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The_Anscestral_Stupas_of_Shwedagon.pdfThe Ancestral Stupas of the Shwedagon Pagoda2473 viewsThe Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon is the unique landmark Pagoda of the country of Myanmar. This paper tries to present the evolution of the Stupa types from the very earlier time in India to the Gupta period (3rd-7th century A.D.) through Maurya, Sunga, Gandhara and Andhra dynasties, from the North-west frontier to the south of India; and then it continues to the evolution in early Myanmar through Pyu, Bagan and Hansawady Mon dynasties up to the existing Shwedagon Pagoda's architectural style, lastly renovated by the Mon queen Shin saw pu and king Dhamasedi, which went up to the height of 302 feet, until the summit of the golden umbrella was added by king Mindon of Mandalay in the early 19th century.
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