Posts Tagged ‘Indra’

Larger-than-life story of the two flowers – ကသစ္ပန္း and သခြပ္ပန္း

April 2, 2011

Śakra (သိၾကားမင္း) From Wikipedia

Thagyamin (သိၾကားမင္း[ðədʑámɪ́ɴ]; from Sanskrit Śakra), considered King of the Nats, is identified with the Buddhist deva Śakra and the Hindu deity Indra. He is often portrayed atop a three-headed white elephant, holding a conch shell in one hand, and a yak-tail whisk in the other. In traditional Burmese Buddhist belief, Thagyamin rules the nat deva plane of existence, called Trāyastriṃśa (တာဝတိံသာ).