Chanthagyi Pagoda was built in 1144 by regent Mahabizaya Thiha Thura. the eldest son of Bodawpaya of Amarapura. Also built together with the pagoda were four images of Buddha. Chanthagyi means the Arahanta Pho. a sublime bliss above the three abodes of men. nats and brahmas. Thus Buddha had" preached "Nirvana. paraman sukham". The regent had inscribed there his fervent desire for attainment of Nirvana.