic shrine. In Burmese, the word zedi (chedi), derived from Pali, or paya is used.… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • List of Buddhist temples — Buddhist temples, monasteries, stupas, and pagodas sorted by location. Australia Australian Capital Territory* Sri Lanka Dhamma Vihara of Canberra (SLDVAC), a Buddhist Association established in 2007New South Wales* Nan Tien Temple *Aloka… …   Wikipedia

  • Prome —    (Pyay)    One of Burma s major cities, on the eastern bank of the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) River in the western part of Pegu (Bago) Division. Its population was estimated at 104,537 in 1996. Located on principal north south transportation routes …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

  • List of Burma-related articles — Articles (arranged alphabetically) related to Burma include: compactTOC20 9.bu .mm 13 Carat Diamond and Other Stories (.) 1991 Bangladesh cyclone (.) 2007 Burmese anti government protests 8888 Uprising (. .)AAchang (. . . . . . . . . . .)… …   Wikipedia

  • Architecture, Religious —    The most striking feature of the human landscape in both urban and rural Burma is the abundance of religious buildings, which reflects the importance of Buddhism in Burmese life. Although some of these structures, such as the monuments at Sri… …   Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar)

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”