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  Anawrahta
Anawrahta (1044-1077), also known as Anoratha, was the first ruler of kingdom of Pagan, now part of Myanmar.
Anawrahta also built the famous Shwezigon[?] pagoda, and took the Mon[?] king Manuha[?] prisoner.
His rule was usurped by a general called Kyanzittha[?], who fell in love with one of Anawrahta's wives.
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 Myanmar History
Anawrahta was converted to Theravada Buddhism by a Mon monk, Shin Arahan.
As king, Anawrahta strove to convert his people from the influence of the Ari, a Mahayana Tantric Buddhist sect that was at that time predominant in central Myanmar.
The Ceylonese king sent Anawrahta a replica of the Buddha's tooth relic, which was placed in the Shwezigon pagoda at Pagan.
www.myanmars.net /myanmar-history/king-anawrahta.htm   (272 words)

  
 Anawrahta - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Anawrahta (also known as Aniruddha), early Burmese king (reigned c.
The first unified state was founded in the mid-11th century by the Burman (or Burmese) King Anawrahta at Pagan in what is now Upper Myanmar and was...
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 Travel Myanmar: Bagan
Bagan under Anawrahta was the source of the school of Buddhism practiced in the country today, and was also the source of the writing system still in use.
Legend has it that Anawrahta, who had slain his half brother in a duel, was visited in a dream by Thagyamin, the king of spirits.
Anawrahta heeded this advice, and by commissioning the construction of the Shwezigon pagoda, he began the area's grand collection of religious monuments.
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 Bagan, Goldenlandpages <http://www.goldenlandpages.com>
Anawrahta later built a simple, solid stupa called Myinkaba Hpayar (Pagoda) to mark the place where his half- brother Sokkate was killed by him.
In a way this was an act of atonement because Anawrahta was said to have been torn with remorse for having to kill his half- brother.
Anawrahta restored to a stratagem to demean Manuha's glory, by giving him food that had already been offered at the pagoda.
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 Exotic Destinations in Myanmar
The name Myinkaba itself is connected with the first historical king, Anawrahta (AD 1044-1077) who defeated and killed his half- brother King Sokkate in single combat on horseback near the bank of the Myinkaba stream which still flows through the village sharing the same name.
In a way this was an act of atonement because Anawrahta was said to have been torn with remorse for having to kill his half-brother.
This is the earliest of the stupas built by Anawratha and stands on the north bank of the Myinkab Chaung (or stream) where it enters the village of Myinkaba.
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 MODiNS [ Myanmar Online Information ]
This literary tradition was combined with the Pyu temple building tradition, more contemporary South and North Indian decorative currents, and the courageous and aspiring spirit of the early Burman-the daring quest for an architectural ultimate that embodied his search for an escape from samsara, and thirst for nibbana.
From the reign of Anawrahta, few temples, as distinct from stupas, were either built or survive.
Pali studies were, perhaps, the legacy of Ceylonese contact: Just as Anawrahta had sent bhikkhu to Ceylon, when the faith was on the wane there, in the face of South Indian Saivite pressures, so too the Ceylonese assisted Burma in the establishment of a purer canon at Pagan.
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 Global Heritage Fund - Site Profile
Pagan was the capital of the region from the 11th to the end of the 13th century, until the Mongols invaded in 1287.
Anawrahta was also responsible for the construction of many of the magnificent temples and pagodas which stand in Pagan today.
The most famous and most venerated of the pagodas is the Shwezigon, built by Anawrahta to enshrine the relics of Buddha and left unfinished at his death.
www.globalheritagefund.org /sites/apac/pagan.html   (354 words)

