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Manuha Temple (Burmese: မနူဟာဘုရား) is a Buddhist temple built in Myinkaba (located near Bagan), by captive Mon King Manuha in 1067, according to King Manuha's inscriptions. It is a rectangular building of two storeys. The building contains three images of seated Buddhas and an image of Buddha entering Nirvana. Manuha Temple is one of the oldest temples in Bagan.

Manuha Temple
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AffiliationTheravada Buddhism
LocationMyinkaba, Mandalay Region
Manuha Temple is located in Myanmar
Manuha Temple
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Geographic coordinates21°09′12″N 94°51′33″E / 21.153408°N 94.859152°E / 21.153408; 94.859152Coordinates: 21°09′12″N 94°51′33″E / 21.153408°N 94.859152°E / 21.153408; 94.859152
FounderKing Manuha
Completed1067; 952 years ago (1067)

About the same time Makuta, captive king of the Thaton Kingdom[1]:150 (his name is now corrupted into 'Manuha'), must have built his colossal images at Myinpagan, where he was living in captivity, a mile S. of Pagan. "Stricken with remorse", says the Glass Palace Chronicle, "he built a colossal Buddha with legs crossed, and a dying Buddha as it were making pariniruâna; and he prayed saying 'Whithersoever I migrate in samsâra, may I never be conquered by another!' The temple is called Manuha to this day.



  1. ^ Coedès, George (1968). Walter F. Vella (ed.). The Indianized States of Southeast Asia. trans.Susan Brown Cowing. University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-0368-1.
  • Pictorial Guide to Pagan. Rangoon: Ministry of Culture. 1975 [1955].