Mindon

Mindon

 

ruler of Burma from 1853 to 1878; a member of the Konbaung dynasty.

During the 1850’s and 1860’s, Mindon carried out reforms in administrative structure, taxation, and the judicial system aimed at strengthening the centralized state and reducing the power of the feudal nobility. A skillful diplomat, Mindon concluded a series of agreements with Great Britain and at the same time used Britain’s European rivals, particularly France, in his efforts to oppose Britain’s aggressive ambitions in Burma. During Mindon’s rule, Burmese diplomatic delegations visited many European countries, and attempts were made to establish contacts with Russia and the USA. Mindon encouraged the development of commerce and industry, as well as art and literature. In 1857 he founded the city of Mandalay as Burma’s new capital.

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Also known as the Golden Palace Monastery, the structure is the only surviving building of the former Royal Palace built by King Mindon in the mid-nineteenth century.
King Mindon later moved his capital from Amarapura to Mandalay to make the place the 'kingdom of Buddhism' in Myanmar.
King Mindon, who was a true defender of the faith, and possessed of a deeper knowledge of the Pali texts than many members of the Assembly of the Perfect, fulminated an edict against the reverence paid to the nats, and ordered its discontinuance under severe penalties, but the worship was never really stopped, and can no more be stopped than refusing to dine thirteen at table, to walk under ladders, to cross knives, or to refrain from throwing spilt salt on other people's carpets.
He said: "Sometimes chaos works for a team in that it concentrates your mindon the job.
The finial, donated by Myanmar King Mindon in 1871, was in a state of ruin, and the trustees of the pagoda and the government decided last year to install a new one with public donations.
The most important thing is I feel I can focus my mindon football once again.
What does count is the state of mindon the day and Calderwood has to workon the mentality of his crew to make sure they believe in themselves even if few others do.
I don't think so if they used the antics they get up to now, they'd be getting sorted out off the pitch, never mindon it.
Vogts believes it was a major surprise when the multi-skilled Dutch side could do no more than reach the play-offs and he has set his mindon causing anotherupset this weekend.