The land that is known as Arakan by the foreigners is called Rakhaing-pray by its own people, Rakhaing-thar (Arakanese) who were titled this name in honour of preservation on their national heritage and ethics or morality.

"A Guide To Mahamuni : The Highly Venerated Golden Image Of Buddha With Authentic Long History By Tun Shwe Khine ( M. A)"
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Myanmar is widely known as "The Land of Pagoda" or " The Golden Land" all over the world. It has scenic beauty and historical remains which are inextricable and remarkable. Innumerable pagodas belonging to all ages can be found throughout the country. Wherever one looks within the country, one will see Buddha images, temples, simas and pagodas on almost every mound and every hillock.

The Great Mahamuni Buddha Image is one of the most famous of them. This image is both a sacred religious structure and the repository of the spirit of the entire Myanmar Buddhist people. The location of the Mahamuni Image was Rakhine Dhanyawaddy region which was the inevitable route in the propagation of Therevada Buddhism and Indian influenced culture to various parts of East Asia and South-east Asia.

In this book, the author gives a vivid and detailed description of the Mahamuni Golden Image which is both rich and authentic in architectural and historical value of ancient Rakhine.


Ancient Arakan Gold and Sliver Coins

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