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Andaw thein Temple

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Affiliation  Theravada
Completed  1607
Country  Myanmar
Founders  Thazata, Min Razagyi
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Similar  Shite‑thaung Temple, Koe‑thaung Temple, Pitakataik, Htukkanthein Temple, Le‑myet‑hna Temple

Andaw Thein (Burmese: အံတော်သိမ်ဘုရား, [àɴdɔ̀ θèiɴ pʰəjá]) is a temple in Mrauk U located at the northwest corner of the Shite-thaung Temple. The name means 'Tooth Shrine'. It contains a tooth relic of the Buddha coming from Sri Lanka. It was first built as an ordination hall between 1515 and 1521 by King Thazata, and restored by Min Bin between 1534 and 1542. It was later expanded into a temple by King Raza II in order to house a tooth relic of the Buddha he brought back from his pilgrimage to Ceylon, either in 1596 or 1606–1607.

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Andaw-thein Temple Wikipedia


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