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Thagyamin

Thagyamin in Burma = Indra = Sakra The name ‘Thagyamin’ means ‘the Lord who knows and hears everything’, and a twelfth-century fresco depicts him with two pairs of eyes, two pairs of ears, and two noses. http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=2183 Thagyamin would come, whether he would come riding a bull or serpent, whether he would bear in his hand a water pot or a spear, a staff or a torch; and from such signs and portents as these they proceed to predict a year of good or bad harvest, plentiful or strife and turmoil http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Burmese/Culture/thingyan.htm Sakka, known as Thagyamin in Burma, is thought to be a reincarnation of the Hindu God, Indra, who presides over Tavatimsa Heaven as King of the thirty-three Gods. In Buddhist belief, Sakka - Thagyamin has become the guardian-protector of the Buddhist faith after Gautama’s Buddha’s death and thus, in his absence. In Burma, it was Sakka - Thagyamin who was appointed head of the official Pantheon of 36 local Nats who were then ranked below him. http://www.seasite.niu.edu/burmese/cooler/Chapter_3/Part1/pagan_period_1.htm
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