Historic Santawshin Kyaikdevi Pagoda Renovated in Multiple Sectors, with Hoisting Diamond Orb and Pennant-Shaped Vane and Consecration 

Historic Santawshin Kyaikdevi Pagoda was renovated in multiple sectors with hoisting a diamond orb and a pennant-shaped vane in addition to the consecration on Thiri Mingala Hillock in Indaing in Hlegu township of Yangon region on 18 December, the fullmoon day of Nadaw, graced by members of the Sangha led by Ovadacariya of Tri Pitaka Selection Committee member of the State Central Working Committee.

The Chairman of the State Administration Council (SAC) Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla and families, the SAC members and officials, Union ministers, the Yangon mayor, guests, well-wishers, officers, other ranks and families, religious associations and local people attended the event.

The Chairman of the SAC Prime Minister and wife, and the congregation conducted the following activities:

· The Prime Minister and party took the Nine Precepts; listened to Parittas recited by members of the Sangha; donated diamond orb, pennant-shaped vane and alms to the Presiding Patron of Bahan Nyaungdon Monastery; presented donated alms to members of the Sangha; listened to a sermon delivered by Dhammaduta Monastery Sayadaw; and shared merits gained.

· Afterwards, they conveyed the diamond orb and pennant-shaped vane and rounded the pagoda clockwise. At the auspicious time, the diamond orb and pennant-shaped vane were conveyed by the decorated float atop the pagoda. Then, these objects were sprinkled with scented water. Later, the rituals of golden and silver showers were performed to mark the successful completion of the ceremony.

· The Prime Minister and wife opened the stone manuscript by spraying scented water on it and sharing the merits by striking the bell nine times. After the ceremony, the Prime Minister and wife and the congregation offered the day-time meals to members of the Sangha and hosted lunch meals for the guests.

The historic Kyaikdaewi Pagoda was built by King Karaviaka in 1489 Sasana Year or in ME 307. As the pagoda was damaged by earthquakes and the Second World War for various reasons, the pagoda board of trustees, the public and the well-wishers carried out all-round renovation of the pagoda under the request of the local people sent to Ovadacariya Sayadaw with the donations of well-wishers.

  •  The Prime Minister, wife, and congregation attended the renovation of Historic Santawshin Kyaikdevi Pagoda in multiple sectors with hoisting a diamond orb and a pennant-shaped vane and consecration.
  • The Prime Minister, wife, and congregation conveyed the diamond orb and pennant-shaped vane and rounded the pagoda clockwise. At the auspicious time, the diamond orb and pennant-shaped vane were conveyed by the decorated float atop the pagoda. Then, these objects were sprinkled with scented water. Later, the rituals of golden and silver showers were performed to mark the successful completion of the ceremony.
  • As the pagoda was damaged at present, the pagoda board of trustees, the public and the well-wishers carried out all-round renovation of the pagoda under the request of the local people sent to Ovadacariya Sayadaw with the donations of well-wishers.

 

 

 

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