  
 The Royal City of BAGAN
At the beginning of his reign, Anawrahta built the pagoda "Myingaba" called "The saddle of the Horse", to expiate his guilt as he had killed his predecessor and half brother Sokkada.
The Crystal Palace Chronicles tell us that Anawrahta brought to Bagan the captive King Manuha, as well as his ministers, scholars and especially 30 copies of Pitaka, well-known under the name of Tripitaka, the three buckets concerning the three parts related to the doctrine, to the monastic disciplines and to the life of Buddha.
Lokananda or "Joy of the World" is a cetiya, constructed by Anawrahta in 1059 to shelter the relics that came from Ceylon.
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 Myanmar Architecture: Shwezigon Paya, Bagan
King Anawrahta’s conversion to Theravada Buddhism in the mid-11th century had a profound influence on Bagan’s religious and cultural life.
Anawrahta was Theravada’s first major advocate; he was also the first of the great builders of Bagan.
Kyanzittha was perhaps Bagan’s greatest king, and it was under him that Bagan became known, doubtless with a touch of exaggeration, as the ‘city of four million pagodas.’ He did erect hundreds of monuments and also successfully championed the Mon Buddhist culture.
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 About Bagan -  Bagan, Myanmar
Before King Anawrahta's reign, Saw Yahan was one of the king who's name was found on one of the stone tablets in A.D 1212.
Anawrahta is known to have ascended the throne from his brothers.
Lawkananda Pagoda was a famous pagoda built by King Anawrahta and he constructed the pagoda in 1059.
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 Ancient Bagan
The founder of the Bagan Empire was King Anawrahta (A.D. He broadened his domain from a small area in Central Myanmar until it spread beyond the present-day boundaries.
After Anawrahta had brought over the Pali scriptures to Bagan, the study of the scripts coupled with the pressure put forth by Shin Arahan, encouraged the king to make Theravada Buddhism the religion of the state.
Pagodas rose, a new programme of education was adopted, and the cause of culture was strongly encouraged and advocated.
www.ancientbagan.com /buddhism.htm   (329 words)

  
 InfoHub - History of Myanmar
The first was the one founded by Anawrahta.
Anawrahta challenged the surviving brother Sokke-te to one-on-one combat at Myinkaba.
The dynasty that Anawrahta had founded eventually came to a violent end.
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 MODiNS [ Myanmar Online Information ]
The chronicles, not always a reliable source, tell how Anawrahta, moved by religious zeal and under the influence of one Mon Theravada monk, Shin Arahan, requested a set of the Tipitaka, the Theravada Buddhist scriptures, from the Mon king, Manuha of Thaton.
As there is no lithic evidence to support such a theory of `pious motivation' the raid may be said to be simply an act of aggression on the lucrative delta ports, capturing much needed manpower for resettlement in Upper Burma, in addition to gaining access to the international maritime world of the period.
The significance of the raid is that it led to an injection of Mon culture into Pagan that was to have a profound effect on religious, and moreover literary, life after 1260.
www.modins.net /myanmarinfo/reference/bagan/pg7.htm   (1350 words)

  
 Bagan / Pagan Travel Guide, Myanmar ancient heritage city | AsiaExplorers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Shin Arahan was instrumental in converting King Anawrahta to Theravada Buddhism, and influential in a lot of decisions made by the king thereafter.
With skilled Mon architects and artisans in his hands, King Anawrahta embarked on a massive temple building campaign in Bagan that was to intensify under the reign of his son, King Kyanzittha, who built the most famous Bagan temple, Ananda.
Shwezigon Pagoda was built by King Anawrahta to enshrine a copy of the Tooth relic of the Buddha which he got from Sri Lanka.
www.asiaexplorers.com /myanmar/bagan.htm   (2081 words)

  
 Pagan
In any case, Anawrahta led an army to conquer the Mon capital of Thaton in 1057 and this more closely integrated Mons into the Pagan state and greatly increased their cultural additions.
Anawrahta's successors were generally successful in their military endeavours and spent most of their time in peripatetic campaigns against whoever appeared to be the enemy of the day.
Owing to Anawrahta's influence, Pagan had become a strongly Theravada Buddhist state with a strong Mon cultural and religious influence and had moved away from its Mahayana Buddhist and tantric past.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/east_asian_history/114485/2   (442 words)

  
 Bagan
Anawrahta was not the first king of Bagan although he was the greatest king of the Bagan Dynasty
During his sojourn in the countryside, he took a woman Thambula to be a wife and left her pregnant, telling her to follow him to the royal capital if she bore a son.
At the very least, however, this legend may be taken as one more prop of the assumption that Kyansitthar was not a son of Anawrahta, for most historical legends are based on facts.
www.myanmardigest.com /culture/bagan.htm   (3604 words)

