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Wish Fulfilling Pagoda

Wish Fulfilling Pagoda Legend has it that Min Gyi and Min Lay were the children of the superhuman Byatta and a forest nymph, Mai Wunna, who lived on Mount Popa. The two brothers—also known as Shwe Phyin Gyi and Shwe Phyin Lay—became favorites of the king. But they fell out of favor when they neglected to join the rest of the king’s subjects in contributing a token brick and handful of sand for the construction of the “Wish-fulfilling Pagoda” in Taung Pyone, just north of Mandalay. The king had the two executed for their negligence. Their spirits later appeared before the king and successfully pleaded for forgiveness, and they were allowed to stay in Taung Pyone, where annual festivities are held in their memory. http://www.irrawaddymedia.com/article.php?art_id=4030
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