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Lotus And Its Petals

Lotus And Its Petals

Lotus and its petals are invariably found in holy places and on religious icons. They have become part and parcel of oriental art, iconography and painting. Origin of Lotus in paintings goes back into six millennium old Indus valley civilizations of Mohinjodaro and Harrapa. Those were Dravidian civilizations. They had domesticated draught animals like cows …

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Dharama Cakra

Dharama Cakra

                During prehistoric days the greatest invention was the wheel. It made the movement of men and material faster and easier. It made the use of manpower and animal power more effective. It also made the movement of heavy blocks possible.                 The first people to make meaningful use of the wheel were Aryans from …

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Hamsa (Hintha)

Hamsa (Hintha)

Hintha is transliteration of Sanskrit word Hamsa. It is actually a real bird surrounded by myths and legends, since antiquity. Real hamsa is a graceful swan-like bird. It can fly. It is amphibian and migratory in character. It can be seen in the extreme north of Myanmar during winter. They are usually found in pairs: …

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Manu-Thiha

Manu-Thiha

In the vicinity of many stupas and temples somewhere on the terrace or plinth, we can find very strange figures of creatures. They usually stand at the corners with two bodies joined at the shoulders; one body on each side with human head and neck resting on a human shoulder joining the two lion bodies …

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Nagar-Serpent

Nagar-Serpent

Myanmar’s ubiquitous nagar is associated with our Teravada Buddhism. It is not a Chinese Dragon adopted by Myanmar people. We have no nagar dance in our tradition. We do not use it as an entertainment. We do not trivialize it. It is not even a votive nagar.                 In our Teravada Buddhism we have ten …

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Galon- a mythical bird

Galon – a mythical bird

Millenniums ago our ancestor’s life was hard. They had to struggle for their daily needs, while they dreamed about cornucopia. They had to think about constant danger from natural disasters like earthquakes, storms, floods while hoping for deliverance. Threat from carnivores like tigers, lions, on land, and sharks, crocodiles in water also forced our ancestors …

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