Mandalay Hill-top Wish-granting Pagoda

King Anawrahta of Bagan went to China in sakarit 414 to bring the Tooth Relic of Buddha. On the way back he built the Mandalay Hill-top Wish-granting Pagoda. enshrining the Buddha relics. The standing statue of Buddha giving a prophesy was built by King Mindon in 1221. It is 18 cubits high. On the first waxing moon day of Waso 1255. it was partly gutted by fire and rebuilt by Sayadaw U Nandi Thuriya Thihathu. Even as donations were col¬lected to do that. there came two serpents strangely in Myaukpyin of the city. The two were brought atop the hill by the sayadaw. They were displayed for a year there. and they received a great deal of charity. In dedication to this. Hermit U Hkanti had figures of two serpents built atop there.


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