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Mahabodhi Shwegu - Mrauk U

The Mahabodhi Shwegu temple, on a hill northwest of the palace is attributed to king Ba Saw Pru in the second half of the fifteenth century. The temple is octagonal in plan, with a bell-shaped doom faced with cement and divided into sections in the manner of the konawin pagoda attributed to the Le-mro period. The dome is guarded at each of its thirty-two angles by Lokapalas and Devas, some with Hindu characteristics, remarkably similar to those found at the Mahamuni shrine. The final is in the form of lotus bud.


Buddha image - Mahabodhi Shwegu
Abode of the Devas - Mahabodhi Shwegu
Amorous couple - Mahabodhi Shwegu

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