Stupa at Dhammikarama Burmese Temple in Pulau Tikus, Malaysia - Encircle Photos

31 Stupa at Dhammikarama Burmese Temple in Pulau Tikus, Malaysia

The largest of the stupas at the Dhammikarama Burmese Temple is also the oldest. The inner section was built in 1805. Then it was encased with a golden shell in 1838. A stupa (also called a chedi) in its current form was first used to bury Shakyamuni Buddha over 2,500 years ago. The most revered stupas around the world contain a Buddha relic. Others are used as a mausoleum for religious followers. The bell shape of this stupa represents nirvana.

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24, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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