+38Shwedagon Pagoda, The Golden Surprise Phase 5
We move across the Bo Bo Aung Shrine and in the back of it we keep in entrance of the Temple of Dhammazedi and Dhammapala constructed via the Mon king Dhammazedi. Normally, temples, pagodas, shrines, and so forth. are guarded via a couple of chinthes, devas, nagas, ogres, and so forth however that is other at this temple in as far as it’s guarded via one chinthe (left) and one tiger (proper). The temple homes two Buddha statues and other folks say that the temple is positioned the place the beam of sunshine concentrated via the diamond orb (sein bu) of the Shwedagon Pagoda hits the terrace. This can be true however neither have I ever noticed the ray myself nor have I ever met somebody in one who did. Some resources say that the Temple of Dhammazedi and Dhammapala is among the 9 Shwedagon Pagoda wonders and that the Sandawdwin Pagoda isn’t one in every of them; others say vice versa.
We proceed southwards and feature now reached the Jap Stairway. Right here on the most sensible of the stairway king Dhammazedi positioned in 1485 the Dhammazedi stones we have now noticed within the north-eastern nook the place they have been moved to in 2008. This stairway, extra exactly the doorway at side road stage, used to be additionally where have been on 15 March 1929 a party came about at the instance of the go back of the regulate of the Shwedagon Pagoda to the Burmese via the British.
Reverse the jap stairway is the Kakusandha Buddha Adoration Corridor. Within the corridor are a number of Buddha statues however the primary Buddha is, after all, the only this corridor is devoted to: the 25th Buddha, Kakusandha Buddha, in an illuminated cave in the back of the corridor. This statue has like the opposite primary Buddha’s a neon halo and is manufactured from stone after the unique statue used to be seriously broken via the good hearth in 1931. What’s putting this is the truth that now not best the palm of Kakusandha Buddha’s hand is became upwards as a substitute of being as same old became downwards but in addition the ones of 3 of the 4 in entrance of his cave sitting Buddha statues. That is in up to now putting as this mudra isn’t in conformity with any of the numerous mudras prescribed within the previous scripts.
The Kakusandha Buddha is among the 9 wonders of the Shwedagon Pagoda.
The Kakusandha Buddha Adoration Corridor that fell sufferer to the good hearth at the Shwedagon Pagoda in 1931 used to be at first in-built 1841 via king Tharrawaddy Min’s leader queen, Ma Might Gale and the primary time renovated in 1869. After being, following the good hearth, re-built in response to the unique plans it used to be re-opened in 1940.
At the proper hand facet of the Kakusandha adoration corridor you’ll see the Golden Shan Umbrellas.
To the left and proper of the corridor is a Planetary Publish for the Moon. Considered one of you mentioned that he’s Tiger; used to be it you? OK, then you’re born on a Monday and that is your house to accomplish your devotional ‘yadayar’. We’re ready and if you end up again I can inform you one thing in regards to the Tawa Gu Buddha.
Now we check out the Tawa Gu Buddha who’s positioned at the higher terrace of the Shwedagon stupa in a distinct segment above and in the back of the Kakusandha Buddha adoration corridor. The terrace is a few 18 ft/6 metres huge and available via stairs situated beside the Konagamana Buddha Adoration Corridor on the southern stairway.
As you might keep in mind this terrace can’t be visited via ladies and calls for for males the permission of the Shwedagon Pagoda Safety. Then again, we will be able to see the statue from right here at the observe on the column over there within the Kakusandha Buddha devotion corridor. The Tawa Gu Buddha who is claimed to have a Ruby within his head and would be able to running miracles. The statue is fairly small and isn’t the same as all of the different Buddha statues at the Shwedagon in as far as his eyes give a distinct expression to the face. I’ve center other folks describing the eyes as ‘actual’ or ‘energetic’. Owing to the Rubies at the forehead and in his eyes enshrined there via Bo Bo Aung (neatly, other folks imagine that) and his ‘energetic’ eyes the Tawa Gu Buddha is also referred to as ‘Vigorous Ruby Eyes Buddha’ in Burmese ‘Padamya Myet Shin Buddha’. The Tawa Gu Buddha is among the 9 wonders of the Shwedagon Pagoda.
Having admired the Tawa Gu Buddha we see diagonally throughout at the proper hand facet of the jap stairway the U Nyo Pavilion, which used to be finished in 1938. What makes this pavilion price citing is that you’ll right here see a number of superbly carved wood jatakas depicting scenes of Gautama Buddhas lifestyles together with the scene of Siddhartha’s beginning party for the duration of which the hermit Asita foresaw that Siddhartha would at some point change into both a really perfect king or nice holy guy.
