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  Htilominlo Phaya

 

Myanmar

Htilominlo Phaya is a three-storey, 46 meter high, Buddhist temple in Bagan, built by the Pagan King Zeya Theinkha Uzana and constructed at the spot where the latter was chosen from among five brothers to become the Crown Prince.

 

This brick edifice is built in the jaturamuk style, with four entrances, one for each direction, and with each entrance hall housing a gilded Buddha image seated in the bhumisparsa pose.

 

  Htilominlo Phaya

 

  Htilominlo Phaya

 

Two of those statues are in Burmese style and two in Mon style, of which the latter two are represented less attractive and using incorrect proportions, with a body that seems too wide for the rather small and at the top squarish head, which sits on the torso with a very short or even with no apparent neck.

 

These four Buddha statues represent the four buddhas of the present world cycle or yuga, known as Kali, and who have already attained Enlightenment.

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  Htilominlo Phaya