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Title: Nine kinds of Kinnara (Mythical bird)
Date of publication: 1974
Description/subject: Describes the mythical birds of Myanmar: the kinnara, kinnari, male and female mythical birds and Myanmar legends about these myths.....Subject Terms: 1. Mythical Birds (Kinnara and Kinnari)... 2. Kinnara... 3. Kinnari..... Key Words: 1. Sanda Kinnari... 2. Kinnara... 3. Kinnari
Author/creator: Maung Maung Gyi, Tetkathoe
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ (Metadata: English and Burmese)
Source/publisher: "Nawarat Ko-thwe", 2nd editon, Sabei Oo Sarpay via Univeristy of Washington
Format/size: pdf (246K-reduced version; 1MB-original)
Alternate URLs: http://www.lib.washington.edu/myanmar/pdfs/CU0007.pdf
Date of entry/update: 27 November 2014


Title: Myanmar Cultural Symbols
Description/subject: (1) Umbrella and parasol p. 7 - 11. (2) Thathika p.12 - 17. (3) Hintha (Brahmin Duck) p. 18 - 22. (4) Lotus p. 23 - 28. (5) Origins of the Buddha's images p. 29 - 33. (6) Kinnara (mythic bird with a human head and torso) p. 34 - 37. (7) Bronze drum p. 38 - 42. (8) Jatakamarlar painting p. 43 - 47. (9) Balupanzwe-ornamental motif p. 48 - 51. (10) The Buddha's Tooth - Relic p. 52 - 57. (11) Thihathana throne p. 58 - 63. (12) Rosary (Prayer Beads) p. 64 - 67. (13) Pounmagi p. 68 - 70. (14) Prayer p. 71 - 75 .(15) Pot stand p. 76 - 78. (16) Full moon Day of Kason and Three Sacred places p. 79 - 85. (17) Wathondri -Earth Goddess p. 86 - 89. (18) Wheel of Dhama p. 91 - 94. (19) Mother of Myanmar p. 95 - 106. Describes and analyzes symbols and icons within Burmese culture, explained with references, including religious icons such as images of Buddha, Buddha's tooth-relic, and the Wheel of Dhama.....Subject Terms: 1. Culture symbolism... 2. Religious art and symbolism... 3. Mythology... 4. Signs and symbols - Myanmar... 5. Hintha-brahmin duck... 6. Umbrella and Parasols... 7. Lotus... 8. Images, Buddha... 9. Kinnara-mythical bird-male... 10. Kinnari -mythical bird-female... 11. Drums... 12. Wathondri-earth goddess... 13. Wheel of Dhama... 14. Rosary... 15. Pounmagj-nat... 16. Yechansin-stand for a pot or pots of cool drinking water for travellers... 17. Balupanzwe-ornamental motif... 18. Throne... Key Words culture, religion, mythology, signs, dhamma.....UW metadata contain no date or source of publication......2 divided files were reunited (sections in Alternate ULs)
Author/creator: Taik Soe
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ (Metadata: English and Burmese)
Source/publisher: Accessed on the site of the Univerity of Washington
Format/size: pdf (2.5MB-combined)
Alternate URLs: http://www.lib.washington.edu/myanmar/pdfs/TS0001a.pdf (3.54MB)
http://www.lib.washington.edu/myanmar/pdfs/TS0001b.pdf (3.24MB)
Date of entry/update: 27 November 2014