Taungthaman Maha Thetkya Yanthi Kyauktawgyi Image was built by King Bagyidaw also known as King Sagaing grand-son of King Badon. in 1192. under the supervision of Naymyo Sithu and Zeya Nawarahta. The fourth king of Amarapura. King Bagan. moved it to Amarapura Taung-thaman in 1211. He built the Gantakuti brick pyathat there. in the style of Ananda Phaya in Bagan.
King Bagan built in the third terrace and upper one shrines for Buddha relics and 12 gold statues. 20 silver ones. and it was followed by over 350 gold and silver ones by the people. Now the image is enshrined in Gantakuti pagoda with four entrances in the style of Ananda Phaya in the north¬east of U Pein Bridge. Amarapura.