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The Meritorious Deeds of King Nātoṅmya
- King Nātoṅmyā (AD 1211-1231), he was also called King Htilominlo and his personal name was Zeyyatheinkha. He had done great works of merit in Bagan. He left the inscriptions which recorded his donations. King Nātoṅmyā was a pious king and a great builder of religious structures. He built not only Myanmar style (Htilominlo Temple), but also Srilanka style (Setanagyi Stupa) and India style (Mahabodhi Temple). Through the study of meritorious deeds of King Nātoṅmyā, he had great benevolence towards the public, good inspirations and devotion to religion and a good diplomatic knowledge can be known. Besides, it also can be known that the political, economic and religious conditions of Bagan at that time.
- Myanmar Historical Research Journal