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This is an example of the small stations for the days of the week often found at eight compass points around Buddhist monuments in Myanmar. This is a "dragon" station for people born on Saturday. They are associated with planet Saturn and the southwest direction in addition to the legendary dragon-serpent ("Naga.") Burmese superstitions about the influence of a person's birth day often help determine their names and constrain their marital choices.