[The thirty-seven nats] 9. Shwé Nawrathá nat. 10. Aungzwámagyí nat.
NamesTemple, Richard Carnac, Sir, 1850-1931 (Writer of accompanying material)Griggs, William, 1832-1911 (Printer of plates)
thirty-seven nats, a phase of spirit-worship prevailing in Burma, by Sir R. C. Temple. With full-page and other illustrations.
Dates / OriginDate Issued: 1906Place: LondonPublisher: W. Griggs, chromo-lithographer to the king.
Library locationsGeneral Research DivisionShelf locator: *OY+ (Temple, R.C. Thirty-seven nats) (Locked Cage)
TopicsReligion -- BurmaDaggers & swords -- BurmaBalls (Sporting goods) -- BurmaThronesChisels & mallets
NotesContent: No. 9. Shwé Nawrathá Nat. He was the son of Mingbyaing Màthíríthú and grandson of the second Mingaung of Ava. During the reign of his uncle, Shwé Nàngyaw, one of his servants, Nga Thaukkyá, rebelled. On this account, Shwé Nawrathà was thrown into the Irrawaddy and became a Nat. This Nat is represented in high class Court dress, seated on a lotus throne, as a Manipúrí, with polo mallet and ball. The modern English game of polo came from the Manipúrís through English officers in quite recent times. [p.59]
No. 10. Aungzwámagyí Nat. One Nga Saung-gyàn raised a rebellion at Ngasingú, about six miles to the north of Mandalay, against Min Narathéngá, king of Pagán, and the king sent his younger brother, Narabadísíthú, against him, in the hope that his brother might be killed, so that he might marry his widow, i.e., his sister-in-law, the Wálúwadí Princess. So Narabadísíthú left his servant, Nga Aungzwá, behind, with a promise that if he could kill the king, he should be married to the widow. The king was duly despatched, and Nga Aungzwá demanded fulfilment of his promise, but the lady flatly refused to marry him, as he was not of the blood royal. When Nga Aungzwá was told of this, he spat on the flor, and used some strong language about the fulfilment of promises. The new king, being enraged at this, had him put to death, whereon he became a Nat. This Nat, who is very popular, is represented as a young man in high class Court costume, with a sword in the right hand, riding quietly. [p.61]
Physical DescriptionChromolithographsExtent: Two images on one 37.5 x 26.5 cm page. (Coloured)
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11610752Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 9617c110-c6df-012f-dc30-3c075448cc4b
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