Statue of the Ogress Sandha Mukkhi Offering Her Breast, Mandalay Hill, Myanmar (Burma)
A statue of the Ogress Sandha Mukkhi (San Dha Mukhi) offering up her breast. Legend has it that she ruled Mandalay Hill, but that when the Buddha came they prayed together and pilgrims came to make offerings to the Buddha. She had nothing to offer, so she sliced off her breasts and offered them to the Buddha with the condition that she would one day be the King of Mandalay. He agreed, and reincarnated her 2400 years later as King Mindon. Sitting on top of Mandalay Hill, Sutaungpyei Pagoda features a large ornately decorate patio that offers scenic views out over the plain on which the city of Mandalay sits.
- Sutaungpyei Pagoda, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) (2761003113655).tif
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- Sutaungpyei Pagoda, Mandalay Hill // Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma)