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  hintha pillar

 

Myanmar

A hintha pillar is a column erected at most Buddhist temples in Myanmar, usually at the base and adjacent to the main stupa, and is said to publicize peace.

 

The freestanding pillar is topped by a golden effigy of a hintha bird (fig.), a mythological bird believed to be an earlier incarnation of the Buddha.

See also TRAVELS.

 

  hintha pillar