SUMMARY | PHOTO GALLERY | NEXT PICTURE | PREVIOUS PICTURE | | LEXICON

ARCHITECTURE & ICONOGRAPHY

  

 

 

  hintha pillar

 

Myanmar

A hintha pillar is a column erected at most Buddhist temples in Myanmar, usually at the base and adjacent to the main stupa, and is said to publicize peace.

 

The freestanding pillar is topped by a golden effigy of a hintha bird (fig.), a mythological bird believed to be an earlier incarnation of the Buddha.

See also TRAVEL PICTURES.

 

  hintha pillar