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  Sanda Muhki

 

Myanmar

Sanda Muhki, the Mandalay ogress sitting on her knees and offering her own breasts to the Buddha. This radical act made the Buddha prophecy that she would one day be reborn as a future great king and ardent supporter of Buddhism, who would build a city at the foot of Mandalay Hill.

 

Because King Mindon in 1857 AD founded the city of Mandalay, at the foot of Mandalay Hill (fig.), Sanda Muhki is since seen as his earlier incarnation.

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  Sanda Muhki