Thursday, March 2, 2017

Jibananda Thakur - A Manipuri Brahmin in Burma

Jibananda Thakur - A Manipuri Brahmin in Burma - Kaunghmudaw Pagoda Myanmar

Jibananda Thakur was a Manipuri Brahmin who lived around 1600 CE. (1)

The history of the Kaunghmudaw Pagoda / Yaza Mani Sula Kaunghmudaw in  the northwestern outskirts of Sagaing in central Myanmar (Burma), modeled after  Ruwanwelisaya pagoda of Sri Lanka informs us that a Brahmin named Jibananda Thakur of Manipur laid the foundation stone of Kaudu Pagoda in the 16th century. (2) (3)

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