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Winido Temple

Type of monument : Type III Temple (Zedi Pauk Gu)
Location : North of Minnanthu Village
Region : Minnanthu
Built by : Thamana Konhtin Couple
Date : A.D 1243
Monument Number : 659

Winido, it is a group of temples. This place is seldomly visited and difficult to access. However some of these temples are interesting.

Inside the Winido Temple are very remarkable paintings. These paintings are in the style of the late period of Bagan, decorative, delicate but also rather extravagant.


They are in the contents similar to other paintings of the zone of Minnanthu. There are paintings of Jatakas on the walls of the entrance and the footprint of the Buddha on the vault of entry.


Brahma and Sakka protect the entry. Two Bodhisattvas keep the furnace bridge, whereas the horoscope of the life of the Buddha appears on the vault. In the furnace bridge the life of the Buddha is distributed on 3 wings. In the part of the Northern wing on the walls East and West, Buddha vis-a-vis Paranirvana. Buddha teaching 2 monks. Finally a usual scene of the combat against the army of Mara, and of paintings showing the teaching Buddha will sutras them. These temples are in general of small size with a square base.

A 13th Century stone inscription tablet was found on which the donation of the temples were described.










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