Regent 2022 World Cruise

Shwedagon Pagoda, The Golden Wonder Part 1

The history of the Shwedagon Pagoda can be broken down into two parts. The first one that deals with events that took place in the process of the Shwedagon Pagoda’s coming into being and the second part that is concerned with those things that happened after the Shwedagon Pagoda was completed. The first part is the one that is taking place in the realm of myth and legend without proof that things really happened the way they are portrayed. The second part is the one in which things are taking place in reality with proof that they have happened the way they are described.

Shwedagon Pagoda, The Golden Wonder Part 5

We go around the Bo Bo Aung Shrine and at the back of it we stay in front of the Temple of Dhammazedi and Dhammapala built by the Mon king Dhammazedi. Usually, temples, pagodas, shrines, etc. are guarded by a pair of chinthes, devas, nagas, ogres, and so on but this is different at this temple in so far as it is guarded by one chinthe (left) and one tiger (right). The temple houses two Buddha statues and people say that the temple is placed where the beam of light concentrated by the diamond orb (sein bu) of the Shwedagon Pagoda hits the terrace. This may be true but neither have I ever seen the ray myself nor have I ever met anyone in person who did. Some sources say that the Temple of Dhammazedi and Dhammapala is one of the nine Shwedagon Pagoda wonders and that the Sandawdwin Pagoda is not one of them; others say vice versa.

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