A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

LEXICON

 

 

Mucalinda Zeditaw (မုစလိန္ဒာ စေတီတော်)

Burmese. Muchalinda's Zedi or Muchalinda Pagoda. Name of a Buddhist temple on the outskirts of Bago and built as a smaller replica of the Hsinbyume Pagoda in Mingun. It is named after Muchalinda, i.e. the Naga King, who protected the meditating Buddha against heavy rainfall by making a shelter with his multi-headed hood, while coiling his body around him for protection. The pagoda has seven terraces with undulating rails, that lead up a gilded stupa, which represents the peak of mythical Mt. Meru, while the terraces represent the seven mountain ranges that surround Mt. Meru. The name Muchalinda also refers to a tree, as well as to a lake in Buddhist mythology. Likewise, this temple is located at the side of a large lake and its wavy design resembles that of a snake or naga. See MAP.