Saturday Jun 15, 2024

Winido Buddhist Temple- Myanmar (Burma)

Address

Winido Buddhist Temple- North of the Minnanthu village, Nyaung-U, Myanmar (Burma)

Diety

Buddha

Introduction

Winido is a group of temples which are dedicated to Lord Buddha. Very remarkable paintings in the style of the late period of Bagan can be seen inside the Winido Temple. There are paintings of Jataka on the wall of the entrance and the footprint of the Buddha on the vault of entry. Brahma and Sakka protect the entry. Two Bodhisattvas keep the furnace bridge, whereas the horoscope of the life of the Buddha appears on the vault. In the furnace bridge the life of the Buddha is distributed on 3 wings. In the part of the Northern wing on the walls East and West, Buddha vis-a-vis Paranirvana.. A usual scene of the combat against the army of Mara, and of paintings showing the teaching Buddha will sutras them. These temples are in general of small size with a square base. A 13th Century stone inscription tablet was found with the donation of the temples described on it.

Century/Period/Age

1000 Years old

Managed By

UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

Nearest Bus Station

Minnanthu

Nearest Railway Station

Bagan Station

Nearest Airport

Nyaung-U (NYU)

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