King Bayinnaung Bell Inscription

Documentary heritage submitted by Myanmar and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2017.

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The King Bayinnaung Bell Inscriptions document the donations made for Buddhist religious merit and are inscribed in 3 languages; 43 lines in Myanmar language, 35 lines in Mon language and five lines in Pali language. Recorded on the bell, are the name of the donor, their endeavor for the country, their meritorious deeds, prayers, and occupied regions with the dates; the date of throne ascendance and the donated date of this bell. Also the inscriptions include the accurate regal titles for the king and his chief Queen. The Bell inscriptions are now located at the Shwezigon Pagoda in Bagan and were donated by King Bayinnaung in 1557 AD. 

  • Year of submission: 2016
  • Year of inscription: 2017
  • Country: Myanmar
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