Auspicious Ceremony to Hoist a Bejeweled Diamond Orb and a Pennant-shaped Vane atop Ancient Kyaik Pyinnyaya Pagoda Held in conjunction with Consecration

A ceremony to hoist a bejeweled diamond orb and a pennant-shaped vane atop the ancient historical Kyaik Pyinnyaya Pagoda, that had been fully renovated, took place in conjunction with the consecration near Bago University in new satellite Oktha City in Bago Township of Bago Region on 17 March. The ceremony was graced by Chairman of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee (SSMNC) Agga Maha Pandita Agga Maha Saddhamma Jotikadhaja Thanlyin Minkyaung Sayadaw Dr. Bhaddanta Candima Bhivamsa and members of the Sangha. And it was also attended by Chairman of the State Administration Council (SAC) Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla and family, SAC Joint-Secretary Lt-Gen Ye Win Oo and wife, SAC members, Union ministers, invited guests, well-wishers, religious associations, local ethnic people and officials.

First, the SAC Chairman Prime Minister and wife paid homage to the Buddha Image at the southern arch of the ancient historical Kyaik Pyinnyaya Pagoda and offered meals in the emerald bowl, flowers, water and oil lights. Then, a ceremony to hoist a bejeweled diamond orb and a pennant-shaped vane atop pagoda in conjunction with consecration continued.

After that, the SAC Chairman Prime Minister and wife and family offered the bejeweled diamond orb, religious objects, pennant-shaped vane and alms to the venerable Sayadaws, following the congregation shared merit gained.

Next, the SAC Chairman Prime Minister and wife and family members, and party conveyed the bejeweled diamond orb and the pennant-shape vane atop the pagoda by a decorated carriage. Then, officials-concerned hoisted diamond orbs atop the encircled pagodas. The Senior General offered a golden robe to the pagoda.

Later, the SAC Chairman Prime Minister and wife performed the rituals of golden and silver showers in commemoration of the successful completion. Then, the members of the Sangha consecrated the ancient historical Kyaik Pyinnyaya Pagoda and recited Buddha-sāsanam Ciram Titthatu three times, following the ceremony concluded.

After the ceremony, the SAC Chairman Prime Minister and wife, and congregation offered day meals to members of the Sangha and served the guests with lunch. The Senior General then presented cash assistance to supporting groups and philanthropic associations.

Source: MWD (18-3-2024)

  • The SAC Chairman Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife attended a ceremony to hoist a bejeweled diamond orb and a pennant-shaped vane atop the ancient historical Kyaik Pyinnyaya Pagoda, that had been fully renovated, in conjunction with the consecration near Bago University in new satellite Oktha City in Bago Township of Bago Region. Then, the Senior General and party offered day meals to members of the Sangha and served the guests with lunch, presenting cash assistance to supporting groups and philanthropic associations.
engdate: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 09:45
month: 
March, 2024