Also known as Sakka or Sakra, in Burmese popular religion he is the King of the Gods, sometimes identified as the king of the nats, who corresponds to the Hindu god Indra. During Thingyan, Thagya Min is said to descend to earth to judge human beings. He inscribes the names of good people in a book bound with gold and those of sinners in a volume with covers of dog skin. He is also protector of the Buddhist religion, who received the hair of Gotama Buddha in a golden bowl when the latter cut it off to become a hermit. Like the Greek god Zeus, he is often depicted as punishing wrongdoers with thunderbolts.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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