Ancient pagoda consecrated by King Bayintnaung to be renovated


LOCATED in Yesagyo Township in Magway Region, an ancient pagoda consecrated by Bayintnaung, King of Toungoo Dynasty of Myanmar from 1550 to 1581, will be renovated as quickly as possible, locals say.
Eindawya Pagoda situated near Ngatahmyaw Village was seriously destroyed by heavy rain early this month. A group of people including Tatmadawmen, monks, local well-wishers and technicians visited the pagoda on 10 October to observe the current situation and discuss the renovation project.
Since March this year, measurement processes for the renovation project have been made between U Soe Win, an entrepreneur in Mandalay, and Tampawady U Win Maung, the country’s famous architect and archaeologist, who specialises in Myanmar history.
According to the historians, the pagoda was built 500 years ago by the King Bayintnaung Kyawhtin Nawrahta, who is considered one of three
greatest kings of Myanmar, along with Anawrahta and Alaungpaya.
Enthusiasts have been invited to make contributions for the renovation project. Call 09 259 022 368 to reach the Sayadaw of Yadanadipa Monastery for further details.


Zin Oo (MMAL)

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