(tʃánziʔθá) was king of Bagan
from 1084 to 1113. He was a son of King Anawrahta
and a lesser queen, and is well-known for building a large number of temples and religious monuments in Bagan, particularly the Ananda Temple
. During his youth, Kyanzittha participated in the Thaton
campaign to obtain the Tripitaka
from Mon Kingdom
. He was crowned king after the assassination of King Sawlu, another son of King Anawrahta. Kyanzittha was particularly known for his patronage of the Mon culture; during his reign, he left many inscriptions in Mon
, married a Mon princess, and established good relations with the Mon kingdom.