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Why Abe Yadanar Temple is special ?
Abeyadana temple was located north of Minnanthu village, like Gubyauki temple, well-preserved wall paintings adorn the interiors of Abeyadana. Images of Hindu gods are present on the frescoes.
Before Kyansittha became king, he had to flee and hide himself from his enemy King Saw Lu. While he was hiding at the place where Naga Yon Paya now is, his queen Abeyadana brought food to him. When he became king he built this Pagoda in honour of his queen. The Pagoda was built on the very place where she brought food for him. The ink inscription inside Thet-taw shey Pagoda on the south-east, records the history of Abe-yadana Pagoda.
What to explore at Abe Yadanar Temple?
Judging by the shape of the Pagoda's base which is that of Kalatha pot, its curvilinear roof, mural paintings and the window style, it can say for certain that it was a structure of early A. D. 11 th century.
The zedi on the top is of Ceylonese design. It is a well-proportioned cave pagoda (temple) facing north. It is one of those monuments famous for their fine frescos.
The striking feature of its frescos is that the pictures on the inner wall depict Maha-yana, Theravada Buddhist and Brahmanic episodes. Devas and their vehicles were also pre-sented in the pictures.
On the western wall are pictures showing the Lord Buddha giving sermons to the monks, the royalty and the court and the people presented separately. On the outer walls are the pictures of Bbdisatta (Buddha to be) sitting on a lotus throne with one leg up and the other down, and two attendants by his side. Above it are the pictures of Mahayana themes and those of recluses living in the caves.
On the outer wall of the image house are paintings in which the Guardian goddess of the Yamuna River and that of the Ganges River, Wind god, Moon god, Vishnu, Siva, Brahma and their vehicles were presented. On the wall at the northern entrance are the pictures presenting 550 Jatakas, with captions in ink.
How to get to Abe Yadanar Temple?
Abeyadana Temple is located on Bagan - Chauk Rd, just across the Naga Yon Hpaya. Visitors can reach the place by e-bike, bicycle or taxi.
- Many remarkale buddha paintings
- Pictures with captions in ink
- Unique architecture
- Historical and cultural place
- History presented
Abeyadana, 2, Old Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Tips for you
An old temple & full of history like most Temples in Myanmar, make sure to take a Guide or Guide book if you are interested in the history, as language is a great barrier in Myanmar. Be appropriately dressed as a mark of respect to Buddhism.
Visit Bagan, the country of 1000 temples, don’t forget to drop by the Abe Yadanar Temple. We are group of friends visited this temple last month had a great trip this ancient landmark. We studied more about Myanmar historical through interesting stories. And what we see represent lively the park. We love the buddha paintings with captions and the unique architecture. Don’t miss it!