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having left Pagan and settled in the neighbourhood of the modern Amarapura. On his father's death he came down to Pagan, was graciously received by Nara-th, but the same night was poisoned. Nara-th was the builder of the huge unfinished Dhama-yan-gyi Temple.
He cruelly murdered with his own hand one of his father's queens, the daughter of the Raja of Palik-hara in Hindostan.
The Raja, on hearing of the murder of his daughter, revenged her death by despatching to Pagan eight trusty men disguised as Brahmins. These without difficulty, gained access to the palace, killed the king with a sword when in the act of blessing him, and then killed one another, so that all died in the palace. In consequence of this Narath is known to this day in history as Kula-kya-mtnathe king dethroned by foreigners.
Min-gyin-nara-thein-ga, 1164 to 1167 a.d.aThis king was the son of Kula-kya-min, and was killed by one Aungzwa by order of Narapadi-tsi-thu, who then became king.
Narapadi-tsi-thu, 1167 to 1204 A-D-aDuring this king's reign many learned rahans flocked to the capital from Ceylon, and the Buddhist religion flourished. This king built eight of the great temples of Pagan, the most celebrated of which were the Slamani, Gadapalin, and Dammaya-zika.
Zeya-thinga, 1204 to 1227 a.d.aThis king was the youngest of the five sons of Narapadi-tsi-th. He is chiefly famous for having built the Badi Pagoda, a poor imitation of the original at Buddha-Gya in Bengal.
Kya-zwa, 1227 to 1243 a.d.aThis king had an uneventful reign of sixteen years. He built the Pya-tha-da Temple. He was succeeded by his son Uzana.
Uzana, 1243 to 1248 a.d.aHe was killed while elephant hunting, and was succeeded by his son Nara-thi-ha-pati.
Nara-thi-ha-pati, 1248 to 1240 a.d.aOne of the first acts of his reign was to build the Min-gala Pagoda, the ruins of which exist to this day.Nara-thi-ha-pati, 1248 to 1240 a.d.a One of the first acts of his reign was to build the Min-gala Pagoda, the ruins of which exist to this day.