Mahamuni Buddha Temple is a Buddhist temple and major pilgrimage site, located south-west of Mandalay, Myanmar.The Mahamuni image is enshrined in a small chamber topped with a seven tiered Pyatthat Burmese style roof.
The Mahamuni, which means the Great Image is seated on a very ornate 1.80 meters high pedestal. The image posture is 3.80 meters high and weighs about 61/2 tons. To pay respect to the Buddha image, male devotees apply gold leaf to the image,which is called shwe cha in Burmese. Several old photos of the image in the temple show the difference in the outline of the image between about a century ago and now.The Mahamuni Buddha image is wearing a crown set with precious stones like diamonds and rubies.