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Sri Ksetra Kingdom
SRI KSETRA (Śrī Kṣetra, သရေခေတ္တရာ ပြည်, IPA: ; lit. "Field of Fortune" or "Field of Glory" ), located along the Irrawaddy River at present-day Hmawza, was once a prominent Pyu settlement. The Pyu occupied several sites across Upper Myanmar, with Sri Ksetra recorded as the largest, the city wall enclosing an area of 1,477 hectares, although a recent survey found it enclosed 1,857 hectares within its monumental brick walls, with an extramural area of a similar size, being the largest Southeast Asian city before Angkor times. Issues surrounding the dating of this site has meant the majority of material is dated between the seventh and ninth centuries AD, however recent scholarship suggests Pyu culture at Sri Ksetra was active centuries before this. Sri Ksetra is the site for much of the Pyu artistic legacy
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Dhamek Stupa
DHAMEK STUPA (also spelled Dhamekh and Dhamekha, traced to Sanskrit version Dharmarajika Stupa, which can be translated as the Stupa of the reign of Dharma) is a massive stupa located at Sarnath
Sarnath
, 13 km away from Varanasi in the state of Uttar Pradesh , India
India
. Stupas originated as pre-Buddhist tumuli , in which ascetics were buried in a seated position, called chaitya . After the parinirvana of the Buddha, his remains were cremated and the ashes divided and buried under eight mounds with two further mounds encasing the urn and the embers. Little is known about these early stupas, particularly since it has not been possible to identify the original ten monuments. However, some later stupas, such as at Sarnath
Sarnath
and Sanchi
Sanchi
, seem to be embellishments of earlier mounds
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Sarnath
SARNATH is a city located 13 kilometres north-east of Varanasi
Varanasi
near the confluence of the Ganges
Ganges
and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
, India
India
. The deer park in Sarnath
Sarnath
is where Gautama Buddha
Gautama Buddha
first taught the Dharma
Dharma
, and where the Buddhist Sangha
Sangha
came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna . Singhpur, a village approximately one kilometre away from the site, was the birthplace of Shreyansanath , the Eleventh Tirthankara
Tirthankara
of Jainism
Jainism
, and a temple dedicated to him, is an important pilgrimage site
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Anawrahta
ANAWRAHTA MINSAW (Burmese : အနော်ရထာ မင်းစော, pronounced ; 11 May 1014 – 11 April 1077) was the founder of the Pagan Empire . Considered the father of the Burmese nation, Anawrahta
Anawrahta
turned a small principality in the dry zone of Upper Burma
Burma
into the first Burmese Empire that formed the basis of modern-day Burma
Burma
(Myanmar). Historically verifiable Burmese history begins with his accession to the Pagan throne in 1044. Anawrahta
Anawrahta
unified the entire Irrawaddy valley for the first time in history, and placed peripheral regions such as the Shan States
Shan States
and Arakan (Northern Rakhine) under Pagan's suzerainty
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Bagan
BAGAN (Burmese : ပုဂံ; MLCTS : pu.gam, IPA: ; formerly PAGAN) is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar
Myanmar
. From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Pagan Kingdom , the first kingdom that unified the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan
Bagan
plains alone, of which the remains of over 2,200 temples and pagodas still survive to the present day. The BAGAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ZONE is a main attraction for the country\'s nascent tourism industry . It is seen by many as equal in attraction to Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
in Cambodia
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Pyay
PYAY (Burmese : ပြည်မြို့; MLCTS : prany mrui., pronounced ; Mon : ပြန်, ; also known as PROME) is principal town of Pyay Township in the Bago Region in Myanmar
Myanmar
. Pyay
Pyay
is located on the Irrawaddy River
Irrawaddy River
and is 260 km (160 mi) north-west of Yangon
Yangon
. The British Irrawaddy Flotilla Company established the current town in the late 19th century on the Irrawaddy as a transshipment point for cargo between Upper and Lower Burma . The district of Pyay
Pyay
encompasses the valley of the Irrawaddy, located between Thayetmyo , Hinthada and Tharrawaddy districts. Along the western side of Pyay District are the Arakan Mountains and along the eastern side are the Pegu Range
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Buddha
GAUTAMA BUDDHA (c. 563 BCE/480 BCE – c. 483 BCE/400 BCE), also known as SIDDHāRTHA GAUTAMA , SHAKYAMUNI BUDDHA , or simply the BUDDHA, after the title of Buddha , was an ascetic (śramaṇa ) and sage , on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. He is believed to have lived and taught mostly in the eastern part of ancient India sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE . Gautama taught a Middle Way between sensual indulgence and the severe asceticism found in the śramaṇa movement common in his region. He later taught throughout other regions of eastern India
India
such as Magadha and Kosala
Kosala
. Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism. He is recognized by Buddhists as an enlightened teacher who attained full Buddhahood , and shared his insights to help sentient beings end rebirth and suffering
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Irrawaddy River
The IRRAWADDY RIVER or AYEYARWADY RIVER (Burmese : ဧရာဝတီမြစ်; MLCTS : erawa.ti mrac, pronounced , also spelt AYEYARWADDY) is a river that flows from north to south through Myanmar . It is the country's largest river and most important commercial waterway. Originating from the confluence of the N\'mai and Mali rivers, it flows relatively straight North-South before emptying through the Irrawaddy Delta into the Andaman Sea . Its drainage basin of about 404,200 square kilometres (156,100 sq mi) covers a large part of Burma. After Rudyard Kipling 's poem, it is sometimes referred to as 'The Road to Mandalay '. As early as the sixth century the river was used for trade and transport. Having developed an extensive network of irrigation canals , the river became important to the British Empire after it had colonized Burma. The river is still as vital today, as a considerable amount of (export) goods and traffic moves by river
