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Uppatasanti Pagoda


Uppātasanti Pagoda
ဥပ္ပါတသန္တိစေတီတော်
Religion
AffiliationBuddhism
SectTheravada Buddhism
Location
LocationNaypyidaw
CountryMyanmar
Geographic coordinates
Architecture
FounderState Peace and Development Council
CompletedMarch 2009

Uppātasanti Pagoda (ဥပ္ပါတသန္တိစေတီတော်, pronounced [ʔoʊʔpàta̰ θàɴdḭ zèdìdɔ̀]; officially called ဥပ္ပါတသန္တိစေတီတော်မြတ်ကြီး, also called the "Peace Pagoda") is a prominent landmark in Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar. The pagoda houses a Buddha tooth relic from China.[1] It is nearly a same-sized replica of Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon and stands 99 metres (325 ft) tall.[2]

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History


Construction of Uppatasanti Pagoda began on 12 November 2006, with the stake-driving ceremony, and completed in March 2009, built under the guidance of Than Shwe, head of Burma's ruling State Peace and Development Council.[2] The invitation card for the stake-driving ceremony opened with a phrase "Rajahtani Naypyidaw" (the royal capital where the president resides).[3] The pagoda is 30 cm shorter than the Shwedagon Pagoda.[4]

"Uppātasanti" roughly translates to "protection against calamity". It is the name of a sūtra prepared by a monk in the early 16th century. It is to be recited in time of crisis, especially in the face of foreign invasion.[5]

Structure


The massive base of the Pagoda which may be mistaken for a large hill is completely man-made.

The pagoda precinct also comprises:[2]

According to The Irrawaddy, 20 people died during a ferris wheel accident at a festival marking the pagoda's consecration in March 2009.[6] The consecration of the pagoda, which involves the hoisting of the htidaw (sacred umbrella, ထီးတော် [tʰí dɔ̀]) and the seinbudaw (diamond lotus bud, စိန်ဖူးတော် [sèɪɴ bú dɔ̀]), took place on 10 March 2009.[1]

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References


  1. ^ a b "Than Shwe's New Pagoda Hides More than a Buddha Relic" . The Irrawaddy. March 10, 2009. Archived from the original on August 11, 2010. Retrieved December 10, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Signs of rapid development in Nay Pyi Taw" . MRTV-3.
  3. ^ Steinberg, David (2009). Burma/Myanmar: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press. p. 133. ISBN 978-0-19-539068-1.
  4. ^ "Naypyidaw's Version of Shwedagon Pagoda Nears Completion" . The Irrawaddy. March 6, 2009. Archived from the original on August 11, 2010. Retrieved January 6, 2010.
  5. ^ Weekly Eleven News Journal. 1 (44): 9. 16 August 2006. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "20 Reported Dead in Naypyidaw Funfair Disaster" . March 10, 2009.







Categories: Pagodas in Myanmar | Buildings and structures in Naypyidaw | Religious buildings and structures completed in 2009 | Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar | Buddhist relics




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