  
 Gold Backe Travels and Tours - Famous Ancient City compare - Bagan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Shwezigon is simple,massive and imposing.It was built by Anawrahta King,founder of the first Mynamar Empire, and finied by King Kyansittha in 1084.
The Shwezigon was held in special reverence by successive kings and became the prototype for later Myanmar pagodas.
It was built by King Anawrahta in early 11th century diplays a strong Mon influence with a sleep stairway directly to the terraces for a superb view from the upper level.
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 Karaweik M & J Tours, Myanmar(Burma)
Bagan was the capital of the first unified empire of King Anawrahta and was founded in 849 AD.
Two great kings, Anawrahta (1044 - 1077) and Kyansittha (1084 - 1113), are associated with the construction of this massive pagoda.
It was first built by King Anawrahta who was able to finish only three terraces before he died.
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 Battles-Burma   ROYALTY
His capital at Pagan on the Irrawaddy River became a prominent city of pagodas and temples.
Its fall led the other Mon rulers to submit to Anawrahta; for the first time, a Myanmar ruler dominated the Irrawaddy River delta.
Since the reign of King Anawrahta of Pagan (1044-77), the Mon had been under Myanmar rule; but after the Mongols sacked Pagan in 1287, Wareru and his ally, Tarabya, a Mon prince of Pegu, drove the Myanmar out of the Irrawaddy Delta and reestablished the independence of the Mon.
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 Into the Burmese Supernatural
The king of Bagan was King Anawrahta, who had united all the ethnic Burmese kingdoms under his rule.
King Anawrahta wrote to the king of Thanton and requested that copies of the books and some scholars be sent to Bagan.
King Anawrahta was known for having a temper and that statement sure set him off.
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 Bagan and Mt Popa - Myanmar
After unifying the country, Anawrahta accomplished another noble deed for the country: he introduced Tharavada Buddhism into Myanmar with the help of Shin Arahan, a missionary monk from Thaton.
Built by King Anawrahta, founder of the first Myanmar Empire, and finished by King Kyansittha in 1084, Shwezigon was held in special reverence by successive kings and became the prototype for later Myanmar pagodas.
For seven centuries preceding the reign of Anawrahta, all kings of central Myanmar were required to make a pilgrimage here to consult with the two Nats regarding their reign.
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 Tantkyi Taung Pagoda - Ancient Bagan, Myanmar(Burma)
Tantkyi Taung Pagoda was built during A.D 1059 by King Anawrahta.
King Vizaraba from Sri Lanka donated one of Buddha's tooth relic and King Anawrahta duplicated with another one and embedded in the sacred place inside this pagoda.
There are 32 statues of elephants made in ratio to different directions at the base of the pagoda.
www.ancientbagan.com /tantkyi-taung.htm   (129 words)

  
 Tour Pagan - Pagan Architecture P2/3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-17)
Built by Anawrahta (1044-1077) to enshrine the relics of the Buddha, it was left unfinished at his death and was completed by Kyansittha (1084-1113) about 1086-1090.
was built by Anawrahta in 1058 to house the sets of Tipataka which he brought back from Thaton, although it has been remarked that the interior would be too dim for the reading of manuscripts.
It enshrines the unusual combination of one reclining and three seated images of the Buddha and assumes the form of a rectangular building divided lengthwise into two separate sections, each with its own entrances and roofing.
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 Southeast Asian History-Pagan-Bagan
Sri Lanka responded by giving Anawrahta a replica of their most prized possession, the "Tooth of the Buddha." Anawrahta never became a Buddhist himself, but he honored the "tooth" by building a pagoda to house it in.
The second king after him, Kyanzittha (1084-1112), was a Buddhist convert, and he built a much grander pagoda that copied the Mon style: a tall thin structure with much decoration on the outside and a simple cavelike interior.
The martial spirit that drove Anawrahta to conquer most of the lands that make up present-day Burma was not practiced by his successors.
www.guidetothailand.com /thailand-history/pagan.htm   (895 words)

  
 Myanmar History: A Historian's View
Thus recorded history of Burma was said to have begun with the founding of the Burmese state in Pagan by King Anawrahta in AD.1044.
One thousand years after Anawrahta founded the Burmese state on military might, the present military government is still tryimg to tread on his heels for its existence.
When Anawrahta conquered Thaton in 1057, one of the ancient Mon enclaves, the Burmese of Pagan were overwhlemed by superior Mon culture.
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