Great Buddhist Council, Fifth

   A meeting of members of the Sangha, sponsored by King Mindon (r. 1853-1878), at Mandalay to produce an authoritative version of the Tipitaka, or Buddhist scriptures. In connection with this event, the king also donated a hti to the Shwe Dagon Pagoda in Rangoon (Yangon). The Council recited and corrected the scriptures, which were carved on stone stelae and housed on the grounds of the Kuthodaw Pagoda.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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