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Ogress
An OGRE (feminine OGRESS) is a term used in myth and folk tales for a variety of abominable and brutish hominid monsters, informally large, unpleasant, grotesque, predatory, and typically cannibalistic towards normal human beings, infants, and children. Ogres and similar creatures feature in mythology , folklore , and fiction around the world, appearing in many classic works of literature and fairy tales . Ogres vary in size depending on the depiction, ranging from moderately large and heavyset by human standards to inhuman and disproportionate giants . Common features include disproportionately large heads, abundant hair, unusually colored skin, strong body, a voracious appetite, and a generally hideous appearance, odor, and manner. Ogres overlap heavily with giants in mythology and may be considered a subtype thereof; they also overlap with human cannibals in fiction
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Pali
PALI (Pāli) is a Prakrit
Prakrit
language native to the Indian subcontinent . It is widely studied because it is the language of much of the earliest extant literature of Buddhism
Buddhism
as collected in the Pāli Canon or Tipiṭaka and is the sacred language of some religious texts of Hinduism
Hinduism
and all texts of Theravāda Buddhism
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Megalith
A MEGALITH is a large stone that has been used to construct a structure or monument, either alone or together with other stones. The word "MEGALITHIC" describes structures made of such large stones without the use of mortar or concrete, representing periods of prehistory characterised by such constructions. For later periods, the term monolith , with an overlapping meaning, is more likely to be used. The word "megalith" comes from the Ancient Greek "μέγας" (transl. megas meaning "great") and "λίθος" (transl. lithos meaning "stone"). Megalith
Megalith
also denotes an item consisting of rock(s) hewn in definite shapes for special purposes. It has been used to describe buildings built by people from many parts of the world living in many different periods
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Myanmar
MYANMAR (Burmese pronunciation: ), officially the REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR, also known as BURMA, is a sovereign state in the region of Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
. Myanmar
Myanmar
is bordered by India
India
and Bangladesh to its west, Thailand
Thailand
and Laos
Laos
to its east, and China
China
to its north and northeast. To its south, about one third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 5,876 km (3,651 miles) forms an uninterrupted coastline of 1,930 km (1,200 mi) along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea
Andaman Sea
. The country's 2014 census counted a much lower population than expected, with 51 million people recorded. Myanmar
Myanmar
is 676,578 square kilometres (261,227 sq mi) in size
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Index Of Myanmar-related Articles
Articles (arranged alphabetically) related to Myanmar (also known as Burma) include: Contents : * Top * 0–9 * 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 0-9.bu - .mm - 13 Carat Diamond and Other Stories (. ) - 1991 Bangladesh cyclone (. ) - 2007 Burmese anti-government protests - 2011 Myanmar earthquake - 2015 Myanmar National League - 2015 Myanmar flood - 2015 Myanmar ferry accident - 8888 Uprising (. . ) AAchang (. . . . . . . . . . . ) - Administrative divisions of Myanmar (. .
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Hanthawaddy Kingdom
The HANTHAWADDY KINGDOM (Burmese : ဟံသာဝတီ ပဲခူး နေပြည်တော်; Mon : ဟံသာဝတဳ, ; also HANTHAWADDY PEGU or simply PEGU) was the dominant kingdom that ruled lower Burma (Myanmar) from 1287 to 1539 and from 1550 to 1552. The Mon -speaking kingdom was founded as Ramaññadesa (Burmese : ရာမညဒေသ, Mon : ရးမည) by King Wareru following the collapse of the Pagan Kingdom in 1287 :205–206,209 as a nominal vassal state of the Sukhothai Kingdom and of the Mongol Yuan dynasty
Yuan dynasty
. The kingdom became formally independent of Sukhothai in 1330 but remained a loose federation of three major regional power centres: the Irrawaddy Delta
Irrawaddy Delta
, Bago , and Mottama . Its kings had little or no authority over the vassals. Mottama was in open rebellion from 1363 to 1388
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Royal Historical Commission Of Burma
The ROYAL HISTORICAL COMMISSION (Burmese : တော်ဝင် မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ သမိုင်း ကော်မရှင်, ) of the Konbaung Dynasty of Burma (Myanmar) produced the standard court chronicles of Konbaung era, Hmannan Yazawin (1832) and Dutiya Yazawin (1869). CONTENTS * 1 Commission (1829–1832) * 2 Commission (1867–1869) * 3 See also * 4 Notes * 5 References COMMISSION (1829–1832) See also: Hmannan Yazawin In May 1829, three years after the disastrous First Anglo-Burmese War (1824–1826), King Bagyidaw created the first Royal Historical Commission to write an official chronicle of Konbaung Dynasty. The standard official chronicle at the time was Maha Yazawin (The Great Chronicle), the standard chronicle of Toungoo Dynasty that covers from time immemorial to October 1711. It was the second attempt by Konbaung kings to update Maha Yazawin
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Arthur Purves Phayre
Lieutenant General SIR ARTHUR PURVES PHAYRE GCMG KCSI CB (7 May 1812 – 14 December 1885) was a career British Indian Army officer who was the first Commissioner of British Burma , 1862–1867, Governor of Mauritius , 1874–1878, and author. His brother, Sir Robert Phayre (1820–1897), also served in India; part of the Phayre family, of which Lt Col Robert Phayre, who served the British administration in Ireland in the 17th century, also signed the death warrant of Charles I. Descendants: Colonel Robert Bernard Phayre MC Queens Own Gurkhas, son Colonel Robin Desmond Phayre RA, son Lt Col Robin Phayre LI, cousin Col Terence Phayre Knott MC RM, of whom son Captain Robert Knott AAC changed name by deed poll to Phayre, to prevent family name dying out, lives in Kenya
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