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WANDERINGS IN BURMA.
palm upwards, the right hand resting on the right knee, palm downwards. This is the attitude supposed to have been assumed by Gaudama when meditating under the Bhodi tree at Gya.
(2.) Shwe-yat-daw, or standing images, representing Gaudama in the act of preaching, with the right hand raised.
(3.) Shin-bin~tha-yaung, or recumbent images, representing Gaudama in the attitude he assumed at his death when he attained neik-ban.
CHRISTIAN MISSIONS IN BURMA.
(From the Census Report of 1891.)
From the returns given in the last Census Report there were in 1891 a total of 120,768 Christians in the whole province, distributed as follows :a
Lower Burma... ... ... 111,982 Upper Burma......... 8,786
The great disparity in the numbers of the two divisions of the province is due to the fact that little or no mission work was carried on in Upper Burma till after the annexation of that province in 1886.
The following table is interesting, as shewing the relative
strength of each sect in ratio per 10,000 of total population :a
Ratio per 10,000 of total Population.
Denomination of Sect.
Church of England Roman Catholics Baptists ... Methodists Wesleyans Presbyterians Lutherans Armenians
i7'053 32*268 107*009
a579 a310 a318a 579 a 310 a 318