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  Tantkyitaung Zedi naga head

 

Myanmar

Below the platform of the pagoda of Tantkyitaung Zedi (fig.) near Bagan, in a basin filled with water, is the head of a naga protruding from the walling, and of which it is said that its tail end is near Shwezigon Phaya (fig.).

 

Pilgrims to this place come here to cleanse themselves by pouring cups of water over this naga head, which they scoop from the basin, doing sos as many times as their age, plus one. In an opposite corner is a statue of the nat Mya Nan Nwe (fig.) of whom it is believed that she is an incarnation of the naga.

See TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2), as well as THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS and BEYOND.

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  Tantkyitaung Zedi naga head