Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

Funeral of a Burmese Queen.

The Rangoon "Gazette" reports the burial recently of the Meebya Qi leen, one i the wives of King Mindor le.•' Mm. Aoout'9 o'clock the*processionj v rhich.was nearly a-mile 1, or gi started. White urn-.-brellas, the special symbol. of Burmese royalty, were numerous, and.th:e priests' mustered in': strong force. TIl c • shrines and other ornamental structu res" wore ablaze with gold leaf, the bands of music were .numerous,, and,-the- car-loads/of presents for the priests would have^ sufficed to stock a Ikizaar with alm< sat every, conceivable article of food sine 11 wearing apparel, besides crockery,-, kerc isehe- oil, fans and furnituro; The Princet is,as chief mourner, walked', in front of 1 ;he coffin, preceded by her retinue of fifty women, all dressed in white, walking in pajrs ; before them girl s strejwed the path /with rouses. She and her maids' of honor bore, in their hands the white rope.. attached .to ttfe coffin. The latter was slung'from a pole! ttnd t»rried by^ bearers. Over it was thrbwiii?a i iplendidly decorated pall, pilpd^high^;]#th bright flowers. The scene of tKe^premiation iwas on the slope of the Shoay : *Dagoi l Pagoda,| nearßahan, where an enclosure, had beon erected* around the funeral j>ile, upon which the gilt coffin was ,1a id tolthe^ sound of weird music. By'desiire of the Princess, the coffin was openedl to enable her JtoVtakea last look>at;her mother.. The .pile was then Bet fire to, iuid after the body had been: entirely consumed:th'e ashes were taken away to breast* on the,, broad bosom of the Irawaddy.':, I . „

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AG18900624.2.10

Bibliographic details

Funeral of a Burrnese Queen., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2449, 24 June 1890

Word Count
260

Funeral of a Burrnese Queen. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2449, 24 June 1890

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working