Oh, you’re fortunate. Glance over there. You notice the folk with the Htishwes (golden umbrellas) over there? Sure, you’re proper. That could be a Shin Pyu Procession.
Proceeding southwards we are actually on the Hamsa Prayer Pillar. The Hamsa prayer pillar has its identify from the golden chicken at the most sensible of it. The Hamsa Chicken, also referred to as Hintha Chicken, is the sacred chicken of the Hamsawaddy (Hansawaddy) Mon Dynasty. Because of this the Hamsa (Hintha) Chicken, representing very best union, very best steadiness and very best lifestyles, used to be at the flags of the Mon kingdoms and remains to be at the flags of the Pegu (Bago) Department and the Mon State. Devotees praying at this put up imagine that they’re going to change into as wholesome, a hit and wealthy because the kings and queens of this dynasty.
Excellent from the Hamsa prayer pillar in course of the primary stupa we have now right here the Planetary Publish for the Mars situated within the south-east of the Shwedagon Pagoda terrace. As you might keep in mind the Mars corresponds to Tuesday born and is related to the lion. Anyone of you born on a Tuesday? You? Smartly, then this is where to make your ‘yadayar’, in different phrases, to advertise your success. If you end up able we will be able to proceed.
Now we flip proper and over there you already see the pavilion of the southern stairway the place we have now began our stroll across the central stupa our circumambulation, respectively. However ahead of we move into the south-eastern nook to leisure a couple of mins underneath the Bodhi tree that used to be planted there after which go back to the jap stairway to go away the Shwedagon Pagoda with a purpose to proceed our ‘Yangon Pagoda Sight Seeing Excursion’ we move to the development situated to the left of the higher touchdown of the southern stairway.
Right here we’re. That is the Corridor of Carousel. Allow us to step nearer and you are going to see why this development is known as Corridor of the Carousel. Sure, as a result of there’s a sluggish turning carousel with 4 silver bowls on it. Do you spot what those locals are doing? Proper, they are attempting to toss cash into the bowls. I’ve right here some cash for you and also you must sign up for them and do as they do. Why? Smartly, as a result of whilst you achieve putting your coin in one of the vital bowls you are going to have just right fortune. I feel it is price a check out.
Ha, you spot, a few of you made it. Be at liberty, that could be a just right signal. By way of the way in which, right here at the partitions you’ll see very gorgeous wooden carvings. Ranging from the left facet they’re telling the tale of Bhuridatta, the Naga Prince, referred to as Bhuridatta jataka.
Stepping out of the corridor of carousal we have now the central stupa in entrance people and switch proper into jap course.
Having arrived on the south-eastern nook of the primary platform we will be able to see diagonally throughout within the some distance south-eastern nook the bodhi tree. This is the place we now move to leisure somewhat within the shadow of the Bodhi Tree.
OK, allow us to take a seat down benefit from the view and feature some cookies and water. This one is just like the Bo bushes within the north-western nook grown from a chopping of the very Bodhi Tree in northern India underneath which as Buddhists imagine Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment (bodhi).
Having accumulated some strengths we go back to the jap stairway and go away the Shwedagon Pagoda. We are actually about two 3rd down from the pagoda platform and must pass the Ar Za Ni Side road that divides the stairway in a decrease section and an higher section.
From right here you’ll take taxis when you need to go away the pagoda from right here or arrive right here via taxi when you so want. In southern course the Ar Za Ni Side road leads within the former Lake Highway, now U Htaung Bo Highway the place the southern stairway that we’ve got used to climb as much as the Shwedagon Pagoda is situated. In northern course it’s, passing the northern front, main within the West Shwegondaing Highway.
We have now reached the foot of the stairway and right here in entrance of the fence on the finish of the stone slaps the ground is paved with we will be able to placed on our slippers.
Now we have now left the Shwedagon Pagoda compound and as you’ll see right here too are two chinthes guarding the stairway. Then again, those ones are so much smaller than the chinthes guarding the doorway to the southern stairway.
That is now the Kyar Taw Ya Side road. Listed here are some small meals and memento stalls and a couple of steps additional down the road is the nook of Kyar Taw Ya Side road and Yae Ta Shae Side road. So, right here on our left is the Bahan Marketplace (Zay) Corridor. All alongside Yae Ta Shae Side road operating left are stores promoting meals, plant life, paper umbrellas, hand enthusiasts, monk gowns, monk slippers, monk umbrellas, oh neatly, simply the whole lot devotees would possibly wish to have previous to their visiting the Shwedagon Pagoda and/or one of the vital monasteries.
That is the top of our talk over with to the Shwedagon Pagoda. I am hoping you may have loved it and that we will be able to meet once more.