Burmese Wooden Gilded Nat Figure Min Mahagiri
AGE: – 19th Century
CONSTRUCTION: – Teak Wood
HEIGHT: – 60cm
WIDTH: – 16cm
DEPTH: – 10cm
WEIGHT: – 3.2 kg.
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19th Century Burmese Wooden Gilded Nat Figure Min Mahagiri also referred to as Eindwin, is one of the 37 Burmese spirit nats worshipped by many people in Burma. He is known throughout Burma as the inside house nat spirit or the house guardian.
Maha Giri is usually seen together with a coconut red curtain placed at the east-south corner of the house alongside a Buddha shrine.
The Maha Giri nat is related to the legend of a blacksmith who lived in Tagaung, known as U Tin Te, he was famous for his strength. The King of Tagaung was afraid of his strength and tried to trap him, whereupon U Tin Te ran away into the forest.