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Visoun (Vixoun also Visunarat or Vixounarath) was the king of Lan Xang from 1500 until 1520. He was the seventh son of King Sai Tia Kaphut, King of Lan Xang. He was appointed as Governor of Vientiane in 1480 and as Chief Minister with the title of Phya Sena Muang in 1491 with the reign name of Visoun (Lightning). He served as Regent for his minor nephew from 1495 to 1497. He deposed his nephew and was proclaimed as King in 1500. He ascended the throne and was crowned King in 1501. His reign was prosperous and peaceful with a large number of shrines and monuments being constructed, including the Maha Vihara of Wat Visoun, which he built to house the palladium of Luang Prabang, the Phra Bang, which had been at Vientiane since 1359. A number of important religious texts and literary works were composed or translated into Lao during his reign. He died at Vientiane in 1520.

Visoun
King of Lan Xang
Wat Visoun, the oldest temple in continuous use in Luang Prabang, depicted by Louis Delaporte (c.1867)
Reign1500–1520
Coronation1500
PredecessorSomphou
SuccessorPhotisarath I
BornLaksana Vijaya Kumara
1465
Muang Sua, Lan Xang
Died1520
Vientiane, Lan Xang
IssuePhotisarasa Kumane
Regnal name
Samdach Brhat-Anya Chao Visunha Rajadipati Pada Sri Sadhana Kanayudha
DynastyKhun Lo
FatherChakkaphat Phaen Phaeo
ReligionTherevada Buddhism

During his reign, Visoun invited learned monks to stay in Xiang Dong Xiang Thong (Luang Prabang). At that time, Buddhist and Hindu literature were copied and translated. Lao monks extended the Jatakas to be the Lao version. The Lao version of Jatakas called Ha Sip Xat contains 27 stories which are not in the original Jatakas. Moreover, the Lao monks produced the Lao version of Panchatantra and Ramayana which is known as the Phra Lak Phra Lam.

  1. John Holt (2009). Page 58. Spirits of the Place: Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture. University of Hawaii Press.
Preceded by
King of Lan Xang
1500–1520
Succeeded by


Visoun
Visoun Language Watch Edit This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Visoun news newspapers books scholar JSTOR September 2014 Learn how and when to remove this template message Visoun Vixoun also Visunarat or Vixounarath was the king of Lan Xang from 1500 until 1520 He was the seventh son of King Sai Tia Kaphut King of Lan Xang He was appointed as Governor of Vientiane in 1480 and as Chief Minister with the title of Phya Sena Muang in 1491 with the reign name of Visoun Lightning He served as Regent for his minor nephew from 1495 to 1497 He deposed his nephew and was proclaimed as King in 1500 He ascended the throne and was crowned King in 1501 His reign was prosperous and peaceful with a large number of shrines and monuments being constructed including the Maha Vihara of Wat Visoun which he built to house the palladium of Luang Prabang the Phra Bang which had been at Vientiane since 1359 A number of important religious texts and literary works were composed or translated into Lao during his reign He died at Vientiane in 1520 VisounKing of Lan XangWat Visoun the oldest temple in continuous use in Luang Prabang depicted by Louis Delaporte c 1867 Monarchs of Lan XangReign1500 1520Coronation1500PredecessorSomphouSuccessorPhotisarath IBornLaksana Vijaya Kumara 1465 Muang Sua Lan XangDied1520 Vientiane Lan XangIssuePhotisarasa KumaneRegnal nameSamdach Brhat Anya Chao Visunha Rajadipati Pada Sri Sadhana KanayudhaDynastyKhun LoFatherChakkaphat Phaen PhaeoReligionTherevada BuddhismLiterature during his reign EditDuring his reign Visoun invited learned monks to stay in Xiang Dong Xiang Thong Luang Prabang At that time Buddhist and Hindu literature were copied and translated Lao monks extended the Jatakas to be the Lao version The Lao version of Jatakas called Ha Sip Xat contains 27 stories which are not in the original Jatakas Moreover the Lao monks produced the Lao version of Panchatantra and Ramayana which is known as the Phra Lak Phra Lam 1 References Edit John Holt 2009 Page 58 Spirits of the Place Buddhism and Lao Religious Culture University of Hawaii Press Preceded by Somphou King of Lan Xang 1500 1520 Succeeded by Photisarath I This biography of a member of a Laotian royal house is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte This article related to the history of Laos or its predecessor states is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Visoun amp oldid 1028414120, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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