History of Shwe Sigon Pagoda
It is located west of Nyaung Oo.This time is king Anawrahta named of Sirianuruddha Deva was ruling in Bangan Pyi.At that time Arhtas were well-known like sun moon in Bagan.Infidel Sasna were influent and they were surrounding the king.Then , Arhat Arahan from Sa-hton Phyi reached to the king and preached the ture Dhamma.Thus King Anawrahta had a great desire for the Dhamma…. We have no other to worship except my master.I am going to obey his cermon.Then he removed infidel Sasana.And the army also fougt them.If there is Pariyatti Sasana, there will be aslo Paraipatti and Pariveda Sasanas.So, the king knew from Shin Arahan that there were 30 Pitakattaw pairs in Sa-hton.Master! If you can carry these Pitakat literatures from Sa-hton King Manuhar, Sasana wwill enlighten in Bagan.Master! Carry on quickly. Well…Soon, the King sent hist diplomats toward the Sa-hton king.Our Pitakat literatures were not worth with your country.Go back. King Anawrahta annoyed and fought.Then , they carried Buddha’s relics and literatures to Bagan from Sa-hton…And performed to develop Sasana.One day, diplomats from Shi reached…Master! Other religions were distrubing our Buddha Sasana country.So, our king Vizayavarhu sent a speech to help us.Help and flight with them to the enemies.They collaborated with Shio soldier and fought.Then , the king permitted to carry Pitakattas to Shio.On this way back, amounting tooth of Buddha was to Bagan.One night, the eking dreamed a strange dream.Alas! the dream is so carry Buddha’s holly hair on the forehead from Sayekhittara with white elephant. While he offered the food to Shin Arahan , he asked about his dream. The donor King’s dream s clear, look for carry the relic of holly hair on forehead due to the dream. Then, it was found in old stupas and carried to Bagan. If we will get to Bagan, the place the elephant crouched is the place to build the stupa. While it was carrying, he assured amid the way. The white elephant crouched at the southwest of NyaungOo, the top of Ayerawady river, Zayarbon. He decided to build a stupa at that place. That place was the real .Thus , in building, Bagan citizends were carrying the bricks from hand to hand from Tu-Yin Mt six Miles for from Bagan.King Anawrahta could not finish in building Shwe Sigon Pagoda….At the reign of King KyanSis, the pagoda could be built to finish. Due to Shin Arahan’s order, buddtha’s holly hair on forehead and mounting tooth were enshrined and built as the form of relic of casket.Now, Shwe Sigon pagoda with the height 160 feet and the plint of height 160 feet exits glittering within 750 feet long wall.