The Mahamuni Buddha Temple is one of the popular Buddhist temples and is considered as major pilgrimage site and located in the region of Mandalay in. It is the most revered Buddha image in Mandalay. It is also known as the Maha Myat Muni, or Phaya Gyi. It is the most ancient Buddha image in Myanmar. Female pilgrims pray the Buddha image in the Maha Muni pagoda, the most revered Buddhist structure in Mandalay.
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To carry out this object he sent , Pyus and an equal number of Talaings both by land and sea into Arakan. The story of his seven day's visit with five hundred Rahandas, his lengthy discourse pregnant with prophesy delivered on the top of the hill opposite the town of Kyauktaw, his Journey into the city of Dynnyawaddi at the request of King Sanda Thurya, the casting of the image by men and gods, have been very clearly set forth by the able researches of the late Dr. General Kyaw Htin Anawratha invaded Southern Arakan; however, their invasion forces were repelled by the Rakhaing forces. During this festival, aside from the daily rituals, the Patthana from a "Book of Conditional Relations" is recited. The temple houses the Mahamuni Buddha image, the most highly revered Buddha image in the country. It is also believed that five copies of the Image were also cast and Lord Buddha predicted that the Holy Image the original would remain in Arakan for years. So, in the year his armies and navy marched towards Arakan.